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Johnson & Johnson to pay big for defective product

Despite the fact that Johnson & Johnson is one of the most well known companies in the medical field, it does not mean it is immune to making mistakes that harm others. Recently, a Texas jury ordered the company to pay a woman $1.2 million as a result of a defective design of a vaginal-mesh implant.

This is an important decision by the court, as it is the first verdict against Johnson & Johnson regarding this type of product. As a result, others who have had similar issues, which may include some of our California readers, could decide to move forward in the same direction.

Defective auto parts lead to big Toyota recall

Toyota Motor Corp. is one of the largest auto manufacturers in the world, with many of our California readers owning at least one of these vehicles. Just like other companies in this space, Toyota has run into its share of recalls.

Recently, Toyota has recalled 6.39 million vehicles worldwide. This includes more than 2.3 million in the United States, related to five different defective auto parts.

Sacramento car accident caught on video

Most people who drive on the highway realize the risk of being involved in a car accident. Regardless of how cautious you are, it is hard to know what the other drivers on the road at the same time are thinking.

On the morning of March 24, commuters in Sacramento were faced with traffic delays on Interstate 80 as the result of several accidents. At approximately 8 a.m., a news crew was preparing to report from the scene of a car accident on the westbound side of the interstate when several vehicles in the eastbound lanes collided.

Motorcycle accident in California injures 2

For some people, there is no better feeling than driving a motorcycle on the open road. They enjoy the wind in their face and the power under their seat. However, these people are also aware that they could be involved in an accident at any time, which is why most exercise extreme caution at all times.

Recently, a motorcycle and a car collided on Interstate 205 in California, which led to two people being taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

GM recalls more vehicles related to defective auto parts

Many of our California readers, just like millions of others throughout the country, drive a vehicle manufactured by General Motors Co.

Recently, the company has come under fire for a variety of recalls. This time around, the company is set to recall another 1.5 million vehicles. To ensure that this is taken care of in a timely manner, GM is expected to take a $300 million charge against its earnings as a means of paying for the repairs.

1 killed, 1 injured in 2 car accident

When two cars collide at a high speed, there is always the chance of damage to the vehicles as well as injuries to those inside.

Our California readers often travel through neighboring states, including Oregon. Recently, a car accident on I-84 west of the Oregon/Idaho border led to the death of one person as well as injuries suffered by another. At this time, Oregon State Police are investigating the accident. A 17-year-old was driving east in a Ford truck in the right lane when his vehicle collided with the right side of a Pontiac.

Automaker must explain recall lag regarding defective auto parts

Many of our California readers, as well as millions throughout the rest of the country, own a car manufactured by General Motors. Regardless of the type of car you drive, you expect it to be 100 percent safe at all times.

Recently, GM recalled 1.37 million vehicles in the United States due to a faulty ignition switch that could disable safety systems and unnecessarily shut off the engine.

Dog bite accident injures Desert Hot Springs girl

Nobody can deny the fact that dogs are among the most popular pets in the world. However, there are times when these animals attack a human, leading to serious injury and, sometimes, death.

Recently, a 10-year-old girl from Desert Hot Springs was hospitalized when she was attacked by a dog while waiting for the school bus to pick her up. According to Riverside County Animal Services, the girl was waiting for the bus at 7th Street and West Drive at approximately 8 a.m. It was then that a 2-year-old dog bit the girl at least one time in the face. From there, the girl's mother immediately took her to the Desert Regional Medical Center.

Car accident in Arizona hospitalizes three

Many people think of a car accident as involving more than one vehicle. This is not always the case. In some instances, they can involve a vehicle and one or more pedestrians.

Our California readers may not spend much time in Arizona, but many have visited the state for business or pleasure. A motor vehicle accident in close proximity to the University of Arizona sent three people to the hospital for treatment of injuries. According to reports, a woman driving an SUV was backing into a parking spot when she jumped over the curb and struck several people who were on the sidewalk.

Toyota runs into more issues with defective auto parts

For many years, Toyota has been one of the most reliable and reputable automotive manufacturers in the world. However, the company has run into its share of problems in the recent past. In fact, the company is just now in the process of negotiating a settlement regarding a four year investigation into whether it properly reported complaints about sudden acceleration in some of its vehicles.

With an ongoing investigation that may finally be coming to an end, the last thing Toyota needs is another issue with defective auto parts. However, this is just what happened. The company announced a global recall of its Prius hybrid to deal with a software problem that could lead to the car stalling.