Thousands of Veterans File Lawsuits Over Defective Combat Earplugs

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Minnesota industrial giant 3M, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, recently admitted to selling defective earplugs for over 10 years. Thousands of veterans and current military service members may be entitled to financial compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus caused by these defective earplugs.  3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs were one of the most popular and widely used protective earplugs …

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping, Causes Multiple Deaths in the U.S.

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An outbreak of vaping-related illnesses have been associated with multiple deaths in the U.S. According to the CDC, there are at least 805 probable cases of vaping-related lung injury reported from 46 states. 12 deaths have been confirmed in 10 states. Of those patients, about 77% reported using THC-containing e-cig products, with or without nicotine, and 16% reported exclusive use of …

Proposed Revisions to Drive-Time Rules Could Increase Risk of Highway Accidents

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The U.S. government has moved a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. The proposed revisions have been long sought by the trucking industry, however, safety advocates warn these new regulations could lead to more highway accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an agency of the Transportation Department, …

Takata Airbags: Largest Safety Recall in U.S. History

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The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has recalled vehicles installed with airbags supplied by Takata Corporation, a major automotive parts company. The list of recalled vehicles includes models made in the years 2002 through 2015 by 19 different automakers. Called the “largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history,” the vehicles require the replacement of frontal airbags on …

How Americans Are Still At Risk For Exposure To Asbestos

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Just a few decades ago, marketers touted asbestos as the “greatest fire-proofing material ever used.” The public viewed as the perfect thermal insulating material. Seemingly everything contained asbestos, from construction projects to clothing, and from automotive parts to plumbing systems. Today, we are now aware that inhaling asbestos fibers can cause mesothelioma, a fatal cancer. The United States began banning …