1. Defective Takata Airbags Claim 11th U.S. Victim

    A 50-year-old woman who died in September after being injured in a car crash has been confirmed as the 11th U.S. victim of defective Takata airbags, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The woman was driving in a 2001 Honda Civic when she collided head-on into a pickup truck in Riverside County, California. She was rushed to a hospital where she later died from …Read More

  2. New Law Aims to Protect Rental Car Consumers from Car Defects

    On June 1, 2016, a new law went into effect requiring rental agencies to repair any safety defects open on their vehicles prior to renting them to customers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Fleets with more than 35 vehicles must remove vehicles with active recalls from their fleets until they are properly repaired. For the first time, this law extends the N…Read More

  3. Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Cancer

    Amidst growing concern regarding the dangers of cell phone radiation, researchers have released findings from a new study that identified a small link between cell phone radiation and cancer. The researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences exposed rats to doses of radiation every day for two years and compared the results to a control group of rats that were not exposed …Read More

  4. Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Pinnacle Hip Implant Case

    A federal jury issued a $500 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson after concluding that the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants were defective in design. The plaintiffs in the case are Texas residents who had the device implanted and alleged that design flaws caused it to fail earlier and more often than expected. They reported serious injuries as a result, including decayed …Read More

  5. CDC Says Lumber Liquidators Flooring Poses Risk to Human Health

    Following an investigation requested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) have determined that Lumber Liquidators flooring increases the risk of cancer due to the levels of formaldehyde in the product. According to the CDC, the cancer risk is six to 30 cases per 100,000 people. Along with the risk of cancer, the flooring could als…Read More

  6. Essure® Contraceptive Device May Have Violated FDA Rules

    A federal judge in Philadelphia is currently reviewing several lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of Essure, a permanent birth control device. The lawsuit was brought forward after a group of women suffering from health problems caused by Essure formed a support group on Facebook. The group quickly grew to thousands of members as women shared stories of extreme pain, organ damage, skin rashe…Read More

  7. Recalled Child Safety Seats Pose Injury Risk to Infants

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations recently announced a recall of several models of Britax infant car seats due to product defects which can lead to infant injuries. The handles on Britax B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, and B-Safe 35 Travel System infant car seats can crack and break, letting the seat drop unexpectedly. At least 74 reports of handles breaking while in use were sent to…Read More

  8. Blood Clotting Risk Found in Heart Valve Replacements

    Bio-prosthetic valves made from animal tissue have been used as replacements for patients suffering from heart valve problems for over three decades. However, a recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine has warned of potential clotting risk in these valves. St. Jude Medical released a statement last year stating they were discontinuing use of a specific brand of heart valve …Read More

  9. Takeda Settles Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits for $2.4 Billion

    The Japanese drug company agreed to pay $2.37 billion to plaintiffs who claimed the companys blockbuster Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), gave them bladder cancer. Complaints also said that the company hid the risk from patients and doctors and failed to warn the public. Actos is prescribed to type 2 diabetics and has been subject to massive litigation and billion-dollar verdicts.…Read More

  10. Baby Food Recall: Glass Found in Jar

    Reports of glass in baby food jars leads to a recall. Beech-Nut has initiated a voluntary recall for their Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato Chicken. Following concerns the product may contain pieces of glass, the company is voluntarily recalling nearly two thousand pounds of the baby food. If your child has been injured because of a defective product, our committed Tulsa personal injury attorneys…Read More

  11. J&J Subsidiary Pleads Guilty to Selling Tylenol Containing Metal Particles

    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), pleaded guilty to selling medication for babies and infants that contained metal particles, and failing to take corrective action after it was aware the drugs had been tampered with. The case, which centered on Infants' and Children's Tylenol and Children's Motrin, was settled for $25 million.The skilled Tulsa personal a…Read More

  12. Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2.5 Million in Risperdal Case

    A Philadelphia court awarded $2.5 million to a man who grew 46DD breasts while taking the drug Risperdal. Risperdal is made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. Gynecomastia, enlargement of breast tissue in males, was an adverse effect of using the antipsychotic drug. A Philadelphia jury found the company guilty of downplaying and hiding risks associated with the …Read More

  13. Another GM Recall: 3.16 Million Cars with Defective Ignition Switches

    Once again, General Motors has issued a recall for more than 3 million vehicles produced between 2000 and 2014 for ignition switch issues. On Monday, June 16, the automaker revealed the following models were equipped with an ignition key that could cause the cars to stall unexpectedly if a jarring event occurred on the road: 2005-09 Buick Lacrosse 2006-14 Chevrolet Impala 2000-05 Cadillac Deville …Read More

  14. Boehringer Agrees Pradaxa Litigation will Settle for $650 Million

    German drug manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim has agreed to pay more than 4,000 plaintiffs a total of $650 million in damages stemming from dangerous side effects of its blood-thinning drug Pradaxa. Boehringer has been accused of knowing that Pradaxa users were at risk of often fatal gastrointestinal hemorrhaging events and that there was no known antidote to stop the bleeding. Plaintiffs allege …Read More

  15. General Motors Fined $35 Million in the Face of Class Action Litigation

    Federal investigators have determined that General Motors withheld information relating to Februarys ignition switch recall for too long before revealing their findings. The company is now being fined $35 million for these issues. Aside from being named in 79 customer lawsuits demanding compensation for the economic loss of their recalled vehicles, GM faces 20 class action suits related to the ign…Read More

  16. New Documents Reveal that GM Rejected Better Ignition Switch to Save Money

    Joan Claybrook, former head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety sent a letter to General Motors CEO Mary Barra suggesting that the manufacturer vetoed a safer ignition switch in 2001 in order to save money. According to Claybrook and Ditlow, the company picked a cheaper switch that ultimately cost some co…Read More