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When Archaic Laws Limit Accountability, Americans at Risk

It was a cold and snowy day in western Pennsylvania. The family minivan carrying 10 year-old Davanna was stopped at a red light. Without warning, the sound of a semi-truck’s horn pierced the air. But it was too late.

Read more of Davanna's story here.

Huffington Post Not So Progressive Anymore – Adds Forced Arbitration to Terms of Service

When The Huffington Post launched in 2005, it was embraced as a progressive alternative to conservative online media.  Now, following its sale to AOL, the liberal answer to Drudge has officially gone corporate.

Court Holds Garlock Accountable for Reckless Disregard of Americans’ Health and Safety in Decades-Long Asbestos Cover-up

Dayton Dexter worked as a pipefitter for almost forty years, and nearly every work day, he was exposed to asbestos manufactured by Garlock Sealing Technologies. As a result, he developed lung cancer, which he tragically succumbed to in 2004.

Truck’s Insufficient Insurance Coverage Leaves American Family Struggling

Maiv’s family deserves justice, but outdated trucking insurance laws have left her family facing the high cost of medical care and other losses from the crash that stole Maiv’s life. These same outdated and insufficient insurance laws undermine every American’s safety on the road and deny essential relief to those injured or killed in trucking crashes. Maiv was driving home from visiting her sister’s house in Minnesota.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls on Congress to Grant Corporations a License to Steal from American Taxpayers

Corporations will stop at nothing to hide their wrongdoing from the public, but they often can’t hide it from their employees. Because of their access to information, whistleblowers are among the best resources to hold corporations accountable when they steal from American taxpayers by defrauding the U.S. Government.

New York Attorney General Report Sheds Light on Massive Data Breach Crisis – But Consumers Can Do Little To Hold Corporations Accountable

With the ubiquitous use of credit cards, online purchases, and a myriad of other electronic transactions, American consumers can do little to prevent their personal and financial information from ending up on the Corporate Cloud. Instead, it’s up to the corporations to protect consumers’ information – but the almost daily reports of data breaches suggest that they are failing to take necessary precautions.

Asbestos on the Hill Reaffirms Why Asbestos Legislation is Necessary

ADAO President Linda Reinstein penned an op-ed in today’s The Hill calling on Congress to take action and draft legislation on asbestos issues, which continue to have an overwhelmingly negative affect on Americans.

Medical Error Leads to Unnecessary Surgeries, Suffering

Every year, 440,000 Americans die as a result of preventable medical errors and many countless more are injured. States across America are considering legislation that would limit the rights of injured patients while providing no accountability for medical errors.

Linda of Woodville, Wisconsin, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in the spring. In order to save her life, doctors recommended that she undergo radical treatment: including the removal of both of her breasts. On their recommendations, Linda opted for surgery.

Consumer Groups Call Out Microsoft for Use of Forced Arbitration

This week, Microsoft hosted its Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC. Microsoft has long used forced arbitration against its customers, so a coalition of DC-based consumer advocacy groups crashed the convention to educate the public and attendees about this abusive practice.

Mesh Survivors Call on Texas AG for Full Accountability

Perhaps more than any other product in history, vaginal mesh implants demonstrate the real harm that can occur when corporate greed and lax regulatory oversight combine. The early iterations of this device date back to the “womb supporters” of the 1800s and were known for the pain they caused and the difficulty doctors had in removing them. They were even featured in First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1933 exhibit “America’s Chamber of Horrors.” 

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