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AMA Pushes for Ban on E-cigs and Vaping Products

On Nov. 19, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced its policy goal for an immediate and total ban on all types of vaping and e-cigarette devices not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as cessation tools. The organization embraced a comprehensive position at its policy gathering in San Diego, CA. The group stated…

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Attention Soldiers: Defective 3M Military Earplugs Injury Lawsuit

Lawyers Helping 3M Combat Earplug Lawsuit Veterans

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is representing soldiers against manufacturer 3M for providing allegedly defective earplugs for over a decade to men and women who served in the US military. The ear plugs, distributed between 2002 and 2015, were too short for proper insertion into users’ ears, putting users at risk for permanent hearing loss, hearing…

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Imagine Putting Safety First? Volvo Claims to Be

If you ask people which cars they think are the safest, the chances are pretty good that Volvo’s name will be mentioned more than once. The company has built its reputation on safety. But over the last decade, it’s become harder and harder to trust auto manufacturers, no matter which ones they are. Between GM’s…

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Audi and Volkswagen Recall More than 10,000 Vehicles Due to Braking Defects

Consumer Reports reported on August 29, 2018, that Volkswagen and Audi issued two recalls. The recalls were necessitated because an “improper coating on a brake component” could cause braking difficulties. The defective brakes could result in longer stopping distances. This could lead to more accidents including more rear-end collisions. Drivers that can’t stop in time…

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Judge Rules Product Liability Laws Don’t Apply to Amazon’s Sale of a Defective Hoverboard

CNBC reported that a Tennessee judge found that Amazon has broad protection against product liability lawsuits. In the case before the judge, the plaintiff filed a claim against Amazon after a hoverboard the plaintiff purchased exploded and burned down the family home. The plaintiff purchased the product through Amazon’s website. In the Tennessee lawsuit, a…

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Half of the Defective Takata Airbags Still Need to be Replaced

More than half of the approximately 42 million defective airbag inflators recalled by auto parts manufacturer Takata have not been replaced and they are still inside of millions of cars that are traveling the highways and local roads throughout the United States. The defective airbag inflators can explode and have caused severe injury to 180…

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Japanese Airbag Manufacturer Takata Files for Bankruptcy

Disturbing news for anyone affected by the Takata airbag recall: on June 25, the Japanese manufacturer filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States, as well as in Japan. Takata is responsible for the world’s largest auto safety recall after it was discovered that their airbag inflators could deploy explosively, potentially injuring or killing…

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Breaking Birth Control Recall – Are You Affected?

Mistake in Birth Control Packaging Could Result in Unintended Pregnancy The FDA is recalling birth control pills that, if taken, could actually lead to pregnancy. Baltimore, Maryland’s Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled a lot of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate…

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