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Woman suffers spinal cord injuries after being hit by truck

Posted on October 25th, 2012 No Comments

A local woman suffered a serious spinal cord injury last week after being hit by a truck while riding her bike on the access road to I-10 West.

cyclist accident injuryMonica Caban, a 39-year-old triathlete, was training for her second Ironman triathlon, when a truck hit her from behind. Caban’s training partner says the truck’s impact sent her at soaring at least 30 feet through the air before she landed. She was relieved Caban survived such a drastic accident. Cagan has already had surgery and doctors say her recovery is up to her at this point.

The accident has sparked a strong reaction from the San Antonio’s close-knit cyclist community, even among those who have never met Caban. Many are calling for motorists to respect cyclist safety and rights, asking them to remember that cyclists are human beings rather than moving obstacles. The community has been providing meals for Caban while she recovers and has already raised $15,000 to help alleviate the burden of her medical costs.

Roadways can be incredibly dangerous for cyclists. Since they do not enjoy the protection afforded to drivers by their vehicles, even seemingly minor accidents can cause severe injuries. If you have been hurt on your bicycle by a negligent driver, a personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries from the party responsible for your pain and suffering.

Automated defibrillators may save fewer lives

Posted on December 1st, 2011 No Comments

Ten years ago, based on a recommendation by the American Heart Association, hospitals across the country purchased millions of dollars worth of automated defibrillators made to help save lives in the event of a patient going into cardiac arrest.

New research, however, has shown that this equipment may have been a mistake, and that the older, low-tech defibrillators in fact save more lives.  Committee members of the American Heart Association endorsed the new products because they were designed so lesser-skilled hospital employees could operate them.

Chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Dr. Steven Nissen, stated, “Why would we want to dumb things down to a level of having a machine do the thinking for us?”

If you have lost a loved one from the failure of an automated defibrillator, contact San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999 and let us fight for you.

Kotex tampons recalled

Posted on November 16th, 2011 No Comments

Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons have been recalled due to a bacteria that has contaminated the raw materials used to make the product, according to manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark.

According to a press release from Kimberly-Clark, “The tampons were manufactured with a raw material contaminated with a bacterium, Enterobacter sakazakii, which may cause health risks, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic inflammatory disease or infections that can be life-threatening. Women with serious existing illnesses, cancer or immune-compromised conditions, such as HIV, are at increased risk. There is limited evidence of transfer between individuals with this bacterium.

The impacted product includes both 18-count and 36-count packages of the Kotex Natural Balance* Security ® Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency that were shipped to retail customers between October 29, 2011 and November 2, 2011 in specific Walmart stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas; specific Fry’s stores in Arizona; and specific Smith’s stores in Utah and Arizona.”

If you have used a defective product and have become ill as a result, contact San Antonio personal injury attorneys at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999 and let us fight for you.

Washington Woman Files Dog Bite Lawsuit Against Campground Owners

Posted on August 11th, 2011 No Comments

A woman in Washington has filed a dog bite lawsuit against the owners of a West Virginia campground.

According to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia documents, Jessica Barker filed the dog bite lawsuit against the owners of a Bruceton Mills, W.V. campground. The lawsuit names Christopher Ogden, Rebecca Ogden, Alyeska Inc., Big Bear Lake Country Store, Big Bear Lake Real Estate, Big Bear Lake Property Owners Association Inc., and Bear Foot springs as defendants.

According to the lawsuit, the Ogdens owned, leased and/or rented a site at the campground. Barker says the family owned a “vicious and dangerous dog.” The lawsuit claims the defendants knew that the dog was violent and that it had previously attacked and bitten, or attempted to attack and bite, other individuals at the campground.

“The dog was known by all Defendants to be aggressive and a danger to Plaintiff and the public,” the lawsuit alleges.

Barker was a guest at the campground on May 21, 2010 when she was attacked and severely bitten by the Ogdens’ dog, the lawsuit says. As a result of the attack, Barker claims she suffered severe permanent injuries, tissue loss to her right forearm, puncture wounds to her left calf, and severe emotional distress. She is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

If you have been injured by a negligent owner’s dog, please contact the San Antonio dog bite lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed Against Wal-Mart and McDonald’s

Posted on July 28th, 2011 No Comments

A Texas couple has filed a slip and fall lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald’s.

According to Jefferson County District Court documents, Tonya and Robert Gilbert filed the slip and fall lawsuit July 21. The lawsuit claims Tonya Gilbert was shopping at the Wal-Mart in Beaumont, Texas on March 17 when the accident occurred. Gilbert says she went to the McDonald’s located inside the store to buy a soft drink when she slipped on a freshly mopped floor.

According to the lawsuit, Wal-Mart and McDonald’s employees failed to post warning signs on the wet area. Gilbert is suing for past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, as well as court costs.

Her husband is suing for loss of consortium.

If you need assistance with a slip and fall lawsuit, please contact the San Antonio Slip and Fall Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.


$1.7M Settlement in NJ Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Posted on June 24th, 2011 No Comments

A New Jersey woman has settled  a slip and fall lawsuit for $1.7 million.

According to court documents, Tessara Restaurant in Hamilton, New Jersey will pay Cynthia Vena $1.7 million to settle a lawsuit she filed after she fell down the restaurant’s steps in January 2008. Edward Slaughter, Vena’s attorney, said his 59 year-old client slipped off a cement stoop being used as a smoking deck and suffered a skull fracture and a brain contusion that required several surgeries and months of rehabilitation.

As a result of her injuries, Vena cannot work, drive a car, or even leave the house by herself. She requires round-the-clock monitoring.

“Her quality of life has been completely diminished,” Slaughter said. “She used to be a vital person who worked to contribute to the family income. Now she’s completely dependent on her husband.”

Vena’s lawsuit centered on the restaurant’s illegal use of the emergency exit and porch outside as a de facto smoking lounge. The lawsuit also claimed the signal identifying when the door was opening had been disengaged and the porch outside did not meet code requirements.

If you need assistance with a similar premises liability lawsuit, please contact the San Antonio Slip and Fall Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.


Car Defect Prompts Nissan SUV Recall

Posted on April 28th, 2011 No Comments

Nissan North America has issued a recall of more than 196,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States.

According to officials with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the recall extends to Nissan Pathfinder SUVs from model years 1997 to 2003, and Infiniti QX4 SUVs sold from 1996 to 2004. The agency said the recall was issued over concerns that corrosion problems could damage steering and suspension systems.

“In areas of the country in which heavy concentrations of road salt are used, a mixture of snow/water and salt … may result in corrosion of the strut tower housing in some subject vehicles,” the NHTSA website says. “This may lead to grinding noises, increased steering effort, and possibly the steering column to break, resulting in the loss of steering control, which could result in a crash.”

If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a car defect, please contact the San Antonio Car Defect Lawyers Injury Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed Against TX Walmart

Posted on April 15th, 2011 No Comments

A woman in Texas has filed a slip and fall injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores.

According to Harris County District Court of Texas documents, Pasadena-resident Nora Hernandez file the personal injury lawsuit on March 30. The lawsuit alleges that Walmart employees allowed water to pool on the store floor, causing Hernandez to slip.

According to the lawsuit, Hernandez entered Walmart store no. 2724 on April 17, 2009 to buy groceries. The lawsuit claims that Hernandez, who was pregnant at the time, slipped and fell on a substantial amount of water that had pooled on the store’s floor. The brief says Hernandez injured her back, abdomen, and knee in the fall.
Hernandez is asking the court for actual damages plus court costs.

A spokesman for Wal-Mart Stores said the company does not comment on pending litigation.

If you have been injured in a similar accident, please contact the San Antonio Slip and Fall Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Electrical Malfunction Prompts Volkswagen Recall

Posted on March 31st, 2011 No Comments

Volkswagen on Monday announced a recall of more than 71,000 Jetta sedans due to an electrical malfunction.

According to a Volkswagen of America Inc. press release, the wiring of anti-theft systems and horns in certain 2011 Jetta models may be defective. The recall affects Jettas built between March 2010 and March 2011.

The company says the problem stems from a fuse that protects the Jetta’s anti-theft alarm and the convertor box that operates the headlights and windshield wipers. It is possible that a short circuit in the horn can cause the headlights and wipers to malfunction or stop working, increasing the risk of a car accident. The automaker said it has not received any reports or injuries or accidents caused by the defect.

Under the recall, Volkswagen dealer service technicians will rewire the affected vehicles so the horn and convertor box do not share the same fuse. The company will notify owners of the defective vehicles by first class mail about corrective measures and the anticipated repair timeline.

If you have been injured in a auto accident caused by a car defect, please contact the San Antonio Car Defect Injury Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Chrysler Recalls 248K Vehicles for Design Defect

Posted on March 16th, 2011 No Comments

Chrysler Group LLC recalled more than 248,000 vehicles due to a defect that could allow the key to slip while driving, shutting down the engine.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 2010 Dodge Journey crossovers, 2010 Grand Caravan Minivans, and 2010 Chrysler Town & Country minivans made between August 3, 2009 and June 17, 2010. The vehicles feature a deign defect where harsh road conditions or driver contract with the key could move the key to the accessory position and shut down the engine.

The automaker said it has received 32 customer complaints and 465 warranty claims for the affected vehicles. Chrysler, which is managed by Italy’s Fiat SpA, said it knew of two rear-end collisions that may have stemmed from the problem.

If you have been injured by an automobile defect, please contact the San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

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