Constructions workers in Orange County face a wide range of potentially fatal workplace risks on a daily basis. In fact, the construction industry is particularly dangerous to workers, as illustrated by recent fatality statistics.
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.
California’s wonderful climate often makes for amenable boating conditions. However, it’s important to ensure safety remains a top priority when boating for both you and your passengers. Not following proper procedures can lead to a variety of negative consequences, and in extreme cases may cause the death of a friend or loved one.
Driving at night or when visibility is low can lead to serious and sometimes life-threatening collisions. That’s why California motorists must take caution when driving at night, which can be accomplished by using the following safety tips.
Doctors in California and all over the country frequently prescribe medications to patients to treat a range of illnesses. These treatments are only effective when the medicine being prescribed is done so in an accurate manner. Should a medication error occur, patients can become gravely ill, and some may even die as a result of the medical mistake.
While walking is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful California weather, pedestrians can encounter many risks during their travels. When walking in areas also containing motor vehicles serious injury can occur, with sometimes tragic results.
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, we’ve 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 your family’s primary breadwinner.
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.
Temperate California weather means that many recreational boaters will be out in droves this upcoming season. While boating can be a fun and thrilling activity, serious accidents can occur if the proper safety procedures are not followed. In some cases, boating accidents may even lead to death, according to the American Boating Association.
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.