January is Radon Action Month

Understanding the Risks of Radon Poisoning

Although it has only been better understood over the last 30 years, many older houses have the risk of carrying carcinogenic radon. This type of poisoning often occurs in unventilated basements without proper maintenance.

Radon poisoning depends on a number of factors, including exposure over a long period. Such poisoning causes headaches and an elevated risk of cancer. Such a risk of cancer may even cause death under certain conditions.

That is why activists declared January National Radon Action Month. This is especially important for renters. Often homeowners solve the issue of radon upon buying a house– some banks won’t lend if they know the house has radon in it. However, in apartments, the landlord may not think to check. In other cases, the landlord simply doesn’t care. In either case, this presents a potential danger for both residential and commercial renters.

If you believe that your landlord has not been honest with you or has not checked the radon level in your house or apartment, you need legal advice. It is against the law and most local codes to allow for the radon levels to rise to the point that is dangerous to humans. Furthermore, doing so knowingly also opens up a landlord to civil cases for negligence. All of this is of course secondary to your health.

Your Legal Rights Dealing with Radon

Furthermore, if you or a loved one fears the effects of radon, contact a skilled attorney immediately. In southern California, the best premises liability attorneys are those at the Ehline Personal Injury Law Firm APLC. Our Los Angeles based firm has offices across the state and have helped hundreds of renters
and residents get their sense of autonomy back. Our consultation is free and we work on contingency. We don’t ask for a penny unless we recover for you and your loved ones.

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January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

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A Vital Month for a Critical Injury

Medical science is rapidly understanding the severe risk that a Traumatic Brain Injury represents. In fact, any series of brain injuries can lead to severe long term consequences, including cognitive impairment, changes in personality, and even paralysis. Each one is a serious threat which requires close attention.

That is why activists named January Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month. Considering the higher risk for such injuries during high contact sports, it is only fitting.

Of course, when we think of sports TBIs, we tend to think of football. The NFL is gearing up for the playoffs and the Super Bowl, and it is a perfect time to bring up the potential risk of a severe brain injury due to playing the sport. Furthermore, in many high school and college leagues, there is not enough attention to the subject. High schools cannot afford to have doctors at every single game for every single team. Instead, many issues revolving around brain injuries are papered over and not properly addressed at the time. This is especially dangerous for young players, whose brains are still developing. This often leads to incredible long term issues later in life and in brain development.

Furthermore, other winter sports offer the potential threat of traumatic brain injury, including skiing and snowboarding. Due to the sporadic nature of many people’s skiing, the chances of serious treatment after a fall of collision is often low. In addition, many people think that they can just “walk off” a serious blow leading to a concussion. All of these factors added together are trouble for athletes and non-athletes.

Understanding More About TBIs

Our law firm specializes in helping patients with TBIs, both caused by sports and other causes like work and car accidents. We see the damage that TBIs do firsthand. For more info on the long term effects of these injuries, read our regular updates.


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