“Take-Home” Liability Recognized by Court

Employers have argued for decades that their duty of care when it comes to exposure to toxic substances, such as asbestos, ends with their workers and is restricted to their own physical premises. The courts have largely accepted this argument, ruling in favor of employers who have been sued in personal injury or wrongful death... Read More

Family Wins Brain Injury Death Case

The family of a California teen who died after suffering a serious traumatic brain injury while on a party bus may now be able to put some of the pain of this tragedy behind them. In a lawsuit filed against the tour operator, a jury recently awarded the family a $26 million judgment, finding the... Read More

Wrong-Way Crash Claims San Diego Mother

A San Diego woman was killed last month when her car was struck head-on by a minivan being driven the wrong way on Camino del Norte. The victim, Sarita Shakya, died at the scene, but the driver of the other vehicle, who is suspected of drunk driving, survived the crash with severe injuries. The crash... Read More

Car Flies Off Freeway into San Diego Yard

A driver died in a still-unexplained single-vehicle crash last week when his car left the 805 freeway and landed in the backyard of an Otay Mesa family’s home. Sometime late on the night of the December 13 or early on the morning of December 14, the car crashed into the property, which is adjacent to... Read More

Oakland Warehouse Fire Claims Lives of Thirty-Six Victims

Thirty-six people are confirmed to have died in an Oakland warehouse fire at a makeshift nightclub called the Ghost Ship, making this one of the worst fires in recent history. Party-goers were trapped inside, with many victims dying of asphyxiation.   Interior Conditions a Hazard It took hours for the fire to be put out,... Read More

Woman Dies Due to Faulty Takata Airbag

At least eleven people have died in the United States as the result of a particular defective product—and one that you may not suspect. The very airbags that are installed in cars to keep people safe have been killing people. This does not apply to all airbags, only those manufactured by the Takata Corporation. In... Read More

Crash Injures Four Pedestrians

Four students were injured last week when they were struck by a car and debris from a crash outside Ayala High School in Chino Hills. One of the pedestrians was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to a nearby trauma center; the others received only minor injuries and did not require hospitalization. The driver... Read More

Carrey Suit Raises Wrongful Death Issue

If you follow celebrity news, you’re no doubt aware that actor Jim Carrey has been the target of a wrongful death lawsuit. While it’s impossible for us to say exactly what happened in Mr. Carrey’s case, the suit raises a number of concerns, none of which should be taken lightly. Many of the issues which... Read More

Talcum Powder Link to Cancer Exposed

For years, women and some medical professionals have suspected that there might be a connection between the use of talc-based personal-care products and certain illnesses—especially cancer. But there was difficulty in proving that link when it involved just a few reports of ill effects and concerned an ingredient used in everything from plastic and paint... Read More

“Pokémon Go” Distracting Drivers Everywhere

Recently, the new mobile game “Pokémon Go” has taken the gaming world by storm. In little more than a week after its debut, the smash-hit app became one of the most popular mobile games of all time. The main reason “Pokémon Go” has been so successful is the nature of the game itself. “Pokémon Go”... Read More