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California medical malpractice lawsuit to proceed

Some medical malpractice lawsuits are more complicated than others, which can result in many challenges for those involved. An appeals court recently ruled that a medical malpractice lawsuit in California can proceed. A family has filed a lawsuit claiming that a loved one was frozen prematurely in a hospital morgue.

After a lower court ruled that the lawsuit filed against White Memorial Hospital was too late, the California 2nd District Court of Appeal stepped in and overturned the ruling.

Asbestos lawsuit will remain in Los Angeles Superior Court

When a legal case involves multiple companies and courts, a strong understanding of law and legal application is an important component of a solid case. For defendants in one personal injury case, delaying legal action caused an undesired result in a motion to move the case to federal court.

The case began when a California man filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The man alleged that he developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos.

Safety rules in question after California accident

A recent motor vehicle accident in California has federal transportation authorities taking a closer look at ways to minimize injuries and fatalities in the event of a bus accident

Recently, 10 people were killed when a FedEx truck collided with a tour bus full of high school students. The incident occurred when the truck crashed into the bus on Interstate 5 in Orland. As a result, the bus quickly caught on fire. In addition to the fatalities, many students were injured before escaping through a window.

2 pharmaceutical litigation cases against Actos

California residents may have seen advertisements regarding the possible link between diabetic drug Actos and bladder cancer. In two separate states, plaintiffs are presenting evidence in cases that could build a foundation for global settlements with the maker of the drug. One case featured closing arguments on Monday, April 7. The other pharmaceutical litigation case resumed court proceedings following a two-week hiatus.

The case that resumed proceedings involves two women, ages 80 and 81. Both women accuse the company of hiding bladder cancer risks from patients and physicians. The women have diabetes and began taken Actos. Both allege that they developed bladder cancer after taking the medication.

California truck accident sends injured to hospital

According to the California Highway Patrol, at least two people were hospitalized when a garbage truck was driving too fast and caused an accident after exiting the highway.

The 68-year-old driver of a garbage truck lost control of his vehicle due to excessive speed. As a result, the truck skidded across the road and overturned as the driver attempted to make a right turn. As the truck continued to slide, it moved into the path of a Geo Tracker driven by a 20-year-old woman. This led to the woman's car colliding with the garbage truck. Furthermore, a 44-year-old man driving a pickup truck was forced to swerve to avoid the accident. However, he lost control when doing so and crashed his truck into a sound wall.

Personal injury suit filed after alleged morgue death

When companies or individuals are at fault or negligent and injury or death results, loved ones must consider how best to move forward. One option many families consider is filing a personal injury claim to seek compensation for losses and pain and suffering. One California family is doing that after they claim their loved one died in a morgue as a result of hospital error.

According to reports, an 80-year-old woman suffered a heart attack in July 2010. She was pronounced dead and her body was brought to the morgue. The hospital claims it followed all the proper protocols in the case.

The possibility for medical malpractice change in California

In a perfect world, medical malpractice lawsuits would never be a concern. However, this is not a perfect world and people run into issues with medical providers from time to time. As a result, lawsuits are often filed.

Medical malpractice has been a topic of interest in California over the past few months, with a measure on the state's November ballot to raise the cap on medical malpractice lawsuits. This would include an increase on non-economic damages.

GM facing a number of class action lawsuits

GM has been under a lot of fire as of late as a result of a recall associated with faulty ignition switches. As a result, a number of class action lawsuits have already been filed.

Recently, however, a copy of one of the class action lawsuits made its way to the public. In the document there are stories from 13 people, all of whom discuss how a faulty ignition switch led to them losing control of their vehicle.

2 killed, 3 injured in auto accident

The roadways of California can be extremely dangerous, with auto accidents occurring on a daily basis. Recently, two women were killed in an auto accident near Kerman. Along with this, three children were injured as a result of the accident.

According to the Highway Patrol, a truck driven by a man ran through a stop sign and struck the car that the women and children were driving in. Subsequently, both vehicles flipped over.

Safety group says hundreds of auto accidents caused by GM vehicle

From California to Florida and everywhere in between, any vehicle accident can lead to serious injury or even death. For this reason, drivers must do whatever they can to remain safe while on the road.

The Center for Auto Safety has contacted federal safety regulators to discuss their belief that the number of auto accidents related to a recent GM recall is far greater than the company has led on.

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