Air Bag Recall Warning for 4.7 Million Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a rare alert Monday, warning owners with air bags made by Takata to have their vehicles inspected as soon as possible. This is due to potentially defective front-seat air bag inflators that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel. Monday, Toyota Motor Corp. also announced a recall of […]

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GM Hit with $10 Billion Lawsuit over 27 Million Cars

General Motors Co. (GM) has been hit with another lawsuit, the biggest to date that could seek $10 billion in compensation for 27 million owners who have seen their vehicle’s value plummet due to serial recalls. The would-be class action suit against GM seeks to represent owners who purchased or leased a recalled vehicle from […]

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Reglan Lawsuit Update

Hundreds of patients have filed a Reglan lawsuit against the drug’s many manufacturers after suffering serious neurological side effects from Reglan. Reglan is a prescription medication used to treat digestive disorders, which include nausea, gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, acid reflux and esophageal ulcers. Some diabetic patients are prescribed Reglan to treat a form of […]

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Environmental Pollutants and Respiratory Disorders

Outdoor air quality in the United States has improved tremendously over the past few decades. However, in some areas of New York, the public continues to remain at risk of exposure to potentially dangerous toxins that increase their risk of suffering respiratory disorders and breathing problems. Below is a brief overview of environmental pollutants and […]

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Maryland Appeals Court Revives Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals revived an injury lawsuit against Medtronic Inc. over the off-label use of its Infuse bone graft. The court stated that federal law does not preempt claims about misrepresentations to doctors or to the public regarding the risks of such uses, thus reviving a man’s lawsuit over Medtronic’s Infuse bone […]

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Negligent Supervision on School Playground

When you send your child off to elementary school, you expect them to be safe and supervised. When a first-grade girl was on the playground of her elementary school, she collided with an older, larger child while they were playing a game of running tag, an activity prohibited by school policy. The young girl fell […]

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Popular Lopper Shears Sold at Home Depot Recalled

Fiskars 32-inch Bypass Lopper Shears, sold exclusively at Home Depot, have been recalled. The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration. Approximately 277,000 units have been sold in the U.S. and 11,000 in Canada. This recall involves Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper shears with model number […]

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Brake Manufacturer Failed to Warn of Known Asbestos Danger

For James Phillips’ entire life, he worked with cars, beginning in the late 1960s when he worked on and off at several garages for two-three years in Mariposa, California. Phillips also worked on family cars, his friends’ cars, and racecars—which was a hobby for 40 years. Phillips’ work included sanding, installing new brakes, removing old […]

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Power Morcellators Pulled from Global Markets

Three companies have recalled their power morcellator devices due to recent national concerns over their safety. These devices, used in hysterectomies and other procedures, are now linked to a serious risk of uterine and abdominal cancer. As we previously posted on our blog, the FDA issued a warning on April 17th urging doctors not to […]

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