Doctor With Ties to Drug Companies At Center of Increased Sales of Anticoagulants

A new generation of anticoagulants, namely Xarelto and Pradaxa, have been at the center of much controversy in recent times. The manufacturers of these drugs have seen a significant increase in sales of their drugs, thanks in part to how convenient they are compared to more traditional blood thinners. However, the significant sales of these drugs can also be linked to Gregory Lip, a British heart doctor who has extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

Lip has been a paid speaker and consultant for these manufacturers for many years and has also served on treatment guidelines panels, most of which have recommended that more people use these new drugs. One scale in particular, adopted in the U.S. in 2014, suggested than an additional 1 million people take the drug. However, external experts warn that the scale can lead to people with a lower or intermediate risk being put on these newer anticoagulants and risk internal bleeding.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MedPage Today, Lip has received money from at least 5 companies that market and/or make these new anticoagulants. As a British citizen, Lip does not have to disclose the amount of money he has received. However, his connection to these drug companies illustrates how doctors can be easily influenced and make suggestions that are not at the best interest of their patients or the general population. 

Legal Commentary
Xarelto and Pradaxa attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto and Pradaxa claims on behalf of people and their families who may have been injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto or Pradaxa, contact our Xarelto and Pradaxa lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past six consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with noteworthy settlements for pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Man Dies in Crash with Fire Truck in Agoura Hills, California

Pictured above: The fire truck after the accident 

Over the weekend, a California man involved in a crash with a Los Angeles County Fire Department fire truck was killed. The 36-year-old, identified as Eric Stein, was driving with his wife to his brother's wedding rehearsal dinner on Friday night around 5pm when the accident happened. Stein was turning left onto Saddle Rock Ranch along Mulholland Highway when they were hit by the fire truck. According to eyewitnesses, the impact dragged the car off the side of the road. Unfortunately, Stein was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His wife was airlifted to a nearby hospital. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire truck was following procedure because it had its lights and sirens on. Stein's family argues that he never had a chance to react and call the firefighter driving the truck negligent. Witnesses state that the truck was driving at excessive speeds, even for an emergency. An investigation has been launched and is ongoing. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

New Evident Shows that Xarelto Can Be Passed Down From Mother to Fetus

A recent study has revealed that mothers who take Xarelto can pass down the drug to their unborn child. When ingested during pregnancy, the anticoagulant transfers back and forth across the placenta between a mother and her fetus. The study was done by a research team at The Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and published most recently in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. They initially began the study in order to discover the degree of transfer of the drug and what potential side effects would occur.

Although they were able to prove that Xarelto did transfer from a mother to her fetus, they will need to conduct additional studies to better understand whether or not it would be safe to administer Xarelto to a pregnant woman. In some high-risk pregnancies, anti-coagulants are a necessary treatment for expecting mothers. Unfortunately, Xarelto does not yet have an antidote and if it is given to pregnant women, it may pose a risk for her fetus. For this reason, researchers have indicated that further studies are needed to better understand this risk. 

Legal Commentary
Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people and their families who may have been injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past six consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with noteworthy settlements for pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Firefighters Injured, Truck Driver Killed in Irving, Texas Highway Crash

Pictured above: A scene from the accident 

Over the weekend, a tragic accident occurred on Texas 183 that left one truck driver dead and several firefighters injured. The accident began when police and firefighters responded to an initial accident on the eastbound lanes of Texas 183 on Sunday morning around 4:30am. An unidentified man, driving a GMC pickup, had crashed his vehicle, fled and was arrested. While a wrecker removed the wrecked truck, a fire truck stayed to help block traffic. A trucker, now identified as Ilian Lavel, hit the back of the fire truck while driving at the indicated speed.

The impact of the 18-wheeler caused the fire truck to spin around 180 degrees and roll over. Three firefighters were left with minor to moderate injuries. Unfortunately Lavel was killed in the accident after the rig caught fire. Officials are now investigating whether Lavel may have fallen asleep or had a medical condition and initial reports suggest the latter. Additionally, a patrol car was also hit by another driver who was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Women Hit & Killed by Dump Truck in Union City, New Jersey

Pictured above: The dump truck after the accident 

Yesterday morning, an unidentified victim was struck by a dump truck in Union City, New Jersey. The accident happened on North Marginal Highway on the Route 495 West Service Road at Park Avenue. The woman, who was on foot, was turning left at a cross signal when she was struck by the dump truck. The driver of that truck, 40-year-old Jhobany Cruz, also had a green light at the time and had attempted a right turn at the intersection. The woman who was hit was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center where, unfortunately, she died from her injuries. 

It was not immediately clear why the woman was hit or whether or not she was standing on the crosswalk at the time of the accident. Officials are now investigating the accident, which includes weighing and inspecting the dump truck to insure that there were no mechanical failures and that the truck was not overloaded. Additionally, officials do not believe speed or cell phone usage contributed to the accident and Cruz has not been charged.  

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

The Role of Morcellators in Spreading Cancer During Hysterectomies

More recently, a significant number of women and theirs families have brought lawsuits against various manufacturers after doctors used laparoscopic power morcellators during their hysterectomies. These individuals allege that these devices were responsible for spreading undiagnosed cancers and that they were not adequately warned about the potentially deadly risk.

Laparoscopic power morcellators have been used during hundreds, if not thousands, of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries. More specifically, the device functions by grinding up the uterus and uterine fibroids during hysterectomy and fibroid removal procedures. Unfortunately, during these procedures, the device has been connected to the spread of aggressive and previously undiagnosed uterine cancers. Many women, after undergoing such a procedure, soon find themselves diagnosed with late-stage cancers. Additionally, this means that such a diagnosis reduces long-term survival for many women. 

The Food and Drug Administration has determined that power morcellators cannot be made safer. Johnson & Johnson, previously the largest manufacturer of morcellators, has pulled their version of the device from the market. Similarly, many hospitals are no longer using any iteration of the device in their hysterectomies. Currently, more than 20 lawsuits against the manufacturers of the device have been filed in 16 different federal courts and more than 300 are currently pending. 

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by these devices have led to several cases where undiagnosed cancer was spread after a surgical procedure. According to the FDA, as many as 1 in 350 women is suspected of having undiagnosed uterine sarcoma that can be spread during morcellation. For patients, this can be a costly, painful and potentially deadly complication. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from a variety of surgical tools, devices and products, including a power morcellator. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of a power morcellator, we encourage you to consult with one of our attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by dangerous products on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Man Sentenced After Killing Woman in 9-Vehicle Accident in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pictured above: Officials examining the scene of the accident 

This February, a 32-year-old man driving at extremely high speeds caused both the death of a Las Vegas woman and a resulting nine-vehicle crash. This week, that man, identified as Kenneth Rankin, was finally sentenced to 40 years in prison for his involvement. The accident originally happened when Rankin sped through a red light on Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rankin fled the scene, reaching speeds of up to 111mph. He then hit Ellen Gallucci's vehicle, which in turned caused the vehicle to roll over. She unfortunately died at the scene.

The momentum of the impact of Rankin and Gallucci's cars caused them to strike other cars in the process. In total, nine vehicles were involved in the crash. Several people were severely injured, including Rankin's passenger and several more were taken to nearby hospitals for minor injuries. It was found that Ranking had more than seven times the legal limit of marijuana in his system at the time of the accident and officers found a pound of the drug in his vehicle. Rankin also tested positive for codeine. The judge in charge of Rankin's case ruled that Rankin will have to serve at least 16 years behind bars before he is eligible for parole. 

Legal Commentary
Not only are intoxicated drivers committing a crime, they are also endangering the lives of everyone around them. In this case, it was that of an innocent woman and several others who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Successfully pursuing a claim against an intoxicated driver is difficult, but not impossible. Though they may be facing a difficult situation, it is important for individuals and families who have been impacted by drunken driving to quickly seek out legal guidance and representation in order to successfully pursue any possible claims against an intoxicated driver. If you or a loved one has suffered from someone else, you should contact the professionals at Fears | Nachawati. We can answer your questions, provide you with the proper guidance, and successfully represent you in any potential claims. We understand the difficult situations drunken driving accidents present and are prepared to advise you. Talk to us today for your free consultation.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims. He attended Richland High School, Southern Methodist University for his undergraduate degree, and The University of Houston for Law School. Following Law School, Mr. Nachawati completed a two year clerkship for a Texas Court of Appeals. After his tenure with the court, Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four years in a row due primarily to his legal excellence involving catastrophic 18 wheeler crashes, wrongful death cases, and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a Fellowship Member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

 

New Study Claims That New Drug Can Reverse Effects of Blood Thinner Pradaxa

A new experimental drug has been proven to reverse the effects of the drug Pradaxa (dabigatran). The drug, called idarucizumab, is said to work within minutes of being given to patients. Pradaxa is a newer anticoagulant that has been marketed as an easier alternative to traditional blood thinners. Unfortunately, it was not created alongside an antidote that could undo the potentially deadly side effects that Pradaxa can produce, particularly uncontrollable bleeding. The new antidote has been shown to bind to Pradaxa, neutralizing its activity and immediately restoring normal blood clotting. 

The study was published by the New England Journal of Medicine and was led by Charles Pollack, a chair of emergency medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital. It is currently ongoing and is being conducted at various hospitals in 38 countries. However, researchers warn that the antidote is imperfect: it is designed to treat patients who cannot wait one to two days for Pradaxa to clear out of their bodies. Idarucizumab has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and given that the study is still in progress, it may be some time before an antidote to newer anticoagulants is available.

 

Legal Commentary
Pradaxa attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Pradaxa claims on behalf of people and their families who may have been injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Pradaxa, contact our Pradaxa lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Pradaxa Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past six consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with noteworthy settlements for pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.
 

 

Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Accident That Killed Four Women in Long Island, New York

Pictured above: Emergency crews after the accident 

Over the weekend, a group of friends who formed a bachelorette party were leaving a vineyard tour when a devastating accident occurred. The accident happened around 5pm on Saturday afternoon in Long Island, New York, when the eight women piled into a black limousine they had rented for a bachelorette party. The limousine attempted to make a U-turn on Route 48 in Cutchogue when a red Dodge Dakota pickup truck crashed into the side of the limousine.

The impact nearly ripped the limo in half and unfortunately, killed three women instantly. Another woman died shortly after at a nearby hospital. Two more were critically injured. Authorities state that the man driving the pickup truck, identified as Steven Romeo, was driving while intoxicated. He was also injured in the crash but had attempted to flee the accident on foot. He was arraigned from his hospital bed at a $1 million bond with a DUI charge. According to prosecutors, that charge is likely to be upgraded as a more thorough investigation is conducted. 

Legal Commentary
Not only are drunk drivers committing a crime, they are also endangering the lives of everyone around them. In this case, it was that of an innocent driver who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunken driving accidents accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic related deaths in 2010 in the United States. The challenge for many individuals who are injured or whose loved ones are killed in a drunken driving accident is to make the right choice about their legal rights.

Successfully pursuing a claim against a drunk driver is difficult, but not impossible. Though they may be facing a difficult situation, it is important for individuals and families who have been impacted by drunken driving to quickly seek out legal guidance and representation in order to successfully pursue any possible claims against a drunk driver. If you or a loved one has suffered from someone else’s drunk driving, you should contact the professionals at Fears | Nachawati. We can answer your questions, provide you with the proper guidance, and successfully represent you in any potential claims. We understand the difficult situations drunken driving accidents present and are prepared to advise you. Talk to us today for your free consultation.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims. He attended Richland High School, Southern Methodist University for his undergraduate degree, and The University of Houston for Law School. Following Law School, Mr. Nachawati completed a two year clerkship for a Texas Court of Appeals. After his tenure with the court, Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four years in a row due primarily to his legal excellence involving catastrophic 18 wheeler crashes, wrongful death cases, and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a Fellowship Member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

More Than a Year Later, Investigation Reveals Lack of Safety Procedures in Deadly Fedex Truck-Bus Crash in Orland, California

Pictured above: The remains of the FedEx truck and bus after the April 2014 accident 

Last year, in Orland, California, a tragic accident involving a bus full of students and a FedEx truck killed five students and injured several passengers. On Tuesday, a federal investigation concluded that a lack of safety procedures contributed to the significant number of student deaths and injuries. They, however, could not explain why the FedEx truck driver involved in the accident slammed head-on into the bus that was full of high school students. 

The accident happened in April 2014 on Interstate 5 near Orland. The FedEx truck had veered across the southbound lanes of the road, crossed a 15-foot median and collided with the bus that was carrying high school students from Los Angeles to a college orientation at Humboldt State University. In total, 10 people, were killed. The drivers of the bus and truck, as well as two people in a small sedan that was struck by the FedEx truck, were amongst those that died. 39 others were injured. 

The investigation, conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, concluded that the bus carrying the high school students had interiors that did not meet current flammability requirements. They also found that there had been a lack of pre-trip safety briefings for the students and that there had been inadequate emergency exits on the Silverado Stages bus. Furthermore, there was a lack of event data records on both the bus and truck, making it difficult for the NTSB to come to a conclusion as to why the FedEx truck crashed into the school bus. However, the accident did prompt the NTSB to warn the industry to implement their various recommendations. Several family members of those harmed or killed in the car crash have pursued their own wrongful death lawsuits against FedEx.