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Nissan Altima Airbags have been Recalled

Public Citizen | April 24, 2003
eplacing Airbags in 1994, Early 1995 Nissan Altimas Will Protect Passengers, But Is Long Overdue.

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GM fight wins honor for Portland attorney

The Oregonian | Aug. 3, 1997
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice says Lawrence Baron took a case that almost no one else would have pursued. Lawrence Baron of Portland has been named "National Trial Lawyer of the Year," beating attorneys who won billion-dollar judgements, uncovered international civil rights violations and attacked corporate polluters for causing birth defects.

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Crash Victim Settle with GM: Oregon Changed its Law to Allow Suit on Saddle Fuel

Detroit Free Press | January 17, 1997
An Oregon grandmother who rallied a town to take on General Motors Corp. has finally gotten her reward. Anne Kirkwood still bears scars from a 1994 crash in which she nearly burned to death. But she said Thursday that she had settled her $250-million lawsuit against one of the world's biggest industrial corporations. Neither she nor GM would reveal terms of the settlement.

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Woman ‘without a face’ vows to stay in GM’s face

The Oregonian | August 3, 1997
A Madras woman maimed in a fiery crash wants to force a recall of trucks critics say contain a "lethal defect". Elizabeth Kirkwood is a reluctant millionare. She would rather have her granddaughter, who died three years ago when an old Chevy pickup rammer her car on a Central Oregon highway.

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Nissan settles air bag lawsuit

Associated Press | October 23, 1998
Portland woman claims she was blinded by air bag. A woman who claimed she was blinded by the air bag in her Nissan Altima settled her federal lawsuit against the automaker for an undisclosed amount Thursday, a day after the case went to trial.

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Defective Nissan Altima Passenger-Side Airbags Blind People; 1994, Early 1995 Cars Should Be Recalle

Public Citizen | August 7, 2002
Public Citizen and the Center for Auto Safety today called on the federal government to recall 1994 and early 1995 Nissan Altimas because their passenger-side air bags are defective and can cause blindness and permanent eye injuries. They also urged people who ride in those Nissan Altimas not to sit in the front passenger seats of the vehicles.

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Airbag Lawsuits Blame Nissan for Eye Injuries

Los Angeles Times | Nov. 18, 2002
Safety groups, alleged victims say the passenger-side bags in certain Altimas have caused blindness in minor crashes. The automaker denies a defect.

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Group: Medical Errors Still Killing 98,000 Each Year

Fox | May 20, 2009
Despite a decade of promises, little has been done to fix the problem of preventable medical errors that kill nearly 98,000 people in the United States each year, a consumer group said on Tuesday.

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