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Her airbag went off “like a grenade.” It left her injured and confused why a safety device put her in more harm, but she’s doing something about it. An Orange County, Florida, woman is the latest to file a lawsuit against airbag manufacturer Takata in a series of high-profile injuries and deaths all over the country. Cecelia Dowdye, represented by our very own Andrew Parker Felix, is suing Takata and Mazda after she was injured by shrapnel when her airbag ruptured.
Kristen Bell spears the issue of the gender wage gap in her hilarious short “Pinksourcing” for The Huffington Post’s latest series, “Celebs Have Issues,” where celebrities use their comedic chops to tackle important societal issues. And while her satirical take on women’s unfair treatment in the workplace has rightfully gone viral, it echoes a common and potentially harmful myth: that women don’t receive raises simply because they are too afraid to ask for them.
The company behind a sinkhole leak that in August drained 215 million gallons of potentially contaminated water into the important Floridan Aquifer — and who didn’t tell the public about it until mid-September — issued an apology Tuesday for its late notification. While The Mosaic Company has claimed responsibility for the incident, many in the community feel frustrated and in the dark about the exact events that transpired and what the leak means for their water.
The sister of a cyclist killed in a car accident launched a petition this week to install a bike lane on Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill, saying the death could have been avoided if the city had installed a bike lane on that busy street.
Car crashes happen in an instant. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to process the sequence of events that occur during a car crash. In the aftermath, victims who are injured might not know how they got their cuts and bruises, and may assume it was simply a result of the collision.
his week, McDonald’s issued a mass recall of its Step It! fitness trackers and pulled the products from all U.S. and Canada stores. The recall affects 29 million Step It! products, which were given away in children’s meals. McDonald’s announced the recall after more than 70 reports of skin irritations and blisters as a result of children wearing the device. This recall is just one of many in 2016 than directly impact the safety and wellbeing of children.
Chipotle is under fire yet again, and this time it’s not about food-borne illnesses. Nearly 10,000 workers have sued the fast food chain for alleged wage theft, and even more workers may join the lawsuit. The case brings to light some very worrying facts about the state of potential wage violations at Chipotle stores.
After a rash of deadly left-turn crashes, the New York City Department of Transportation is listening in full-force to New Yorkers’ pleas for better pedestrian safety measures. The agency has launched a pilot program that impacts 100 of the city’s most pedestrian-hostile intersections. If successful, the pilot program has the potential to drastically change how all New Yorkers navigate their city in the future.
Pokémon is taking the nation by storm yet again — this time in the form of an augmented reality mobile game. Unlike previous Pokémon games, Pokémon Go is designed to get players outdoors and exploring their neighborhood on foot to find pokémon and catch ‘em all.
During a public health crisis, some fraudulent retailers find a way to make a fortune by taking advantage of people’s fears. This week, the Federal Trade Commission released a statement warning consumers about questionable Zika virus protection products.
Recently, a former home health aide was sentenced to prison after stealing several hundred thousand dollars from an elderly couple on the Upper East Side. The former aide Stephany Hernandez forged checks and made large withdrawals from the elderly woman’s account. The abuse was discovered and reported by the elderly woman’s son.
While there are many reasons that a consumer may purchase a new or late model vehicle, it’s often the sense of reliability that comes with purchasing a newer car that car owners seek most. It is frustrating enough to bring a new car in for unexpected repairs, so it comes as a major shock to consumers when a factory-fresh car experiences safety issues that are severe enough to warrant investigations and recalls. Some of these newer vehicles have even been the subject of national news, like the malfunctioning 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that caused the tragic death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin in June.
Nearly 80 acres of Egmont Key, an island located off the coast of St. Petersburg, were torched last week after a raging wildfire. The fire on Egmont Key was sparked by lightning and continued for several days. As Egmont Key is a Florida State Park and has no human residents, there were no injuries, but the wildfire serves as a reminder to locals of the Tampa Bay area of the risks faced during Florida wildfire season.
he daughters of a Brevard County woman were rudely awakened to the dangers of vehicles with keyless ignitions after discovering their mother had died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The woman, whose car had a keyless ignition, had accidentally left her vehicle running in her garage, filling her home with the lethal, odorless gas.
Our office here in Memphis is proud to have taken part in the Design-A-Wish 5K on July 16 for the fifth year in a row. The office volunteered to provide water and food to help fuel up and hydrate the over 200 runners who took part in the Design-A-Wish 5K at the Pink Palace Museum. We also raised $2,650 to benefit this important cause.