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Pedestrian Struck by Car Wants Help Finding Driver
Pedestrian Struck by Car Wants Help Finding Driver
An Arizona woman is asking residents to come forward if they have any information about the car-versus-pedestrian accident that nearly claimed her life in October of last year. While enjoying a "trunk-or-treat" Halloween event with her nieces, a 33-year-old local woman attempted to cross the street at the intersection of...
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GM Recalling 473k Trucks and SUVs for Brake Pedal Issue
GM Recalling 473k Trucks and SUVs for Brake Pedal Issue
General Motors has announced that it will be recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs for an issue that could cause the brake pedal to come loose and possibly fail to work. According to GM, a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose, causing the pedal to...
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U.S. Traffic Fatalities on the Rise
U.S. Traffic Fatalities on the Rise
For almost fifteen years, the estimated number of fatal car accidents on our nation's highways has been in a slow-but-steady decline. However, an announcement made last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that deadly traffic accidents are on the rise once again. The latest estimates for...
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Arizona Needs More Highway Safety Policies
Arizona Needs More Highway Safety Policies
According to a recent report from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Arizona ranks as one of the worst states for highway safety policies. The Vice President of governmental affairs for Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety confirmed that seven of the 15 best highway safety laws were missing...
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DUI Wrong-Way Crashes Increase in Arizona
DUI Wrong-Way Crashes Increase in Arizona
For over a decade, law officials from Arizona have been focused on reducing the number of fatal car accidents caused by drunk drivers traveling the wrong direction on the states' freeways. In Arizona, impaired drivers continue to pose a particularly deadly threat, as the number of fatalities associated with drunk...
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Johnson & Johnson Pays $120 Million for Mesh Cases
Johnson & Johnson Pays $120 Million for Mesh Cases
Several medical manufacturing companies””Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard””have come under fire recently for producing and selling transvaginal mesh implants that can cause internal injuries, debilitating pain and a plethora of long-lasting health complications. One such company, Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to pay over $120 million to...
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Negligent Hospital Doctor Sends Dying Girl Home
Negligent Hospital Doctor Sends Dying Girl Home
In an alleged case of severe medical malpractice, a neurosurgeon at the Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix sent a critically ill child home because her mother “had a tendency to overreact” and “was not going to like what [he] did next.” The child's...
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AZ Department of Labor’s New Temp Employee Law
AZ Department of Labor’s New Temp Employee Law
The Department of Labor (DOL) is cracking down on companies that cheat temporary workers out of overtime wages and other benefits through joint employment endeavors with temporary staffing agencies. The DOL's Wage and Hour Division Department has set new guidelines to ensure that host employers and temporary staffing agencies are...
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Johnson & Johnson Faces Levaquin RICO Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson Faces Levaquin RICO Lawsuit
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson faces yet another lawsuit for allegedly concealing harmful and potentially deadly side effects caused by its antibiotic Levaquin. The latest Levaquin lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court on Jan. 18, 2016, and accuses the company of violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt...
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Car Makers Pledge to Share Recall Data with Government
Car Makers Pledge to Share Recall Data with Government
Following such disastrous and deadly incidents as Volkswagen's emissions scandal, GM's faulty ignition switch recall, and Takata's airbag recall, several different auto manufacturers have agreed to reform the way they report injuries, fatalities, and defective vehicles to the government. The agreement between the automakers and the government (which many consider...
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