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January 2016 - Simien & Simien, LLC

GAO Report Finds Gaps in the FDA’s oversight of Drug Safety

The Government Accountability Office released a report last week that summarized a list of shortcomings in how the Food and Drug Administration tracks drug safety issues. In recent years, the FDA has sped up the process of approving many new drugs through expedited programs. Over 1,000 expedited requests were received

Taylor Energy Attempts to Evade Responsibility for Gulf Oil Spill

An oil leak from an offshore oil platform off the Louisiana coast may be contaminating the Gulf of Mexico for the next century if not fixed. The leak started a decade ago, when Hurricane Ivan caused an underwater mudslide to destroy the platform, owned by Taylor Energy. William Pecue, president

Fiat Chrysler Fined $70M for Under Reporting Deaths and Injuries

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was recently fined $70 M for not reporting deaths & injuries resulting from vehicular defects since 2003. Earlier in 2015, Call us. Chrysler was fined for other problems relating to vehicle safety issues. When all is said and done, the automaker could owe the federal government a

Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Lake Charles Death

A 67-year-old man was injured in a hit-and-run accident on First Avenue in Lake Charles. The accident took place just after 6 p.m. on Friday. The man was pronounced dead after being taken to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle, which was described

LSU Bans Hoverboards Due to Safety Concerns

Concerns over exploding hoverboards have prompted Louisiana State University to ban them from its campus. The self-balancing motorized skateboards, which don’t actually hover, were the most popular Christmas item this year. The temporary ban at LSU will remain in place until safety regulations are implemented for all hoverboard models. The

Lakeland High School Sophomore Killed in Fatal Car Accident

New Year’s weekend ended in tragedy Sunday night when a 16-year-old from Lakeland died in a fatal car crash in Ventress. His 14-year-old passenger was injured and is being treated at a local Hospital. The accident took place around 12:30 a.m. at Ted Davis Trailer Park in Ventress, when the