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January 2015 Archives

Are energy drinks hazardous to Californians’ health?

Energy drinks, such as Monster Energy drinks, Red Bulls and Rockstar Energy Drinks, are common beverages of choice for people in San Diego, and elsewhere. Not only do people enjoy the taste of these sweet, sugar-filled beverages, they also enjoy the jolt of energy that they provide. Recent news reports and studies, however, have shown that these beverages may actually be hazardous to people’s health and could potentially cause death. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, there have been 34 deaths linked to the consumption of energy drinks since 2004. These wrongful deaths are, in large part, believed to be due to the significant amounts of caffeine that are found in these types of drinks.

Birth injuries may cause cerebral palsy for San Diego children

Cerebral palsy is a common medical condition affecting many people in San Diego, and throughout the U.S. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control Prevention that approximately one out of every 323 children in the U.S. suffers from cerebral palsy. The condition, which typically manifests early in a child’s life, impacts people’s motor skills and muscle coordination. There is still much to be learned about the exact causes of cerebral palsy, however, birth injuries appear to be a common contributing factor. 

What damages does a medical malpractice lawsuit cover?

Experiencing a medical mistake can take a physical and emotional toll on someone and even cost lives. The Journal of Patient Safety reports that medical malpractice causes as many as 400,000 premature deaths every year, and the New England Journal of Medicine notes that one in 14 physicians will face a lawsuit related to negligence.

California woman faces felony charge after deadly pit bull attack

A dog attack under any circumstances can be devastating, but losing a loved one is particularly tragic. In San Diego, victims who suffer a dog bite or a survivor’s family members often find justice through filing a lawsuit. In some situations, the owner of the animal may also face criminal charges, as is the case with a California woman whose pit bulls attacked and killed a neighbor.