Submitted by Jamar Hudson on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:48
Millions of Americans purchase red gasoline cans every year.
However, what those same consumers may not be aware of, are the dangers those cans pose.
The ubiquitous red gas cans in homes across America, are a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode. There are horrific examples of children knocking over gas cans with tricycles, fathers filling up chainsaws or lawnmowers and people just walking by the can when a small spark from static electricity or a water heater’s pilot light flashes into the can, causing the can to explode.
On Wednesday, NBC’s Today Show featured a segment highlighting the dangers of gas cans and the subsequent hurdles victims face in trying to receive justice for injuries they’ve suffered.
Submitted by Jamar Hudson on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:35
With the holiday season in full swing, so begins the busiest shopping period of the year. As millions prepare to line up in hopes of catching that post-Thanksgiving, Black Friday sale or getting started on finding that new gadget their loved one wants for Christmas, consumers across the country will make purchases with the assumption that the products are safe and have been properly tested.
But is that always the case?
A recent report by CMSWire.com reveals that manufacturers in a rush to get their products on the market faster are foregoing the testing process, leaving products on the shelves with major defects and flaws.
Submitted by Jamar Hudson on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 15:03
Over 98,000 people die each year as a result of medical errors that could’ve been prevented. Preventable medical errors are the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and cost our country $29 billion a year.
A recent report by The Wall Street Journal has revealed that there is an issue even more dangerous than medical errors – diagnostic problems. Diagnostic errors have led to a staggering 160,000 deaths and, according to the article, are more common and more likely to harm patients than other medical mistakes. The good news for patients is that, unlike many medical errors, misdiagnosis can be prevented.
Submitted by Jamar Hudson on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 14:11
A year ago this week, the American Association for Justice launched Take Justice Back. The aim of the campaign is simple – to help protect the civil justice system as well as the rights of Americans. When corporations act irresponsibly, they must be held accountable just like anybody else.
Submitted by Katie Gommel on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:55
This week, Congress is devoting one of its first weeks back after recess and the government shutdown to try and mend ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They have scheduled a House floor vote on two U.S. Chamber sponsored bills (H.R. 982 & H.R. 2655). Debate on the two bills will start Wednesday, Nov. 13th.
Submitted by Jamar Hudson on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:47
Nearly 80 percent of all prescriptions in the U.S. are filled with the generic version of a drug. And while the lower prices can be appealing to the consumer and health care providers, the consequences of generic drugs can be dangerous.
Patients who take generic drugs lose their right to justice. All drug corporations should be accountable for warning patients about the dangers drugs can pose.