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Tragic Bus Accident Near Palm Springs Claims Thirteen

The tragic collision between a Red Earth Casino Bus and a semi-truck on the 10 freeway outside Palm Springs will raise complicated legal issues for those who lost a loved one or who were injured in the crash[…]

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Fatality in Tesla Crash Highlights Risks of Automated Driver Assist Features

The internet has been filling with videos of people demonstrating their Tesla Autopilot feature. Many of these practices caught on video are dangerous and discouraged by the company. Nonetheless, when you tell people the car will keep itself in lanes, change lanes at times for you and park for you, it cannot be a surprise the community of drivers would grow over confident in the feature. Unfortunately, today we learned of the first fatal accident involving[…]

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Is Essure a Safe and Effective Method of Permanent Birth Control?

Thousands of women have looked to the hysteroscopic sterilization product Essure® as a safe and effective method of permanent birth control. However, since the device was approved by the FDA in 2002 over 5,000 reports by women and their doctors show it to often have serious and life-threatening side effects. These adverse events have led several […]

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Ovarian Cancer Linked to Johnson & Johnson Feminine Hygiene Products in St. Louis Case: Jury Awards 72 Million

A jury in St. Louis recently awarded a woman 72 Million in damages due to a claim that extended use of baby powder and other feminine hygiene products produced by Johnson & Johnson contributed to the ovarian cancer that eventually killed her. Two and a half years after being diagnosed, 62 year old Birmingham, AL resident […]

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California Appeals Court Rules Excess Uninsured/Underinsured Insurance Policy Did Not Provide Coverage Without Express Endorsement

The California Court of Appeal Second Appellate District Div Two on Feb 3, 2016 held that even though an underlying primary policy provides uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage an EXCESS policy will not cover UM/UIM UNLESS it is expressly endorsed to cover same. The case is titled Haering v TOPA Ins 2016 DJDAR 1148. In Haering the […]

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Motorcyclist Injured in Chula Vista Collision

NBC San Diego has posted a video reporting a motorcyclist was struck and injured in Chula Vista yesterday. A woman has been arrested on suspicion of a DUI Tuesday evening after causing a collision at H Street and Oaklawn Avenue in Chula Vista, California. Initial reports indicate the woman was driving a White Ford F-150 […]

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Accident at Dangerous Intersection Near Monte Vista Elementary School Injures Boy and Father

Schools are supposed to be safe havens for our children. Most have crossing guards, security guards, and other staff whose job is to ensure maximum protection. Driving onto or around a school should be done with a heightened sense of awareness. Unfortunately, drop off and pick up times in school zones are perfect storm of […]

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Oceanside Crash Claims the Life of 12 Year Old Bicyclist

The internet has been filling with videos of people demonstrating their Tesla Autopilot feature. Many of these practices caught on video are dangerous and discouraged by the company. Nonetheless, when you tell people the car will keep itself in lanes, change lanes at times for you and park for you, it cannot be a surprise the community of drivers would grow over confident in the feature. Unfortunately, today we learned of the first fatal accident involving […]

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500,000 Vehicles Affected by Volkswagen TDI Diesel Scandal

Attention all owners of the Volkswagen TDI Diesel automobiles. In recent news accounts, and what some are calling "Dieselgate" it is been reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has discovered a massive cover-up at Volkswagen group. It's TDI diesel engine is noncompliant with EPA smog emission standards. Over 500,000 vehicles in the United States […]

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What Do I Do if Injured in a Car Accident?

If you are one of the unfortunate people to have been injured in a car accident it is important to understand how to protect yourself. There are many accidents where the people involved believe they are okay and refuse to request medical treatment or go to a doctor right away. Often the worst symptoms don't […]

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Don't Rush to Sign a Release After a Car Accident

In the latest segment of our Assist and Inform series, attorney Jeff Padilla of O'Mara & Padilla Attorneys at Law discusses why rushing to sign a release form after a car accident can be a bad idea. Don't sign a release too soon. Several clients have come to me within days of an accident and […]

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Why Is the Driver Who Rear Ends Another Car Often Found to be At Fault?

In this installment of our Assist and Inform series personal injury attorney Jeff Padilla of O'Mara & Padilla Attorneys at Law shares his thoughts on why the rear-ending driver is often found at fault in collisions. Who is at Fault in Rear End Crashes? Why is it that cars are running into each other every […]

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Accident at Dangerous Point Loma Intersection March 2nd Leaves Two Seriously Injured

This morning a father and his infant son were seriously injured in Point Loma. It appears the family was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk when a vehicle turned onto Cañon from Catalina and struck the father and stroller. Both were rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The vicinity of this intersection […]

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Seven Vehicle Crash Closes Several Lanes

Just before 1 a.m. this morning seven vehicles were involved in a collision on Interstate 805 near Market Street[…]

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Negotiating the Workers' Compensation Lien

A tedious stage of nearly every injury claim comes when it is time to resolve the contractual rights of reimbursement or liens that exist. When confronted with an employer – or their carrier – seeking to resolve the workers' compensation lien, expect to be advised you don't represent the employer, they have a first right […]

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Tabacco Lawsuits in California

Individual smoking related tobacco claims can be brought in California. As recently as July 30, 2014, a Los Angeles County jury returned a damage verdict in the amount of $17,736,700 against Lorillard Tobacco. This was a products liability case brought by the widow of a lung cancer victim who died despite having given up cigarette […]

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California Supreme Court Decision

The following is a recent California Supreme Court decision of interest to attorneys practicing personal injury litigation. On June 10, 2013, the California Supreme Court resolved a conflict between lower courts for the appropriate application for Civil Code Section 998 in the context of a case where a plaintiff made two formal offers to compromise […]

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PacifiCare/Medicare's Claims Rejected by the Ninth Circuit of Appeals

The Federal Ninth Circuit of Appeals held on April 23, 2013 in a case of some importance, that Medicare did not have the right to pursue a reimbursement claim against the wrongful death proceeds paid to surviving members. The Ninth Circuit's ruling affirmed the 2011 decision of an Arizona federal court which dismissed Medicare/Pacificare's reimbursement […]

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Pedeferri v. Seidner Enterprises

The recent case of Pedeferri v. Seidner Enterprises, decided May 15, 2013, by the Second Appellate District, Division One (Ventura County) confirms the duty of care to persons on or near the roadway who are injured as a result of the negligence of a vendor in loading and securing cargo in a vehicle in a […]

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Major Injury Car Accident on SR-52, San Diego

The fog has rolled into San Diego wreaking havoc on our local freeways. Early Wednesday morning a traffic alert was issued after a multiple vehicle crash occured on westbound state Route 52 at the north Interstate 15 ramp. The accident was reported at 6:07 am, according to the California Highway Patrol three to four vehicles […]

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Beware of What You Sign

A word of caution when settling personal injury claims. If more than one person or entity are potentially responsible for your accident-related bodily injuries, be aware that executing a Release of All Claims document with certain language could have the potential of exonerating the remaining and non-settling defendants. In the recent case of Rodriguez v. […]

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The Weather is Making an Impact on California Highways

The rain has arrived in San Diego County last night, causing power outages, as well as many delays, and already one major accident on our freeways. According to the California Highway Patrol a truck carrying cars jackknifed and blocked the fast lane on Interstate 15 just south of Interstate 8. The accident, which involved two […]

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Johnson & Johnson Considers Whopping Settlement for Metal on Metal Hip Implants

Metal on metal hip implants are facing intense scrutiny, as thousands of complaints document an early failure rate for these particular types of hip implants. According to nationwide reports, the lifespan of these devices is but a fraction of that for a typical hip implant, and patients face premature revision surgery, excessive pain, immobilization, bone […]

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Chavez v. Glock, Inc.

The following is a recent Court of Appeal decision, which may be of interest, particularly to some of our police officer clients. In the case of Chavez v. Glock, Inc. (2012) 2007 Cal. App. 4th 1283, the Second District Court of Appeal in California held that it would be for the jury to determine whether […]

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A Police Officer Involved in Collision That Knocks out Power to Rancho Bernardo Area

A two car collision in Rancho Bernardo has sent one person to the hospital and left many without power. The accident occurred around 6:00 am Monday morning at Paseo Montanoso, and is said to have involved a El Cajon Police Sergeant. There was a early morning traffic alert at 6:30am, causing delays for up to […]

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Street Racer Collides Head On Into A Minivan

A Honda Civic collided with a Minivan in San Pasqual early Friday morning. The California Highway Patrol reported that the accident may have been the result of street racing. The driver of the Honda Civic appeared to be street racing when he ran a red light, crashing head on into a mini-van. The Honda Civic […]

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SDPD Officer Suffers Serious Injuries in DUI Related Crash

A San Diego Police Officer was injured in a DUI related accident in Santee. The Officer was returning to the Northwestern Division to end his shift after dropping off a prisoner at Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee. The Accident occurred Sunday morning around 2:30am, on Mission Gorge Road at State Route 125. The officers […]

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How Hard Can A Jury Hit Big Tobacco

In November of 2009, a jury returned a $300 million verdict to Plaintiff Lucinda Naugle, in her lawsuit against Phillip Morris. The verdict included an unprecedented $244 million in punitive damages against the tobacco company. Ms. Naugle smoked Benson & Hedges cigarettes, a Phillip Morris brand, for over 25 years before she was able to […]

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Remember to Drive Safe in the Rain and Fog

This morning provided a harsh reminder of why we all must not only be careful driving in the rain, but be alert for other drivers who are being reckless. Just before 7am, there was an accident that left a vehicle overturned on northbound State Route 163 just north of Washington Street. The California Highway Patrol […]

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Two Injured in a Roll Over Crash in Lakeside

California Highway Patrol and Heartland Fire responded to a crash in Lakeside Sunday evening. The accident occurred at 6:34 p.m. near Riverford Road. According to the CHP, a honda Civic and a pickup truck were southbound on Route 67 when they collided in a rear-end accident. The Civic spun and rolled off state route 67 […]

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Big Tobacco Forced To Admit They Lied

Tobacco's Long Delay in Warning of Health Risks: While the dangers of cigarette smoking are now widely known, there was a time when this information was not common knowledge. There are those who began smoking many years ago, during a time when powerful cigarette companies deceived the public by concealing the addictive and harmful nature […]

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9-Year-Old Girl Struck by A Vehicle in San Marcos

A 9-year-old girl was crossing the street when she was struck by a vehicle at 5:12 p.m. in San Marco's on Monday. The accident occurred at the 400 block of N. Twin Oaks Valley Road. The victim was struck by a White Infiniti G35. The girl was injured enough to be transported via LifeFlight to Children's […]

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Motorcyclist May Suffer Serious Injuries After Rear-ending a Sedan

A 53-year-old motorcyclist rear-ended a sedan in Loma Portal Tuesday and suffered serious injuries. The motorcyclist was traveling south on Rosecrans Street around 6:45 a.m. on Rosecrans Street during stop and go traffic. The southbound traffic stopped near Lytton Street, the motorcyclist struck the back of a 2001 Saturn sedan. The motorcyclist suffered multiple broken ribs and a broken hip, […]

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5 Injured in Head on Collision Near Calexico

There were five people injured in a two-car collision west of Calexico on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. The collision occurred near the intersection of Highway 98 and Pulliam Road south of Seeley. According to the report from the California Highway Patrol Juan Torresmelero, 24 was driving east on Highway 98, while 55 year-old Yolanda Galaz […]

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Five Injured in Imperial Valley Car Crash

According to the Imperial Valley Press, a two vehicle crash occurred on Main and 12th Street just before 4pm on November 8th. there were at least 5 people that reported injuries, including 2 minors. The injured were all taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center. The vehicles involved were a Ford Ranger and a Dodge […]

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NUVARING LAWSUITS FOLLOW THE PATH OF YAZ AND YASMIN

Many are now aware that studies and reports indicate Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills present a higher risk of blood clots to women. Yaz and its predecessor, Yasmin, (in addition to Yasmin's generic equivalent, Ocella) are among some of the newer birth control pills that contain drospirenone, a manmade hormone which mimics the naturally […]

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Medtronic Exposed for Alleged Corrupt Behavior

The Infuse Bone Graft is a device often used in spinal fusion operations. The device consists of a metal cylinder which is filled with a genetically engineered protein to stimulate bone growth. The protein acts to stimulate bone growth in a specific area of the spine, by mimicking a protein which is naturally released by […]

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Generic Form of Actos Approved by the FDA

Diabetics Still At Risk When Taking Actos in its Generic Form At the close of the summer this year, the FDA approved the first generic form of Actos, a prescription medication for those with Type 2 diabetes. However, both Actos and its generic version, Pioglitazone Hydrochloride, can worsen or cause heart failure, in addition to […]

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A Jackknifed Semi-Trailer Leads to one Dead and More Injured on I-805.

A 18 wheeler semi truck jackknifed, for reasons yet to be known, on Interstate 805 Sunday morning, October 21. Tragically a 36-year-old San Diego man, driving his Toyota Yaris, was killed when he crashed into the jackknifed truck while en-route on the northbound 805 freeway near 47th street just before 5:00am. The San Diego County […]

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Colossal Class Action Related to Pelvic Mesh Complications

According to a recent ABC news article, Johnson and Johnson is now facing what some lawyers believe will be Australia's largest product liability class action. This massive class action was filed on October 15, on behalf of numerous women who are suffering from complications related to transvaginal pelvic mesh. Pelvic mesh is a product that […]

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Two Rancho Penasquitos Men Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Tragically, two men were killed in a traffic accident in Rancho Penasquitos on Monday night. 26-year-old Jesse Arnold was riding his 2011 Ducati motorcycle when he struck 29-year-old Shawn Arballo at a high speed, in a crosswalk near Carmel Mountain Road and Sundance Ave. According to San Diego Police Officer David Stafford, the accident occured shortly before 9:30 […]

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17 Injured When a U-Haul and a School Bus Collide in Victorville

A school bus carrying 40 children was knocked on its side Thursday when a U-Haul truck backed into the street directly in it's path, injuring 16 students as well as the bus driver, authorities said. The crash occurred around 2pm while students were being transported home from Galileo Academy in Victorville, about 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Two […]

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87-Year-Old Woman Dies Following a Vehicular Collision

An 87-year-old woman died in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 10th, following a vehiclular accident near Mission Bay Park. The woman was driving her white Peugeot on East Mission Bay Drive when a 26-year-old woman driving a red saturn drove out of the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa driveway in front of her. The […]

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Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants Cause Increased Disappointment

Another Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Disappointment Metal on Metal hip replacements are rapidly gaining a faulty reputation, as too often patients report early failure and replacement of these devices. Many of the large manufacturers of these hips are pulling these devices off the market, as world-wide scrutiny of […]

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Head on Collision Causes Serious Injury on San Diegiuito Road

A head on collision between a mini-van and sedan leaves at one person seriously injured this morning. The crash occurred at 7:45 Friday morning, near Winland Hills on San Dieguito Road near Fairbanks Ranch. According to the CHP one of the vehicles was said to have rolled over and caught fire. A medical helicopter landed on […]

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Fatal Hit and Run in Cardiff by the Sea

A man was killed Sunday night in Cardiff by the Sea. The unidentified male, appeared to be around 40-45 years of age, was found by a passing driver in the northeast corner of Windsor and Via Cardiff Drive around 11:30pm Sunday. The police arrived, and pronounced the man dead at the scene. The driver of […]

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4 Fatalities in a Head On Collision Near Ramona

Two children and Two adults were killed Tuesday afternoon when a minivan and sedan collided in a head on collision near Ramona. The accident occurred on state Route 78 east of Ramona, near Deer Canyon Drive. A Pontiac Vibe traveling east on route 78 collided with a Honda Odyssey traveling west, fault is not determined […]

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Woman Killed When Driver Mistakes Accelerator for Brakes

Pamela LeBlanc, 45, and her 20-year-old daughter were leaving a dry cleaning facility in the Casa De Oro neighborhood in Spring Valley, when a 22-year-old driver mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes. This tragic mistake caused LeBlanc to be pinned beneath the vehicle. Bystanders tried to pry the car off of LeBlanc […]

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A Hit and Run Driver Struck a 16-year-old Boy Today

A 16-year-old boy riding his bike was struck by a hit and run vehicle today. The accident occurred on Nordica Avenue near South 40th Street around 9pm on Wednesday, August 22. The victim and his older brother, Antonio Montaovo, were riding their bikes to get a soda when the boy was struck by what appeared […]

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Fatal Car Crash in Valley Center

Manuel Quintana, a 23-year-old Valley Center man, was fatally injured when the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed into a telephone pole on Valley Center Road. The accident occurred Saturday, July 28th, at 10:47 p.m. Quintana was in the front passenger seat of a 2004 Toyota Scion XB Hatchback that was driven by Salvador […]

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Two Boys Killed in a Two Vehicle Crash on Interstate 15

A two vehicle collision Sunday afternoon lead to the tragic death of two boys. The accident occurred on Interstate 15 north of Deer Springs Road around 2:30 pm. The vehicles involved included a Dodge Caravan driven by Roy Ruffin Jr., 52 of San Diego; and a Toyota Scion driven by Lisa Wehus, 24 of Temecula. […]

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall Hip Stems

The Michigan based medical device manufacturer Stryker has issued a voluntary recall on two modular-neck hip stems. The recalled products include all lots of the Rejuvenate Modular and the ABG II modular-neck hip stems. Stryker issued the voluntary recall due to the alarming number of reports of problems associated with the products. The U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Arrested in Rancho Santa Fe

A arrest has been made in a fatal hit and run accident in Rancho Santa Fe. Angel Bojorquez, 18, worked as a clerk at the Albertsons Grocery on Via De La Valle. Friday night after work he was riding his bike through Rancho Santa Fe to his home in Escondido, when he was tragically killed […]

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Five Injured in Imperial County Collision

The Imperial Valley Press reported that five people were hospitalized on the evening of July 4th after a car collided with a semi-truck in North Imperial. The accident occurred around 9:30pm on Wednesday evening, at the intersection of Highway 86 and Ralph Road. According to Imperial County Fire Capt. Danny Stauf, a four-door sedan collided with a flatbed […]

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SUV Overturned on Interstate 805 Causing 3 Lanes to Close

A accident on northbound Interstate 805 between Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and state Route 163 led to three of the lanes being blocked for about an hour after the noon accident. According to the California Highway Patrol, an SUV was overturned on its roof and another vehicle had attempted to flee the scene. There were no […]

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19 Car Pile Up In Los Angeles Injured 17 Passengers

The Antelope Valley Freeway {14} shut down all southbound lanes at 10am on Tuesday morning. The Northern Los Angeles freeway closure was due to a massive pile up of 19 vehicles including a big rig. According to Mark Savage, a spokesman for the L.A. County Fire Department , 15 injured individuals were transported to nearby hospitals, […]

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Eleven Injured In Vehicle Accident in Ocotillo

The Imperial Valley Press reported that eleven people were injured Saturday afternoon in an accident on Interstate 8. The vehicles involved were a sedan, as well a van from a convalescent home. The auto accident that occurred 3 miles east of Ocotillo was reported just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. According to the California Highway […]

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"Check Before You Step" Campaign

The alarming rise in traffic collisions involving Pedestrians has pushed the California Highway Patrol to raise awareness of their "Check Before You Step" campaign. It seems specifically in El Cajon there has been a noticeable increase in Pedestrian related accidents. The El Cajon police department held a community forum to discuss the dangers of distracted […]

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RECALL: Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Toys R Us Inc., have announced a recall of 21,000 inflatable Banzai in-ground pool water slides. The recall is in effect due to inadequate instructions, lack of safety warnings regarding the possibility that the slide can deflate, allowing the user to hit the ground underneath […]

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FDA Announces Yellowfin Tuna Recall {sushi}

The FDA has announced that Moon Marine USA Corp. (also known as MMI) a California company is voluntarily recalling their yellofin Tuna product, the product is labeled as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA. The voluntary recall is already at 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product linked to a multistate salmonella outbreak that has […]

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Changes made by FDA to safety labels on 65 products

The FDA announced on Friday, March 15, that changes have been made to the safety labels of 65 products. This follows the recent release of the side effects caused by the drug class of Statins, used to lower cholesterol. Thankfully, the FDA is changing the safety labels to allow the consumers to be aware of […]

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What You Need To Know About Vaginal Mesh Devices

Article By Ed Greenberger, THELAW.TV Medical innovation can be a wonderful thing, but occasionally a product or procedure turns out to be more trouble than it's worth. Vaginal mesh, a semi-permeable reinforcement barrier surgically implanted into a woman to help keep her organs in place, has been around since the 1950s. However, use of vaginal […]

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Speaker: the Son of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been deemed one of the best non fiction books this year. The subject of the book, Henrietta Lacks, was a poor, black tobacco farmer whose cells were used, with out her authorization nor her knowledge, to further many advancements in modern medicine. Henrietta Lacks cells, name HE LA, […]

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Cal/OSHA Report of Massive Collapse of San Ysidro Border Crossing

You may recall last year's massive collapse at the San Ysidro border checkpoint on September 14, 2011. The collapse injured 11 people, including 6 employees when the canopy fell on top of 15 cars. The 30-year-old border crossing was undergoing a massive, $600 million improvement project by Hensel Construction Company. ABC Channel 10 San Diego […]

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TYLENOL RECALL

RECALL NOTICE: Johnson & Johnson have been plagued with over 25 product recalls since September 2009. Once again they find themselves experiencing another massive recall. J & J's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit announced Friday they are recalling all 574,000 bottles of grape-flavored, liquid Infants' Tylenol from stores nationwide. The recall is in response to 17 […]

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What To Do If You're Injured in Car Accident?

According the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2009 nearly 36,000 American's died, and millions others suffered injuries, as a result of 10.8 million accidents involving motor vehicles, This alarming statistic makes us feel the need to share our thoughts on what you should do if you are injured in a car accident. If you have been involved […]

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California Car Seat Booster Law of 2012

The Law Offices of O'Mara and Padilla pride ourselves on spreading news pertaining to safety regulations. As of January 1, 2012 the new California Booster Seat Law 2012 has been in effect. Previously, the law stated that a child of 6 years of age weighing less than 60 pounds was required to be secured in a rear […]

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Michael Padilla Interview

What does a personal injury lawyer do? We do a lot of things but primarily in the field of personal injury when a client comes to us we investigate, evaluate and prosecute …. claims that are appropriate. Are there guidelines to know whether a case will be able to stand up in a court of […]

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Scott O'Mara Interview

What workers receive workers compensation benefit? In California all employees that sustained a job related injury have eligibility to receive benefits under the California workers compensation system. If they even have a condition that existed before the job related injury, and that condition is made worse, that is also covered under the workers compensation system. […]

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Is going to the emergency room necessary after an accident?

Well first let's distinguish between what medical needs are and what I as a lawyer would like to see when I am interviewing a client post accident. From the medical stand point you want to get medical attention you believe you reasonably require as soon as possible after an accident. If you have symptoms that […]

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What if the attorney advertises for many different fields of law?

Well that would concern me, if I'm looking for a personal injury lawyer I would not want to go to a generalist. Perhaps inside a firm that advertises multiple areas there might be a personality that can well represent you. But you're generally going to be better served with a firm that does personal injury […]

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Is it important to know how long a firm has been practicing law?

It's a consideration, but it is certainly not the overriding factor the more important considerations are if you have a firm that's been around a number of years, established it's self in the area of law, the more likely you're going to get an attorney who's going to be able to bring to your case […]

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How should I select a lawyer for an accident injury case?

A good personal reference is always the best. Short of that you should do your homework do your investigation, your evaluation of your lawyer. You want someone who has a track record of success, practices regularly in the area of law involved with your particular injury case; if it's a motor vehicle case, products case, […]

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Do the damages in my case reflect the cost?

Well, lets be clear, the costs of the case are completely separate and apart from the damages in a case. The costs in a case are the expenses that are incurred investigating and prosecuting a case such as a filing fee, the court reporter fee for depositions, fees that you might pay to expert consultants […]

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When should a claim go to small claims court instead of a personal injury attorney?

Those are basically your smaller injury cases, where you have minor insignificant injury's, fairly short term consequences from a stand point of disability. We're talking about weeks or months there's no significant economic loss in the way of medical bills or wage loss those cases are best addressed in the small claims venue.

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What if I can't afford an attorney for my injury case?

Well in the field of personal injury affordability is not an issue. Because uniformly all the lawyers who practice in that area, this firm included, we handle these cases on a contingency. So if there's no recovery, then there's no fee owed.

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Are there guidelines to know whether a case will be able to stand up in a court of law?

Well guidelines in the legal world refer to the elements of a cause of action. In a motor vehicle case, it's the negligence of the other driver has to be shown, you have to show that the negligence caused injury, and then you have to define what that injury is, what the elements of harm […]

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What does a personal injury lawyer do?

We do a lot of things but primarily in the field of personal injury when a client comes to us we investigate, evaluate and prosecute claims that are appropriate.

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What benefits can the injured workers receive?

There's a series of benefits, probably the most prominent benefit and the one that has the greatest value for the worker and the family is the medical care. Medical care cures or relieves the effects of the injury. The medical care can be physical therapy, it can be medication, it can be surgery, or depending […]

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What types of job related injuries are there?

A specific injury is an event that occurs at a particular place or time. For example, if I am lifting a box of goods, and then suddenly my back blows out that would be a specific injury. The other type of injury is a little more complex. It's called accumulative or continuous injury and that's […]

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