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VW Agrees to Settle Emissions Claims for $10.2 Billion

Volkswagen has agreed to a $10.2 billion payout in its emissions scandal case, one of the largest payouts by an automaker in the United States. The settlement is the result of VW's admission that it was using software in its vehicles that cheated to get… Read More

J&J Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Another Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a victim of the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products $55 million. The woman claims that after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for decades, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall Grows as New Order Issued

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered airbag manufacturer Takata to recall up to 40 million more airbags. Already the largest safety recall in auto history, defective Takata airbags have been linked to at least 11 U.S.… Read More

Nissan Recalls 3.2 Million Vehicles Due to Airbag Problems

Nissan has announced the recall of 3.2 million vehicles in the U.S. due to malfunctions which could cause airbags not to work properly during a crash. Defective occupant sensing systems, which detect if a passenger is sitting in the front passenger seat… Read More

Two More Deaths Linked to Defective Takata Airbags Despite Recall Efforts

In the United States alone, a total of 11 innocent victims have lost their lives due to defective Takata airbags, as two recent deaths have been linked to the faulty product. Last month, a 17-year-old high school student from Richmond, Texas, died after… Read More

Honda Quietly Requested Takata Airbag Design Change in 2009

In recent months, faulty Takata airbags have spurred the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Last week, it was discovered that Honda requested the airbags be redesigned in 2009, after they were linked to four deaths. However, Honda never reported… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Announces Several Morcellator Lawsuit Settlements

Over the past few months, Johnson & Johnson has settled nearly 70 lawsuits regarding its laparoscopic power morcellator surgical device. The device was discontinued in 2014 after hundreds of women developed a previously undiagnosed cancer that was caused… Read More

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $500 Million in DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit

This past Thursday in federal court, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $500 million to five Texas residents who were harmed by the company's Pinnacle® metal-on-metal hip implant. Johnson & Johnson's medical device manufacturing… Read More

Essure Required to Carry Black Box Warning Label

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that yet another product will be receiving a black box warning regarding its safety. According to the FDA, the permanent female contraceptive device Essure will be required to carry a black box warning… Read More

Using Talcum Powder Boosts Ovarian Cancer Risk

Talc is cancer causing, says most scientific researchers. Following countless laboratory studies, the use of talc-based powder for feminine hygiene has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Women who regularly use talcum powder in the… Read More

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