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    • Chrysler Recalls: Beware of Vehicle Buyback Offers

      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 […]

    • Are Takata Airbags Dangerous Even in Newer Model Vehicles?

      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 […]

    • Fiat Chrysler Recalls:  Another “Switchgate” and a Host of Other Problems

      Fiat Chrysler Recalls: Another “Switchgate” and a Host of Other Problems

      Faulty Ignition Switches Lead to Loss of Engine Power, Power Steering, Braking and Airbags On June 3, 2015, Chrysler updated its recall of Jeep Grand Cherokees (model years 2005-2007) and Jeep Commanders (model years 2006-2007) over an ignition switch defect, […]

    • FDA to Review Essure Birth Control Device

      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 […]

    • Cause of the Amtrak Train Crash?

      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 […]

    • What Caused the Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia?

      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 […]

    • Federal Judge Warns Bard Shareholders:  Settle Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

      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 […]

    • Takata Airbag Cover Up:  another example of why Tort Reform is a Terrible Idea

      Takata Airbag Cover Up: another example of why Tort Reform is a Terrible Idea

      At least 139 people have been injured as a result of shrapnel shot out from defective Takata airbags.  And, millions of vehicles are now on NHTSA’s recall list because of the Takata airbag recall.  Honda had to recall 5.1 million […]

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

      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 16 million vehicles from 11 automobile makers that contain Takata airbags have been […]

    • Wal-Mart Refuses to Accept Responsibility in Tracy Morgan Case

      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 […]