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July 2017 Archives

Undue public risk from police chases gets grand jury endorsement

The finding of a recent civil grand jury in Los Angeles holds no particular sway when it comes to changing policy. It does reinforce the claims of critics who say current police high-speed chase practices in Los Angeles County pose an unnecessary death and injury risk to innocent bystanders. It's an issue that has been getting attention for a while. Indeed, we wrote about it last year on this blog.

When bad decisions result in wrongful death

Movies make for great entertainment. But what goes into making a major motion picture can prove to be dangerous. For stunt people, taking risks is part of the job. For most other production people, the process shouldn't be quite so hazardous. Of course, shooting on location can be another story.

Burn injuries can be inside and out

The biggest risk to individuals caught in a fire isn't necessarily the burns to the outside of the body. As we have noted in other posts, external burning can be minor or it can be severe. In the most severe cases, the external physical damage can be permanent. Burn victims can also suffer mental health complications. However, it's worth noting that the main cause of death from fire is smoke inhalation.

Musical helmet trend may be fashionable, but is it safe?

A sportswriter coined the phrase, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." Apparently of equal merit to some in sports is the wisdom of actor Fernando Lamas who said, "It is better to look good than to feel good." The question, however, is just how deep one should dive in honor of that last pearl.

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