May17, 2016

Tesla Model X SUVs Recalled for Seat Back Defects

Tesla Motors Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of 2,700 of its Model X sport utility vehicles because of a faulty locking hinge mechanism in the third-row seats which could cause the seats to fall forward in a crash. This is the first recall for the Model X, and effects only those vehicles build before […]

May10, 2016

Texas Family Wins $124.5 Million Verdict in Audi Seat Back Failure Case

An 11-year-old boy who suffered brain damage in a rear-end collision was awarded a $124.5 million verdict in a products liability lawsuit against Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit. Jesse Rivera Jr’s head was injured as he sat in the back seat of his father’s 2005 Audi, which had come to a stop behind a school bus […]

May5, 2016

Children Are Still Getting Caught and Strangled in Window Blinds—What Can Be Done?

You have likely heard news stories of young children getting strangled by window blinds cords over the past few decades. You would think that such a dangerous hazard with a product used inside the home would have been completely eliminated by now, but it still continues to occur with alarming frequency. The U.S. Consumer Product […]

May3, 2016

Wrong-Way Truck Accident Leaves 4 Dead near Ghent, WV

You may not have ever experienced what it feels like to see a vehicle approaching yours on your side of the road traveling the wrong way, but when it happens it can be frightening. Wrong way crashes are not incredibly common, but when they do occur they can cause serious injuries and death.

In March 2016, […]

Apr28, 2016

Jury Awards $502 Million Verdict in J&J Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit

In March 2016 a federal jury in Dallas awarded $502 million to five plaintiffs who claimed that they suffered severe injuries from defective hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics, which is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. According to a story in The Dallas Morning News, after 37 days of testimony and five days of […]

Apr26, 2016

Pills Causing Panic: Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

An estimated 15 million Americans use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are sold by prescription and over-the-counter under a variety of brand names, including Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. The PPIs lower the acid in your body and help fight off heartburn or acid reflux disease. A study was published on Jan 11 2016 in JAMA […]

Apr22, 2016

What Caused the Spike in Pedestrian Deaths in 2015?

According to new data released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, there is a projected 10 percent spike in pedestrian fatalities in the 2015 traffic crash data. This is anticipated to be the largest annual increase ever in these numbers, which is causing great alarm for the safety agencies that track these numbers. In the […]

Apr19, 2016

New Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury and Increased Risk of Suicide

Whether you suffer a traumatic brain injury from playing sports, a violent attack or a car crash, a concussion can have a devastating impact on those who survive them. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that head injuries cause more damage than previously thought and carry far more significant long-term […]

Apr14, 2016

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed over Serious Back Injury from a Botched Lumbar Puncture

When you are suffering from severe symptoms and you need emergency care, who do you trust more than your doctor at your local hospital to fix you up and send you on your way? In most cases, that is what happens. Unfortunately, an Illinois woman had a less than satisfying outcome after visiting Centegra Hospital-McHenry […]

Apr12, 2016

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Failure to Yield Right of Way

Yielding the right of way to other drivers is one of the hallmarks of responsible driving behavior. Anyone who has been driving for any length of time has seen that driver who just pulls out into the intersection or speeds up when entering the Beltway, causing other cars to slam on their brakes to avoid […]

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