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Relationship Difficulties After a Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the problems following a traumatic brain injury is the impact that it has on the relationships among loved ones. While the recovery following a TBI starts with emergency medical treatment, the complications do not end when someone leaves the hospital. Some of the complexities of head and brain injuries could last a lifetime. A few of these include:

Tire Blowouts: How They Happen

Tire blowouts are a common reason for drivers to lose control of their vehicle. This can occur with any type of motor vehicle. Blowouts happen because a tire suddenly loses pressure for a number of reasons, including lack of tire maintenance or defective manufacturing. It is important to know how to control the vehicle once a tire blowout occurs. It is also necessary to learn about proper tire inflation and when they need to be replaced in order to prevent accidents due to tire blowouts.

Roundup™ Lawsuit Nets Over $2.5 Billion Verdict  

The latest verdict in a Roundup™ lawsuit against Monsanto of more than $2.5 billion is the biggest yet. A jury in Alameda County agreed with the plaintiff’s attorney that Roundup™ caused Alva and Alberta Pilliod to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The couple, who reside in Livermore, California, were exposed to glyphosate for decades. After 17 days of testimony and two days of deliberations, the jury handed down their verdict. Bayer announced that it was disappointed with the jury’s conclusion and said they would appeal. They called the verdict in this Roundup™ lawsuit unjustifiable and excessive. Bayer went on to say that both plaintiffs suffered from past illnesses that could lead to the development of this type of lymphoma.

 Fair Oaks School Bus Collision 

A Fair Oaks school bus was involved in a collision with a Chevy Impala on May 10 at around 9:12 in the morning. It was reported by authorities that students were on the bus at the time the accident happened. It occurred along westbound Madison Avenue at the intersection with Illinois Avenue. The westbound lanes were blocked by the accident for about 45 minutes. Emergency personnel with the fire department arrived as a precaution to check for injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), one individual in the Impala was injured and transported to a nearby hospital. A tow truck was summoned to remove the vehicle from the scene of the crash.

Sacramento County Fair: Fun for All

Everyone is looking forward to this year’s Sacramento County Fair, which is scheduled for May 23 through 27 over the Memorial Day weekend. It will be held at Cal Expo, located at 1600 Exposition Boulevard. Grandstand events will include the Monster Truck Tour on Friday, the 23rd, and bull riding events on Saturday. From carnival rides and entertainment to the livestock show and contests, it promises to be a lot of fun. However, accident injuries can occur anywhere. When they are caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to obtain fair compensation to pay your expenses.

Chronic Pain After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Many people could suffer from chronic pain after a traumatic brain injury incident. Despite the research that has been done in the medical field, TBIs continue to impact countless families every year. Unfortunately, many of the issues that people suffer with after a head or brain injury could be permanent. Some of the initial treatment options for TBIs include:

An Update on Talc Powder Lawsuits

Recently, a California state jury awarded $29.5 million to a woman who developed mesothelioma from the asbestos present in Johnson & Johnson baby powder. The verdict came on March 13th, after J&J had already settled two mesothelioma lawsuits instead of letting the cases proceed for trial. Sharon Pipes, one of the plaintiffs, claimed that J&J baby powder contains asbestos which caused her to develop mesothelioma. The jury in the Oklahoma City state court deliberated for nearly three hours before reaching the verdict and ordering J&J to pay the settlement on March 27th.

Protecting Yourself Against a Dog Bite

In Sacramento, as well as the rest of the country, the threat of a dog bite is a continuing problem. This is especially true for walkers and joggers who are simply out getting some exercise. However, there are ways that people innocently walking or jogging down the street or sidewalk can have some protection against a dog attack. The following information may be helpful. Remember that in California, a dog owner is financially responsible for any injuries his or her pet causes.

Dangerous Intersection Near Laguna Creek High School

A father is warning other parents of a dangerous intersection in Elk Grove. Earlier this month, his son, Curtis Hurd, was hit by a motorist while riding his bike to school. The accident happened about one-half mile from Laguna Creek High School. This is not the first time that accidents have happened in this Elk Grove intersection.

Marlboro Maker and Juul Form Partnership Targeting Children

In 2015, Juul, the San Francisco vaping device company, burst on the scene with promises of safety over ordinary cigarettes. Its claims of helping people stop smoking were unfounded. Instead, it has created a new market largely composed of young adults, teens, and children. It uses advertising on social media and a deceptive product image to increase sales. Today, it has grown, and in three years, captured 75 percent of the vaping market sales in the United States. Juul recently announced it will join with the manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes, Altria. Both companies have built a strong base by marketing their product in a format attractive to children. A group of 11 U.S. senators is questioning their motives in this link between the two giants.