Chrysler Recalls: Beware of Vehicle Buyback Offers

As reported today in the Chicago Tribune, Fiat Chrysler announced this week the details of the biggest vehicle buyback program in history, which was imposed on the company after a federal investigation into its track record of horrendous Chrysler recall completion rates lead to a $105 million civil penalty.  The buyback program involves three of […]

Read More

Are Takata Airbags Dangerous Even in Newer Model Vehicles?

The crisis involving defective Takata airbags may now include side airbags and newer model vehicles.  Volkswagen AG is investigating vehicles equipped with Takata side air bags after a rupture incident involving the side airbag in one of its vehicles.  In June of this year, a 2015 model VW Tiguan experienced a side air bag rupture after a […]

Read More

FDA to Review Essure Birth Control Device

  The FDA recently scheduled a public meeting to review scientific data on the Essure birth control implant. The meeting will take place on September 24th 2015 with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices advisory panel. This is in response to over 5,000 complaints that the implant is causing major health problems. The Essure Permanent Birth Control […]

Read More

Cause of the Amtrak Train Crash?

Well, that didn’ t take long.  The New York Times is reporting that the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday night was traveling at least 100 miles an hour through a sharp curve in an urban area.  According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 100 miles an hour is at least twice the speed […]

Read More

What Caused the Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia?

So far, the answer is that authorities do not yet know.  Here’s what we do know.  This Amtrak train crash happened on a stretch of northbound track in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia near a bend in the track close to Frankford Avenue and Wheatsheaf Lane.  The train, identified as Northeast Regional Train 188, […]

Read More

Federal Judge Warns Bard Shareholders: Settle Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

Judge Joseph Goodwin of the United States District Court for Southern West Virginia is overseeing the multi-district litigation (MDL) involving thousands of the lawsuits filed over C.R. Bard’s pelvic mesh devices for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.  Bard faces more than 12,400 pending cases.  In an MDL hearing this week, Judge Goodwin made comments that appear to […]

Read More

Takata Airbag Recalls: Too Little Too Late From Takata and Honda

At least three deaths have been associated with defective Takata airbags.  Takata, a Japanese manufacturer, is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of air bags.  More than 14 million vehicles from 11 automobile makers that contain Takata airbags have been recalled worldwide.   That is about five times the number of vehicles recalled this year by […]

Read More

Wal-Mart Refuses to Accept Responsibility in Tracy Morgan Case

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Wal-Mart Transportation were sued in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by Tracy Morgan and others in connection with the deadly tractor trailer truck crash last summer on the New Jersey Turnpike that left one person dead and left the 30 Rock star in critical condition. […]

Read More