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Vehicle Safety Systems Become Standard Due to Public Awareness and Manufacturer Accountability

February 26, 2015

Modern cars, trucks and SUVs contain a wealth of safety features and engineering considerations borne out of more than a century of producing vehicles. However, until the 1960s and 1970s vehicle safety did not receive the attention it deserved and many extremely preventable catastrophic injuries occurred. The reasons for this delayed focus on vehicle safety […]

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What is the Role of a Medical Expert in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

February 24, 2015

Medical malpractice is a highly technical area where legal mistakes can sink an otherwise viable claim. In general, if you have been injured by an act or failure to act by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional you may have a claim for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims form a broad umbrella of potential […]

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1 in 3 Consumers Fail to Heed Vehicle Recall Notices

February 16, 2015

In light of both the volume and frequency of car, truck and SUV recall notices issued by vehicle manufacturers in 2014, it’s almost no wonder that some consumers seem to be tuning out these important safety notices. In the early 2000s, and likely for the first time post-Unsafe at Any Speed, the Firestone tire defect […]

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What are the Top Three Reasons for Barred Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Claims?

February 5, 2015

You go in for surgery or a routine medical procedure to correct a routine medical problem. Or, perhaps, you entered the hospital after an accident or another traumatic event. In either case, you sought medical attention to aid and expedite your recovery from an injury or an illness. Unfortunately, despite the efforts by doctors, nurses […]

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Adulterated and Mislabeled Herbal Supplements May Endanger the Health of Pennsylvanians

February 4, 2015

Results from an investigation spearheaded by the New York Attorney General’s office has caused the New York Attorney General to send cease and desist letters to four national retailers: GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. The letter demands that each retailer halts their sale of allegedly “adulterated and/or mislabeled herbal dietary supplements.” The letter seems to […]

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NHTSA Announces Defective Airbag Follow-Up Recall after Ineffective Fixes

February 3, 2015

When a recall notice is issued, we bring our vehicle to the dealer and have it repaired we are accustomed to think the issue will be fully addressed and repaired so that our  loved ones aren’t unnecessarily subjected to serious risks. However, despite these intentions, the fact of the matter is that recommended fixes for a […]

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50 Claims Accepted for GM Ignition Switch Deaths as nearly 1 Million Defective Vehicles Remain Unrepaired

January 28, 2015

General Motors was aware of problems with its Delphi-manufactured ignition switches for more than a decade, but they only took action issuing a recall in early 2014. Over the course of that decade millions of vehicles — including the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, and Saturn Ion – were produced that were prone to the ignition […]

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Feds Launch Guardrail Safety Portal, Order new Crash Tests in Light of Trinity ET-Plus Endcap Defects

January 27, 2015

At Reiff & Bily our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to following the latest developments in defective products that can injure or kill Pennsylvanians. Thus we began following the Trinity ET-Plus defective guardrail situation back in September 2014. Then, the situation was still developing though several whistle-blowers and personal injury suits had sounded the […]

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NHTSA Re-opens investigation into Ford Pickup & Ambulance Stalling Problems

January 22, 2015

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been called on to do more to detect dangerous vehicle defects since the Takata exploding airbag and General Motors ignition switch defects. It appears that the new NHTSA administrator has taken these calls to action seriously. The new Administrator, Mark Rosekind, spoke at the North American Auto Show in […]

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NTSB’s Most Wanted List Provides Path to Enhanced Commercial Trucking Safety

January 21, 2015

In the first part of this series that will discuss a number of the steps and measures recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), we analyzed the problem of fatigued commercial drivers. Fatigued commercial drivers process information more slowly, have delayed reaction times and are more prone to being distracted. However, tired truck drivers […]

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