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Michigan No-Fault Car Insurance—What Does It Cover?

by Thomas Stroble | August 10th, 2012

Individual U.S. states determine how they will handle personal injury car accidents and what level of financial liability a driver must show to secure or retain driving privileges within the state. Until July 2020, Michigan required all drivers to maintain an unlimited no-fault insurance policy, a requirement that often confuses motorists from other states who are unfamiliar with the concept.

While Michigan still has a no-fault law in place, the law has changed, and the new one effective in 2020 is quite different from the law in place since 1973. While no-fault laws were confusing before, they might … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents, Personal Injury

CPSC Sues Buckyballs Maker Over Dangers of Toy Posed to Children

by Thomas Stroble | July 28th, 2012

We have reported on the warnings issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and by health advocates in the United Kingdom about the dangers that exist from children ingesting Buckyballs. This product, which has been used by individuals in both the United States and in the United Kingdom in connection with stress reduction, is a pair of globe-shaped high-powered magnets.

This presents a danger to children if the magnets are swallowed. When multiple magnets are swallowed, they are attracted to each other and will stick to each other even through the intestinal walls or the bowels. The result … Read More

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Do iPads Pose Dangers to Shunt Users?

by Thomas Stroble | July 18th, 2012

A new study from the University of Michigan may be a warning to people in the U.S. with medical conditions that require programmable shunt valves. A serious hazard may be linked to increasingly popular iPad devices.

Doctors began to investigate the problem after noticing the case of a four-month-old, whose shunt began to stop working properly after only three weeks. The baby had a condition known as hydrocephalus, which causes extra fluids to build up around the brain and can cause dangerous or even deadly swelling. The shunt should have drained off the excess fluid. Eventually, the baby’s doctors and … Read More

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Flushmate® Recall May Affect Millions in U.S.

by Thomas Stroble | July 18th, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with officials in Canada and the Flushmate company, announced a recall of over 2.3 million devices found in households across the U.S. The devices, sold under the name Flushmate® III Pressure-Assist Flushing System, can cause toilet lids to lift off tanks and may even cause tanks and lids to shatter. Because of this problem, the recalled Flushmate products may cause severe injury to users and are a serious danger for affected households.

The Flushmate company, based out of New Hudson, Mich., is a division of Sloan Valve Company. The company says that it … Read More

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