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Multiple victims of dental malpractice still suffering

Most California residents would probably count themselves among the majority of Americans that do not enjoy going to the dentist. For many, even routine dental procedures can be stressful and uncomfortable. Most dentists do their best to make each visit as gentle and efficient as possible, but occasionally some patients suffer as a result of dental malpractice. 

Recently, the apparent gross negligence of a California dentist has come to light. Multiple patients have stated over the course of several years that a trip to the doctor's dental practice resulted in horrifying health problems. When a dentist is negligent, it can cause severe injuries and can even be life-threatening to patients. 

When children cause harm, adults may need criminal defense

California parents and grandparents would probably admit that, even when they do their best to keep an eye on the children they care for, sometimes, tragedy can strike. Children can often get into things that can hurt them or others, and they are sometimes too young to know how to behave cautiously. A gun is one item that can be deadly in the hands of a child. When a child uses a gun, his or her guardians may find themselves in need of criminal defense.

Recently, a small California boy who lived with his grandfather managed to get his hands on a gun in the home. He then accidentally fatally shot his cousin, who was only 2. In addition to facing the tragedy involving the children, the grandfather soon found himself facing serious charges. 

Dishonest witnesses can affect criminal defense

California residents are likely familiar with the basic proceedings of a criminal trial. Both the prosecution and the defense are given the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses to validate their side of the story. Recently, it has been discovered that when witnesses who are serving sentences for crimes of their own are used by the prosecution, there is an increased likelihood that they may not be truthful, but rather provide false testimony on behalf of the prosecution in exchange for a lesser personal sentence. This can be a deathblow to a defendant trying to present a criminal defense. 

Recently it was discovered that in the case of one California man, a witness, who had been incarcerated at the time of the man's trial, had given false testimony. This dishonest evidence was used to convict the man of a series of crimes that he adamantly denied committing. Two decades after the trial, the witness admitted on a radio show that the man had never confessed to any crimes, as he had previously claimed during the trial. 

Protecting your kids’ dental health

Dental health is very important for kids. Putting children on the path early to good dental hygiene could help up their chances of developing good life-long dental habits. Also, when kids develop problems with their teeth, it could have major impacts on their health and life.

So, it can be critical for parents to give appropriate attention to their children’s dental health. What steps can you take in this regard? Here are four tips for parents for helping kids avoid dental problems:

Day at the pool results in personal injury

The summer sun has returned to California, leaving residents and visitors alike looking for a way to cool off. A trip to the pool is one way for families to catch some rays, beat the heat and spend time relaxing with friends. While most people are aware that obeying safety rules and keeping an eye on young swimmers greatly reduces the risk of personal injury, on some occasions, the pool facility itself can be the source of danger to swimmers. 

On June 14, a pool in San Jose became the scene of a frightening accident. Witnesses say they noticed a strange smell, and people began to shout for everyone to get out of the pool. Soon after, some people experienced trouble breathing, while others began to vomit. About 35 people were rushed to local hospitals, requiring the use of 10 ambulances. 

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