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Category Archives: Defective Products/Product Liability

Johnson & Johnson Begins to Pay DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlements

Johnson & Johnson has begun to pay nearly $2.4 billion to settle the first round of claims brought by patients who received defective DePuy ASR hip implants. These payments will be dispersed over the next several months, reports the Legal Examiner. The DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacements were implanted in thousands of patients before Johnson… Read More »

Sun in a Box: FDA Issues Sunlamp Warning

Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) upped the warning level on tanning beds and sunlamps. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates approximately 13,000 people each year die of skin cancers. A leading cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation. Emanating from our daytime star, the sun, everyone is exposed to… Read More »

Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled

Manufacturers of Nest smoke alarms ceased selling their popular smoke alarms recently due to safety concerns. So-called smart devices are spreading throughout our culture and into our homes. Nest Labs, manufacturer of Nest Protect smoke alarms, discovered their device might be a little too smart. Nest Labs offers home automation products that allow consumers to… Read More »

GM Recall Continues to Make News

The delay of General Motors (GM) in revealing a deadly ignition switch defect continues to trouble consumers and regulatory agencies. After a slow rolling recall picked up speed in February of this year, GM continues to address the growing scandal surrounding vehicle defects it denied for years. At the center of the crises is a… Read More »

GM Auto Defect Results in Recall of 1.6 Million Vehicles

Valentine’s Day brought little love for auto manufacturer General Motors. Because of an ignition defect, the car company recalled 778,200 cars worldwide. The vehicles are said to shut off because of a heavy key ring or a “jarring event” such as a car crash, defects which may prevent safety airbags from deploying.  The original February… Read More »

News You Can Use: Printing a Body Part

Medical devices that were poorly designed or manufactured have made news in recent years. From defective hip implants to faulty transvaginal mesh implants, defective medical devices cause a world of hurt. As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responds to challenges of dangerous devices on the market, it is turning its attention to medical… Read More »

Any New Product Can Pose Unexpected Safety Risks to Children

Anyone with small children should view new products brought into the home as their children might see them. Items with bright colors or interesting textures attract curious children – with potentially severe effects on their health and safety. If your children sustain injuries caused by dangerous products, you need an experienced defective product lawyer to… Read More »

President Obama Signs Drug Compounding Law

More than a year after a meningitis outbreak caused one of the largest public health crises in recent years, President Obama signed into law a measure giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wider powers to regulate the drug-compounding industry.  In the summer of 2012, incidents of spinal meningitis were linked to the New England… Read More »

When the Party Is Over: Watch Out for Dangerous Toys

Everyone hopes toys given to children provide fun times throughout the year. This year, make sure the toys your children receive bring only good memories by watching out for those that could be dangerous.  Our firm represents individuals and families injured by defective or dangerous products, including toys. Every year the U.S. Public Interest Research… Read More »

New Study Delays Clinical Trial of Heart Device

For critically ill patients, the chance to test a new medical device could be a lifesaver — or not. Recently, the start of a clinical trial to evaluate a device for use in heart patients was stalled when a study questioned whether it caused more harm than good. medical  For heart patients suffering a decline in… Read More »

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