Driver Killed in Los Angeles Rollover Accident

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Moises Alvarez Viscaino, 36, of Palmdale, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after he was ejected from his overturning pickup truck, the morning of January 27, 2012. According to a news report in The Associated Press, the fatal car accident occurred on the Avenue R alignment in the Little Rock Wash near 90th Street East. California Highway Patrol officials say Viscaino’s pickup truck rolled over and that he was thrown out of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured. Officials are investigating the cause of this fatal crash.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Moises Alvarez Viscaino for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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Britax Recalls Child Safety Seats for Restraint Failure

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Britax has issued a defective product recall for 14,220 Chaperone Infant Car Seats due to ineffective harness straps. According to a safety alert posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the car seats, which were sold in the United States, have a defective harness adjuster. The seats were manufactured from September 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011. The recall is intended to address a defective rivet that attaches the harness adjuster to the car seat. This defective rivet can cause the harness adjuster to detach from the seat, rendering the safety harness straps used to secure an infant in the seat ineffective in the event of a crash.

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Four Injured in Imperial County Rollover Accident

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Four people were injured in an Imperial County car accident involving a vehicle rollover. According to a KXO Radio news report, the rollover accident occurred along Highway 86 the afternoon of January 24, 2012. Officials say Adan Rodriguez Cortez of Coachella Valley heard a loud bang from the back of his Ford Ranger before he lost control of it. The vehicle veered to the left onto the dirt center median of the roadway before traveling off the roadway and rolling over. All four of occupants suffered minor to major injuries. The cause of this rollover crash remains under investigation.

My thoughts and prayers are with the four injured victims of this Imperial County rollover accident. I wish them all the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.

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Hewlett-Packard to Pay Civil Penalty for Defective Batteries

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Hewlett-Packard has been instructed to pay a civil penalty of $425,000 for failing to report issues with their lithium-ion battery packs that posed burn hazards. According to an article in the Consumer Reports, HP apparently knew of 22 incidents regarding their defective products but failed to immediately report the situation to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Those incidents resulted in injuries to at least two consumers. HP reportedly conducted studies between March and April of 2007 and failed to notify the CPSC of their findings until July of 2008 by which time there were reports of 31 faulty battery packs.

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Los Angeles Car Accident Caused by Brake Failure

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A 35-year-old man was injured in a Los Angeles car accident after he lost control of his Toyota Corolla and crashed into three other cars and a concrete wall. According to a report in The Glendale News-Press, the injury collision occurred the afternoon of January 24, 2012. The Sunland man was driving east on Foothill Boulevard toward Boston Avenue when the incident occurred.

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Kia Recalls Vehicles for Airbag Defects

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Kia is issuing an auto defect recall involving 150,000 vehicles due to airbag problems. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the South Korean automaker is recalling 2006-2008 Optima sedans and Rondo crossover utility vehicles because of a defect that could prevent the driver’s side airbag from deploying in the event of a crash. The company no longer sells the Rondo models.

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Woman Killed in San Bernardino Car Accident

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Leonor De Coronado, 37, of Big Bear City was killed in a San Bernardino car accident after her Kia Sorrento collided with a gravel box trailer frame that had disconnected from a truck. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal car accident occurred on Highway 18 near Paradise Way in San Bernardino, the morning of January 20, 2012. Officials say the trailer frame became disconnected when a truck veered out of control on a curve. The trailer entered into the opposing lane of traffic where it struck the Kia. De Coronado died in a nearby hospital and her 16-year-old daughter suffered moderate injuries. It is unclear why the truck driver lost control on the roadway.

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California Vaginal Mesh Attorneys Shocked by Manufacturer Negligence

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The California vaginal mesh attorneys at Bisnar and Chase are answering calls to women across the nation who are suffering horrible injuries from this defective product. Not long ago, the vaginal mesh was considered a great solution to pelvic organ prolapse; an uncomfortable and embarrassing medical condition for women, but what was once a solution is now a disaster and women across the nation are looking for compensation for their injuries. If you are utilizing a vaginal mesh, it is in your best interest to consult your physician immediately.

Dangerous Vaginal Mesh Products

A large variety of vaginal meshes have been linked to horrific pain and embarrassing side effects. The following symptoms have been reportedly associated with vaginal mesh use.

  • Surgical Mesh Infection
  • Dyspareunia
  • Urinary Problems
  • Recurrence of prolapsed and/or incontinence
  • Bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation
    • The following are some of the vaginal meshes that have been reported to fail and contribute to serious injury.

      • Bard
        • Uretex
        • Pelvisoft
        • Avaulta
        • Pelvicol
        • Align
        • Pelvetex
      • Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon)
        • Gynecare
        • Gynemesh
        • Prolene Mesh

        California Vaginal Mesh Lawyers

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Longshoreman Killed On the Job in Port of Long Beach

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A longshoreman was fatally injured on the job in the Port of Long Beach after a container aboard a ship fell and crushed him. According to a CBS news report, the incident occurred the night of January 19, 2012 at Pier J. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the crane operator dropped the container on his boss. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is handling the investigation.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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National Research Council Makes Recommendations to Improve Auto Safety

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The National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board has officially closed the book on Toyota’s unintended acceleration issues finding that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) acted appropriately in discontinuing its investigation of sudden acceleration claims involving Toyota vehicles. According to Consumer Reports, the council however stated that it is “troubling” NHTSA could not readily address public safety concerns in the Toyota sudden acceleration matter.

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