Owners of Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles may be able to pursue money damages for harm caused by the automakers' cheating scheme on emission standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uncovered the scandal in Sept. 2015, angering VW owners, investors and environmentalists. The emission cheating scandal was not a mistake or oversight - it was deliberate.
More than 22,500 children visited the ER for magnet ingestion during a 9-year span. The problem is so prevalent that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved new national safety standards for high-powered magnet sets in 2014. In some instances the magnet manufacturer was prompted to recall its products, as SCS Direct did with its Magnet Balls Manipulative Magnet Set in 2013.
A woman recently filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Storz Rotocut Morcellator, claiming that the surgical device spread deadly cancer throughout her abdomen.
For many businesses, workplace safety is a constant balancing act. Managers seek to find the point at which the money they are willing to invest in employee safety balances against the costs of a worker's injuries. After that point, many businesses draw a line and refuse to invest any further.
The sport of football in America is close to the hearts of many people. Whether they grew up playing the game or are a fan of a professional or college team, the passion for football in the states is second to none. Many people often forget about the danger associated with the sport. When a player straps on a helmet, there is a high probability that an injury can occur sometime throughout their career. The National Football League has recently been under a lot of scrutiny for head injuries and concussions that have occurred on the field.