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March 2015 Archives

Bicycle project stirs controversy in San Diego

Bicycling is an avid sport as well as means of transportation for many people in San Diego County. Residents can enjoy riding bikes for a relaxing weekend stroll along the coast highway or commuting to work during the week virtually year-round thanks to the temperate climate. The dangers that bicyclists face due to cars and other vehicles, however, are equally present every day. Fatal bicycle accidents are sadly a reality in the area.

Understanding cerebral palsy as a birth injury

San Diego parents who await the birth of their children with joy and anticipation have much to look forward to. Sadly, for some parents, the realities of what lie ahead can be very different than the original expectations. Birth injuries can change the course of babies’ and parents’ lives forever. Cerebral palsy is one condition that can result from a birth injury. WebMD.com indicates that up to 20 percent of people with cerebral palsy contracted it due to an injury sustained during birth.

Dog bite realities in San Diego County

Pets are a big part of many people’s lives. But, pets—especially dogs—can be the cause of serious injury or trauma to humans. Even dog owners can become the victims of attacks depending upon the circumstances. It is important for everyone in San Diego County to have an understanding on how prevalent serious dog bites really are.

What is Erb’s palsy?

Expectant parents in San Diego deserve to enjoy every moment of the nine months of pregnancy and look forward to the moment when they hold their new loved one. Most of the time, this is exactly what can happen. However, there are sadly times when problems occur during the labor and delivery process that turns what should be a joyous occasion into a tragedy. One all-too common form of birth injury that can make this happen is known as Erb's palsy.

California hospital sued after teenage girl declared brain dead

Parents in San Diego understand the angst that any medical condition involving their children can create. When medical problems come at the hands of physicians, dentists, nurses and other healthcare professionals expected to care for patients, the tragedies can become even more somber. Medical malpractice is generally defined as the failure to provide a reasonable standard of care.