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What You Should Know about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Injuries after a motor vehicle accident or slip-and-fall may be obvious immediately after the accident. However, some conditions caused by an accident take longer to appear, and may take years to resolve. One condition that can arise after or even as the result of treatment of an injury is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Read… Read More »

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Research by Invokana Manufacturer Says Drug is Safe to Use

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A study recently published in a medical journal that was conducted by pharmaceutical industry employees finds the diabetes drug Invokana to be less dangerous than has past research. This conclusion is at odds with the numerous claims that Invokana is indeed harmful. In fact, the drug has been the subject of thousands of lawsuits… Read More »

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Two Recent San Diego Aviation Accidents Injure Five

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Incidents involving two separate small aircraft in regional airfields in San Diego have resulted in injuries to five individuals. Weather conditions and engine malfunction have been blamed for the incidents. Engine fails on attempted descent One incident occurred during a flight instruction on touch-and-go landings. The flight occurred on September 17, 2017, departing from… Read More »

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Side-Impact Collisions Frequently End in Injuries

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Our recent post described the risk of experiencing an injury accident in an intersection. Many of the collisions that occur in intersections are side-impact crashes. These types of accidents often result in major injuries for victims, as well as devastating property damage to the vehicles involved. Read on to learn more about side-impact crashes,… Read More »

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Court Calls on Patients with Claims Based on Taxotere Use to Step Forward

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

The massive multi-district litigation (MDL) claim being pursued by those injured after using Taxotere is continuing toward trial in Louisiana. The judge overseeing the case has called for those who believe they may have claims based on their use of Taxotere to come forward. The judge has also set dates for bellwether trials of… Read More »

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Lane-Departure Warning Systems Useful in Preventing Automobile Accidents, Studies Find

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

We’ve all found ourselves drifting out of our lane of traffic at one time or another. It’s easy to do—perhaps becoming briefly lost in thought or distracted by something in our vehicle, we momentarily veer to one side. That said, these brief lapses in attention can have serious consequences. Lane-departure warning systems offer a… Read More »

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Recent Crash Takes Life of Seasoned Pilot

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A crash in the Sacramento County town of Rio Linda has resulted in the death of the pilot and sole occupant of an experimental aircraft. The man was an experienced pilot and flight instructor who had crafted the experimental plane at his home. Home-built aircraft fails to make emergency landing in airport On the… Read More »

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Mass Commercial Vehicle Inspection Reveals Serious Safety Issues with Nearly 20% of Vehicles

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Whether they’re hauling hazardous materials, cargo, or passengers, large commercial vehicles are able to cause massive amounts of damage in a crash. Government regulations on commercial vehicles were put in place to protect both the drivers and passengers in those large vehicles as well as others with whom they share the road. Sometimes, these… Read More »

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Multi-District Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Move Forward

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Across the country, dozens of individuals who have undergone hernia surgery that involved use of Ethicon Physiomesh have filed lawsuits against Ethicon and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuits seek money damages for the medical costs, as well as pain and suffering, that the patients claim were caused by use of the… Read More »

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Beech Crash Results in Loss of Four Lives

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A recent crash outside of the Ogden-Hinckley Airport resulted in the deaths of all four persons on board the aircraft. The crash marks the seventh incident this year involving a Beech A36, and the third involving a fatality. Crash in freeway center median The crash occurred in Riverdale, Utah on July 26, 2017. Two… Read More »

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