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Documents show GM “opts not to respond” in history of past death inquiries involving faulty ignition switches

Posted: July 17, 2014 Personal Injury

Crash after crash, federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were confused about what was happening to victims who appeared to have just suddenly lost control of their General Motors (GM) vehicle and crashed with failed airbags.

Recall: Flowers Foods bread contains undeclared milk

Posted: July 2, 2014 Recalls

Flowers Foods has just announced a recall of all brands of Bar-B-Q bread for containing undeclared milk. Dairy allergies are very common throughout the country. People who eat this bread unaware of its true contents can put their life at

GSK to pay $105 million to settle claims it unlawfully promoted drugs

Posted: June 8, 2014 Consumer Fraud

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reached a $105 million agreement with 44 states and the District of Columbia to settle lawsuits alleging the drug company marketed some of its drugs for unapproved uses. The settlement also requires GSK to pay a hefty

Man alleges faulty guardrail amputated his legs in crash

Posted: May 21, 2014 Personal Injury

A North Carolina man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Trinity Industries Inc. and Trinity Highway Products LLC after a guardrail manufactured by the companies cut through the floorboard of his Isuzu SUV during a January collision and severed

Personal injury lawsuits piling up against makers of blood thinner Plavix

Posted: February 17, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Personal and financial injury lawsuits involving the blood thinner Plavix are piling up in New Jersey against the drug’s makers, with 73 currently in the multidistrict litigation with at least another 14 being considered for transfer. The lawsuits allege the

Tennessee clinics settle whistleblower’s allegations of fraud for $1.85 million

Posted: January 31, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Two Tennessee orthopedic clinics will pay a combined $1.85 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the clinics engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by buying potentially unsafe injections of knee pain medication from foreign sources at deeply discounted

Whistleblowers share $1.5 million for exposing illegal kickback scheme at Abbott Laboratories

Posted: January 21, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Two former Abbott Laboratories employees who sued the pharmaceutical giant under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act will share more than $1 million from funds recovered in a December settlement agreement.

Hospira recalls more vials of anesthetic Lidocaine due to contamination

Posted: December 28, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Hospira has had its share of recalls during 2013 due to quality control issues with its injectable drugs. Once again, with just a week left in the calendar year, the pharmaceutical company has ordered another recall. The latest action involves

Tenn. cardiologist to settle whistleblower’s Medicare fraud allegations for $1.15 million

Posted: December 24, 2013 Consumer Fraud

A Tennessee cardiologist has agreed to pay $1.15 million to settle whistleblower allegations that he performed medically unnecessary heart stent surgeries in order to bill Medicare and Medicaid for the procedures, the U.S. Justice Department announced.

NHTSA launches investigation into Tesla electric car fires

Posted: November 23, 2013 Product Liability

A second battery fire following “undercarriage strikes” in a Tesla Model S electric car has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to launch a formal investigation. In both cases, the cars had run over debris in the roadway, which