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  • Takata Airbag Recall Heating Up
    Jun-19-18 Los Angeles, CA The chances of a defective Takata airbag exploding and firing metal shards at you, even in a minor fender bender, increase with rising temperatures. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says many people driving unsafe cars, including Honda, Ford and Mazda, haven’t grasped the recall’s urgency. South...
  • US DOT: Your Car and Where You Live May Increase Defective Airbag Risk
    May-25-18 Miami, FL: Of about 50 million Takata defective airbags being recalled, some vehicles are more dangerous than others, according to the US. Department of Transportation. And some places have a greater potential to cause inflator ruptures—heat and humidity are risk factors. For instance, if you live in Florida or Puerto Rico and drive a Ford Ranger or...
  • Takata Settles with 44 States. No Dough, Though
    Mar-1-18 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...
  • And Now There Are 21 Takata Airbag Deaths
    Feb-1-18 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. And now, there are 21. The Associated Press (AP 01/...
  • Another Death Has Been Blamed on Defective Takata Airbags
    Jan-11-18 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, br...
  • Second Airbag Recall for Ford and Mazda Trucks
    Jan-2-18 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...
  • Knee Replacement Recipient is “Done with Surgeries”
    Dec-29-17 Tampa, FL: The pain started right after Sandra had a Smith & Nephew knee replacement. “It never functioned properly and I never did get back a full range of motion like I was told,” says Sandra. “I had this metal-on-metal knee implant because my knee was bone-on-bone. This knee implant was supposed to make me better, not worse.&r...
  • The Sad Pathway to Airbag Injury
    Dec-15-17 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. A lot has happened in three years. In Novem...
  • Not Too Late for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
    Dec-14-17 Dallas, TX: The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) first raised serious questions about the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal mesh implants in 2008. Much has happened since then -- studies and recalls and thousands of lawsuits. But women still suffer serious and painful pelvic mesh complications, which may take years to manifest. Accordi...
  • Exploding Airbags Cause Chemical Burns
    Dec-6-17 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, in...
  • The Fix is In for St. Jude Defective Batteries, But Is it Enough?
    Nov-9-17 Washington, DC: The announcement last month of a new software tool capable of alerting patients with defective St. Jude cardiac defibrillators when a battery is in danger of failing prematurely may be too little, too late for patients who have suffered adverse events when defective defibrillator batteries failed too soon. Many have filed St. Jude ICD a...
  • Second Recall for Mitsubishi Airbags
    Oct-20-17 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 in...
  • Airbag Attorney Urges Everyone to Check their Vehicles—You May Be in Danger
    Oct-17-17 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Origen Catheters Recalled Following Reports of Adverse Events
    Washington, DC: OriGen Biomedical in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling two lots of VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters N18487 and N18487-1 following reports of adverse events associated with the devices. OriGen Biomedical is aware of two product failures and has received a complaint associated with e...
  • Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Recall
    Since the beginning of the peanut salmonella outbreak last September 2008, more than 714 people have become ill from food poisoning due to Salmonella Typhimurium and it has contributed to at least 9 deaths. The illnesses have been traced back to the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) processing plants in Blakely, GA and Plainview, TX, which have si...
  • Why so many Catheters Recalled?
    Sep-27-17 Santa Cruz, CA: Another catheter was recalled last week, and this one got a Class 1 recall category, meaning the most serious kind. The FDA recalled a bridge occlusion balloon catheter “due to the possibility of blocked guidewire lumen in select device units”. The Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheter, made by Spectranetics, is design...
  • Takata Airbag Recalls in China, Dorado Airbag Injury Lawsuit Filed in Nevada
    Sep-26-17 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. Ea...
  • Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit
    Sep-22-17 Seattle, WA A Health Benefit Trust that covers Alaskan State Employees is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against St. Jude’s Medical and Abbott Laboratories seeking compensation for costs related to defective lithium battery powered implantable cardiac defibrillators. “They are not happy about having to pay for a device th...
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