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More damaging evidence emerges in Takata air bag scandal

Faulty Takata airbags have so far been linked to ten deaths and over 100 injuries. The airbag inflators, which rely on unstable ammonium nitrate, can over-pressurize and cause the metal casing to explode outward. This acts like shrapnel from a bomb, exploding inside the cab of the vehicle. As investigations and legal proceedings unfold, the…

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The Dangers Of Improper Vehicle Maintenance By Trucking Companies

Commercial trucks suffer a lot of wear and tear from constant use. As you might expect, they require regular maintenance and repair in order to remain in safe operating condition. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Who is liable when maintenance issues lead to truck accidents? In most cases, fault rests with the company that owns…

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Seeking to make commercial trucking regulation more effective

As many readers know, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the agency primarily responsible for regulating the safety of commercial trucking. The agency’s mission is a difficult one, as there are approximately 550,000 trucking companies operating in the U.S. at any time. Unfortunately, the FMCSA does not have the time or resources to effectively…

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Plaintiff awarded $12.5M in recent trans-vaginal mesh lawsuit

In recent years, one of the biggest medical device horror stories has been the problems caused by a product generically known as trans-vaginal mesh. About half-a-dozen companies manufactured and sold trans-vaginal mesh under various brand names, but all products were used for similar purposes: To alleviate and correct a medical condition called pelvic organ prolapse….

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NHTSA seeks to improve tractor-trailer safety equipment

One of the most dangerous truck accident scenarios is commonly referred to as an underride crash. The trailers on most commercial semi-trucks sit five or six feet above the road. When a smaller vehicle rear-ends a tractor trailer, it can easily be pulled partially underneath the trailer. Even worse, the bottom edge of the trailer…

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Plaintiffs win several recent suits over dangerous drug Risperdal

It is often difficult for patients who have been injured by a drug to prove that their injuries were caused by the drug itself. Many dangerous pharmaceuticals can lead to heart attacks, strokes and similarly serious medical conditions, but proving causation is typically a challenge for anyone pursuing a products liability lawsuit against a drug…

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