Month: February 2016

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Feb

19

Keyless ignitions tied to carbon monoxide deaths

  Posted on February 19, 2016  

Keyless ignitions can be great for people who have their hands full and don’t want to take their keys out of their pocket. But it’s possible that such ignition systems could pose a deadly threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. The problem occurs because many such cars won’t shut off automatically if the driver doesn’t press the start/stop […]

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Feb

19

If you slip on a puddle in a store and injure yourself, you may be able to sue the store for not cleaning it up … if the store knew (or should have known) that it was there. So this raises the question: How quickly must a store realize that someone has spilled something, and […]

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Feb

19

City could be sued for car crash

  Posted on February 19, 2016  

Cristyn Cordova was driving on busy Colorado Boulevard in Los Angeles when another car veered into her lane. Cristyn was forced off the road into the median, where she struck a large magnolia tree. She and three of her passengers died. Cristyn’s family sued the other driver, but they also sued the city, claiming that […]

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Feb

19

Filters for blood clots are causing health problems.

  Posted on February 19, 2016  

IVC filters are small spider-like nets that are implanted into a patient’s bloodstream in order to prevent blood clots from entering the heart or lungs. But a recent NBC News investigation revealed that as many as 27 deaths have been associated with the product, known commercially as the “Recovery Filter.” Apparently the filters have been […]

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Feb

19

Here’s a common issue when a doctor is negligent.

  Posted on February 19, 2016  

Doctors may have the best of intentions, but sometimes a doctor will make a mistake or be careless, and harm results. In many states, there are strict time limits for filing a lawsuit against a doctor. That means a patient must file a claim within a short time after the doctor’s actions, or lose any […]

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Feb

10

Most of the time, auto insurance is fairly straightforward. You’re typically covered for damage to your own car, and for damage you might do to other cars or property. You’re covered for injuries to yourself or others in an accident, for car theft, and possibly for roadside assistance or a rental car if your own car […]

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