Driving in the City of Angels

No matter whether it happens to be your very first visit to Los Angeles, or perhaps you happen to be a regular guest, this article has some fundamental guidelines to help you when you are behind the wheel. This article also provides ideas that will allow you to learn more about the many facets of driving in the City of Angels. Learn how to plan for the traffic - If you are one of those drivers that doesn’t leave plenty of time to arrive at your destination, then you are going to be surprised. Every time you get on the ...
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Accident Lawyer for Thanksgiving Tragedies

Thanksgiving is surpassed only by Easter or Spring break for tragic accidents. The Black Friday shopping frenzy contributes to the record number of traffic accidents in North Carolina over the four-day holiday weekend. The American Automotive Association expects 1.4 million travelers on the North Carolina highways and 670,000 travelers on South Carolina roads over the four-day 2016 Thanksgiving holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the deadliest times of the year and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers reminds all of us not to drive drunk, not to use cell phones or text while driving, especially in slow moving construction areas where ...
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Southern Californians Receive Ferris Wheel Rescue

In Thousand Oaks, California, two people were injured and dozens more were stranded high up in the sky when a Ferris wheel malfunctioned at a fall carnival in the area. The Thousand Oaks Carnival was being held on the California Lutheran University campus, and the Ferris wheel stopped functioning as it should have been at about 9 p.m. on Sunday night. The Ventura County fire officials had to head to the scene of the accident and rescue about 30 people using a ladder truck. They would climb up, disbar the safety restraint and then carefully bring the men and women ...
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Plastic Surgeon Responsible for Cosmetic Nightmare

A middle-aged woman from New Jersey wanted to have her eyelids restructured so that they would not sag down towards her eyes when she was going about her day. As a result, she booked an appointment for eyelid reconstruction at a local plastic surgeon. While she expected to emerge from the procedure feeling confident and beautiful, the opposite happened. Marilyn Leisz can no longer close her eyes, even when she’s sleeping, because of a doctor’s mistake in performing the procedure to reconstruct and remove bumps from her eyelids. The victim says that in order to blink she has to squeeze ...
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Couple Sues Doctors for Decapitating Baby

Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette were thrilled to be new parents, until they lost their newborn to a doctor’s ghastly mistake. During a February 2011 appointment, the couple were told that the baby would have to be delivered through a C-section because his abdomen was too big for the birth canal. When Arteisha went into labor during her 28th week of pregnancy, her boyfriend rushed her to the hospital where they were prepared to have an emergency C-section. Allegedly, the doctor who performed the birth insisted that Arteisha have a normal, vaginal delivery. She insisted that she wanted to have ...
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Man Cooked to Death in Tuna Canning Factory

Jose Melena was a 62-year-old employee at the Bumble Bee tuna canning factory in California. The older gentleman was nearing retirement and was looking forward to spending time with family and friends outside of work in the canning facility. Yet he never made it to that stage of his life. Melena was killed unexpectedly when he somehow fell into a steamer machine and was cooked along with pounds of tuna. The Whittier Daily News reports that Melena was found Thursday shortly after 7 a.m. at the plant in Santa Fe Springs. The California Division of Occupational Safety and health has ...
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Lap-Band Victim’s Sister Starts Lawsuit

If you live in Southern California, chances are that you have seen billboards boasting that the Lap Band is the trick to thinness. The Lap Band advertisements encourage overweight men and women to contact 1-800-GET-THIN in order to receive the tools to embark on a weight loss journey. Yet for one sister, the lap band procedure was far from successful. An Orange County woman underwent Lap Band surgery in 2011 hoping that it would help her to lose the weight that she needed to bring back her confidence and health. Lap Band is an operation where patients are surgically implanted ...
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Teen Receives Surgery After Drinking Nitrogen Cocktail

A teenager from Britain has attracted a lot of attention after she was rushed to surgery after drinking a combustible cocktail. According to ABC News, the 18 year old was celebrating her birthday at a bar in Lancaster when she couldn’t breathe and started experiencing stomach pain. She had been drinking a Jagermeister degestif which was made with liquid nitrogen. She was rushed to the hospital where she had to undergo a gastrectomy to save her life. The teen is now in serious but stable condition at the hospital. Now, celebrity chefs, master mixologists, and medical experts are looking at ...
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Do GMOs Cause Cancer?

Genetically engineered food or GMOs are rarely investigated, and many scientists have not run tests to make sure that these edibles are safe to eat. Recently, some scientists that work for the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology decided to explore this little researched subject and discovered some scary results. French researchers on the project fed rats genetically engineered corn and found that they suffered mammary tumors as a result. The GMO corn was called Monsanto’s NK603. It is a variety of corn that is created to live through large dousing of round-up. Roundup is a pesticide that is often spritzed ...
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Man Falls from Water Slide at Hurricane Harbor

In Valencia, California, a man was recently hospitalized when he tumbled from a water slide at a water park owned by Six Flags. The 19-year-old was at the top of the Venom Drop water slide, a large windy waterslide at the park. The platform was about 75-feet up in the air. The teen allegedly pushed passed the patrons who were waiting to get on the slide and jumped to the large slide. He chose to go head first on his stomach, rather than heading on his back, feet first, as was the protocol. The man was not cleared to go ...
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