Personal Injury Archives

Advances in Prosthetics May Help Amputees Live Normal Lives

The 2 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may have been controversial, but there is one fact that Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can agree on. These wars spearheaded tremendous research into prosthetics development, triggered by the vast numbers of veterans returning home from these countries with missing limbs. As a result of that research, even… Continue reading »

Posted on May 1st, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

More Research into Sexual Effects of Brain Injury Required

Most patients who suffer a brain injury admit to some kind of effect on sexual functioning and sexual behavior after the injury. However, considering that this is one of the major effects of a traumatic brain injury, Los Angeles personal injury lawyers find that there has been very little investigation into this problem, and little… Continue reading »

Posted on April 17th, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Mind-Controlled Robotic Device Helps Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

A revolutionary new robotic technology promises to help patients who have been left paralyzed in their lower limbs after a spinal cord injury, walk again. There are other types of robotic exoskeleton devices out there, but Los Angeles personal injury lawyers believe that this device is different because it works on mind control that translates… Continue reading »

Posted on March 18th, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

J&J Was Aware of Hip Implant Failure Rates

When a British metal implant registry revealed that Johnson & Johnson’s hip implant devices had high failure rates, Johnson & Johnson was quick to refute those allegations. However, records published in the New York Times now indicate that the company was aware at the time that the implants would fail in approximately 40% of the… Continue reading »

Posted on January 25th, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

CPSC Enforcement Prevents More Than 300,000 Defective Products from Entering Country

Consumer Product Safety Commission investigators clamped down as many as 360 products that were in violation of US safety codes, and prevented these from entering the country in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2012. In all, the investigators screened more than 3,740 products, and prevented 350,000 violative products from entering the country. As… Continue reading »

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

NSC Marks Safety Month in June

Every year, millions of Americans are injured in a number of preventable accidents that range all the way from workplace accidents to car accidents. The National Safety Council is marking the month of June as National Safety Month, and has planned a number of programs aimed at increasing awareness about injury prevention. This entire month,… Continue reading »

Posted on June 18th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

More Children at Risk of Lead Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently lowered the limits for lead poisoning in children, which means that more numbers of children in the country are now considered at risk for lead poisoning. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered the limit for lead poisoning to 5 mcg of lead per… Continue reading »

Posted on June 4th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Feds to Require Brake Override Systems to Prevent Acceleration-Accidents

The federal administration is planning to ask automakers to design and install brake override systems in order to reduce the risk of accidents caused by high-speed, unintended acceleration. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposal is meant to address concerns over unintended acceleration involving several Toyota vehicles. The agency’s concerns increased after an accident in… Continue reading »

Posted on April 29th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Researchers Unveil New Putty to Heal Broken Bones Faster

Broken bones and fractures are some the most frequent car accident-related injuries that California personal injury lawyers come across. Scientists at the University of Georgia have developed a new product that would help heal fractures and broken bones much faster. The researchers wanted to develop a quicker bone healing procedure. Every year, hundreds of thousands… Continue reading »

Posted on February 6th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

TV Host Dr. Phil Sued Over Dog Attack

Although he’s known for dispensing tough love and homespun advice on his popular television talk show, it appears that he’s better at dealing with humans than with his own animals, at least according to a lawsuit filed by beauty expert Janet Harris. The suit alleges that during a 2009 visit Harris paid to Dr. Phil’s… Continue reading »

Posted on April 27th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC