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2019 | California Personal Injury Blog

Mazda3 Recalled for Sudden and Unexpected Emergency Braking

By Brian Chase on December 30, 2019 - No comments

Mazda3 Recalled for Sudden and Unexpected Emergency Braking

Mazda3 Recalled for Sudden and Unexpected Emergency Braking

Mazda is issuing a vehicle defect recall for more than 35,000 of its Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks from the 2019 and 2020 model years because their automatic emergency braking systems may engage suddenly and inadvertently while driving. According to Consumer Reports, this poses the risk of a rear-end crash from a following vehicle. Mazda has said there have not been reports of any car crashes related to this recall that has resulted in fatalities, injuries or fires. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Korean Patient Develops Rare Cancer After Receiving Allergan Textured Breast Implants

By Brian Chase on December 30, 2019 - No comments

Korean Patient Develops Rare Cancer After Receiving Allergan Textured Breast Implants

Korean Patient Develops Rare Cancer After Receiving Allergan Textured Breast Implants

A Korean woman who developed a rare type of cancer after receiving Allergan’s textured breast implants is suing the manufacturer and its management in the United States. According to a news report, the female patient in her 40s received breast augmentation surgery seven years ago. Recently, she had severe swelling in one breast and visited a plastic surgery clinic. She was diagnosed with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in August. This woman was reportedly the first case of BIA-ALCL in Korea. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Recalled Taxis on U.S. Streets Expose the Public to Dangerous Defects

By Brian Chase on December 27, 2019 - No comments

Recalled Taxis on U.S. Streets Expose the Public to Dangerous Defects

Recalled Taxis on U.S. Streets Expose the Public to Dangerous Defects

The Center for Auto Safety has issued a statement saying that there are many taxicabs out there that have not been repaired for safety recalls. According to a report on Forbes.com, taxis are required to pass annual vehicle inspections in many jurisdictions. However, the inspections often do not directly address open recalls. This is a big problem because recalled vehicles that do not get repaired can pose serious threats to drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Woman Goes into Coma After Using Skin Cream Containing Toxic Form of Mercury

By Brian Chase on December 27, 2019 - No comments

Woman Goes into Coma After Using Skin Cream Containing Toxic Form of Mercury

Woman Goes into Coma After Using Skin Cream Containing Toxic Form of Mercury

A 47-year-old Sacramento woman was poisoned by a skin-lightening cream, which rendered her comatose. According to a CNN news report, this is the first case of methylmercury poisoning linked to a skin cream in the United States. In July, the woman reportedly visited a doctor for an odd pricking sensation and arm weakness. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Here Are New Driving Laws That Will Go Into Effect on January 1, 2020

By Brian Chase on December 27, 2019 - No comments

Here Are New Driving Laws That Will Go Into Effect on January 1, 2020

Here Are New Driving Laws That Will Go Into Effect on January 1, 2020

The New Year is just around the corner, and this means there are a number of new laws that will take effect, come Jan. 1. There are a few laws that will particularly affect drivers in California. Here are some new laws that will affect motorists and vehicle owners in the Golden State. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Boiled Eggs Sold at Trader Joe’s, Wal-Mart and Costco Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

By Brian Chase on December 27, 2019 - No comments

Boiled Eggs Sold at Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart and Costco Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

Boiled Eggs Sold at Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart and Costco Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

A recall concerning hard-boiled eggs and egg salads linked to a deadly listeria outbreak has been expanded to include major retailers nationwide including Wal-Mart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Costco and ShopRite. According to a CBS news report, the expanded recall includes popular brands and organic fare such as Egglands Best, Pete & Gerry’s and Vital Farms. Earlier this week, Georgia processor, Almark expanded a recall to include all hard-boiled egg products from a facility in Gainesville. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

NHTSA Launches Probe into Four Automakers Over Defective Takata Airbags

By Brian Chase on December 26, 2019 - No comments

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have vehicles equipped with a potentially deadly type of Takata airbag inflator but have yet to recall them. According to a USA Today news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in documents posted in its website that it is investigating Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi in connection with a Takata recall involving 1.4 million inflators. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Measuring Traumatic Brain Injuries from Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

By Brian Chase on December 26, 2019 - No comments

Measuring Traumatic Brain Injuries from Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Measuring Traumatic Brain Injuries from Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

A new study is showing that when it comes to boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA), the effects of traumatic brain injuries are different for younger, current fighters and older, retired fighters. The study, which was published in the Dec. 23 2019 online issue of the journal Neurology, looked into whether there is a safe level of exposure for these athletes when it comes to head trauma. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

General Motors Recalls More Than 900,000 Vehicles for Electrical and Braking Issues

By Brian Chase on December 26, 2019 - No comments

General Motors Recalls More Than 900,000 Vehicles for Electrical and Braking Issues

General Motors Recalls More Than 900,000 Vehicles for Electrical and Braking Issues

General Motors has issued an auto defect recall for more than 900,000 trucks and cars worldwide over electrical and braking problems that could cause car accidents. According to a news report, one of the two recalls covers more than 550,000 Cadillac CT6 sedans, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trucks and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Mazda Recalls Sedans and Hatchbacks for Inadvertent Activation of Emergency Braking System

By Brian Chase on December 23, 2019 - No comments

Mazda3 Recalled for Sudden and Unexpected Emergency Braking

Mazda3 Recalled for Sudden and Unexpected Emergency Braking

Mazda has issued an auto defect recall for 35, 390 2019-2020 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks because the automatic emergency braking system may inadvertently deploy. According to Autoblog.com, the affected vehicles may “unexpectedly stop while driving” because the Smart Braking System, which is the emergency braking system in these vehicles, could inadvertently activate. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects


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