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In today’s day and age there are different corrective procedures that an individual suffering from the unbearable or unwanted pain of a hernia can undertake. One of the more common procedures is to undergo hernia repair mesh surgery. When a hernia repair mesh surgery is undergone, the medical professional must choose the type of mesh that is going to be used during the procedure.

One of the mesh materials that may be used by the medical professional is the Atrium C-Qur Mesh. Atrium C-Qur Mesh is known for combining Atrium’s polypropylene mesh and an Omega 3 gel coating. Although, polypropylene may cause damage to the surface of any organ that it is contact with. Recently, the C-Qur mesh material has been under the spotlight and at the helm of injured individuals’ lawsuits, after undergoing surgery that used this type of C-Qur mesh material, against Atrium.

One of the motivations behind the lawsuits is focused of the belief that the FDA should issue a recall on the C-Qur mesh due the frequent reports of patient’s negative side effects linked with Atrium C-Qur Mesh. Atrium has recalled the C-Qur’s packaging, but has not recalled the hernia mesh itself. Many of the individuals that are pursuing lawsuits also allege that Atrium knew or should have known about the potential negative side effects of internal injuries to the patients, but chose to withhold that information from the public as well as those throughout the medical field.

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On Tuesday, the Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee is set to meet. The discussion of this meeting is centered around an Amtrak rail way line plan that would stretch through the state of Rhode Island’s southwest area as well as through Connecticut’s coastal eastern territory. Ultimately, the Rhode Island senators will listen to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) proposed recommendations for the new rail route at this meeting.

The FRA’s proposal will be presented by Doug Gascon, who currently serves as a deputy director of governmental affairs at the FRA. The proposal is recommending that the railroad route be straightened throughout southern New England and as a result bypass locations in order to speed up travel.

This proposal has been met by many members of local towns and communities as well as by Congress members that have opposed this new route plan. Individuals from both Connecticut and Rhode Island have opposed this new route plan because it would call for Amtrak to cut through historic towns and through important farmland.

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An avalanche has caused two Amtrak trains to be stuck in Montana after wiping out and covering sections of the train tracks. One of the Amtrak trains was heading to Seattle and the other train was in route to Chicago. The trains needed to take alternative measures as a result of the avalanche.

Both trains were carrying just under 100 passengers at the time the issues with the track occurred. As a result of the track issues caused by the avalanche, Amtrak was forced to reverse the train scheduled courses to other stations and even house some of the passengers until all the track issues could be taken care of and made safe for travel.

Ultimately, passengers on their way to Spokane, Seattle and Portland on Monday were returned to Chicago by bus or else made alternative travel plans, according to Amtrak officials.

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An Amtrak train on its way to Boston found itself stuck in the middle of their trip last week. Ultimately, the Amtrak train was stuck in the Bronx during the night for four hours with no heat onboard. This problem was caused by the falling of overhead wires.

The Amtrak train was in the middle of traveling from Washington, DC to South Station in Boston when the issue regarding the overhead wires occurred. The issue occurred at 3 a.m. with almost 200 passengers on board.

The passengers began to worry when after the issue occurred there was “very little communication on behalf of the Amtrak crew.” Also, as a result of the overhead wires falling, the train’s bathroom and heating systems were nonfunctional. The train stayed in this condition for over four hours. During which time, many passengers began to complain because of delay, which would delay their scheduled appointments or travel plans. Passengers also brought to light that the crew was not equipped with proper resources for such a situation, there were no blankets to help stay warm and no additional water for those in need.

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Takata, one of the largest manufacturers of airbags in the world, was hit with another recall by Toyota and Lexis. The latest recall involves almost 198,000 vehicles. The Toyota airbag recall comes on the heels of a General Motors recall of more than 200,000 vehicles.

The alleged design defect in the airbags has been attributed to a dual stage front passenger inflator, which is susceptible to failure or rupture upon deployment in the event of an accident. The result of which can propel metal fragments into vehicle passengers causing serious personal injury.

Toyota and General Motors have both issued recall statements, in particular 2008-model year Corollas and Lexus SC 430’s manufactured between 2008 and 2010. According to GM, vehicles with Takata airbags may also impact SAABS, Saturn, and other vehicles in model years ranging from 2003 to 2011. More than 34 million vehicles with Takata airbags have recalled been in the United States.

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