7.8 Millions of Exploding Takata Airbags Recalled

In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall has increased to now include at least 7.8 million vehicles in the United States. According to regulators, heat and humidity can cause the propellant for the airbags to erupt sending hot metal shrapnel into the vehicle cabin. [/feature_headline] These exploding airbags have …

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Medtronic Recalls 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm Pumps

A risk of over-delivery of insulin causes the Medtronic Corporation to issue a Class II recall for about 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps.  This recall was issued on September 8, 2014, after Medtronic received numerous reports from customers who accidentally programmed the device to deliver the maximum amount of insulin. Delivering the maximum bolus amount could cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) …

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GM SUVs a Fire Danger, Not Safe Indoors

GM is telling customers to park their SUVs outdoors after issuing a recall on 189,000 vehicles.  The recall is in relation to power window switches in the driver’s side doors that can catch fire.  This is GM’s third attempt to recall vehicles affected by the defect.  So far this year the company has issued a record setting 60 recalls, affecting …

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Low-T and Testosterone Therapy Putting Men at Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association links Low-T treatments to increases in Testosterone Heart Attacks and Testosterone Strokes. (Link # 1) With a superabundance of advertising to both patients and doctors over the past decade, Low-T treatment has increased more than five-fold to a $1.6 billion market.  Much of that increase has come from off-label prescription …

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26% of Car Wrecks Involve Phones

Cellphone use is now estimated to be involved in 26% of all motor vehicle crashes – up from 25% last year, according to “Injury Facts”, the annual survey from the National Safety Council released this past March. But it’s not texting of checking status updates- widely regarded as the scourge of road accidents – that’s the biggest problem. Around 5% …

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Vehicle Rollovers

Most serious automobile accidents involve vehicle rollovers. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) has recognized that sport utility vehicles are particularly prone to rollovers; the fatality rate per million vehicles is between two and three times greater for sport utility vehicles (SUV), particularly Ford Bronco II’s, Geo Trackers and Suzuki Sidekick. Almost 36,000 occupants of light duty vehicles died …

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GM Announces Payout for Victims of Faulty Ignition Switch

GM will pay $1 million to the families of those who died in accidents caused by a defective ignition switch in a GM vehicle. Added to that will be $300,000 for each surviving spouse and dependent, as well as a calculation of life time earnings lost. GM will also pay those with life altering catastrophic injuries. For example, a child …

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Biomet Agrees to $200,000 Settlements in M2a Magnum & M2a-38 Hip Cases

  On February 3, 2014, the Hon. Robert L. Miller, Jr., United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana vacated the scheduling order and conference set for February 28, 2014 “[i]n light of the parties’ tender of the settlement agreement.”  The Settlement Agreement provides that the “settlement and the terms and conditions of this …

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DePuy Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implants

Several hip implants manufacturers are involved in lawsuits because of complications suffered by people who received faulty devices. Thousands of people filed lawsuits after they turned to hip implants for the promise of reduced pain and greater mobility — only to suffer complications that are far more debilitating than the conditions that led to hip replacement in the first place. …

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