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NHTSA Proposing Change in Rule Regarding Regulation of “Novelty” Helmets

By J. Allan Brown |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has proposed a change to existing helmet rules, intended to mandate safer helmet use in states with helmet laws. The changed rule, presently available for public comment, would change the NHTSA’s definition of “motorcycle helmet” to encompass novelty helmets, due to the fact that, while they are… Read More »

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Children’s Furniture Manufacturer Recalls Over 18,000 pieces of furniture

By J. Allan Brown |

A children’s furniture manufacturer has recently issued a voluntary recall for its children’s dressers and wardrobes. The manufacturer has issued the recall due to a defectively-manufactured component designed to secure the furniture items to the wall. Pali Design has now received a report from a customer that the component has broken and allowed an… Read More »


Birth Defects Believed to Result from Nausea Drug Lead to $100 Million Lawsuit

By J. Allan Brown |

A drug that was frequently prescribed for nausea during pregnancy has led to a flurry of lawsuits. In Alabama, a major lawsuit was recently filed against drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for birth defects believed to be caused by the drug Ondansetron, (sold under the brand name Zofran). The drug was approved by the Food… Read More »

Homeopathic Medicine

FDA Considers Limits on Unregulated Homeopathic Drugs

By J. Allan Brown |

After decades of allowing the $2.9 billion homeopathic treatment industry to operate without regulation, the Food and Drug Administration has begun to consider imposing greater limits on products marketed as “homeopathic.” Up until now, companies have been allowed to market products claiming to relieve pain, sleeplessness, lack of focus, or any number of other… Read More »


Jury Returns over $18 Million Verdict to Alabama Man Injured by Negligent Vehicle Repair

By J. Allan Brown |

A Mobile County Circuit Court recently awarded $18.79 million to the driver of a tractor-trailer truck which crashed as a result of negligent repairs performed by defendant Empire Truck Sales, LLC. The driver, 31-year-old Colin Lacy of Mobile, AL, was a driver for FFC Environmental, a company that picks up used oil to be… Read More »

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Medical Device Manufacturers Facing Criminal Charges for Distributing Adulterated Medical Devices

By J. Allan Brown |

The medical device manufacturer OtisMed, the maker of a surgical knee replacement guide called the OtisKnee, recently pleaded guilty in New Jersey federal District Court for selling an adulterated medical device. The company reached an $80 million settlement of the civil and criminal charges it faced from the federal government for defrauding thousands of… Read More »

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FDA Passes New Rules to Protect Expectant Mothers and Infants from Dangerous Drug Reactions

By J. Allan Brown |

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new rule regarding the information pharmaceutical companies must include on prescription drug labels. Specifically, the rules address warnings for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and the risks which may be associated with a particular medication. Drugs which are not labeled properly can… Read More »

Medical Malpractice

Alabama Ahead of the Times in Protecting Victims of Medical Malpractice

By J. Allan Brown |

Last October, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge refused to apply the state’s cap on noneconomic (pain and suffering) damages in a case where a woman had to have all four limbs amputated due to an infection that went untreated, despite showing up at the emergency room with high fever and severe abdominal pain…. Read More »

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One in Six Semi Trucks on the Road Have Bad Brakes, According to Recent Surprise Roadside Inspections

By J. Allan Brown |

A day-long unannounced inspection event conducted across North America last May resulted in roughly one of every six or seven commercial trucks inspected being pulled from service for brake system violations. The Spring Brake Check, conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is… Read More »

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Summer Trucking Safety Inspections Uncover Alarming Results

By J. Allan Brown |

For the 27th year in a row, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), together with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), conducted Roadcheck, a 72-hour truck safety enforcement blitz held in June. This year, inspectors at over 2,500 locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada inspected 73,475 trucks and buses. As a result,… Read More »

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