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Worker Bee Bumbles; Winds Up Cooked to Death

Hansel and Gretel have been one-upped… Tragedy strikes: Jose Melana, 62, a Bumble Bee seafood worker, was cooked to death in an industrial oven.  Details are hazy and Erika Monterroza, a spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Hazard says she’s unsure how Melana wound up in the steamer machine. An investigation has…

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Exposure to Pesticides and Personal Injuries May Lead to Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have made a startling discovery – exposure to pesticides and suffering a personal injury – such as a head wound – increases one’s changes of developing Parkinson’s disease. The disease itself transpires when nerve cells in the substantia nigra region of the brain are damaged and can…

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Statistics Prove California Isn’t a Lawsuit Hungry State

California gets a rep for being a lawsuit-fixated state but new data provided by the National Center for State Courts’ Court Statistics Project proves that California ranks 28th in the number of civil suits per capita.  That’s 38% below the median of the group. Bran Kabateck, incoming president of Consumer Attorneys of California clarifies, “This…

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California Budget Cut Pushes Personal Injury Court Dates Back

Trail court dates are being pushed back.  Clients suffering from personal injury claims are harassing their attorneys, demanding settlements.  And why is this?  Well, it’s all due to a California Budget Cut. Litigation Partner Kent Keller has been quoted, “The court system has been dealing with budget problems for a number of years now, but…

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Personal Injury Lawyers Attempt to Obtain Plaintiff’s Social Media & Medical Records

George Zimmernan, a 29-year-old male accused of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, awaits trial while prosecutors attempt to obtain his medical and social media records. Zimmerman, who suffers from attention deficit disorder and insomnia, claims that he shot Martin in self-defense.  Personal injury attorneys are trying to obtain medical records possibly indicating if he had been…

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Attorneys Line-Up for Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

Drug giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals is the target of several lawsuits filed by loved ones of people who have died of bladder cancer.  The injured parties had been taking Actos, a type-2 diabetes drug. Actos comes loaded with a boatload of side-effects including: mental distress, displeasure, body impairments and a one-way ticket to a hole six-feet…

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Personal Injury Lawyers Attempt to Obtain Plaintiff’s Social Media & Medical Records

George Zimmernan, a 29-year-old male accused of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, awaits trial while prosecutors attempt to obtain his medical and social media records. Zimmerman, who suffers from attention deficit disorder and insomnia, claims that he show Martin in self-defense.  Personal injury attorneys are trying to obtain medical records possibly indicating if he had been…

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