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Government To Revise Nursing Home Compare Rating System

By Brian Chase on February 24, 2015 - No comments

Nursing Home RatingsThe federal government has revised how it will evaluate nursing homes in a way that makes it tougher for these care facilities to receive top scores.

According to news reports, Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare rating system is used to rate care facilities. The highest rating a nursing home can get in this rating system is five stars.

Last August, a New York Times investigation found that the star-rating system is flawed and is often …Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Feds Hit Takata With Daily Fine On Airbag Probe

By Brian Chase on February 23, 2015 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertFederal auto safety regulators have slapped Takata Corporation with a $14,000 per-day fine for failing to properly cooperate with an investigation of its faulty airbags.

According to a Reuters news report, regulators with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have also revealed that a fraction of the 17 million cars recalled because of the problems have been repaired.

Takata, a Japanese auto parts supplier, is still dealing with a major recall and investigation related to defective airbags prone to …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

GM Recalls Vehicles For Defective Power Steering Systems

By Brian Chase on February 17, 2015 - No comments

General Motors RecallGeneral Motors is issuing a vehicle defect recall for more than 81,000 cars because their power steering systems could suddenly fail making the cars harder to turn.

According to a news report in The New York Times, the action expands a recall from last March that covered 1.3 million vehicles in the United States.

GM officials say they are aware of one crash, but no injuries related to a defect in the car’s electronic power steering system.

The newly recalled models are the 2006-7 Chevrolet …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Recalls

Fires And Deaths Continue Even After Jeep Fuel Tank Recall

By Brian Chase on February 16, 2015 - No comments

Chrysler RecallAn Associated Press news report states that even though Chrysler recalled 1.56 million Jeeps in 2013 for defective fuel tanks, fires and deaths continue to happen.

The report gives the example of Kayla White, a driver who slowed her SUV behind two cars to exit a suburban Detroit Freeway on Veterans Day.

Her 2003 Jeep Liberty was rammed from behind by Cadillac STS. White’s Jeep rolled onto its side and exploded in flames. Other drivers or firefighters could not help.

White, 23 and eight months pregnant, …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Recalls

Police Ask for Phone Records In Bruce Jenner Car Crash

By Brian Chase on February 16, 2015 - No comments

Bruce Jenner Car AccidentLos Angeles Sheriff’s investigators contacted Bruce Jenner and other drivers involved in a fatal chain-reaction crash in Malibu to ask for access to their cell phone records.

According to an Associated Press news report, police are trying to determine if distracted driving played a part in a four-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway on February 7, 2015.

Police say these types of requests have become routine in crashes where someone has been seriously injured or killed.

Jenner’s publicist has said that the Olympic gold medalist was …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Dog Whisperer Star Cesar Millan Faces Dog Bite Lawsuit

By Brian Chase on February 10, 2015 - No comments

Cesar Millan Dog Attack Lawsuit“Dog Whisperer” star Cesar Millan has been sued by a Florida nurse who was brutally attacked by a pit bull that left Millan’s training center just days before the attack.

According to a news report in the Daily Mail, Alison Bitney was visiting a friend in Santa Clarita in September 2014 when she says the dog viciously attacked her.

The lawsuit states the dog attack left Bitney with disfiguring open wounds, deep muscle injuries and tendon lacerations. Bitney is seeking punitive damages.

The pit bull had been sent to Millan’s Dog Psychology Center to …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites


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