General Motors Sued in Texas Rollover Lawsuit Over 15-Year-Old’s Wrongful Death

The parents of 15-year-old Skylar Carpenter are suing General Motors for her wrongful death. In their Texas SUV rollover lawsuit, the family contends that their daughter died because the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban she had been riding in had multiple defects and was never properly tested. Becky and David Carpenter also believe that the automaker had [...]

Dorel Juvenile Group, Graco Among Infant Product Manufacturers to Recently Recall Possibly Defective and Hazardous Inventory

After receiving 17 reports of incidents involving its Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets, Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling about 97,000 of them over concerns that they may pose a suffocation hazard to infants. The babies cited in the reports were mainly under the age of three months. The infant safety [...]

Medicare Beneficiary Whistleblowers To Share in $5.5M Pharmacy Fraud Settlement Involving CVS Caremark Subsidiary RxAmerica

A $5.25 million pharmacy fraud settlement has been reached between the US Department of Justice and RxAmerica stemming from two whistleblower lawsuits filed under the False Claims Act. The CVS Caremark Subsidiary is accused of misrepresenting the prices of drugs to senior citizens that were part of the Medicare Part D Prescription drug benefit program. [...]

Toyota Recalls 7.43 Million Vehicles Because Faulty Power Window Switches Can Cause Fires

In one of its largest auto recalls ever, Toyota has recalled 7.43 million motor vehicles globally over concerns that defective power window switches could cause the vehicle to emit fire and/or smoke. Over 12 models of trucks, cars, and sports utility vehicles are affected, including 2.5 million autos in the US including the Tundra pickup, [...]

Counterfeit Airbags Installed by Independent Repair Shops Are Placing Passengers at Risk, Warns NHTSA

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some independent repair shops may be installing counterfeit air bags that are not only untested but also are likely to improperly activate during a car crash. While these unauthorized safety devices have been installed in less than 240,000 vehicles–that’s 1/10th of 1% of autos on the road [...]

Using Indoor Tanning Beds Can Lead to Greater Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Risk, Reports UCSF Study

According to a new study led by UCSF that recently published online in BMJ, indoor tanning beds can up the risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer. These tanning devices are already linked to malignant melanoma, which is the deadliest type of skin cancer. Considering that millions of people in the US use tanning salons each [...]