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First Fatalities Reported Involving Electric Scooters

As many cities and states debate the potential of regulating the nascent dockless e-scooter industry, earlier this month saw the first two fatalities from accidents involving these increasingly popular personal vehicles. The First E-Scooter Fatality in Dallas Unfortunately, what is quite possibly the first-ever fatality related to dockless e-scooters happened in Texas. According to Dallas…

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Vehicle Safety

EMS Company Will Pay $21 Million in False Claims Act Settlement

The ambulance company Paramedics Plus and its previous owner, East Texas Medical Center, among others, have agreed to pay $21 million to settle a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit over a financial scheme in which they allegedly paid millions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid to state and local officials in Oklahoma, in a bid to…

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False Claims Act

Ford Recalls Nearly 2 Million Pickups for Fire Risk

Pay attention to this, Texans. If you own a Ford pickup truck yourself, or you know someone who does own one, everyone should be aware that the Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for nearly 2 million of its flagship F-150 pickup trucks because of a potentially very dangerous fire risk. Unfortunately, some safety specialists…

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Automotive Defects, Recall

Salmonella Outbreak at San Antonio Restaurant Sickens 184

According to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, at least 184 people have reported symptoms of salmonella infection, after eating at the Wurzbach Road location of Pasha Mediterranean Grill, in an outbreak that is much larger than previously thought. These latest figures were released Wednesday, Sept. 5, and represent far more than the earlier estimate…

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Food Poisoning

Cereal Recall For Salmonella Expands: Here’s What You Need to Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration, another 30 people have become sick from Salmonella infections that are linked to the consumption of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal. Both agencies issued a reminder that consumers should not consume and retailers should not sell Honey Smacks due to possible contamination. In…

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Food Poisoning, Recall, Salmonella Outbreak

Pool Step Systems Recalled for Child Drowning Hazard

If you have a pool and children and you use a pool step system to help your child get into or out of the pool safely, you should pay attention to this. Confer Plastics has recalled about 100,000 in-pool step systems with curved steps for in-ground and above-ground pools after a number of reports of children being injured…

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Product Liability, Recall