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  • defective auto
    Defective automobiles put vehicle occupants at risk of serious, life-threatening injury. Although newer vehicles have enhanced safety features designed to protect occupants in the event of an automobile crash , there are still situations in which the safety features designed to protect drivers and passengers actually result in injury. Auto defect lawsui...
  • Texas Plaintiff Sues Over Airbag Injuries, Other Claims
    Dec-3-13 Marshall, TX Airbags were originally envisioned and designed to prevent injuries. So it’s somewhat galling when airbag injuries are caused when the devices either deploy when they shouldn’t, fail to deploy when they should or deploy improperly. This problem is compounded given that most cars, including subcompacts, have as many as 10 airbag...
  • Airbag Issues: Newer Airbags Not Necessarily Safer
    Nov-10-13 Omaha, NE When it comes to airbag failure , the situation is a bit like the Goldilocks story: the airbag can deploy too early, too late or not at all. The purpose of airbags, to prevent accidental injuries, is for the safety devices to deploy at exactly the right time. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, putting people in the vehicle at risk of...
  • Robotic Surgery: Lots of Hype, but Where’s the Proof of Efficacy?
    Oct-20-13 Bermuda Dunes, CA When Teresa Hershey of California talked to her doctor about a proposed hysterectomy, the potential for having the surgery undertaken with the aid of a DaVinci surgical robot sounded like a good idea at the time. “It sounded good,” she told Bloomberg News (10/8/13). “[My doctor] sold me on it.” The 41-year-old re...
  • Shimano Disc Brake Calipers Recalled in US and Canada
    Sep-27-13 Washington, DC Consumers in the US and Canada are being advised by Shimano, the US Consumer Product Safety Board and Health Canada to immediately stop using bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes. Shimano has recalled the defective calipers due to reports that the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard. The recall involves roughly 6,...
  • Defective Airbag Lawsuit Filed After Fatal Crash
    Sep-16-13 Point Pleasant, WV An airbag failure can put the lives of vehicle drivers and passengers at risk, even though airbags are regarded as life-saving devices. The problem is that defective airbags may not deploy in an accident, or may deploy unnecessarily, potentially causing serious and even fatal airbag injuries. Recalls and lawsuits have been announced...
  • GranuFlo Recall: When Safety Slips through the Cracks
    Sep-3-13 Washington, DC If 2012 was a watershed year with regard to the GranuFlo recall and concern over the actions (or lack thereof) of Fresenius Medical Care, then the month of March has proven to be a watershed month spanning two years, 2012 and 2013. It was in March 2012 when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first became aware of issues involvi...
  • $6M Settlement Reached in New United Motors Manufacturing Employment Class Action Lawsuit
    San Francisco, CA: A $6 million settlement was reached in California labor law class action lawsuit alleging discrimination and unfair dismissal. Brought by former employees of Freemont-based New United Motors Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), California' last auto plant, the lawsuit, alleged that employees who were on disability at the time of the plant...
  • J&J Securities Class Action Preliminary Settlement Reached
    Jul-22-13 New York, NY A proposed settlement has been reached in the securities class action pending against Johnson & Johnson Inc, (J&). The lawsuit stems from the 2010 recalls of over 40 nonprescription drugs from the market by J&J, during what has been described as by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the largest recall of children&rs...
  • 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...
  • Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuits Continue to Mount
    Jun-9-13 Pittsburgh, PA There is little doubt that Zimmer Knee Replacement has proven to be a scourge for a growing number of middle-aged and senior Americans not content with living out their later years in a sedentary lifestyle. To wit, they undertake, in concert with their surgeons, the adoption of artificial knees and hips with an expectation of about 15 ye...
  • Car Manufacturers on Track for Airbag Recall Record
    May-17-13 Detroit, MI Airbags, including side airbags and curtain airbags, have become synonymous with automobile safety. Automobile manufacturers loudly proclaim the safety of their vehicles using the number of airbags as proof that their products are safe. But according to reports, this year the number of airbag recalls could break a record set just last year,...
  • Massive Airbag Recalls Due to Defective Airbag Components
    Apr-29-13 Detroit, MI Airbag injuries can run the gamut from injuries sustained when the airbags don’t deploy in an accident and an occupant sustains injuries that might have been preventable to injuries sustained from the deployment of the airbag itself. An even greater frustration, however, is when an airbag deploys without warning. Beyond frustration...
  • Toyota, Lexus or Scion Sudden Acceleration Economic Loss Class Action Settlement
    Los Angeles, CA: If you currently or previously own(ed), lease(d), purchased, or insured certain Toyota, Lexus, or Scion vehicles, you could be eligible to receive monetary and other benefits from a class action settlement. The Toyota sudden and unwanted acceleration lawsuit claims that certain Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles equipped with electronic...
  • Honda Settles Airbag Lawsuit
    Mar-15-13 Henrico, VA Airbags are supposed to save lives, so when airbag injuries result in serious harm, or death, to vehicle occupants, people are naturally surprised. At least one airbag lawsuit recently resulted in a settlement for the family of a woman who died when her airbag exploded after a minor accident. According to NBC 12 (2/25/13), Guddi Rathor...
  • Massive Hip & Knee Failure Rates, First Trial Underway in California
    Feb-24-13 Los Angeles, CA The perception that all-metal implants would be an improvement over plastic artificial hips and knees appears to have proven just that. Reality has not mirrored perception, with metal-on-metal devices not only failing to last beyond the 15-year life expectancy of more traditional implants, but actually failing in a matter of months. Hip a...
  • Airbag MailBag: Airbag Injuries, Airbag Lawsuits
    Jan-13-13 Detroit, MI One would assume that when one drives a Bentley, everything would work, and especially safety features such as airbags. But apparently not, according to the story of a Russian widow who is suing the luxury carmaker in an airbag lawsuit alleging the failure of side curtain airbags caused the death of her husband. Bentley is owned by Volks...
  • Toyota Settles Acceleration Class Action Lawsuit For $1.1 Billion
    Detroit, MI: Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to a $1.1 billion settlement of a pending defective products class action lawsuit. The lawsuit stemmed from complaints that a flaw in Toyota' electronic throttle-control system, and not ill-fitting floor mats and sticky accelerator pedals, were to blame for unwanted acceleration of Toyota vehicles, which c...
  • Former Pro Athlete Dissatisfied with Zimmer NexGen Knee
    Dec-26-12 Los Angeles, CA “Hell, my Zimmer NexGen knee should have been recalled,” says Ed with a laugh. “I have to laugh to keep from crying because I am so dissatisfied.” Ed, age 60 and a former pro athlete, is baffled: why did his 80-year-old mother have a faster recovery rate with her hip replacement than Ed did with his knee r...
  • Toyota Agrees $25.5M Settlement in Securities Class Action Lawsuit
    Los Angeles, CA: A $25.5 million settlement has been agreed by Toyota Motor Corp, potentially ending a securities class action lawsuit brought against the automotive manufacturer over allegations that it failed to disclose information on safety and quality of its products that were subject to a recall in 2010. The settlement is pending approval...
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