Defective Airbag Injury Articles
March 17, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Oklahoma City, OK: With the revelation earlier this year that yet another victim of Takata airbag injuries had died, it’s instructive to look back at the case of Ashley Parham, widely believed as the first known victim of a defective airbag in 2009.Read [ Defective Airbag Deaths and Injuries Continue ]
March 1, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Takata airbag failures have already killed 22 people and injured nearly 200 more. The ensuing lawsuits and recalls affect nearly 13 percent of registered vehicles in the United States (and as many as a third of the cars on the road in Australia). It was the largest automotive recall in history, and it drove the company into bankruptcy.Read [ Takata Settles with 44 States. No Dough, Though ]
February 13, 2018. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Cruz,CA: Takata, the Japanese maker of airbags that contained defective inflators, which caused injuries and more than a dozen deaths of drivers and passengers, has reached a settlement to pay tort claimants.Read [ Takata Reaches Settlement Deal with Injured Drivers ]
February 1, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Holiday, FL: Airbags were originally designed to help prevent injury and death, not cause them. However, the debacle that is the Takata airbag recall– the largest automotive recall in US history – continues to cause sometimes horrific airbag injuries, and on occasion airbag deaths.Read [ And Now There Are 21 Takata Airbag Deaths ]
January 11, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Baton Rouge, LA Another death has been revealed from faulty Takata defective airbags after a man from Louisiana succumbed to his airbag injuries following a crash in July. The death has been confirmed by Honda, the manufacturer of the car the victim was driving when the accident took place. The death, revealed to Honda and the media late last month, brings to 20 the number of deaths worldwide that have been attributed to the problematic airbags.Read [ Another Death Has Been Blamed on Defective Takata Airbags ]
January 8, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Orlando, FL:At the beginning of last year, Takata—the automotive parts company behind the largest automotive recall in the nation’s history—entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The company then declared bankruptcy a few months later, setting off an avalanche of legal filings throughout the world, with an international corporate restructuring effort continuing to this day. “It’s critical to remember that as this process plays out, consumers have and will continue to be hurt and killed by rupturing airbags,” says attorney Frank Melton of Newsome Melton, PA.Read [ The Future of Takata Airbag Claims ]
January 2, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Detroit, MI Ford and Mazda have announced that they will recall hundreds of thousands of 2004 to 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series trucks made by Ford. The second round of airbag recalls affects vehicles that were previously recalled in 2015 and 2016 for a temporary replacement of faulty airbag inflator mechanism. Takata airbags have been linked to 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries. In 2017 years of lawsuits forced Takata into bankruptcy.Read [ Second Airbag Recall for Ford and Mazda Trucks ]
December 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As Takata Corp. and its creditors continue to grapple with bankruptcy proceedings in tandem with a continuation of the supply chain for badly-needed replacement airbag inflators, it’s instructive to look back from whence we came with regard to airbag injuries, lawsuits and recalls.Read [ The Sad Pathway to Airbag Injury ]
December 6, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC While many exploding airbag lawsuits focus on the harm caused by flying shrapnel, it is also important to be aware of the risk of high temperature chemical burns. Airbags are filled with sodium hydroxide that becomes an aerosol during deployment. If the airbag is improperly vented or filtered, the gas can cause serious chemical burns, indirect burns from melting clothing and inhalation injuries. Potential plaintiffs should make sure that they have complete medical records, including photographs, of all of their airbag injuries when seeking legal redress.Read [ Exploding Airbags Cause Chemical Burns ]
November 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Wilmington, DE: A vilified auto parts manufacturer at the center of the largest automotive recall in US history over defective airbags has been granted a bit of breathing room by the courts with regard to its bankruptcy proceedings. When combined with some temporary concessions granted by its client automakers, Takata Corp. will be in a better position to remain relatively healthy long enough to fulfill various obligations deemed integral by the courts and the automotive industry – the latter wanting to ensure Takata will be in a position to manufacture the replacement inflators needed to replace defective units that have injured, maimed or killed scores of drivers or passengers.Read [ Takata Given Room to Breathe Over Defective Airbags for Now ]
- You Can Easily Trace a Car’s History, but Not Necessarily Their Parts By Gordon Gibb (Oct-27-17)
- Second Recall for Mitsubishi Airbags By Anne Wallace (Oct-20-17)
- Airbag Attorney Urges Everyone to Check their Vehicles—You May Be in Danger By Jane Mundy (Oct-17-17)
- Hyundai Appears to Have Escaped the Horror of Takata Air Bags, Others Not So Lucky By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-17)
- Takata Airbag Recalls in China, Dorado Airbag Injury Lawsuit Filed in Nevada By Gordon Gibb (Sep-26-17)
- Hurricane Flooding Ups Risk of Airbag Injuries By Anne Wallace (Sep-16-17)
- Florida Man Died from his Airbag Injuries in 2016 By Gordon Gibb (Sep-7-17)
- Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers By Anne Wallace (Aug-23-17)
- Recycled Defective Airbags Akin to ‘Ticking Time Bombs’ By Gordon Gibb (Aug-17-17)
- Airbag Recall: My Subaru Passengers in the Back Seat By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-17)
- Recycled Airbags Can be Checked, but Most Aren’t By Gordon Gibb (Jul-27-17)
- Automakers Agree to Compensate Takata Airbag Recall Consumers By Deb Hipp (Jul-15-17)
- With Takata Falling, Airbag Injuries and Recycled Airbags Take Center Stage By Gordon Gibb (Jul-4-17)
- Airbag Injury to Young Teen Caused by Reused defective Airbag By Gordon Gibb (Jun-23-17)
- Hawaii Sues Three Automakers Over Defective Takata Airbags By Deb Hipp (Jun-13-17)
- The Growing Concern over Recalled Airbags in Used Car Repairs By Gordon Gibb (Jun-1-17)
- Victim with Broken Wrist Blames Airbag and Hand Grip By Jane Mundy (May-14-17)
- Airbag Injuries and Defective Airbags Getting More Complicated By Gordon Gibb (May-12-17)
- Recalled Airbags Being Recycled in Crash-Affected Vehicles By Lucy Campbell (May-10-17)
- Airbag in Salvaged Used Car Explodes in Minor Crash By Deb Hipp (May-1-17)
- Airbag Lawsuits Dismissed as Parties Try to Work Out Settlement By Deb Hipp (Apr-17-17)
- Takata Airbag Injury Plaintiff Almost Lost an Ear, Could Have Been Worse By Gordon Gibb (Apr-1-17)
- Fender Bender Air Bag Deployment Left Texas Woman with Eye Damage By Brenda Craig (Mar-24-17)
- Auto Manufacturers Claim to be Takata Airbag Victims By Gordon Gibb (Mar-3-17)
- Takata to Pay $1B for Airbag Scandal By Lucy Campbell (Feb-28-17)
- Family Blames Takata Airbag for Woman's Death By Deb Hipp (Feb-23-17)
- Despite $1B Penalty by the Feds, It’s Not Over Yet for Takata: Airbag Injuries By Gordon Gibb (Feb-1-17)
- Ford Increases Recall Over Defective Takata Airbags By Lucy Campbell (Jan-13-17)
- 2017 Expected to be a Landmark Year for Airbag Injury Litigation By Gordon Gibb (Jan-6-17)
- Airbag Injuries Plaintiff Three Inches From Death Defective Airbag By Gordon Gibb (Dec-21-16)
- Takata Airbags Found in High-End Vehicles By Gordon Gibb (Nov-25-16)
- Attorney: It's Mind Boggling Ammonium Nitrate Was Used in Airbags By Heidi Turner (Nov-9-16)
- Airbag Injury Lawsuits Filed in North Carolina By Gordon Gibb (Oct-24-16)
- Another Airbag Lawsuit Filed Against Takata By Heidi Turner (Oct-3-16)
- Is Texas Truck Crash a Telling Commentary on Takata Defective Airbags? By Gordon Gibb (Sep-20-16)
- GM Recalls 3.6 Million Cars Linked to Airbag Issue By Heidi Turner (Sep-13-16)
- Truck with Takata Airbag Inflators Explodes By Lucy Campbell (Aug-31-16)
- Canada Reports Death Linked to Airbag Failure By Heidi Turner (Aug-27-16)
- The Machinations behind a Defective Airbag Settlement, Takata CEO Shielded By Gordon Gibb (Aug-13-16)
- Takata Airbag Settlement Reached After Victim Left a Quadriplegic By Gordon Gibb (Jul-22-16)