Bisnar Chase

$50,000 Reward Offered for Information about Fatal Valley Hit-and-Run Case

by Bisnar Chase September 3, 2013 Car Accidents

The Los Angeles City Council is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a hit-and-run crash in Sherman Oaks that killed 22-year-old Ernesto Melendez. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, a gray 2010-2013 Hyundai Tucson was traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard during the early morning […]

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Man Killed in Compton Hit-and-Run Crash

by Bisnar Chase July 3, 2013 Car Accidents

A 65-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash after he was struck by a vehicle and dragged on the street for 75 feet. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal pedestrian collision occurred the night of July 2, 2013 at the intersection of Alameda and Oak streets in Compton. Police say […]

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Twelve Injured in Baldwin Park Cement Truck Crash

by Bisnar Chase July 1, 2013 Car Accidents

Twelve people were injured, three seriously, in a Baldwin Park car accident after a cement truck and van collided. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the injury crash occurred on the 605 Freeway at Arrow Highway in Baldwin Park the morning of June 25, 2013. Officials said a cement truck was entering the […]

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Is it Time for the FDA to Require Clinical Testing of Metal Hip and Other High Risk Implants?

by Bisnar Chase April 22, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Consumers Union, a consumer advocacy group, has urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to adopt a proposed rule requiring metal hip implants to be reviewed through the agency’s premarket approval (PMA) process to prove that the devices are safe and effective. The group sent a comment letter to the FDA signed by more […]

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Deadly School Bus Crash in Chicago May Have Involved Red Light Violation

by Bisnar Chase April 10, 2013 Personal Injury

A man was killed after a Chicago school bus collision where the bus driver apparently ran a red light and crashed into two SUVs. The fatal crash occurred at Route 173 and Kilbourne Road in Newport Township near Wadsworth as the bus was taking children to Newport Elementary School. Lake County Sheriff’s officials said the […]

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Oklahoma Dentist May Face Criminal Charges

by Bisnar Chase April 5, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

A Tulsa-based oral surgeon, who officials say, has exposed thousands of his patients to HIV and hepatitis could be facing criminal charges. According to an Associated Press news report, the Oklahoma Dentistry Board looking into whether the Tulsa County District Attorney should press criminal charges against W. Scott Harrington. Recent reports state that nearly 1,000 […]

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Five Los Angeles Area Residents Killed in Nevada Rollover Crash

by Bisnar Chase April 1, 2013 Car Accidents

Five people were killed and two were critically injured in a rollover crash near the Utah-Nevada border early morning on March 30, 2013. CBS Los Angeles identified the deceased victims, all members of the same family, as 53-year-old Belen Fernandez of Lynwood, 49-year-old Raudel Fernandez-Avila of Lynwood, 45-year-old Leonardo Fernandez-Avila of Los Angeles, 41-year-old Genaro […]

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Pennsylvania Man Says He Was Fired from Job Due to his Medical Condition

by Bisnar Chase March 29, 2013 Disability Discrimination

A Pennsylvania man, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has filed a lawsuit against Akorn Inc. a multinational pharmaceutical company for allegedly firing him because of his medical condition. The Star-Ledger reports that Mark Stahmann, 57, filed a lawsuit against his employer alleging that he was fired merely four days after he notified the company […]

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Man Killed in Temecula Motorcycle Crash

by Bisnar Chase March 29, 2013 Motorbike Accidents

Harold “Wade” Brent, 52, of Murrieta, was killed in a motorcycle crash after he collided with a sedan, fell off his motorcycle and was struck by another vehicle. According to a news article in The Temecula Patch, the crash was reported early morning on March 27, 2013 on the southbound 15 Freeway, just north of […]

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USC Student Killed in Suspected DUI Crash

by Bisnar Chase March 20, 2013 Car Accidents

Xinhai Huang, a junior majoring in electrical engineering at USC, was killed in a South Los Angeles car crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the fatal crash occurred during the early morning hours of March 17, 2013 at the intersection […]

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Wrong Woman Interred after Inglewood Funeral Home Negligence

by Bisnar Chase March 15, 2013 Professional Negligence

A Los Angeles family ended up burying the wrong woman after an Inglewood mortuary allegedly mixed up their loved one with someone else. CBS Los Angeles reports that the family members and friends of 82-year-old Darlene Davidson thought they attended her funeral and burial on March 1, 2013. However, days later, they found out that […]

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Nursing Home To Pay $23 Million in Wrongful Death and Elder Abuse Lawsuit

by Bisnar Chase March 15, 2013 Professional Negligence

A Sacramento Superior Court jury slammed the Emeritus Corp. for $23 million in punitive damages in connection with a wrongful death and elder abuse lawsuit filed and won by the family of an elderly Alzheimer’s patient who died after spending three months in one of the company’s assisted living facilities in Auburn, California. According to […]

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“Shot Girls” Lead to Premises Liability Claim

by Bisnar Chase March 11, 2013 Personal Injury

When George Thomas Fadgen III died in a terrible car crash on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia on September 2012, an autopsy revealed his blood alcohol content was .19—more than twice the legal limit in Pennsylvania.  His family is now suing a strip club, “Club Risque,” where Fadgen spent his last hours, claiming that the “shot […]

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Woman Sues Apple for iPod Injury

by Bisnar Chase March 8, 2013 Personal Injury

A woman is suing Apple due to her claim that her iTouch exploded and burned her in the eye, according to recent reports.  The Nacogdoches, Texas, woman stated that she was lying in bed with her iTouch beside her as she listened to music.  She felt a burning sensation in her eye and found that […]

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Toddler Survives Fatal Texas Car Accident

by Bisnar Chase March 6, 2013 Car Accidents

A man was killed and a woman was listed in critical condition after a horrendous crash near Conroe, Texas. According to a KHOU news report, a child between the ages of 3 and 4 was ejected from the vehicle as it crash and was found wandering around, officials said. Authorities say the fatal crash occurred […]

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Parents and Newborn Killed in Hit and Run Accident

by Bisnar Chase March 4, 2013 Car Accidents

Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were killed in a hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn the morning of March 3, 2013. According to an ABC News report, the fatal crash occurred in the tight-knit neighborhood of Williamsburg, primarily made up of Orthodox Jews. Police say the young couple was on their way to the hospital in a […]

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Man Shoots Pit Bulls after They Attack Horse and Rider

by Bisnar Chase March 1, 2013 Personal Injury

A man shot at two pit bulls killing one of them as the dogs were attacking a woman and the horse she was riding. According to an NBC News report, the incident occurred on February 23, 2013 on an equestrian trail in San Dimas. The rider, 47-year-old Yvette Picconi, was riding her horse, Mecca, on […]

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College Student Loses Entire Family in SUV Rollover Accident

by Bisnar Chase February 28, 2013 Car Accidents

Brittany Vollmer, a student at Northwestern College in Iowa, lost her parents, brother and sister in a car crash that occurred in South Dakota. According to a news report in the New York Daily News, the fatal accident occurred on February 23, 2012. Officials say Brittney’s 52-year-old father, James, was driving the family’s 2005 Ford […]

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Lawsuit Alleges Pradaxa Side Effects Causes Man’s Death

by Bisnar Chase February 27, 2013 Medical Law

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by a widow in Pennsylvania claims that her husband died from side effects caused by the blood thinner Pradaxa. According to news reports, the lawsuit was filed by June Lutz in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, earlier this month. June Lutz said in the lawsuit that her […]

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Employment Lawsuit Filed in Hospital over “No Black Nurses” Request

by Bisnar Chase February 23, 2013 Employment Law

A Michigan hospital is facing a lawsuit after it allegedly honored the request of a father that only white nurses care for his baby in the neonatal intensive care unit. According to an ABC News report, Tonya Battle, a 49-year-old black nurse sued Hurley Medical Center for discrimination and violation of the civil rights act […]

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Carnival Cruise Lines Compensates Passengers

by Bisnar Chase February 22, 2013 Compensation Lawyers

On February 21, 2013 in Mobile, Alabama, an engine fire caused a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico to be without any method of propulsion for days as the ship was towed into Mobile port.  More than 3,000 passengers and 1,000 crew members were aboard at the time of the incident, according to […]

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Engineer Who Studied Metal Hip Redesign for Three Years Testifies in DePuy Trial

by Bisnar Chase February 12, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

A bioengineer at Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit testified during a trial in Los Angeles that he spent three years studying a redesign of the all-metal hip implant devices, which the company recalled in 2010 due to a high failure rate. According to a Bloomberg News report, the engineer, James Anderson testified by videotape about […]

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California Supreme Court’s Decision Could Affect Future Workplace Discrimination Cases

by Bisnar Chase February 9, 2013 Employment Law

An employer will not be liable for back pay or other compensation in the case of a worker who was fired for discrimination, if the employee would have been fired anyway for poor performance, the California Supreme Court decided. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the 6-0 ruling with one justice […]

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Seven Injured in San Francisco Cable Car Accident

by Bisnar Chase February 7, 2013 Personal Injury

Seven people were hospitalized with injuries after a cable car accident in San Francisco the morning of Feb. 6, 2013.  According to a Bay City News report, the incident occurred at Powell and Washington streets when an inbound Powell-Hyde cable car suddenly jolted to a stop. Five passengers and two car operators were taken to […]

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Man Killed While Cleaning Concrete Truck – Construction Accidents

by Bisnar Chase February 1, 2013 Personal Injury

February 1, 2013—Tracy, California—A construction worker was killed when an 1,800 pound piece of concrete fell on him, pinning him beneath its weight and crushing him, according to KCRA News.  The worker was engaged in cleaning out a concrete truck at the time of the incident. The 47-year-old victim from Whittier was working on contract […]

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