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Eric Washburn

Do Red Light Cameras Help Prevent Virginia Car Crashes?

Virginia, just like many states around the country, uses red light camera enforcement in order to help prevent car crashes. The state began installing and using red light cameras for enforcement in 2007. According to the statistics from the Insurance […]

Rick Shapiro

Jury Finds Link Between Talcum Powder, Ovarian Cancer; Awards Victim $417M

On August 21, 2017, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded a 63-year-old California woman $417 million in compensatory and punitive damages in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The plaintiff is currently bedridden and near death from ovarian cancer […]

Randy Appleton

Study: Concern Over How Recalls for Children’s Products Are Handled

The purpose of product recalls is to alert the public about a dangerous or defective product in order for any consumers who purchased that product to either repair or replace that product. Although any defective product can pose hazards, defective […]

Edwin Booth

Alarming Spike in Ocular Burns to Children from Detergent Pods

Any parent of a young toddler or small child knows how critical it is to safeguard their home in order to prevent their child from getting into dangerous products which could cause serious harm or even be fatal. However, there […]

Guest Author

Will the NHTSA Change Its Vehicle Recall Process?

A recent decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may be an indication that the agency could eventually change the process by which it issues vehicle recalls. The current recall process involves manufacturers notifying vehicle owners by mail […]

Edwin Booth

Who Protects the Public from Dangerous and Defective Products?

As consumers, we have the right to expect that the products we purchase are safe. We expect that the product we are buying has gone through rigorous testing and inspections to ensure that it is safe. Unfortunately, that isn’t always […]

Edwin Booth

More Jeeps Roll and Injure Drivers

The death of actor Anton Yelchin last summer, who died when his Jeep Grand Cherokee crushed him as he was checking his mailbox at his home in Los Angeles, was viewed at first as a freak accident. However, an investigation […]

Randy Appleton

Another Automaker Dumps Takata Airbags

Fiat Chrysler is the latest automaker that reports it will stop using Takata airbags, which has been the subject of recall of at least 10,000,000 units in the past few years. The airbags have been tied to causing as many […]

Rick Shapiro

How to Avoid Product Recalls – Test, Test and Test Some More

Some experts believe that the recent rise in product liability lawsuits is being driven in part by regulators, but they advise that businesses that want to avoid product liability lawsuits should take great pains to avoid putting out defective products.  […]

Rick Shapiro

Boston Scientific Adds New Warnings to Surgical Mesh Medical Devices

Boston Scientific Corp. is adding new safety warnings to the labels for its medical devices that are among the most heavily litigated: surgical mesh devices that are used to repair pelvic disorders in women. The medical device manufacturer has faced […]