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Researchers Claim that Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause of U.S Deaths

May 26, 2016

When people go to the doctor to receive medical treatment at a hospital they expect to receive treatment that cures their condition or makes a condition more manageable. In the case where doctors and surgeons are unable to cure or address the condition, people are generally understanding when the condition was too advanced or unforeseeable […]

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FMCSA Seeks Comment Regarding New CDL Certification Standards For New Drivers & License Upgrades

May 25, 2016

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public comment regarding an array of new proposed commercial driver’s license (CDL) licensing requirements. FMCSA believes the new requirements would significantly improve commercial trucking safety through the establishment of more thorough entry-level training for new drivers of trucks. Furthermore, the agency also believes that the pending proposal […]

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Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions

May 25, 2016

In October of 2014, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a report (PDF) that warned about the e-cigarette explosion risks, which have caused dozens of burns, fires or other problems between 2009 and August 2014.

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Philly Funeral Director License Revoked and Funeral Home Fined After Pennsylvania Board Finds Abuse

May 23, 2016

When a loved one passes, it is an emotionally taxing and turbulent time for all friends and loved ones. When we contract with a funeral home and receive assurances of proper and respectful care from a funeral director, we expect these promises to be strictly honored and carried. Certainly the cast majority of funeral homes […]

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Ford Recalls Nearly 300,000 Cars and Trucks in Multiple Recalls, Nissan Recalls 3 Million Vehicles for New Airbag Issue

May 16, 2016

2014 and 2015 were not particularly good years for the auto industry in regards to product defects. During these years a number of high profile vehicle defects were announced to the public or continued to affect highway safety. In particular, the GM ignition switch defect and the Takata airbag defect were two of the biggest […]

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11-Year-Old Girl Suffers Severe Head and Other Injuries Following Carnival Ride Accident

May 11, 2016

Following multiple accidents at Texas carnivals and amusement parks in late April and early May, the start of the amusement park, fair, and carnival season can add yet another injury to the already burgeoning tally. Last week, a boy and his father were shaken after a harness on a rollercoaster at a Texas amusement park […]

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NHTSA Confirms Airbag Recall Expansion and Cause of Deadly Propellant Defect

May 9, 2016

The Takata airbag inflator defect and recall is a situation that continues to appear like it will get worse before it will get better. Recently, representatives from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed the vast majority of information that we have previously reported on this blog. In discussing the recall, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx […]

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Takata Likely to Recall At Least 35 Million Additional Airbags

May 4, 2016

The Takata airbag inflator defect is a serious defect that has already produced deaths and injuries. The defect is caused by problems with the airbag inflator. Due to defects in the manufacturing process, moisture can be introduced into the inflator housing. This moisture can cause a phase change in the propellant that result in unpredictable […]

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Faulty Doors are Frequently the Cause of Party Bus Accidents and Deaths

April 25, 2016

We have previously written about other party bus accidents including one accident that occurred in California. In that accident, a passenger of the bus tumbled out of the bus doors when the driver made an unexpected turn. An investigation later found that the bus doors were faulty and this defective condition allowed the man to […]

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Take Safety Precautions When Using Gas Grills to Avoid Serious Injuries

April 21, 2016

Families have many choices when it comes to their spring or summer cooking methods. Many people are all too eager to take the heat produced from cooking outside and therefore utilize a charcoal or gas grill. There are many versions of gas grills including small units that utilize a miniature propane tank that one might […]

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