Blog Posts in January, 2012

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  • Toyo Tires Issues Large-Scale Defective Tire Recall

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 26-Jan-2012

    California-based tire manufacturer Toyo Tires U.S.A. Corp. has recently issued a recall of 68,763 Toyo Extensa A/S tires due to a flaw within the products that could lead to a serious accident. The announcement was made in conjunction with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to notify consumers of the recall and the potential dangers of the product. According to the ...
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  • Recognizing Potential Dangers At Northern California Construction Sites

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 24-Jan-2012

    While all worksites feature possible hazards, it is widely viewed that construction sites and related workplaces feature the greatest number of hazards and a much higher possibility for catastrophic and fatal injuries. Due to the presence of heavy machinery, and precarious situations that employees must work in, construction workers can be injured in a number of ways. As such, it is important to ...
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  • NHTSA Begins Super Bowl Drunk Driving Campaign

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Jan-2012

    While holidays such as New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July are well known for an increase in drunk driving incidents, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun highlighting another time of increased drinking and driving: the Super Bowl. Due to the amount of parties and bar visits both during the National Football League’s (NFL) playoffs and the ...
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  • FDA Investigates Johnson & Johnson For Delay In Reporting Defective Insulin Pumps

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 16-Jan-2012

    New Jersey-based manufacturers Johnson & Johnson have once again come under the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time for defective insulin pumps made by their Animas Corp. unit. However, the product defects are not the only problems to come to light. The FDA has also found that J&J delayed reporting two cases of injury due to the insulin pumps and never reported ...
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  • Buellton Fiery Truck Accident Kills Driver, 3 Others Suffer Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Jan-2012

    Today, one lane of northbound Highway 101 south was closed this morning after a severe big rig accident occurred yesterday afternoon on January 12. A San Luis Obispo Tribune story states that the truck driver died as a result of the accident and three others, a woman, an infant, and a young child, were injured. Based on a California Highway Patrol (CHP) report, the collision took place slightly ...
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  • Santa Cruz Injury Car Accidents Rise In 2011

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 10-Jan-2012

    The Santa Cruz Police Department has disclosed the total number of vehicle accidents that resulted in injuries last year, with a total of 222 collisions occurring during the course of 2011, according to The San Jose Mercury News. The total number is an increase from both 2010, which had 205 injury accidents, and 2009, which saw 212. While the specifics of the crashes that comprise the number were ...
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  • San Francisco Streetcar, Police Car Collide Injuring 4

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Jan-2012

    A collision between a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle and a police car resulted in the hospitalization of four people on the morning of December 30. The accident occurred at the intersection of Third Street and 22nd Street when the streetcar struck the police vehicle’s driver’s side while travelling north on the T-Third line, according to The San Jose Mercury News. ...
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  • Understanding The Differences Between A Complete And Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 3-Jan-2012

    In the human body, the spinal cord plays a vital role in the functions of body parts and their interactions with the brain. The spinal cord relays messages and commands between the brain and the rest of the body within an instant, allowing a person to not only control his or her movement, but react without even thinking in many cases. Because of its vital role in the functioning of the body, ...
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