Blog Posts in April, 2013

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  • California Hospital Quality Institute

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 25-Apr-2013

    The California Hospital Association and its three affiliated regional councils recently banded together to launch the Hospital Quality Institute. Headquartered in Sacramento, the Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving patient safety and quality in hospitals and other facilities. The Hospital Quality Institute plans to integrate patient safety and quality programs that are ...
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  • San Francisco Cable Car Accidents Concern The City

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 23-Apr-2013

    San Francisco’s cable cars are a top tourist attraction, known throughout the country as a symbol of the city itself. Unfortunately, the cable cars are also a common source of accidents and injuries, according to a recent article by the Associated Press. Many San Jose injury attorneys have seen the harm cable car crashes have caused their clients. Currently, San Francisco’s cable car ...
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  • Six Prom Night Safety Tips For Teens And Parents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-Apr-2013

    Prom is one of the most memorable nights in many teenager’s life – but in order to ensure the memories are positive ones, some basic safety tips are needed. Parents and teens can work together to ensure that everything goes smoothly on this exciting night. Here are six tips for prom safety that teens and parents can implement together. Pre-Prom Safety Agree on ground rules. Common ...
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  • Toyota, NIssan, Mazda, Honda Announce Vehicle Recalls

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 17-Apr-2013

    Japan’s top four automakers recently announced recalls of several vehicle models manufactured between 2000 and 2004, all for the same defect: a problem in the vehicle’s airbags that can result in serious injuries. All four automakers are facing the same recall problem because all four used airbags manufactured by the same supplier: Takata Corp., which assembled the defective airbag ...
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  • San Jose Bus Yard Accident Claims Transit Worker's Life

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Apr-2013

    Bus accidents can cause serious injuries to passengers, motorists, and pedestrians. However, many experienced San Jose bus accident attorneys have also seen accidents in which a bus accident injures or kills a bus company employee. Such an accident occurred recently at a San Jose bus yard used by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), according to an article in the San Jose Mercury ...
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  • This Spring, Watch Out For Backover Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Apr-2013

    A “backover” accident occurs when a vehicle that is backing up or rolling backwards runs into or over a pedestrian, which frequently causes serious injuries. Children are at particular risk for backover accidents, especially during springtime in the Bay Area because the pleasant weather encourages people of all ages to step outside and enjoy the sun. According to, most ...
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  • Cell Phone Use Increases Distracted Driving Risk - Even If It's Hands-Free

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 4-Apr-2013

    Many California drivers have heard of the risks of using a handheld cell phone while driving or of texting while driving. However, many have not seen recent research that indicates that a hands-free device doesn’t reduce the risk of talking on a cell phone while driving. It’s the conversation, not the use of one’s hands, that increases the risk for a crash. The study by the ...
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  • Tips For Preventing Medication-Related Poisoning In Children

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 2-Apr-2013

    Unintentional poisoning injures hundreds of U.S. children every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and medications are a common source of poisoning. However, parents and caregivers can take simple steps to prevent the children in their own homes from joining this statistic. To help protect the young people in your household, consider the following tips: ...
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