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March 2014 Archives

Faulty ignition switch in G.M. cars linked to 12 deaths

A vehicle has a number of moving parts and systems, which leaves the door open for something to go wrong. Motorists in San Diego who find themselves with an illuminated “check engine” light usually head into a mechanic to resolve the issue. Unfortunately, there are instances in which drivers do not get any warning of a defect and fatal car accidents ensue. One embattled car manufacturer apparently knew about potential ignition shutdowns well before the company had initially disclosed.

Dog attacks on San Diego postal workers are on the rise

Every profession comes with a set of risks. For some, repetitive typing can lead to conditions such as carpal tunnel. Other workers are in an environment with potentially harmful chemicals. Postal workers in San Diego have another kind of threat: a dog bite. There are ways to mitigate the risks of an animal attacks, and according to statistics, those techniques are becoming more and more necessary.

San Diego dog walker killed in pedestrian accident

Pedestrians are taught to cross the street within the confines of a crosswalk. This can ensure an individual’s safety, as drivers are taught to yield to people who are in a crosswalk. There are times when San Diegans cross in the middle of the road. While the behavior is dangerous, it does not give a driver license to engage in a hit-and-run accident. Unfortunately for one man, such was the case, and the results were grave.

Affordable Care Act results in overcrowded ERs, doctor shortages

Healthcare reform is a hot-button issue for a number of reasons. There are San Diego residents and physicians who are on both sides of the fence regarding if the Affordable Care Act is helpful or harmful. One thing that cannot be denied, according to recent studies, is the reform’s impact on emergency room staff who are expected to provide a reasonable standard of care for all patients.