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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to receive complaints from Ford Explorer owners who say they are being exposed to carbon monoxide. More than eighty of the complaints sent to NHTSA mention injuries. Due to these developments, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has once again called on…

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Children may be placed into foster homes when they are taken away from parents who are deemed neglectful, abusive or dangerous by the authorities. Public and private foster care agencies are responsible for providing these children temporary shelter until they can be placed into new homes. These agencies are responsible for providing…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 323 children in the US suffer from cerebral palsy, a condition that may be caused by an injury to a developing brain. Cerebral palsy affects balance and posture. Certain types of medical mistakes before and during birth could…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that child car seats reduce the risk of death during a motor vehicle accident by 54 percent for passengers between 1 and 4 years old. Compared to regular seatbelt use, booster seats reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent for…

Medical mistakes are responsible for an estimated 251,000 to 450,000 deaths in the US each year. Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake by health care providers. However, there are multiple types of diagnostic errors that could harm you or a loved one. The different types of diagnostic errors…

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December’s Amtrak crash in DuPont, Washington killed three people and caused multiple injuries. Investigators discovered the train was speeding through a curve at roughly 50 miles per hour over the posted speed limit when it derailed. Positive train control (PTC) is a technology that is designed to prevent train collisions, overspeed derailments,…

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Recent data released by the medical liability insurer Coverys shows that opioid drugs are responsible for 24 percent of medical malpractice claims involving prescription medications. Opioids are a class of synthetic, pain-relieving drugs that work by interacting with the brain’s opioid receptors. These may include prescription drugs such as fentanyl…

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Last week, we published a blog on the dangerous type 2 diabetes drug Invokana. Once the FDA has evidence that an FDA approved product has serious or life-threatening risks, it can receive a black box warning. The FDA required a black box warning for Invokana after receiving evidence that it increases…

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The Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) of 1953 created flammability standards for consumer clothing products. When the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was created in 1972, it became responsible for issuing flammability standards under this law. The CPSC has flammability standards for all children’s sleepwear products above size 9 months and…

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Invokana is an SGLT2 inhibitor that also goes by the names Invokamet, Invokamet XR and canagliflozin. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. More than four years after its approval, it has become clear that Invokana is a defective and unreasonably dangerous…