Amtrak Train Crash Should have been Prevented with Positive Train Control

 In the wake of the Amtrak crash near Philadelphia, the National Transportation Safety Board made this admonition:  “We know that a properly installed and functional Positive Train Control, or PTC, would have prevented this accident,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart.  Read more >

Crash of AMTRAK #188 Reminiscent of Chicago Train Derailment

 Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers aboard Amtrak train #188 that derailed last night near Philadelphia, PA.  The scene is eerily reminiscent of the tragic METRA derailment of September, 2005 in Chicago, which resulted in the tragic deaths of two young passengers and serious injuries to many Corboy & Demetrio clients.   Read more >

Tylenol and Its Recalls

 Johnson & Johnson agreeing to pay $25 million after its subsidiary, McNeil, failed to initiate or complete the FDA’s corrective action plan for manufacturing issues that led to particles in bottles of children’s Tylenol is yet another reminder that the medicines we purchase for ourselves and our children are not always safe. Read more >

FDA Warns about Design of Endoscopes

 The FDA issued a new safety alert today regarding the potential danger of endoscopes, which are causing patients to develop serious and sometimes fatal infections, after re-use. Read more >

Zofran and Pregnancy

 Zofran is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and was granted FDA approval for use as an anti-nausea medication for cancer patients enduring chemotherapy treatments when it first came on the market.  Read more >

The Potential Danger of Endoscopes

 According to the New York Times, the FDA has never reviewed or approved the procedures manufacturers have recommended to sterilize duodenoscopes between patients. Read more >

FDA Warns of Danger of Laparoscopic Morcellators

 The FDA is warning hospitals and surgeons against using laparoscopic power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids in most women.   Read more >

Warning to Those Who Text to Drivers

  Something to remind yourself and your children about texting and driving. Read more >


 Terry is a very hard working lady. She is about 71 years old; never married; and works two jobs to get through the recent hard economy.  She will make it. Read more >

Investigation in Quebec Train Derailment Shifts to Office of MM&A Railway

 The fact that the Quebec Provincial Police are serving a search warrant in the United States points out the breadth of the investigation into the causes of the Lac-Megantic incident. Read more >