On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in worker's compensation on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Near Santa Clarita, California, nine big rigs were involved in a recent accident on the truck route near the Newhall Pass. According to the local ABC station, the crash happened on the southbound 5 Freeway at the 14 bound Freeway connector. About nine big rigs were involved in the catastrophe, which was made up of two separate crashes near each other. The beginning of the calamity occurred when a dump truck lost control and crashed, causing four big rigs to rear end each other behind the swerving vehicle. As a re ...

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On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Monday, October 15, 2012. California recently changed Worker's Compensation laws, but this could have a negative impact on those who are injured on the job and are unable to work due to -permanent workplace injuries. According to PR Web, Senate Bill 863 declares that there will be significant changes to California's Workers' Compensation system in the next few years. The bill will reform the system by changing how benefits are calculated for workers. Now, insurance companies will look at whether or not the victim suffered temporary or permanent damag ...

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On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Friday, October 12, 2012. If you have been in an automobile accident, you may know that they can be unnerving experiences. You might not always be thinking clearly in the immediate aftermath. (Presumably you are more concerned with the well-being of those involved in the incident rather than legal considerations.) However, there are several things you may wish to keep in mind that are time sensitive if you or a family member or friend unfortunately find themselves in a serious accident. Preservation of evidence It is important to preserve ...

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Pediatric Spinal Surgery Uses Products Not Approved for Children

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. When you send your child in for surgery, you want to rest assured that all the products have been tested and approved for use and that the doctors know exactly what they are doing. That is why it is so concerning when a report announces that doctors have been going against protocol. According to Yahoo News nearly one in ten U.S. children who undergo spinal fusion surgery is injected with a bioengineered bone-growth protein that is supposed to help heal them. Unfortunately, this product has never been approved for ...

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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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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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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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