In 2008, a lab research associate at University of California Los Angeles was working on an experiment in the lab. After a highly reactive chemical spilled, it caught on fire and caused a serious, and ultimately fatal, burn accident. According to charges that have recently been filed, the victim's family is holding UCLA and the student's chemistry professor responsible.
At least 10 cars were involved in a series of car accidents occurring at almost the same time in California last week. A number of people were hospitalized. Negligent or reckless driving, including driving too fast for road conditions, can lead to serious injuries such as spinal cord or brain injuries in a car accident. Luckily, injuries in this case were minor.
Pedestrians are very vulnerable on Los Angeles roads. They are the most exposed to motorists and dangerous conditions. When a driver is negligent or reckless and causes an accident, the damage to a pedestrian can be quite substantial. In these types of accidents, it can be common for a victim to suffer extremely serious injuries such as a spinal cord injury.
Allegations of unnecessary surgeries, unsanitary conditions and medical mistakes have prompted former employees and patients to file a lawsuit against a popular weight loss center in Los Angeles. The clinic performs Lap-Band procedures, and is allegedly responsible for the wrongful death of at least five patients.
The devastation that can be experienced when someone suffers a brain injury can be traumatic. From memory loss to serious physical disabilities, the consequences of a brain injury can last for the rest of a person's life. Research in California and internationally is always attempting to repair or minimize the effects of brain trauma and recent studies may show some advancement.
An injury that is caused by burning or scalding can be one of the most painful injuries. A burn can be very damaging to skin and, in more serious cases, muscles and blood vessels. Even minor burns can cause long-term effects. Burn injuries that are sustained after using a defective product can be very dangerous.
Driving a car that has faulty or malfunctioning parts can put a California driver at risk of getting in a car accident. According to the National Safety Council, there have been 2.4 million disabling injuries and 44,700 deaths caused by a motor vehicle accident in the country.
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