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Largest Automotive Recall in the U.S. Announced Due to Defective Air Bags

May 21, 2015

Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corporation is finally admitting that its air bags are defective, and almost 34 million vehicles are now being recalled in America. This is the largest automotive recall to ever occur in our nation. Takata Recall from November Expands In November 2014, automakers issued nearly 8 million recall notices in the… Read More

Reasoning Behind Legal Advertising After the Amtrak Tragedy

May 19, 2015

After Tuesday night’s Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the news was flooded with stories about the victims of the crash, the Amtrak engineer, and what may have gone wrong. Soon after, you likely saw Facebook posts, TV commercials, and other messages from law firms offering their services to victims. Sokolove Law was among those law… Read More

FDA and Dietary Supplement Industry Under Scrutiny for Dangerous Ingredients

May 19, 2015

Dietary supplements are popular among individuals attempting to lose weight or build muscle quickly. However, recent studies and news reports are calling attention to questionable ingredients, underlying health risks, and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) alleged inaction in regulating these products. Synthetic Amphetamine Discovered in Supplements Published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis,… Read More

Amtrak® Northeast Regional Train Derails in Philadelphia; At Least 7 Dead, More than 200 Injured

May 13, 2015

A nighttime train crash in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia has left hundreds of families in shock. The Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, traveling from Washington D.C. to New York, derailed at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 12 with 238 passengers and 5 crew members on board. At least 7 people have… Read More

UN Report Reveals Alarming New Asbestos and Mesothelioma Statistics

May 8, 2015

According to a new United Nations (UN) report, 1/3 of the 900 Million people living in Europe are exposed to asbestos at work and elsewhere. The report also states that asbestos is to blame for 1/2 of all deaths from cancers developed at work in Europe. New estimates indicate that mesothelioma deaths have cost 1.5… Read More

New Study: Alarming Teen Distracted Driving Statistics

May 1, 2015

It’s no secret that teens are notorious for distracted driving—but just how distracted are they? A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and researchers at the University of Iowa found that in 58% of moderate-to-severe teen motor vehicle crashes, distraction was a major factor. Whether or not you are the parent of… Read More

Zimmer Recalls Persona® Knee Implant Device Component

April 15, 2015

Zimmer Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of its Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate, a component of the Persona Knee replacement system, due to an increase in complaints of device loosening and radiolucent lines. Radiolucent lines, which can be seen on an x-ray, are potential indications that a device may lack proper fixation which could… Read More

Canada Sees Rise in Asbestos Imports; Certain Occupations at-Risk

April 7, 2015

As the 11th annual National Asbestos Awareness Week comes to a close, one thing remains abundantly clear: asbestos is still very much a problem in our country. However, it is also critical to remember that although this week is a national observance in the U.S., asbestos is a global threat. In fact, a recent news… Read More

The History of Asbestos—and Why a New Bill May Change the Future

April 6, 2015

If there were an action you could take to prevent the development of a deadly cancer, would you do it? Mesothelioma could be one of the most preventable cancers. Because asbestos exposure causes this cancer, if we were to ban asbestos and its use in products, we should not have any future cases. If we… Read More

The READ Act and Asbestos: A Call for Transparency

April 4, 2015

The 114th United States Congress began in January 2015, and in this young session, we’ve already seen legislative steps taken to help limit future harm from asbestos. Recently, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation that would help Americans avoid exposure to the deadly substance by increasing the amount of publicly available information on where asbestos… Read More