Wrongful Death

How to create a fire evacuation plan

All California employers are obligated to keep their workers protected, which is why creating an efficient fire evacuation plan is so critical. Orderly evacuation can prevent serious injuries from occurring, and may even help save lives should a fire break out.The California Department of Public Health provides a few useful tips for devising a workplace evacuation plan. There are certain elements that are crucial to a cohesive plan, such as clear marking of all exits...
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Impaired driving is a frequent cause of death for motorists

Losing a loved one is never easy. However, losing a loved one to another person’s negligence behind the wheel can be a devastating experience, especially when impairment due to drugs or alcohol is a factor. Here at Callahan & Blaine, our Newport Beach wrongful death attorneys have seen the damage caused to California families by the carelessness of an inebriated driver. Effects can range from emotional to financial, especially when the deceased loved one was...
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The dangers of defective medical devices

Patients in California trust in the health care community to offer safe and effective treatments, which sometimes come in the form of medical devices. However, one such device known as transvaginal mesh has been shown to cause serious injuries to women undergoing the procedure. At Callahan & Blaine we've seen firsthand the damage that can result from defective medical devices, from the need for further surgery to loss of life in severe cases.Transvaginal mesh is...
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Ongoing gas leak implicated in California woman’s death

While gas leaks have the potential to be devastating should an explosion occur, they can also prove harmful in other ways. This was evident in the recent wrongful death suit filed by a California woman’s family after a months’ long gas leak was implicated in her death.NBC Los Angeles reports on the case, which involved a 79-year-old cancer stricken woman and potential exacerbating effects of a gas leak linked to Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso...
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Premises liability can lead to wrongful death

Did you know that it is your legal right to expect the premises of any California facility will be cared for and free of liabilities that could be potentially harmful? Safety precautions should always be made by business owners and building owners to keep everyone who is in the space safe. Not taking precautions or installing the proper equipment can lead to an injury quickly and financially ruin a business. Premises liability can even lead...
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