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July 2014 Archives

California dentist faces consequences of 30 years of negligence

For many people in San Diego, a trip to the dentist is anxiety-producing. For some, it is because the mouth is a sensitive area. For others, it could be the fear of what the physician may find or treatments that may be necessary. Dentists should be trusted physicians who can accurately diagnose and resolve an issue. Unfortunately, there are some, like one Southern California prosthodontist, who truly give patients something to fear.

Improved pedestrian safety called for

The mayor of New York City has been very public about the effort the city is making to improve pedestrian safety in the area. The Vision Zero plan intends to eliminate all pedestrian fatalities by the year 2020. A fatal pedestrian accident can happen at any location—in an intersection with a crosswalk, in a parking lot, in a driveway and even on a sidewalk. When a pedestrian accident is not fatal, serious injuries are still possible including brain damage, broken bones and more.

California driver heads the wrong way and kills motorcyclist

It is human to err, and perhaps one of the places where that phrase holds significant truth is on the road. Many fatal motorcycle accidents in California are the result of someone making a simple mistake, such as taking a turn too quickly or a driver failing to see the cyclist. In some circumstances, heading the wrong way on a highway can have devastating consequences, as one recent incident reminds us.

California VA hospitals reviewed as part of national audit

Having access to health care is an essential part of many people’s well-being. For veterans who live in San Diego and throughout California, there are a number of military hospitals that provide care. However, several such facilities across the country have come under fire recently for medical malpractice. A nationwide audit recently reviewed the hospitals that the Department of Veterans Affairs runs.