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GM To Recall 1.4 Million Vehicles Due To Fuel-Fed Fires Caused By Oil Leak

One of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the United States, General Motors (GM), has announced it will be recalling an estimated 1.4 million vehicles due to oil leaks that have been known to ignite fuel-fed fires in the affected cars. Reports indicate this is the third such recall that has been initiated by the company …

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Investigation Looks Into The Cause of IVC Filter Complications

Thousands of Americans have received inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent blood clots from making their way to the heart or lungs. However, an investigation has determined these medical devices may actually be putting patients in danger. IVC filter complications have ranged from parts of the device breaking off and becoming lodged in the …

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GM Faces $900 Million in Penalties in Ignition Switch Recall Case

Automotive manufacturers are responsible for making sure the vehicles and parts they produce function properly, but sometimes problems aren’t discovered until they result in an accident. One of the most common defects in cars today is the failure of the ignition switch in millions of cars and trucks made by General Motors (GM). The ignitions …

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GM Agrees to Pay $900 Million for Faulty Ignition Switches

Car maker General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million for sitting on information and failing to tell regulators about a faulty ignition switch. The defect is believed to be linked to more than 124 deaths. This settles litigation by families of the victims. And by admitting criminal wrongdoing, it also settles a criminal investigation …

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Another $100-Million Medical Mesh Settlement

A Delaware jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman injured by transvaginal mesh, Reuters reported yesterday. The woman was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages due to multiple surgeries and ongoing pain after she had the mesh implanted to help treat her pelvic organ prolapse and …

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34 Million Vehicles to Be Recalled for Faulty Airbags

According to an article in today’s New York Times, approximately 34 million vehicles in the United States will be recalled due to defective airbags. This is set to be the largest recall in history–bigger, even, than the 31 million bottles of possibly tainted Tylenol capsules recalled in the 1980s. While the precise care models to …

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