Ford Recalls New C-Max Hybrid Vehicles

Ford is recalling 33,021 2013 C-Max Hybrid Vehicles due to a roof safety issue.  The cars recalled were built between January 19, 2012 and June 25, 2013 and have no panoramic roof built.  During vehicle testing, the vehicle’s roof failed Federal Motor Safety Standard No. 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact."  The testing found that [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls New C-Max Hybrid Vehicles

Lipitor and Diabetes Lawsuits

Lipitor is a popular statin medication designed to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting an enzyme that plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver.  We have heard of the "good" cholesterol and the "bad" Cholesterol.  Lipitor is prescribed to help prevent the production of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), also known as the [...]

By | July 30th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Lipitor and Diabetes Lawsuits

Lipitor, Post Menopausal Women, and Type Two Diabetes

Medical studies have shown a potential connection between post-menopausal women with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or below who are taking the prescription medication Lipitor and who are then diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. In a study in the Archive of Internal Medicine (now JAMA Internal Medicine) originally published on January 23, 2012, [...]

By | July 26th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Lipitor, Post Menopausal Women, and Type Two Diabetes

Tom Brandi Named to 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers Top Ten

Tom Brandi was named to the 2013 Top Ten Lawyers for Northern California.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. According to Super Lawyers, “The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and [...]

By | July 22nd, 2013|Firm News|Comments Off on Tom Brandi Named to 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers Top Ten

Mesh Mistrial; New Trial Starts July 29, 2013

U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin declared the mistrial last week after determining that jurors would not be able to disregard improper testimony by a plaintiff's witness Dr. Lennox Hoyte had testified that no one implants or sells the mesh anymore. The answer was given in response to a Plaintiff’s attorney question: 'What body of evidence [...]

By | July 17th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Mesh Mistrial; New Trial Starts July 29, 2013

Asiana 214: New Questions Emerge as Asiana Announces Changes

As the NTSB closed its on site phase of the investigation with the conclusion of on site interviews and removal and storage of the wreckage, several important questions have emerged, including: Whether the pilots increasing reliance on automatic controls has eroded their ability to fly manually; Whether Asiana 214 pilots placed too much reliance on [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|Aviation Accidents, SF Plane Crash|Comments Off on Asiana 214: New Questions Emerge as Asiana Announces Changes

The Last Minute of Asiana 214

A time line of this preventable tragedy has emerged from the briefings of Deborah Hersman of the NTSB.As of July 12, 2013, the time lines’ key events include the following; --At 1400 feet, the instructor pilot Lee Jeong-min realized they were slightly high relative to the recommended height and set the rate of descent to [...]

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Asiana 214 Crash Update; Pilots, Approach, and No Alcohol or Drug Tests

There were four pilots on board the plane as it approached SFO.  On long haul flights, they take turns flying.  One was sitting in the passenger seats, another relief pilot was in a jump seat in the cockpit, and two were sitting in the front.  Lee Kang-guk, who was at the controls during the crash, [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|Aviation Accidents, SF Plane Crash|Comments Off on Asiana 214 Crash Update; Pilots, Approach, and No Alcohol or Drug Tests

Asiana Flight 214: Questions about ILS and Lack of Training Continue

In the aftermath of a horrific crash that occurred at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] is continuing its intense investigation into why the accident occurred and what preventative measures can be taken to avert further aviation disasters.  What has been revealed preliminarily has raised serious questions as [...]

By | July 9th, 2013|Aviation Accidents, SF Plane Crash|Comments Off on Asiana Flight 214: Questions about ILS and Lack of Training Continue

Numbers Don’t Lie: Nearly 5 Million Chrysler Vehicles Recalled in the Last Year

In the past year, Chrysler Group LLC, automobile maker of the Jeep series, has recalled nearly 5 million vehicles due to defective design and parts During the past year, there have been 11 separate recalls by Chrysler.  The affected vehicles include 2002-2010 Grand Cherokees, 2006-2010 Commanders, 2010-2013 Jeep Compass SUVs, 2010-2013 Patriot SUV models, Jeep [...]

By | July 8th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Numbers Don’t Lie: Nearly 5 Million Chrysler Vehicles Recalled in the Last Year