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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.

McDonald’s facing class action lawsuits

It is not uncommon for a class action lawsuit to become one of the biggest stories in a particular industry. For the company that is targeted, this can lead to bad publicity.

McDonald's, as well as some of its many franchisees, has been hit with a variety of class action lawsuits filed by workers alleging that the restaurant is stealing their wages.

California doctor involved in medical malpractice lawsuit

The family of a man who was misdiagnosed was awarded $4.8 million by a Suffolk County jury. Despite the fact that this lawsuit played out on the other side of the country, our California readers will be interested as the doctor named in the case currently works in the state.

In 2006, a 23-year-old man visited St. Elizabeth's Medical Center emergency room with complaints of chest pains, fever, and a cough. During his visit, the doctor diagnosed the man with bronchitis and sent him home after prescribing antibiotics and painkillers.

California auto accident leads to attack by bees

In the event of an auto accident, there is always the chance that one or more of the drivers or passengers will be injured. Since every incident is unique, there is no way of saying for sure what the end result will be.

A recent two car accident in La Canada Flintridge led to a crazy scene in which the two drivers were stung by more than 600 bees.

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