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    Settlement Reached in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

    By Michael Barasch

    In September 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated investigation into an outbreak of fungal meningitis. In May of this year, the parties injured in the outbreak agreed to a financial settlement. The path of the outbreak led back to the New England Compounding Center (NECC). NECC mixed and distributed sterile pharmaceuticals […]

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    The Wave of the Future: Nest Disables Smoke Alarms

    By Michael Barasch

    A manufacturer recently issued a warning on its popular smoke alarm after discovering it could be disabled during a fire. Nest is a home automation company acquired in January by Internet giant Google. Building on the popularity of its programmable thermostat, Nest offers a compatible smoke alarm called Nest Protect. In addition to interconnecting with […]

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    The GM Ignition Recall: How it Could Affect Your Life

    By Michael Barasch

    A tiny defect in several cars’ ignition switches has led to 13 confirmed deaths, many lawsuits and millions of recalls. The company behind it all? General Motors. In fact, many believe that someone at GM or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was aware of the defect early enough that lives could have been saved […]

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    GM Recalls 1.6 Million Cars for Deadly Defect

    By Michael Barasch

    The weight of a key ring on certain GM models causes the car to shift from run to accessory. This kills the engine — and possibly killed at least 13 people.  In 2006, General Motors (GM) produced a technical bulletin describing a problem with heavy key chains and the inadvertent shutdown of the car engine […]

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    Graco Recalls Millions of Faulty Car Seats

    By Michael Barasch

    On the road, young children need to be in their seat — a safe car seat. Recently, Graco Children’s Products, Inc. recalled almost four million car seats because of a faulty buckle.  The recall stretches across 11 car seat models offered by Graco. According to the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) of the National Highway […]

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    Is it Difficult to File a Lawsuit for Injury from a Dangerous Product?

    By Michael Barasch

    Developing any product involves a complex series of steps from the time of the initial design, through the manufacturing process, to the time it reaches a consumer. An error at any point in the cycle can result in injuries to the person who eventually uses the product. Although a products liability lawsuit must identify specific […]

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