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CA injury lawyerA California postal worker was found dead in her truck Friday during what turned out to be a record-breaking hot day in Woodland Hills. The 63-year-old worker was delivering mail when it was 117 degrees outside, the hottest temperature recorded in Woodland Hills since 1976, when the temperature reached 106 degrees. The woman’s family is blaming her death on the heat and is pushing the U.S. Postal Service to change their protocol on high-temperature days.

Cause of Death Is Undetermined

The woman, who had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years, had just returned to her job after months off for a broken ankle. Her family stated that she had previously suffered a heat stroke, and also thinks the heat has something to do with her death. When the woman was found unresponsive in her truck, emergency responders attempted to revive her, but pronounced her dead on the scene after several attempts. The Los Angeles County coroner said an autopsy was performed, but her cause of death is still pending.

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California injury lawyerWhen a beloved family member is killed or dies due to some sort of negligence, the grief and pain one experiences may stay with them forever. Often times the families of victims choose to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in an effort to, among other things, prevent like incidents from reoccurring and punish those responsible.

You Won … Now What

Reliving the circumstances surrounding the accidental or negligent death of a loved one is never easy, but finding that the judicial system agrees that those who you consider responsible should be held accountable offers a measure of vindication. However, that vindication can be short-lived, as demonstrated in one, high-profile case that has played out for more than 20 years.

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California injury lawyerThe news of an impending addition to one’s family is often cause for joyous celebration. However, the celebration can be cut short when errors in judgment or procedure result in harmful and catastrophic birth injuries that impact the well-being of either the child or mother. In the event such an incident occurs it is important to know what actions are available to injured parties.

Seeking What Is Right

In nearly every single incident, a birth injury is preventable. However, due to an error in procedure, miscommunication among the medical team, or some other factor that negatively impacts the technique of a trusted medical professional, a family is left dealing with a situation that leaves them searching for answers.

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California injury lawyerPlaintiffs in a federal civil case being heard in Illinois received unexpected good news late last year when the city of Chicago halted court proceedings and agreed to an out of court settlement. Although lawyers could not comment on the settlement of the wrongful death suit, it has the potential to result in a multi-million dollar payout.

Decades-Old Criminal Activity Basis for Wrongful Death Suit

Two families had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago, claiming it was responsible when the allegedly drunk actions of an off-duty municipal police officer resulted in the deaths of two men. A couple of key factors may have contributed to the city’s willingness to settle the wrongful death suit, rather than proceed with a trial.

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CA injury lawyerIt can be difficult not to hold doctors and other medical professionals in high esteem for all the work they do treating the sick and injured. Those feelings quickly change when tragedy occurs due to what some might consider a severe misdiagnosis that has tragic consequences.

Illinois Doctor Facing Civil Suit

A noted and highly respected Illinois pediatrician is the subject of a civil lawsuit, claiming he missed signs of severe child abuse when examining an 8-year-old girl, who later died as a result of severe abuse and neglect at the hands of her father and grandmother. The doctor had examined the girl just weeks prior to her death.

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sports, youth, assumption of risk, San Jose personal injury attorneyIn many towns throughout California and across the country, Friday nights during the fall mean just one thing: high school football. The sport, for a large number of communities, has grown to become more than just recreation or competition; it has become a cultural institution with roots that are several generations deep. Youth sports, of course, begin well before high school, with kids as young as four or five years old starting to play T-ball or soccer. During a practice or contest, young athletes often get hurt, and, as most coaches would say, injuries are part of the game. It is important, though, for parents to understand what constitutes “part of the game” and what is meant by the assumption of risk.

Risks Inherent to the Activity

Every sport or physical activity presents the possibility of certain types of injuries. Some, of course, may be more severe than others, but are still within the accepted parameters of the sport. For example, a baseball or softball player is susceptible to being hit by a thrown or batted ball. Similarly, a young athlete playing football is subject to violent physical contact, which can lead to broken bones and head injuries, all well within the rules of the game.

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