Product News and Recalls

Evidence Indicates Automakers Were Aware of Takata Airbag Failures

automakers including honda possibly aware of risk of takata airbag malfunctionsThe script has been the same since the crisis began. Automakers, the victims in the tale, had been unknowingly installing faulty Takata airbags into their vehicles for years and putting millions of lives at risk in the process. They would assume their role quickly and convincingly while the ire of legislators and the driving public was focused squarely on Takata.

That ire wasn’t entirely misplaced, as the ...

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Heater-Cooler Lawsuits Filed in Pennsylvania

2 Pennsylvania heater-cooler lawsuits filedTwo Pennsylvania residents have filed a lawsuit against the University of Penn Health System claiming that they contracted dangerous bacterial infections because of defective heater-cooler units, or HCUs, according to a recent philly.com report.

The plaintiffs, Robert Gerngross and Marisa Karamanoogian, would be among the latest claiming to suffer from such infections. The FDA has now received notice of more than 80 cases worldwide. More than 25% of those are ...

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Recent FDA Warnings For 11 Anesthesia Drugs May Be “Disservice to the Population”

questions over fda advice on anesthetics in childrenSome doctors feel that new warnings now required by the FDA on 11 anesthetic and sedation drugs may cause parents and guardians to needlessly put off life-altering or even life-saving procedures for their children. The warnings detail how extended use of the drugs might lead to brain damage. They apply to children aged three and younger, as well as pregnant women in their third trimester. The FDA has ...

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JAMA Study Concludes No IVC Filter Benefit in Trauma Patients

jama study concludes no ivc filter benefit in trauma patientsScience and evidence-based research is, by its very design, difficult. There are hurdles that must be overcome at every step of the way as the researcher actively searches for ways that their study could be invalidated. But, in the end, the goal of every study remains the same: to ask a question and to be able to arrive at a definitive answer; or, at the very least, ...

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Access to Justice Under Assault in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania legislature is working on a bill which, on its surface, may sound great to many: a cut in property taxes. What people may not understand is that the supposed relief will come at a very high cost, including higher personal income and sales taxes. Additionally, school districts that are in debt will be able to continue to charge residents property taxes for years to come, despite the higher and expanded taxes implemented to make up for ...

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Protect your rights!

This week, the House will vote on a series of bills that will make it difficult – if not impossible – for Americans that have been harmed to seek justice in our nation’s courts. Among other measures, Congress is pushing legislation that will make lawsuits brought by injured patients, nursing home residents, and their families nearly impossible to pursue.

The so-called “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017” [H.R. 1215] will rig the system against individuals and tip ...

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