Consumer Alerts (page 5)


Takata Recall Expands as Death Toll Rises

Defective airbags made by Takata have killed 11 people in the U.S., and 16 people total, since 2009 because of faulty inflators that can eject...

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  • Apr 22, 2016

Takata Congressional Hearing Reveals Two Worrying Facts About These Defective Airbags

Members of Congress and government regulators raised concerns Thursday over the shortage of replacements for 28 million recalled Takata airbag inflators, saying consumers might first...

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  • Apr 15, 2016

Does Your Teen's Honda Have a Recalled Takata Airbag?

A Texas teenager died recently following a minor car accident, when her 2002 Honda Civic’s Takata-made airbag ejected metal shrapnel at her upon deployment and...

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  • Apr 14, 2016

Top Legal Settlement Question: Are Lawsuit or Court Awards and Settlements Taxable Income?

Personal injury lawsuits are often grueling, drawn-out affairs, and when a person is awarded compensation through a verdict or settlement it can feel like the...

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  • Apr 12, 2016

More Efficient Spending on Health Care A Goal for This Year's National Public Health Week

Protecting our nation’s public health infrastructure is one of the issues at the heart of National Public Health Week, which ends April 10. A key...

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  • Apr 8, 2016

Takata’s Faulty Airbags Claim Another Life Despite National Safety Push

A Texas teen is the latest victim of exploding Takata airbags, after she died last week following a minor traffic accident. The death underscores the...

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  • Apr 7, 2016

Onglyza FDA Warning: Diabetes Drug Could Increase Heart Failure Risk

Diabetes drugs such as AstraZeneca’s Onglyza could increase patients’ risk of heart failure, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration drug safety communication released...

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  • Apr 6, 2016

Airbag Recall Could Cost Takata up to $24 Billion

The largest auto recall in history carries with it a hefty price tag for the maker of the defective airbags that could eject metal shrapnel...

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  • Mar 31, 2016

Jury Awards Nearly $500 Million to Victims of Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant

Consumers won a huge victory last week when a Dallas jury awarded five plaintiffs nearly $500 million in a product liability lawsuit against Johnson &...

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  • Mar 22, 2016

Florida Whistleblower Exposes Healthcare Fraud

Recently unsealed court documents have revealed allegations that the insurance company Humana Inc. is guilty of committing healthcare fraud. Humana controls Medicare Advantage health plans...

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  • Mar 17, 2016

IRS Warns Public to Lookout for Phone Scams During Tax Season

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, tax season! Tax season typically involves digging up old receipts, trips to the accountant, and making sure you’ve...

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  • Mar 16, 2016

Home Depot Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over 2014 Data Breach

Home Depot has agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit on behalf of more than 50 million U.S. consumers who had...

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  • Mar 14, 2016

Calling the Bluff: How America’s Top-Selling Antipsychotic Could Create Pathological Gamblers

At 64 years old, Marie* had been battling schizophrenia for nearly half her life. After three decades of wrestling down a sense of stability, her...

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  • Mar 7, 2016

FDA Announcement Requires New Warning Label and Clinical Trial for Essure

Tens of thousands of women around the country have been waiting for this moment for months: the Food and Drug Administration has announced the findings...

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  • Mar 3, 2016

Senate Report Reveals Takata Manipulated Data

A little more than a year after being responsible for the largest auto recall in U.S. history, Takata is once again in the news after...

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  • Feb 29, 2016