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October 2012 Archives

Potentially hazardous airbags may lead to product liability suits

Our Atlanta readers may be interested to learn that the Better Business Bureau and the U.S. Department of Transportation are warning consumers of possible dangers associated with counterfeit airbags. Unbeknownst to many automobile repair shops, they have received a variety of counterfeit airbags, many looking identical to name brand airbags, and have installed them in vehicles involved in accidents.

Semi-truck accident leaves one dead, three injured

While semi-trucks and passenger vehicles are often able to share the road without incident, when a semi does collide with a smaller automobile, serious injuries are likely to occur simply due to the force of impact inflicted by a semi. A recent semi-truck accident in the Atlanta area has resulted in the death of one victim and injuries of three others.

Sensors made by Georgia Tech help soldiers avoid brain injury

Our Atlanta readers may be interested to learn that the Research Institute at Georgia Tech is responsible for developing special sensors that can help military troops know when an explosive device has detonated. These explosives are one of the primary causes of traumatic brain injury in soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.

Student hazing death sparks wrongful death suit

This year Atlanta's Georgia Dome hosted the 24th annual Bank of America Football Classic. Southern University battled its long-time rival Florida A&M University, but football spectators among the stands likely couldn't help but notice A&M's marching band was conspicuously missing.

Medical Malpractice blamed for death of 22-month-old boy

Georgia residents may be interested to read about an ongoing case about doctor negligence. A jury in Texas is currently hearing evidence in a trial resulting from the death of a healthy 22-month-old-boy who died after a routine dental procedure. The infant was crying and thrashing following the procedure. The anesthesiologist ordered a narcotic instead of a mild analgesic such as Advil.

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