Brian Chase and Scott Ritsema win Consumer Attorneys of the Year award at CAOC 51st Annual Convention for a case involving woman rendered a paraplegic after an improperly designed car seat collapsed in a crash. Brian Chase and Scott Ritsema, personal injury attorneys of Newport Beach law firm Bisnar Chase are Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2012…
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Brian Chase, Scott Ritsema of Bisnar|Chase Win Consumer Attorneys of the Year
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue to Increase
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits are on the rise and could end up in the tens of thousands against six different manufacturers. Boston Scientific is one of the manufacturers with a possible 2500 lawsuits alone. Back in July of 2011 the FDA put out a warning to consumers about the potential defects and dangers of the synthetic…
Death Metal Singer Killed in Huntington Beach Motorcycle Accident
Mitchell Lucker, 28, the vocalist for the band Suicide Silence, was killed in a Huntington Beach motorcycle accident after his Harley-Davidson crashed into a pole.
Becoming A Whistle Blower – Qui Tam Action
You may have heard the term whistleblower, but maybe you do not know exactly how the process of a whistle blower works or who can become a whistle blower. The definition of a whistle blower according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: “one who reveals something covert or who informs against another <pledges to protect whistle–blowers who fear reprisals”…
Horror Stories Behind Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Use
A recent article in Lawyers and Settlements gives a vivid account of the serious complications suffered by women who have used Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills.
Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Proliferate
Bard, the maker of Avaulta transvaginal mesh implants, lost its first personal injury lawsuit when a California jury awarded $5 million to Christine Scott. She had suffered major complications due to Bard’s Avaulta Plus device including incontinence, severe pain, and inability to be intimate. Scott later required eight surgeries to remove the mesh. Her husband was awarded $500,000 for loss of consortium in that case.
Background Checks Still Lacking in Nation’s Nursing Homes
A recent investigation of nursing homes by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed that conducting background checks would have likely flagged some but not all nursing aides who were later disciplined.
Toyota Recalls 7.4 Million Vehicles for Fire Hazard
California auto defect lawyer weighs in on Toyota Motor Corp.’s recall of 7.43 million vehicles worldwide for potential fire hazards involving faulty power window switches. An Oct. 10 article in The Wall Street Journal bills this recall as the largest ever for a single auto part. Toyota Motor Corp. has issued a vehicle defect recall…
Pasadena Councilman Raises Issue of Pit Bull Ban
According to a news report in the Pasadena Sun, Councilman Steve Madison said at a recent City Council meeting that Pasadena should consider a ban on pit bulls within city limits. His take on the issue is that this particular breed of dog poses an inherent threat to public safety.
Why Signing an Arbitration Agreement with a Nursing Home Can Be Problematic
A recent article in The Washington Post discusses the issues involving arbitration agreements, which nursing homes require residents or their families to sign at the time of admission.