Smoked Salmon Blamed for Salmonella

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the United States have been sickened by salmonella, and the illness is being linked to some salmon that was shipped to both countries. Since the incidents erupted, the company that sold the salmon has issued a recall. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment was able to confirm that the salmon came from a Dutch company called Foppen that provides fish to Dutch supermarkets and chains in the United States. The institute said that about 200 people have reported ...

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THE INSPECTOR AND THE SAFETY: RESULTS OF AN OHSA REPORT

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, September 27, 2012. It is federal law that your business place is inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on a regular basis in order to ensure that safety standards are being recognized. Recently, the OSHA has been curious to see how much of the safety recognized by an inspector is based on the way that that employee conducts the survey. Studies have shown that OSHA inspections can reduce the amount of injuries in a manufacturing establishment by about 20 percent in some circumstances. Yet this was very dependen ...

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High Schools Taking Brain Injuries Seriously

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Friday, September 21, 2012. In the past, hitting your head in a high school football game was referred to as "getting your bell rung." Football head injuries were a part of the game and those with a concussion or another brain injury were simply told to get back in and play. Yet many of those "once tough" football stars now have constant headaches, cognitive degradation, and other medical issues because of the head injuries that were taken lightly and never treated. After an off-season which included two suicides by former NFL players and growing ...

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High Chair Safety

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. For anyone with a baby, a high chair is a necessity when it comes to dinnertime. Unknown to many families, however, is the fact that high chairs can pose substantial safety risks to children. In particular, high chairs that fail to meet ASTM International safety standards can result in serious or deadly injury to tots that like to squirm. Consumer Reports, an organization that tests product safety, recently identified one high chair that lacks key ASTM safety features. According to its report, the Dream on Me Bistro ...

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WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Thursday, August 16, 2012. If you have been injured and plan to pursue litigation, you will need to know about the applicable deadlines involved. In most personal injury cases in California, the statute of limitations is two (2) years. This means that you must either settle your case OR file a complaint within that time frame, otherwise, you will be forever barred from recovery.However, not all cases are that simple. If you intend to pursue a case against a government entity (a City, State or County for example), you must file a "government claim" within SIX MONTHS o ...

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What type of auto insurance should I have? The importance of UM/UIM coverage.

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Thursday, August 9, 2012. Many people believe they are fully covered if they have good liability coverage on their automobile. However, this type of coverage protects YOU financially if you are responsible for causing an automobile accident. What many people do not realize is that they should have high uninsured/underinsured motorist ("UM/UIM") coverage as well. Why? The law in California requires drivers to have a minimum of $15,000 in liability coverage. If you are hit by someone who has the minimum insurance limit of $15,000, or worse, no i ...

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NEIGHBOR BACKS INTO FIVE-YEAR-OLD BOY

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. On July 17, 2012, a five-year-old boy was struck by a neighbor backing out of his driveway. The accident occurred at 7:17 p.m. The little boy was riding his scooter and wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. However, he passed away later on that night due to his injuries. The Santa Clara District Attorney's office was notified on the child's death, per protocol. The driver has been cooperating with investigators and detectives did not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. According to th ...

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POLICE: ROAD-RAGE DRIVER HITS MOM, TOT

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, August 2, 2012. According to a recent article by the San Francisco Chronicle, a Fremont driver stuck a mother and her young daughter. Police said that the incident was caused by road rage. According to the article, the 43 year old mom was pushing her 18 month old child in a stroller when a Nissan Maxima hit them while making a left turn. The accident occurred around 11 in the morning. The woman also had a five year old son with her, but he was not injured in the accident. The driver of the vehicle, a 21 year old man from Union City, ...

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Peg Perego recalling hundreds of thousands of strollers

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Peg Perego is recalling hundreds of thousands of strollers because children can become trapped and strangle between the trays on them. The company stated that entrapment and strangulation can take place when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, the child can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom; which can cause the child's neck and head to become trapped by the tray. The company is recalling approximately 223,000 strollers made between January 2004 and September 2007. These ...

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Pit Bull Attack at Starbucks

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. On Thursday July 12, 2012 at around 7:30 a.m. at the Starbucks on Wren Avenue and First Street, a woman and her small dog were mauled by a pitbull that had gotten loose. The small dog that was attacked sustained serious injuries and had to be euthanized. The owner, who was also attacked, sustained serious injuries, though they are not life-threatening. After the attack occurred, the person attending to the pitbull (possibly the owner) fled the scene and is currently being searched for. The pitbull has a microchip impla ...

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