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Woman drives into California restaurant, injures 6

Most California residents have seen tongue-in-cheek images posted online of cars that have driven into places of business. From banks to convenience stores, drivers sometimes accelerate when meaning to brake, causing vehicles to crash through windows or walls. Fortunately, many of these cases involve little to no injuries. The same cannot be said of a restaurant accident that occurred this week.

According to news reports, a 56-year-old driver was attempting to park in front of a restaurant on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 23. The woman accelerated in error, launching her vehicle into the restaurant. Reports indicate that the driver was injured in the crash and was being treated for injuries.

Failure to diagnose leads to various problems

When you seek medical attention, regardless of the reason, you are expecting to receive guidance and advice from somebody with more knowledge and experience than you. There are times when a doctor does not diagnose a condition, which can lead to a variety of problems.

Failure to diagnose can waste valuable time and money, and in the most extreme cases lead to serious injury, illness, and even death. For example, the failure to diagnose cancer could lead to the disease spreading to other parts of the body, resulting in a more intense treatment process. Along the same lines, if a heart attack is diagnosed as another issue, such as a digestive problem, a patient could end up passing away.

C.R. Bard Inc. signals willingness to settle class action cases

According to a regulatory filing made by C. R. Bard Inc. in July, the company is facing over 12,400 lawsuits related to its vaginal mesh product. The lawsuits allege that the medical devices leave women injured. Specifically, the mesh devices allegedly cause severe pain and can damage women's organs.

Recent reports indicate that Bard agreed to settlements on over 500 of the lawsuits. The total settlement is over $21 million and constitutes payments on each claim of over $43,000. Experts in the industry believes that the settlement signals that Bard is ready and willing to settle other vaginal mesh cases rather than bring them to trial. The company faces immense financial exposure over the lawsuits, and settling out of court could reduce that exposure.

What to do following a truck accident

Being involved in a truck accident is a big deal. Not only can this lead to serious injury or death, but it can also cause a variety of property damage.

Immediately following a truck accident there will be a lot going through your mind. For this reason, taking the right steps and making the right moves is easier said than done.

Medical malpractice award in the millions for California parents

It's been two months since a trial began in California seeking compensation for the parents of a child born with brain damage. It is always hard to read stories about children who have suffered at the hands of another. It can be heart-wrenching when that suffering might have been avoided.

Medical malpractice cases are complex, lengthy and evidence-heavy. But when the goal is to provide accountability for negligence or error and financial security needed for the future, whatever effort it takes can be worthwhile.

When should you hire a personal injury attorney?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, your new circumstances are sure to turn your life upside down. In addition to receiving the appropriate medical care, you may be concerned about what the future holds in terms of your financial situation.

Hiring a personal injury attorney to answer your questions may be on your mind, but there is nothing more important than getting the right medical attention without delay. Not only does this improve your chance of a fast and full recovery, but it helps to prove that your injuries were indeed a result of the accident.

Investors bring class action suit against JPMorgan Chase

Many class actions suits that you hear about in California are related to personal injury claims on the part of a large group of people. Class actions or mass torts may be filed when a company sells a defective product, for example, that causes injuries to many people. In one recent case, a class action suit is being filed against JPMorgan Chase for supposedly misleading investors.

Investors involved in the lawsuit claim that JPMorgan Chase misled them about how safe $10 billion mortgage-backed securities were. The bank sold the securities prior to the financial crisis that impacted the entire nation. According to reports, this is not the first action taken in regard to JPMorgan Chase. The company previously settled state and federal probes with a $13 billion payment.

A personal injury attorney should offer the following

If you have been injured as the result of an accident, you may think long and hard about hiring a personal injury attorney. You could also find yourself in this position if a loved one is killed in an accident.

Hiring a personal injury attorney requires deliberation, and not just because you are going through a difficult time in your life. You need to put a lot of time into the process of finding the perfect law firm for your claim.

What are mass torts?

Mass torts are essentially a type of personal injury case generally involving a defective product or dangerous condition that caused injury to people. In California, mass tort cases may involve things such as pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, class action suits, defective medical devices and injuries associated with chemical exposure.

Mass tort cases differ from regular product liability cases in two important ways, however. First, mass torts are characterized by a number of cases being filed with a high commonality of circumstances. This means that the circumstances of injury, the products allegedly related to the injury and the defendants in the cases are the same or similar.

Preventable surgical errors are a concern among many

As one of our California readers, you may have gone through some type of surgery in the past. Furthermore, you may be faced with the same type of situation moving forward. While most people are fortunate enough to make it through surgery without any errors, others are not as lucky.

Every year, preventable surgical errors plague thousands of people from one side of the country to the next. According to a study completed in 2012, taking into consideration data from events between the years 1990 and 2010, 80,000 of these events occurred over the 20 year time span.

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