Year: 2017

Is My Mazda 6 Sedan Under Recall?

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Mazda has issued a recall for almost 58,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The automaker said that 2015 and 2016 Mazda 6 sedans suffer from a defect that could disable the power steering or airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seats in these vehicles were improperly welded during manufacturing. Weld […]

FDA Warning Letter Blasts Company for Failing to Investigate EpiPen Malfunctions

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Are you one of the 3.5 million Americans who carries an EpiPen? Imagine if your EpiPen had defects that kept it from working during an emergency. If your EpiPen no longer worked, you could find yourself in a potentially fatal situation if you were to experience anaphylaxis. A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning […]

Are Patients Being Misled About the Safety of Hospitals?

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An article published by the Wall Street Journal has questioned the integrity of the Joint Commission’s accreditation system. According to the article, the Joint Commission rarely revokes its seal of approval for hospitals who are not in compliance with federal safety rules. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit organization that accredits an estimated 80 percent […]

Target Room Essentials Dressers Recalled for Tip-Over Accident Risk

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Target has issued a recall for 175,000 dressers that were sold in its US stores for three years. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), these dressers may tip-over and injure or kill small children. The CPSC has urged parents to stop using Target’s Room Essentials Four-Drawer dressers. These dressers have different model […]

Should SEPTA Monitor Train Operators?

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a recommendation to SEPTA and the Federal Railroad Administration that calls for the installation of cameras on all rail-transit vehicles. According to the NTSB, inward and outward-facing cameras could help determine what crewmembers were doing in the moments before a train crash. The cameras recommended by the […]

Indiana 2-Year-Old Killed After Getting Neck Stuck in Power Car Window

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Some vehicles have hazards that are not picked up by recalls. In some cases, these hazards may only become public knowledge after they have already caused serious injuries or deaths. Power car windows for example. According to, powered windows have killed or maimed thousands of children. A recent case that occurred in Indiana can […]

When Are Theme Parks Liable for Accidents?

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An average of 12 children per day are treated in emergency rooms for theme park injuries. Fortunately, most incidents are minor. However, there are some instances where theme park accidents cause horrific injuries or wrongful death. For example, there was an incident last year where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a water slide in […]

How Can Swimming Pool Accidents Cause Catastrophic Injuries or Wrongful Death?

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Data gathered by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center shows that diving accidents are a common cause of spinal cord injuries. Diving accidents can occur in lakes, ponds and rivers, but many also occur in swimming pools. In a majority of cases, swimmers are injured by diving into shallow water. However, this is only […]

Did Depakote Cause My Child’s Birth Defect?

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Almost 700 lawsuits have been filed against the AbbVie Inc., the manufacturer of Depakote, a valproic acid drug commonly prescribed to treat bipolar disorder and epilepsy. Depakote was introduced in 1983 by Abbot Laboratories as an anti-seizure medication. In 2013, the company spun off into AbbVie. Many of these lawsuits were filed by mothers who […]

Can Soccer Goal Posts Injure Children?

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Tip-over accidents involving portable soccer goals are responsible for an estimated 200 injuries and one death each year. Many soccer goal accidents involve young children and teenagers. People responsible for supervising child athletes may assume these goal posts cannot tip over because they weigh hundreds of pounds. However, soccer goals are top-heavy objects that can […]