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Death in mental health facility may bring wrongful death suit

As incidents of severe depression increase in California and around the country, treatment for the mentally ill is experiencing increased awareness in the medical community and the general public. A young man was recently admitted to a facility in the Los Angeles area. What occurred there could result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

How can your employer protect your safety at work?

When you leave for work each day in California, you are accepting certain risks that are an inherent part of the job you have agreed to do. These risks may range in severity and in how prevalent they are depending on the industry you work in, how committed your employer is to safety and how current your employer is with the implementation of safety protocols. 

Family claims that negligent care resulted in woman's death

When people entrust the care of their elderly family members to a care facility in California, they rely on professionals to provide committed and compassionate care. Many times, families spend considerable time researching their options and discussing which would be the best fit for their loved one's needs. Unfortunately, there are facilities that are careless in the way they handle and treat their patients which can put their patients at risk of injury or death. 

Boating can be deadly

The state of California is full of lakes, rivers, marinas and the ocean coastline, and boating is a popular pastime. While a great source of fun, boating can also be dangerous if the operators do not follow safety regulations and drive sensibly. As a result, boating accidents can lead to serious injury and even death. To help ensure everyone's safety, it is important that boat operators and their passengers understand the guidelines and regulations associated with being on a boat.

Medical liability insurance flatlines; medical error deaths rise

Despite having one of the best health care systems in the country, California has been home to more than its fair share of medical malpractice cases. In fact, all across the United States, the news seems to favor cases of malpractice. Somehow malpractice premiums do not reflect this. According to Forbes, they have been relatively low and stable for a decade.

How do I file a wrongful death suit?

Losing a loved one to someone else's negligence is a beyond devastating experience. While practical matters may be the last thing on your mind, it's important to pursue legal action against the responsible party. Not only can this provide justice for such a senseless act, it can also help you cover burial expenses or medical costs resulting from the catastrophe. The Balance explains some of the basic components of a wrongful death suit. 

What is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is used to assess the level of consciousness after a person has suffered from a brain injury. It uses a system of scoring based on responses to certain stimuli and has proven highly useful to medical professionals since 1974. Nurse.org offers the following information on the GCS and how it’s used.

3 kitchen safety tips for the holidays

Families all over Orange County will be preparing lavish meals for loved ones throughout the holiday season. While these celebrations are certainly joyful, home chefs must also take the proper steps to prevent serious injury befalling themselves or others in the kitchen. Fortunately, the following safety tips will help create a safe and secure environment in your home during this holiday season.

How can I cope with the sudden loss of a loved one?

Losing a loved one is never easy. If someone you love lost their life due to another person's negligent actions, the grieving process can be that much harder. Psychology Today offers the following advice in this case, which can help you make sense of a sudden tragedy the best you can.

When someone you love dies at work

It can be very hard for people to accept that they have lost a loved one and sometimes, no amount of money can make up for the loss. However, for some people it might be even more difficult, such as those who lost a parent, sibling, child, or another family member in a workplace accident. Not only do workplace accidents raise a number of hardships and questions, but some people have a hard time accepting that a preventable accident was responsible for the passing of their loved one.

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