November 2018 Archives

Hearing loss America’s most common workplace injury

When you think about the types of California jobs that are most likely to cause workers injuries, you may think about those held by construction workers, miners and loggers, among others. It may surprise you to know, however, the single-most common work-related injury in America is hearing loss, which can affect workers across these as well as numerous other industries. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we recognize the prevalence of work-related hearing loss, and we have helped many clients who lost hearing because of factors relating to their work environments pursue solutions that fit their needs.

How often do truck drivers abuse drugs and alcohol?

Sharing the road with semi-trucks is an unavoidable part of life for residents of California, but when cars and commercial trucks collide, the drivers and passengers in the smaller vehicles are typically those that suffer most. Commercial truck-involved crashes often have devastating consequences, and in many cases, they lead to catastrophic injuries and even death. When the drivers of those semi-trucks are abusing drugs and alcohol before getting behind the wheel, such crashes become even more likely.

Moving patients a common cause of injury among nurses

As someone who makes a living working as a nurse in California, you may understand all too well that aches, pains and ailments are immensely common among those in your line of work. However, one of your most substantial on-the-job hazards involves regularly transporting heavy patients, which can lead to sprains, strains and similar back and musculoskeletal injuries. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we recognize just how common moving patients is a factor in nursing-related injuries, and we have helped many nurses and health care workers who injured themselves at work pursue solutions that meet their needs.

Victim sues employer for negligence claiming 'unsafe environment'

When people arrive at work in California each day, they have the right to work in an environment that is free of hazards. Employers should take adequate measures to train employees on how to properly use equipment and machinery to mitigate the risks that are inherent in specific jobs. Additionally, they should strive to create an environment where people are respectful of each other and understand the repercussions for behavior that is not in line with company standards and protocols. 

What are the risks of VBAC?

If you are a woman in California who has already had one baby delivered via cesarean section, and if you are pregnant again or thinking about having more children, you may want to have a discussion with your doctor about the risks of vaginal birth after cesarean section.

Birth injuries due to negligence or error

Starting a family in California is an exciting time. Choosing the best hospital and doctor for your family history and circumstances is critical, especially if complications arise. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates we have experience taking action against medical professionals whose negligence causes birth injuries.

Survival actions explained

A wrongful death lawsuit is typically filed following the death of a loved one due to the negligence of another. Yet what happens if your family member or friend is seriously injured in an accident, and then succumbs to those injuries weeks, months or even years later. Many come to us here at Kampf, Schiavone & Associates concerned that their lack of action during the time interval between the event that caused their loved one's injuries and the date of their deaths disqualifies them from filing a wrongful death lawsuit. If you share the same concern, you should know that there is still legal recourse available to you in the form of a survival action. 

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