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Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Under Investigation for Airbag Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles after receiving reports that the airbags failed to deploy in six frontal collisions linked to four deaths and six injuries. The vehicles under investigation include 2011 Hyundai Sonatas, as well as 2012 and 2013 Kia Fortes. Investigators believe the issue could be caused by airbag control computers manufactured by ZF-TRW, which are used in the Hyundai vehicles. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation is looking into why the computers failed during these collisions and whether the Kia vehicles use the same or similar components. In addition, NHTSA investigators will determine whether these airbag computers are used in vehicles produced by other auto manufacturers. There is a possibility the investigation will expand beyond Kia and Hyundai vehicles. The computers used in the Hyundai vehicles can detect collisions, control the deployment of airbags and tighten seatbelts. In late February,…
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Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles with Defective Steering Wheels

Ford has announced a recall for 1.38 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZs with a terrifying defect. According to Ford, the bolts that hold the steering wheel and steering wheel column together can loosen over time. This may cause the steering wheels in these vehicles to loosen or detach. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency responsible for regulating automobile safety, has received horrifying complaints from consumers who own these vehicles. A driver from Harriman, Tennessee said they veered off the interstate after the steering wheel loosened. Another driver from Illinois said the steering wheel turned 360 degrees without warning while the vehicle was being driven at 55 miles per hour. One driver had the steering wheel fall off in his or her lap while turning into a gas station. The following vehicles are affected by this recall: 2014 through 2017 model-year Ford Fusions manufactured between August 6,…
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Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand

An additional 3.3 million defective Takata airbag inflators are being recalled. Automakers affected by the recall include: Toyota, Honda, Ford, Tesla, Subaru, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, BMW, Mitsubishi, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi and Daimler Vans. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, an estimated 37 million vehicles with Takata airbags are under currently recall. Millions of other vehicles will be added to the recall by 2019. Defective Takata airbags contain inflators that may explode when the airbags deploy. The inflators use the highly volatile chemical ammonium nitrate as a propellant. Ammonium nitrate burns too quickly after it has been exposed to humid and hot weather conditions for a long period. As a result, the inflators deploy with too much force. Vehicle occupants can be killed or injured by high-speed metal shrapnel from the inflator’s casing. There have been at least 21 deaths worldwide caused by defective Takata…
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Florida Keys Plane Crash Injures Four

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating a plane crash in the Florida Keys. A Piper PA-32 single-engine plane was taking off from Marathon Airport when it was caught in a strong gust of wind and blown into a nearby tree line. All four people onboard were injured. Two of the passengers and the pilot were taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The fourth person was treated by emergency personnel at the scene of the crash. Marathon Airport was temporarily closed as emergency personnel arrived on the scene. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was notified because the crashed plane had leaked almost 90 gallons of fuel. FAA officials said the Piper PA-32 is registered to All Pro Auto Parts, Inc. of Auburndale, Florida. According to the NTSB, the Piper PA-32 had struck multiple trees with its wings in Swainsboro,…
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Will a $1 Billion Verdict Affect Hip Implant Lawsuits?

Another ruling is in on one of the Pinnacle hip implant lawsuits, and it represents a major victory for plaintiffs in these cases.  A federal court jury in Texas has ruled that DePuy Orthopaedics—a division of Johnson & Johnson—owes six plaintiffs from California over $1 billion. However, the blow from this case could just be the beginning of J&J’s woes since there are thousands of these cases left to be resolved. How Will Hip Implant Lawsuits Be Affected By the $1 Billion Verdict? In 2013, J&J stopped selling Pinnacle hip implant devices because of health issues being caused by the device. Victims claimed that the metal-on-metal implants were hurting them due to design flaws, and it wasn’t the only J&J product having those kinds of problems. In the same year, J&J paid $2.5 billion to settle over 7,000 other hip implant lawsuits. These lawsuits were for ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement…
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Was an Entire Town Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?

Not too long ago, we talked to you about a revolutionary technology that could help plaintiffs prove that they were exposed to toxic chemicals. This advancement could help balance the scales when it comes to taking a toxic tort lawsuit to court, but you don’t always need new tech to prove toxic exposure. Take this latest toxic tort case for example… Why DuPont Settled a Lawsuit for $671 Million Parkersburg, West Virginia has a problem. It is right next to a Chemours/DuPont plant that seems to have a little leak. Experts say that the water supply near Parkersburg has been contaminated by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). This chemical is used in the production of Teflon coated pans, waterproof jackets and microwave popcorn. There’s only one problem—it’s known for causing diseases like testicular cancer and kidney cancer. The people of Parkersburg were shocked when they heard about the contamination, and so they…
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