Was Your Hospital Infection Caused by Medical Negligence?

If you contracted an infection while hospitalized, it may have not have been preventable. However, it is not uncommon for infections to occur due to medical negligence. And when that happens, hospitals and staff may tell you that it is just something that happens, not their fault. If your infection was a result of medical […]

FTC Allows Dealerships to Market Defective Cars as ‘Safe’

Auto safety advocates have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), alleging that a settlement between the regulatory agency, General Motors and two used car dealers puts car buyers at “the risk of injury or death caused by the defective vehicles.” The settlement, announced last year, allows used car dealers to advertise cars […]

Is Your Vehicle Safe? With Recalls Rising, Here’s What You Need to Know

If you feel like you know too many people who have been in bad automobile accidents, or seem to hear about them on the news every day, you’re not alone. Sadly, with so many vehicles on the roads these days, and so many drivers being over the legal limit on substances, too tired to concentrate, […]

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 […]