Brake Defect Costs Hyundai $17M in Fines for Failure to Report

When a car company manufactures a vehicle component part, it has a duty to do so correctly and safely, testing the product regularly and observing federal regulations. Hyundai’s Genesis models manufactured between 2009 and 2012 were found to have sufficient corrosion in certain brake system components that could result in reduced braking efficiency and increase...

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Do Smart Pumps Really Work?

Smart pump technology has demonstrably reduced mistakes in the management of intravenous drug delivery, but software malfunctions and other frightening complications continue to occur. The FDA reported last month that CareFusion's Alaris Pump 8100 was recalled due to a software failure. Since 2009, CareFusion has been forced to recall this same product three different times. Read More

Could My Apartment Be Contaminated By Asbestos?

Tenants of one of Alexandria’s largest affordable housing complexes were horrified at the discovery of asbestos during renovations, and even more horrified at the fact that it took three months for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the work. Over a hundred angry residents faced federal regulators, local authorities and their own landlord to...

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Study Shows DC’s Suburbs are Less Safe For Pedestrians Than in the City

According to the Washington City Paper, Washington, D.C. is one of the safest places in the US for pedestrian activity; however, the streets of DC’s suburbs are a different story. The National Complete Streets Coalition recently released a report analyzing the dangers to pedestrians in metropolitan areas across the US. According to the report, Washington,...

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Pedestrian Accidents and Deaths Becoming a Growing Issue in Washington DC

According to The Washington Post, hundreds of individuals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are struck by vehicles annually, and 82 pedestrians are killed on average. A recent study conducted by the National Complete Street Coalition showed that many older cities like Washington, D.C. experienced higher rates of pedestrian fatalities, with 20 percent of all...

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