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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.

Boating safety can save a life

Now that summer is here, many people all over California are taking to the open water to spend some much needed quality time on their boats. While boating can be a fun recreational activity, it can also prove dangerous and even deadly under certain circumstances. In this case, keeping yourself and any passengers along for the ride secure requires adherence to essential boating safety tips.

Fire safety in the home is a must

With summer quickly approaching, numerous social gatherings are likely to occur at your home and the homes of others. To this end, families in California must make fire a safety a top priority. Failure to do so will not only endanger lives, it can also result in massive amounts of property damage and exorbitant repair costs.

Essential swimming pool safety tips for kids

For families in Orange County, summer is the ideal time to relax poolside. However, swimming pool safety is an essential concern, especially for those families with small children who face a significant drowning risk without the proper instruction. Accordingly, the following tips can help keep everyone safe when enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

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