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Distracted Driving: A Major Problem in California Despite Stricter Laws

 

California has several laws in place that ban distracted driving, specifically texting and driving, and the laws are becoming stricter, explains a California injury lawyer. Yet, the laws don’t appear to be working as drivers in California and throughout the United States continue to text in record numbers.

 

Lawmakers Ask Medical Board to Create Statewide Database of Doctors Who Overprescribe

 

With the incidence of prescription drug deaths rising, lawmakers have asked the medical board to create a statewide database of doctors who overprescribe. A California injury lawyer discusses the problem and proposal.

 

San Francisco Bicyclist Facing Criminal Charges for Fatal Accident

 

A San Francisco bicyclist is facing criminal charges for a fatal accident. A California personal injury lawyer discusses the case.

 
 
 

Is Nurse Who Refused to Perform CPR Liable for Woman’s Death?

 

In March 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported that an 87-year-old woman had died after a caregiver at her nursing home refused to perform CPR. The nursing home, Glenwood Gardens, defended the actions of its employee, arguing that the resident agreed to the CPR policy upon moving in. A California personal injury lawyer discusses the case.

 

Cruise Ship Mishaps: The Challenges to Collecting Damages

 

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Carnival Triumph cruise ship left Galveston, Texas on February 7, 2013 for a four-night cruise. Unfortunately, as a result of an engine fire, the boat stalled, causing the 4,229 passengers to be stuck at sea for days with no power, prompting lawsuits from angry customers upon their return. A California personal injury lawyer discusses the challenges to collecting damages after cruise ship mishaps.

 

Do Safety-Based Incentives Prevent the Reporting of Workplace Injuries?

 

Each year in California, approximately three-quarters of a million workplace injuries and illnesses are reported. Unfortunately, it is likely that there are many cases that go unreported, explains a California personal injury lawyer.