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March 2013 Archives

1 killed, 5 injured when vehicle crashes into LA-area bakery

A man was grabbing a cup of coffee at a Glendale bakery on Thursday when a vehicle suddenly crashed into the bakery he was patronizing, police say. According to reports the man was trapped beneath the vehicle and could not be rescued. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Missing the diagnosis of cancer in Encinitas CA

The early and accurate diagnosis of cancer can have a significant impact on the outcome of a patient's life. Timeliness in correctly identifying the specific form of cancer and implementing the best treatment possible can make all the difference between a successful recovery, remission of the cancer, or a wrongful death. If a doctor, radiologist or facility has missed a diagnosis due to negligence citizens of Encinitas and North County may have a valid medical malpractice claim. A bad outcome isn't usually the result of negligence or malpractice, but even the best medical practitioners can have a bad day. If you are concerned about what has happened in your own case or that of a loved one we invite you to contact for a free consultation to discuss what has happened, and how we can help.

Group says to cut planned C-sections despite birth injury risk

In the U.S., and estimated 2.5 percent of all births occur by cesarean section at the mother's request and for no medical reason. Many women fear the pain of labor, while others are concerned that vaginal birth will cause incontinence or problems with sexual functioning. When a C-section isn't medically recommended, however, it can have some risks. On the other hand, vaginal birth carries risks, too, particularly of birth injury. So what should expectant mothers do?

Sun-blindness blamed for double pedestrian accident in Temecula

In Southern California, it's a fact of life that bright sunlight will sometimes catch drivers in the eyes. Particularly in the early morning and at sunset -- basically, during morning and even rush hours -- the sun can literally be blinding. This appears to have been the case in a recent pedestrian accident in Temecula that ended with the hospitalization of two local women.

Study: A third of nursing homes may not meet basic care standards

"Once you're in a nursing home, if things don't go right, you're really a prisoner." That truth was recently pointed out by a woman with relatives in two nursing homes, prompted by a report just released by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General. The report looked at sample patient records from nursing homes in 42 states and estimates that Medicare pays billions of dollars a year for nursing homes that don't meet the federal standard for reasonable care.