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  • NHTSA Upgrades Website to Provide More Info on Takata Airbag Recalls

    This entry was posted on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by Eric Chaffin

    Vehicle owners who aren’t sure whether their vehicles are under a Takata airbag recall can always check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) website to see. In fact, the administration recently made upgrades to that website to help give visitors more information about the recall, and where it stands now. NHTSA Gives Consumers More…

  • About a Third of Recalled Vehicles Remain Unrepaired

    This entry was posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 1996 and 2013, annual automobile recalls in the U.S. ranged between 10.2 million to 30.8 million. Then came 2016, and a record 53.2 million vehicles recalled—an average of 145,753 per day. Potentially defective Takata airbags were responsible for 29 million of those vehicle…

  • Pressure Cooker Explosions [Infographic]

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    Pressure Cooker Overview Higher Temperatures The tight-fitting lid prevents steam from escaping. Pressure builds, allowing inside temperatures to rise above the normal boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Direct Contact The steam’s heat is transferred directly to the surface of the food. Improved Safety A safety lid which is designed to prevent pressure build-up if…

  • At Least Seven Companies Recall More Hoverboards Due to Fire Risks

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    If you have a hoverboard in your home, it’s time to double-check it… again. In November 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a series of six recalls on six different hoverboards because of safety hazards. All but one of the products were manufactured in China. Back in July 2016, the CPSC announced a…

  • Exposure to Glyphosate Jumped with Introduction of GM Crops (Study)

    This entry was posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    Several studies have suggested that Roundup and its main herbicide, glyphosate, may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated in 2015 that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Other agencies have reached conclusions that are at odds with the IARC’s findings, including the Environmental Protection…

  • Are Other Samsung Phones at Risk of Overheating?

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    Just when we thought we’d heard the last of Samsung cell phones exploding, another of their products allegedly caught fire on a recent Jet Airways flight. On October 24, 2017, “India Today” reported that a Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone caught fire mid-air on a flight from Delhi to Indore, putting the 120 passengers on board…

  • Study Halted When Xarelto Shown to Cause More Bleeding Than Aspirin

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    Researchers have stopped a study on Xarelto’s (rivaroxaban) safety and efficacy early due to “futility,” according to a press release from pharmaceutical manufacturers Bayer and Janssen Research & Development LLC. The Phase III NAVIGATE ESUS study compared Xarelto and aspirin in patients who had recently had an embolic stroke. Both medications are prescribed to help…

  • Chaffin Luhana Foundation Provides Turkeys and Trimmings to Greater Pittsburgh

    This entry was posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    As most of us look forward to spending some quality time with our families over a nice warm meal this holiday season, I can’t help but think about those who are unable to do the same. Economical ups and downs have made it difficult for many households to make ends meet. In addition, Allegheny County…

  • France Committed to Developing Safer Alternative to Roundup

    This entry was posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    France recently announced a plan to cut back on the use of pesticides. This announcement came at around the same time as a government spokesperson stated that France would vote against extending the license for the use of glyphosate in the European Union, because of the herbicide’s suspected connection to cancer. France abstained from voting…

  • Studies Reveal New Risks Associated with Blood-Thinners Like Xarelto and Eliquis

    This entry was posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), blood-thinning medications like Xarelto and Eliquis may increase the risk of hematuria-related complications. Hematuria occurs when blood is found in the urine, and related complications may include emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and urologic procedures. Plaintiffs have filed thousands of lawsuits…

how not to be a lawyer

according to eric t. chaffin

“My father was a union witness at an arbitration in a steel mill outside of Pittsburgh. After the hearing, my father, dressed in blue jeans and a sweatshirt, stuck out his hand to shake hands with the company’s lawyer. The lawyer refused. The lawyer was not upset because my dad got the best of him but because he frowned upon working class people. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. My dad used this story to remind me to respect others, to remember where I came from and as an example of how not to conduct myself as a lawyer.”

eric t. chaffin

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