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U.S. FINES BRITISH MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER $2.9 MILLION FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS – DOVER | MANGO | SYDNEY

NATIONAL—A major British motorcycle manufacturer is facing a $2.9 million fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for failing to notify the NHTSA on time about a steering defect behind its September 2014 recall of more than 1,300 motorcycles.The NHTSA claims that the British manufacturer violated the Safety Act when it was late… View Article
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DRIVERLESS CRASH TRUCKS AIM TO IMPROVE SAFETY FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION CREWS – Lake Panasoffkee | Sumterville | Bushnell | Coleman

FLORIDA – According to the associated press, Florida’s first self-driving car will not be a glamorous sports car or an ultramodern vehicle produced by one of the global tech giants, but will instead be a modest roadside construction truck that is “meant to be hit.”  The nation’s highways are a key part of its infrastructure…. View Article
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CROSSING THE STREET: A BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE – Orlando | Tampa | Clearwater | Jacksonville

It’s that time of year again. Parents all over the nation are swarming local stores and loading up on school supplies in preparation for the upcoming year. In Florida, residents have more to worry about than navigating the crowded aisles and making it out of their favorite big-box store alive. Floridian parents have to worry… View Article
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21 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT – UNNECESSARY BRAIN SURGERY

Earlier this year a jury awarded $21 million dollars  in a case of unnecessary brain surgery.  It wasn’t supposed to be brain surgery! FACTS – The patient was admitted to a hospital for treatment of a temporomandibular joint problem. She underwent a CT scan of her brain and was told that she required an emergency… View Article
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GM IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEMS include growing number of lawsuits

According to The Wall Street Journal, “there is a growing controversy over General Motors’ handling of defective ignition switches.”  This controversy has drawn the interest of high-profile plaintiffs’ attorneys and now more than 80 civil suits have been filed against GM concerning the defective switches.  Most of the damages include the repair costs and decline… View Article
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? ? CRUISE SHIP INJURY ? ?

Many passengers are hurt or severely injured on cruise ships, tenders and excursions every year.  Usually, the injured person returns back home and consult a local attorney about their legal rights. The majority of the time the local attorney may not be experienced in cruise ship law and is not aware that most cruise lines… View Article
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ANOTHER FATAL CRASH MAY BE LINKED TO GENERAL MOTORS (GM) ignition-switch defect

For several weeks, CBS News has been reporting on its investigation into a General Motors (GM) recall.  At least 13 people have died in accidents linked to an ignition-switch defect. CBS News’ reporting showed GM was aware of the problem years before the recall.  On Tuesday, a congressional committee opened an investigation. Last month, GM… View Article
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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI) affects 10 million people a year worldwide and is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults. The human brain – despite being encased snugly within its protective skull – is terrifyingly vulnerable to traumatic injury. A severe blow to the head can set in train a series… View Article
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FDA SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT – TESTOSTERONE PRODUCTS

SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT – FDA is evaluating risk of stroke, heart attack and death with FDA-approved Testosterone products [01-31-2014] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. We have been monitoring this risk and decided to reassess this safety issue based on the recent… View Article

LASER HAIR REMOVAL – Study finds laser hair-removal procedures by non-physicians may pose risks.

In a recent article in The New York Times, it was reported on the risks posed by laser hair-removal procedures by non-physician operators (NPOs). If the treatments are “performed improperly, they can cause disfiguring injuries and severe burns in sensitive areas, like the bikini line and the mustache area above the lips, and, rarely, even… View Article