Tragic Death in Harrisburg, PA, Marks the First Fatality Linked to Hoverboard Fires

According to a PennLive report, a major fire on the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue in Harrisburg, PA, resulted in the death of a four-year old girl named Ashanti Hughes who fell while fleeing the scene. Her two sisters were in critical condition as they were sent from the burning building to Lehigh Valley Health […]

VW Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in Emissions Scandal

On March 10, 2017, Volkswagen AG (VW) pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with the emissions scandal that is said to be the auto industry’s most expensive scandal in history. The company has agreed to pay $10 billion to buy back 500,000 vehicles and to pay $5,100 in additional compensation to each owner. In […]

DuPont ordered to pay $10.8 Million in Punitive Damage over Teflon Toxin – Why it Matters

For decades, DuPont intentionally dumped C8 into the Ohio River, knowing it is poisonous and that it causes cancer. C8 is a term for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). It was used in making Teflon, the non-stick coating on skillets and other cookware. PFOA was recently phased out in the U.S. It has been linked to cancer, […]

Takata Exploding Airbags, Execs May go to Prison – Why it Matters

If you drive or ride in a car, there is a frighteningly good chance that your vehicle could be equipped with faulty airbags that have the potential to explode, shooting out metal shrapnel at high velocity. You could be seriously injured or killed. 180 people have already been injured and 11 have already been killed […]

VW Execs Could Go to Prison Over Emissions Scandal – Why it Matters

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Volkswagen AG had agreed to plead guilty and pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties, for equipping its vehicles to cheat emissions tests and, more remarkably, that six executives and employees were indicted on multiple charges. One of the six had already […]

3T Heater-Cooler Systems Lawsuits – What You Need to Know

A number of open heart surgery patients have been shown to have developed severe infections from the non-tuberculous mycobacteria, Mycobacterium chimaera (or M. Chimera). The infection has been shown to be potentially life threatening and has been linked to issues with the 3T Heater-Cooler systems used in operating rooms. Problematic Heater-Cooler systems Various machines are […]

Government Pressure Up on Takata Corp for Recalls

Takata Corp is under increased pressure from the US Department of Transportation to recall over 42 million vehicles that were fitted with potentially deadly air bags. The Japanese auto air bag supplier has been ordered to recall vehicles fitted with the faulty airbags according the deadline schedule released by the government agency on Friday, December […]

Driver Videoed Sleeping While Tesla Drives on Autopilot

The promise of self-driving cars may still seem like science fiction to many, so it may come as a surprise that such cars are not only already reality but can actually be found on today’s roads.  Perhaps the best evidence of this fact is recently released video of a driver in a Tesla electric car […]

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Auto Accidents

Self-driving cars are already here. While fully autonomous vehicles that require no human driver or occupant are a few years out, cars with self-driving features are already available. The hope is that fully autonomous vehicles will put an end to traffic fatalities. But accidents are inevitable during the experimental and transitional phase when new technology […]