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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 ]
October 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Hoboken, NJ: Amongst the steady stream of media reports decrying the emerging issue of recycled airbag injuries and their relationship to recalled airbags inexplicably returned to circulation, is a television report produced by News 12 New Jersey (06/07/17). While injuries attributed to defective, original-equipment airbags have been an issue for some time, the emergence of recycled airbags that may have been the subject of a recall poses a safety risk to occupants, and a corresponding risk of lawsuit litigation against would-be defendants.Read [ You Can Easily Trace a Car’s History, but Not Necessarily Their Parts ]
October 20, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Detroit, MI Effective October 22, 2017 Mitsubishi will recall 66,000 Lancer and Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured between 2004 and 2006. It is the second time these models have been recalled to replace faulty Takata front passenger side airbag inflators. The first recall occurred in 2015 as part of an ongoing effort to prevent airbag injuries and to forestall airbag lawsuits. Nonetheless, the problems persist. The problem of repeated recalls, while vexing to vehicle owners, is only a small part of the unfolding saga. The bigger story is that the danger drivers face from minor accidents can be deadly. People who have been injured and those who act on their behalf have begun lawsuits in search of redress.Read [ Second Recall for Mitsubishi Airbags ]
October 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Orlando, FL: Chances are, you know about the airbag recall that has affected more than 100 million vehicles worldwide. But you may be unaware that the vehicle you are driving could have defective airbags, putting yourself and others at risk of serious injury. Attorney Frank Melton, whose firm represented Corey Burdick in 2014 and brought the recall to national attention, recently filed another personal injury lawsuit against Honda and Takata. They didn’t know about the recall…Read [ Airbag Attorney Urges Everyone to Check their Vehicles—You May Be in Danger ]
October 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Amongst the millions of vehicles, 19 deaths globally and scores of horrific airbag injuries attributed to the Takata defective airbags recall, there appears to be little evidence that one manufacturer in particular, Hyundai, had been ensnared by the grievous Takata airbag debacle. While Hyundai has been waging a quiet war, since last year on the use of after-market, ‘counterfeit’ parts v. OEM (original equipment manufacturer), Hyundai appears to have been using airbags made in the US for its vehicles. There is no evidence of an airbag injuries lawsuit involving Hyundai associated with defective airbags manufactured by Takata.Read [ Hyundai Appears to Have Escaped the Horror of Takata Air Bags, Others Not So Lucky ]
September 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Las Vegas, NV: The angst over potential airbag failure and the airbag recall involving primary, and some side airbags manufactured by Takata has transferred to China now, with the recent announcement that General Motors and its Chinese joint venture Shanghai GM will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in China known to have faulty Takata airbags. Earlier, Volkswagen AG announced a recall of 4.86 million vehicles for similar reasons. Whether, or not this will result in an airbag lawsuit akin to litigation that is commonplace in the US remains to be seen – and whether recycled airbags and corresponding airbag injuries will also emerge as a tandem issue.Read [ Takata Airbag Recalls in China, Dorado Airbag Injury Lawsuit Filed in Nevada ]
September 16, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Cars that had been flooded may hide fatal flaws, including damage to electrical and electronic systems that cause airbags either to fail to deploy when needed or to go off unexpectedly, resulting in serious airbag injuries. Airbag lawsuits have arisen in many different situations. This may be just the latest twist in the plot.Read [ Hurricane Flooding Ups Risk of Airbag Injuries ]
September 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Hialeah, FL: Thankfully, there appears to be little new on the airbag injuries front since the horrific airbag injuries suffered by teen Karina Dorado back in March, when the recalled Takata airbag inflator in her used car blew apart following a relatively minor collision, sending shards of shrapnel into her throat and trachea, damaging her vocal chords.Read [ Florida Man Died from his Airbag Injuries in 2016 ]
- 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)
- Defective Airbags Prompt Takata Bankruptcy By Lucy Campbell (Jun-26-17)
- 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)
- $553M in Settlements Reached with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW in Takata Airbag MDL By Lucy Campbell (May-18-17)
- 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)
- Takata to Pay $1B for Airbag Scandal By Lucy Campbell (Jan-13-17)
- 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)
- Airbag Injuries Result in Settlement By Heidi Turner (Jul-10-16)
- Attorney Rich Newsome on Airbag Litigation By Brenda Craig (Jun-25-16)
- Airbag Injuries Read Like a Bad Horror Movie By Gordon Gibb (Jun-23-16)
- Are More People at Risk for Airbag Injuries? By Heidi Turner (Jun-12-16)