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Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation More than four years after its massive recall targeting accelerator, brake and floor mat issues, Toyota reached an unprecedented $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department. The investigation began in 2010 to determine if Toyota withheld safety information from both government officials […]

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation More than four years after its massive recall targeting accelerator, brake and floor mat issues, Toyota reached an unprecedented $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department. The investigation began in 2010 to determine if Toyota withheld safety information from both government officials […]

Groups protest use of benzene in China after cases of leukemia reported

Groups protest use of benzene in China after cases of leukemia reported Every day, Chinese factory workers arrive and begin to assemble some of the world’s most coveted items- including iPhones- and risk their life from exposure to benzene. Many electronics companies use the cancer-causing chemical in the production of their products under close supervision. […]

Asbestos in Ingram: The Local Risks

Asbestos in Ingram: The Local Risks Residents of Ingram, a small borough located just four miles west of Pittsburgh, recently experienced an asbestos exposure scare. When an apartment owner renovated his building, a local man noticed a beige-colored shingle he immediately identified as asbestos. The owner of the complex didn’t bother to have the property […]

GM recalls 1.6 million cars after 12 deaths link to faulty ignition switch

GM recalls 1.6 million cars after 12 deaths link to faulty ignition switch General Motors (GM) is recalling more than one million vehicles after a problem linked to at least 31 accidents and 12 deaths was identified. A defect in several models’ ignition switches causes the slightest jostle to move the key and shut the […]

Ignition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recallIgnition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recall

Ignition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recall General Motors announced a recall of Chevrolet Cavalier, model years 2005 to 2007 and Pontiac G5, 2007 model. In the event of rough terrain or bumping of the key in the ignition, it may switch to “off” or “accessory” and cause the car to stop […]

PANCREATIC CANCER AND DIABETES DRUGS

Recent studies have caused researchers to become concerned that patients who take certain drugs to treat their diabetes have an increased risk of developing cancer of the pancreas. The drugs at issue are Januvia, Victoza, Byetta, and Onglyza, among others. These drugs are used to control blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes. They […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against UPMC Mercy Alleges Lack of Insurance Resulted in Failure to Provide Necessary Life Saving Medical Care

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against UPMC Mercy Alleges Lack of Insurance Resulted in Failure to Provide Necessary Life Saving Medical Care The Estate of Dorian Tillman, through its Attorney Jason Luckasevic of Goldberg, Persky & White, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against UPMC Mercy and some of its physicians for wrongful death. Mr. Tillman, formerly of the Hill […]

NURSING HOME ABUSE

NURSING HOME ABUSE A growing area of our practice is nursing home abuse. We receive many complaints and inquiries every week from people whose loved ones are in nursing homes and who they fear are being abused or neglected. Unfortunately with our aging population more and more people are spending their so called golden years […]

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