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Catastrophic Brain Injury Prompts Recall of Residential Elevators

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of certain residential elevators sold exclusively by Coastal Carolina Elevators.  The elevators can operate while the gate door is open, posing a potential crushing hazard. The Commission states that Coastal Carolina Elevators, based in South Carolina, has received three different reports of incidents involving their products,

Punitive Damages Allowed Against Toyota in Florida Crash Case

A ruling by a Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge has taken the potential damages in a case against Toyota Motor Corp. from initial estimates of $15 million to $20 million to a staggering potential of $180 million, according to the plaintiff’s attorney. The Palm Beach County Judge, Meenu Sasser, informed lawyers for plaintiff, Bret Quinlan

Airbags Not Just Full of Hot Air

Ford Motor Company recently announced it was working with United States safety regulators to investigate claims that faulty airbags in its vehicles may be injuring drivers. One claim, arising from a North Carolina car accident, specifically alleges that in August, the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang was injured by a metal fragment that deployed

Faulty Hip Transplants Lead To A Multi-Million Dollar Group Settlement

Biomet Inc., has agreed to pay over $50 million dollars to settle lawsuits filed with regards to defective hip prosthesis designed and manufactured by them.  The particular device that was part of the failures and litigation are known as M2a Magnum.  There are hundreds of reports of failures of these prosthesis that have led to

NEJM Releases Study of Risks Associated With Taking Niacin For Cholesterol

The New England Journal of Medicine has reported details from studies revealing almost confirmed side effect risks associated with taking Niacin in association with Statins.  Niacin has been prescribed to hundreds of thousands of patients as a means of controlling their cholesterol levels and for heart care. Apparently, these studies are revealing that it may