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Will Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks Lead to a Nationwide Recall?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Ford have received thousands of reports involving carbon monoxide leaks in 2011-2017 Ford Explorers. NHTSA and Ford are also aware of three crashes that may be linked to the defect. Ford engineers are currently investigating the problem, which some believe could signal an imminent recall. Complaints involve both consumer and police Ford Explorers. However, the most serious incidents are linked to police utility vehicles, which are a modified version of the Ford Explorer. Can Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks Cause Accidents? There are three cases where this potential defect may have caused near-misses or accidents. Drivers experienced symptoms of severe carbon monoxide poisoning or passed out while driving. In 2015, an officer with the Newport Beach Police Department crashed his vehicle into a tree after becoming nauseous while driving. According to the officer, he became lightheaded and passed out behind the wheel…
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What’s the Difference Between Compensatory and Punitive Damages?

Determining punitive damages is one of the first steps after you’ve made the decision to file a personal injury claim. With the help of an attorney, you can figure out just how much your injury will cost you, and how much compensation you deserve. Compensatory Damages Compensatory damages are meant to give the victim an amount of funds that make up for anything spent or lost due to the incident. They come in many forms and can include the following: Medical care. Any medical expenses including future expenses are usually included when determining compensation. Wages. This can include salary that was lost due to an inability to work, as well as any money you may lose in the future. Especially, if your injury prevents you from returning to work. Loss of property. This will include any vehicle, for example, that was damaged and will need repairs. Pain and suffering. This…
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When Does the FDA Recall Drugs?

The FDA will recall drugs if the drug has become more risky than helpful. When it becomes clear that a drug is unsafe or has dangerous side effects it will be taken off the market. Unfortunately, some drugs harmful qualities are not apparent until the drug is out in the world. Because of this, the FDA is responsible for monitoring these products and ensuring their safety. How Do Recalls Vary? The most common recalls happen due to a drug having dangerous side effects, but there are other events that can instigate a recall. For example, if the FDA finds a safer version of a drug it will recall the more harmful one. Consumers abusing a drug to the point of injury or death may also be reason enough for a recall. Recalls are categorized by how hazardous the drug’s threats are. The following are different groups of recalls. Class I…
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