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Defective Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises to 8 in U.S.

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Another life has been claimed by a faulty Takata airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The news comes on the heels of a massive penalty issued by the NTHSA against the Japanese manufacturer last month. A 13-year-old boy was killed in a car accident on July 22 while driving in a relative’s 2001… Continue reading Defective Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises to 8 in U.S.

Takata Ordered to Speed Up Airbag Recall, Fined $200 Million

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Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the largest civil penalty in its history against Takata, maker of defective air bag inflators responsible for seven deaths and nearly 100 injuries. The penalty includes a $70 million fine due immediately, and an additional $130 million fine if they do… Continue reading Takata Ordered to Speed Up Airbag Recall, Fined $200 Million

GM Settles Federal Criminal Charges over Defective Ignition Switch for $900M

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The General Motors (GM) saga over a defective ignition switch is almost complete as the auto manufacturer has agreed to settle a federal criminal investigation for $900 million. Federal prosecutors charged GM with wire fraud and engaging in a plan to conceal a deadly safety defect. However, no specific GM employees have been charged criminally… Continue reading GM Settles Federal Criminal Charges over Defective Ignition Switch for $900M

One Million Trek Bikes Recalled

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A bicycle rider was paralyzed and an additional two riders were seriously injured. The culprit? Trek Bicycles. One The Wisconsin-based company has recalled nearly one million bikes in North America. The bicycles were produced by the Trek company between 1999 and 2015. The dangerous bicycles have been recalled because the front wheels can suddenly lockup… Continue reading One Million Trek Bikes Recalled

Listeriosis Outbreak Claims Three Lives in Kansas

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The FDA issued a safety advisory last week after five cases of listeriosis, a dangerous illness caused by the listeria bacteria, were identified in Kansas. The patients all became ill after consuming Blue Bell ice cream products. They were admitted to the hospital for different reasons; at least three of them have died. The patients… Continue reading Listeriosis Outbreak Claims Three Lives in Kansas

Dangerous Scaffold Kills Painter on Parvin Road

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A painter was trapped on a scaffolding on Thursday morning at a worksite on the 8800 block of Northeast Parvin Road, the man was forced to jump from the scaffolding because it was unsteady. Though he was able to jump, before the scaffolding fell, he died from injuries he sustained in the accident. Officials from… Continue reading Dangerous Scaffold Kills Painter on Parvin Road

Defective Airbags Cause Fatalities Even in Fender Benders

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A recent tragic accident involving a recalled Honda vehicle has cost a Houston father of two his very life. Bloomberg News reports that on Jan. 18, Carlos Solis was involved in a minor fender bender with Honda Accord. Unfortunately, Solis’ Accord belonged to the group of millions of vehicles that had been recalled for dangerous and defective… Continue reading Defective Airbags Cause Fatalities Even in Fender Benders

Candied Apples & Food Recalls

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Jump to: Symptoms of Listeria Poisoning Listeria Injuries What Should I Do? Listeria Injury Lawyers Listeria monocytogenes (listeria) is a dangerous foodborne bacteria that can cause food poisoning and lead to a fatal infection called Listeriosis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a widespread,… Continue reading Candied Apples & Food Recalls

Takata Reformulates Chemical Compounds Used in Airbags

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An anonymous official at Takata Corporation, the airbag manufacturer at the center of a 14 million vehicle recall effort, has recently announced that the chemical compound used by the company in its airbag propellants has been altered. The official refused to admit that the change occurred because of the recalls and asserted that the upgrade… Continue reading Takata Reformulates Chemical Compounds Used in Airbags

Meningitis Alert! Contaminated Steroid Injections Cause Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak!

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Drug Alert! Contaminated Steroid Injections Cause Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak! On September 25, 2012, steroid injections were recalled by its Massachusetts manufacturer, New England Compounding Center, due to a contamination causing fungal meningitis. The sickness and death tolls from the contaminated steroid injections continue to rise with 121 infected people and 12 reported deaths reported in ten… Continue reading Meningitis Alert! Contaminated Steroid Injections Cause Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak!

Kansas Death from Listeria Outbreak in Cantaloupe

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Federal health officials have raised the death toll to 18 in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it has confirmed 100 illnesses in 20 states, including the 18 deaths. The agency said it has confirmed two additional deaths in Colorado and one in Kansas since last week. The… Continue reading Kansas Death from Listeria Outbreak in Cantaloupe

Bannister Federal Complex Investigation

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Peterson & Associates, P.C currently represents individuals that have developed diseases from exposure to toxic chemicals utilized at the Bannister Federal Complex located on Bannister Road in Kansas City, Missouri. We have been vigilantly researching issues surrounding the leaking of dangerous toxins in and around the Bannister Complex. Our firm has consulted with a nationally… Continue reading Bannister Federal Complex Investigation