Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

23 Aug

Scallops Recall: Hundreds Contract Hepatitis A

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • food safety
Over 200 people reportedly contracted Hepatitis A after eating scallops sold by Sea Port Products Corp, according to CNN news. The scallops were supplied to restaurants and other commercial groups in Hawaii, Nevada and California. They were not sold in stores. Sea Port Products Corp voluntarily recalled the scallops after the Hawaii Department of Health reported
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02 Aug

Merced Charter Bus Crash Kills 5

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • bus accidents
A tour bus registered to Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., out of Southern California crashed into an exit sign pole off Northbound Highway 99 in Merced County this morning. The charter bus crash caused Highway 99 to shut down. It is expected to open up by noon. The charter bus crash killed at least 5 people and
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01 Aug

SAFETY RECALL of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths by Sage Products

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • elder abuse
The FDA just announced an important nationwide recall of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, by Sage Products, due to product contamination with a bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia. Topical administration of a product with the B. cepacia bacteria may cause serious infections in patients whose bodies cannot fight disease or in hospitalized patients, as well as certain other
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14 Jul

Congratulations, Eric, for your seventh consecutive year being named to the Northern California Super Lawyers List!

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • Super Lawyers
  We are proud of our very own Eric Ratinoff for being selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the seventh consecutive year. This exclusive list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high
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07 Jun

PTSD and Life Insurance: A disturbing trend of denial

  • Posted by EricRatinoff
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A recent article in the Military Times revealed that some insurance companies, including USAA and AAFMAA, who purportedly cater to the needs of the military community, are routinely denying veterans who have a history of PTSD, depression, and other ailments that originate from the sacrifices our service men and women have made for our country. Although
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22 Apr

The BIG DOG is Back!

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • Big Day of Giving
We’re ramping up for this year’s Big Day of Giving, and it’s only 10 days away! Starting at midnight on May 3rd, our community will come together once again for the BIG Day of Giving – a 24 hour giving challenge to support local nonprofits that make the Sacramento region the place we call home. In its
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21 Apr

Eric Ratinoff Law Corp to Represent Residents Impacted by Butte Fires at First Hearing in Lawsuit Against PG&E

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • Butte Fire
Initial hearing will be held at Sacramento Superior Court this Friday, April 22, 2016 This Friday marks the first hearing in the lawsuits filed against PG&E and its contractors, arising out of last year’s Butte fire. Eric Ratinoff, the principal of Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, reports that he will be among the lawyers representing residents
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19 Apr

Investigating a Dog Bite (Animal Attack)

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • dog bite
With the seasons changing and the warm weather setting in, outdoor activities bring higher incidents of animal attacks. Animal and dog bite attacks require a full and prompt investigation so that none of the important facts and information will be lost. Here are a few examples of the types of information gathered in an animal attack
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15 Apr

15 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Hospital Infections

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • hospital infections
Hospital infections are a serious health risk, and the number of people who die of hospital acquired infections is almost double the number of people who die from car accidents. While it’s difficult to completely eradicate the risk of infection from a hospital procedure, there are some things you can do to protect yourself: Ask the
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13 Apr

Areas of the Brain: How brain damage affects the body

  • Posted by Taryn Smith
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  • brain anatomy, TBI
The human brain weighs about 3 pounds (1.4kg) and is divided into four main areas: the brain stem, cerebellum, diencephalon, and cerebrum. A healthy brain operates quickly and efficiently, but a brain injury can disrupt its ability to function automatically, affecting various parts of the body, or debilitating the entire body. Below are some of the
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24 Mar

What is a Subdural Hematoma?

  • Posted by EricRatinoff
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  • TBI
A subdural hematoma is a severe brain injury in which there is bleeding on the brain. Typically brain injuries of this type are caused by severe trauma to the head, such as can occur in a serious accident. SEE ALSO: car accidents, motorcycle accidents About Subdural Hematoma Brain Injuries A subdural hematoma is a type
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22 Mar

Bicyclists Legal Rights

  • Posted by EricRatinoff
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  • bicycle accident
Every person who uses our roads has a responsibility to drive carefully. When they choose not to, all too often bicyclists and pedestrians pay the price. According to the CDC, while only 1% of all trips taken in the U.S. are by bicycle, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor
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