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MBTA Conductor Suffers Leg Amputation After Accident on the Job

An MBTA conductor had to have his left leg amputated below the knee after a train crushed a part of his leg. According to a news report, the man lost his footing and fell off a moving locomotive while performing a safety check of the platform at. His family started a fundraising page that […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: September 18-24, 2017

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.20 Recalls to be aware this week.

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:
Ocaliva (obeticholic acid): Drug Safety Communication – Increased Risk of Serious Liver Injury.

Auto:
Recalled MazdaModel year 2015-2016 […]

Hurricane Damaged Vehicles Could Surface on Used Car Lots

One of the lesser-known consequences of Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma is the thousands of flood-damaged vehicles that could find their way into used car lots. According to news reports, vehicles damaged by hurricanes can very easily surface in the used car market. Car experts such as John Paul, who is known as AAA’s […]

Labor Day DUI Crackdown in Rhode Island

Over the past three weeks, Rhode Island State Police has arrested 33 people as part of their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. According to a news report, 10 of those people were charged with DUI over the Labor Day weekend, which is traditionally one of the deadliest driving holidays of the year. […]

Worker Burn Injuries Can Be Difficult to Treat

When it comes to workplace injuries, burns are some of the most painful and costly to treat. According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries result in 40,000 hospitalizations each year. While a number of these burn injuries occur at home, workplace burn injuries are very much a preventable source of injury. The Occupational […]

Rhode Island is Getting Ready for Driverless Vehicles

Although some of us may not want to accept it, the age of the driverless vehicle is dawning. News reports state that big changes are coming and Rhode Island wants to be ready for them, particularly for driverless vehicles and other high-end innovations coming to its roadways. While there is no question that we […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: September 11-17, 2017

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.18 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:
Recalled OriGen CathetersOriGen VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters: Recall – Potential for […]

Los Angeles Jury Awards $417 Million to Talc Victim

A jury in Los Angeles awarded a $417-million verdict to a woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products and was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. According to a news report, the plaintiff alleged in her lawsuit that J&J failed to warn consumers about the risks of using the talcum powder products for […]

Researchers Question Efficacy of Abilify to Treat Depression

Based on a new study, researchers are saying that the drug Abilify may not be effective at treating depression because its risks of serious side effects outweigh any benefits it may provide. The results of the study were published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on July 11. Researchers at the […]

Lithium Battery Fire in SriLankan Airlines Flight Raises Concerns

An airline crew in a flight from Kochi, India to Colombo, Sri Lanka, averted a major accident after a lithium battery caught fire mid-flight. According to a news report, the incident occurred when at least one lithium battery caught fire on the flight. Alert cabin crewmembers aboard SriLankan Airlines flight UL 166 managed to […]