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  • Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion Pump: a History of Problems
    Oct-15-17 Harrisburg, PA: The dog-eared adage suggesting ‘there is a place for everything, and everything in its place’ certainly applies to marketing undertaken by the pharmaceutical and medical device communities: witness television commercials expounding upon the virtues of a drug, only to have a litany of potentially serious side effects narrated by...
  • Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed Among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny
    Sep-18-17 Washington, DC: The honeymoon the then-fresh Obama Administration was still largely enjoying in 2010 was nonetheless tainted two years into Barack Obama’s Presidency with revelations that hundreds of Americans supposedly had died due to malfunctioning infusion pumps. The Medtronic SynchroMed pump was among the plethora of infusion pumps that were com...
  • Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers
    Aug-23-17 Las Vegas, NV: On Friday, August 18, 2017, attorneys for Karina Dorado, a young woman who suffered severe airbag injuries , filed suit in a Nevada state court. The case highlights the danger consumers face from replacement airbags. These are situations that slip through the cracks of massive airbag recall efforts and remain largely unaddressed by law. ...
  • Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits
    May-12-17 Washington, DC: In a potentially crushing blow to General Motors, the US Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal from the automaker asking for a legal shield to protect GM from lawsuits related to faulty ignition switches on its vehicles. On April 24, 2017, the US Supreme Court refused to review GM's appeal in which the automaker asked the...
  • Fender Bender Air Bag Deployment Left Texas Woman with Eye Damage
    Mar-24-17 Harlingen, TX A woman from Harlingen, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley was driving through her neighborhood on December 8, 2015 when she had a fender bender in her 2012 Honda Civic. According to Mary Lou Rodriguez she clipped a parked truck at no more than 15 miles per hour. There was a huge bang as the airbag deployed thrusting her body backwards in...
  • Automakers Agree to Compensate Takata Airbag Recall Consumers
    Jul-15-17 Miami, FL: Four auto manufacturers have agreed to compensate owners of vehicles with recalled Takata airbags in a proposed class action settlement worth $553 million. Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit reached the settlement agreement on May 18, 2017 with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW. The money is intended to reimburse current and former owners fo...
  • Recalled Airbags Being Recycled in Crash-Affected Vehicles
    May-10-17 Santa Clara, CA: Recalled airbags may be recycled as replacement airbags in vehicles that have been in accidents, according to a news report on the Kansas City news station, KSHB.com. In an interview with KSHB, Carfax representative Christopher Basso states that it’s not uncommon to find recycled airbags used to replace deployed ones,...
  • Ford Increases Recall Over Defective Takata Airbags
    Jan-13-17 Santa Clara, CA: Ford Motor Co is issuing a recall of about 816,000 vehicles following a previous recall due to defective Takata Airbags. The new recall brings the total number of Ford vehicles with Takata air bag inflators recalled around the world to 3 million, the majority being in the United States and Canada. This latest recall by Ford f...
  • When a Car Recall Leads to a Securities Lawsuit
    Nov-14-15 New York, NY: A recent car recall has led to a securities fraud lawsuit being filed against an automaker. The lawsuit, filed against Fiat Chrysler, alleges the company made false and misleading statements linked to its securities. The Detroit News (11/6/15) reports that the lawsuit was filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, CEO Sergio Marchio...
  • GM Issues Another Recall for 5 Different Defects in 2,7 Million Vehicles
    May-15-14 Detroit, MI Another massive GM Recall has been announced by General Motors Co, this time involving almost 3 million vehicles globally. The recall has been issued to fix five separate safety problems that have allegedly caused injuries and resulted of hundreds of complaints being filed. These recalls are the latest of 24 separate recalls GM has issued...
  • St Jude Cardiac Defibrillator Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Chicago, IL: Abbott and its subsidiary, St. Jude Medical, are facing a defective products class action lawsuit over allegations the companies were aware of a battery-depletion defect in some of its cardiac defibrillators, as early as 2011. However, the lawsuit asserts, the defendants failed to adequately report the risk and waited almost five ye...
  • GM Issues Third Massive Recall for Alleged Defective Power Steering
    Apr-1-14 Detroit, MI Further to the massive GM recalls involving alleged defects in air bag deployment and ignition switches, General Motors has now issued a third large recall involving more than 1.3 million vehicles in the US and 145,700 in Canada that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist. In a statement, the automaker notes...
  • Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company based in England, is facing lawsuits over some of its Birmingham Hip Replacement (BHR) and R3 metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. The lawsuits concern the alleged premature failure of Smith & Nephew's metal-on-metal hip implant devices, which can cause pain, limited mobility and the need fo...
  • Officials Investigate GM, Honda Airbag Recalls
    Jun-20-13 Washington, DC If it seems as though airbag recalls are in the news a lot, you might not be all that far off. News stories about federal officials investigating airbag failures are frequently published, with officials now investigating GM and Honda airbag problems. Some airbag recalls are the result of airbag injuries, caused when an airbag failed to d...
  • Airbag Injuries: Are Victims Hurt by Reduced Quality?
    Jan-31-14 Seattle, WA When consumers purchase vehicles, they often take into consideration issues such as airbags and whether the vehicle in question has side impact airbags and other safety features. What they do not consider - or often know - is who the maker of these safety features is and what the risks of airbag injuries are. Airbags - drivers’ sid...
  • Airbag Injury Almost Cost Driver His Left Ear
    Nov-13-12 Washington, DC The driver of a Hyundai Elantra who suffered a partially-severed ear from a piece of metal allegedly stemming from the deployment of the vehicle airbag, has retained a lawyer for a possible airbag lawsuit, according to CNN (5/16/12). While the driver has not been identified, CNN reported the accident happened in Texas. The airbag failure...
  • Takata Agrees to Settle Defective Airbags MDL for $1B
    Santa Clara, CA: Takata Corporation has agreed to pay $1 billion to settle multi-district litigation alleging the airbag manufacturer was aware of the fatal defect with its airbags but sold them anyway. At least 11 deaths have been linked to the airbags, which can explode due to a design defect. According to the proposed settlement terms Takata will...
  • Is It Natural For Zimmer Natural Knee to Fail?
    Jun-25-12 Marshall, TX A little more than a month before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first of two Class II recalls involving certain components of the Zimmer Natural Knee , Zimmer was proudly promoting a webcast that would feature a Natural Knee surgical procedure. The webcast, scheduled for May 27th of that year, would feature Kenneth Gu...
  • People Sickened by Salmonella Dog Food
    May-6-12 Gaston, SC Yet another food poisoning outbreak was reported this weekend, but this one isn’t the run-of-the-mill food recall or contaminated food outbreak news. At least fourteen people spanning nine states have been sickened by salmonella after being “in contact” with dry dog food made by Diamond Pet Foods. Not one dog has been reported sick. ...
  • Will Widened Michael Foods Egg Recall Result in Foodborne Illness?
    Mar-11-12 Wakefield, NE Food recalls, undertaken in an effort to avoid cases of Foodborne Illness , can appear to take on a life of their own after the domino effect of a recall takes hold. Case in point is the recent recall of more than a million hard-cooked eggs by Michael Foods. The initial recall, in an effort to avoid any potential for Food Poisoning, was...
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