January 2016 Archives

NHTSA recalls are affecting Georgia motorists

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 50 million vehicles were recalled around the country in 2015, with faulty airbag inflators from Takata Corp. being a driving force behind the high number. The last two years have broken records for recalls, and 2015 had even more than 2014 after the 2014 numbers were adjusted when it was discovered that double counting of air bag recalls was taking place.

A bump on the head could lead to a subdural hematoma

Researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of individuals suffer potentially serious brain injuries each year. What may be surprising to Georgia residents, however, is that in many cases neither the patients nor their doctors know it because a simple bump on the head may lead to a subdural hematoma.

FDA orders new applications from pelvic mesh implant makers

Georgia residents expect government regulators to ensure that the medical devices sold in the United States are safe and fit for the purpose intended, but sometimes problems arise even with products that have withstood such scrutiny. One such situation developed with mesh implants that are designed to treat women who have suffered a pelvic collapse, and the makers of these devices were ordered by the FDA on Jan. 4 to submit new applications to demonstrate that their devices are effective and safe.