Portable Pools are a Drowning Danger to Kids Under Age 5

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, every year it receives about 35 reports involving children under age 5 who drowned in a portable pool. Portable pool deaths compromise 11% of all pool drowning fatalities involving kids in that age range–clearly evidence that contrary to popular presumption, these moveable pools, even the small blow-up ones, [...]

California Motorcycle Defect Lawsuit: Man Sues BMW Claiming Bike Seat Caused Lasting Erectile Dysfunction

Motorcycle rider Henry Wolf has filed a California auto products liability lawsuit against BMW North America and Corbin-Pacific. Wolf claims that the “ridge-like” seat of his 1993 BMW bike caused him to suffer priapism. He contends that the condition, which causes a lasting erection, has been going on for 20 months now. The case is [...]

Texas Air Bag Defect Lawsuit Seeks Damages from General Motors After Car Crash Leaves Woman with Severe Injuries

The son of a woman who he claims was left incapacitated after sustaining serious injuries in a car crash is suing General Motors for Texas auto products liability. Carolyn Gill’s son Rick Gill filed a personal injury complaint last month. Per the Texas air bag defect lawsuit, Gill was traveling in a 2004 Buick Le [...]

NHTSA Proposes ‘Brake-Throttle Override’ Standard to Prevent Unintended Acceleration Crashes

In the wake of the deadly 2009 San Diego, California car crash that killed four people because of Lexus sudden unintended acceleration, the US Department of Transportation is proposing that current safety standards be updated and a Break-Throttle Override’ requirement implemented so that drivers are better able to stop a motor vehicle should the accelerator [...]

CPSC Stopped About 647,000 Unsafe Products from Entering the US During 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, Consumer Product Safety Commission port investigators and US Customs Border Protection agents have stopped nearly 650,000 units (of approximately 240 different noncomplying products) from entering the country and reaching consumers. They screened over 2,900 shipments at ports of entry throughout the country and pulled the items that [...]

Whistleblower Lawsuits: WellCare Health Plans Settles Medicare/Medicaid Allegations for $137.5 Million

Four whistleblower lawsuits accusing WellCare Health Plans, Inc. of submitting false Medicaid and Medicare claims have ended with the company agreeing to pay $137.5 million to settle the allegations made. The lawsuits were filed under the federal False Claims Act’s qui tam provisions, and whistleblowers are entitled to a share of the settlement. Per the [...]