American Honda Recalls 21,000 Foreman ATVs Due To Steering Shafts Breaking Without Warning

American Honda has recalled 21,000 4 wheel drive Honda FourTrax TRX500 Foreman ATV models FE and FM.  The reason for the recall is that the ATV steering shaft can break without warning during use.  When the steering shaft breaks, the driver will lose steering control of the ATV.  This increases the likelihood of a crash.  [...]

By | October 31st, 2013|Product Liability|Comments Off on American Honda Recalls 21,000 Foreman ATVs Due To Steering Shafts Breaking Without Warning

Cisson Verdict Upheld by Trial Court

According to a report in Fierce Medical Devices, the trial court has upheld the 2 million verdict in the Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard, Inc. transvaginal trial.  Judge Joseph Goodwin reaffirmed that the initial award was appropriate and that attorneys representing Donna Cisson successfully proved the company's vaginal mesh was the cause of her injuries. [...]

By | October 30th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Cisson Verdict Upheld by Trial Court

Nissan to Recall 151,695 SUVs due to Brake Defect that Lengthens Stopping Distance

Nissan will recall 151,695 sport utility vehicles due to a brake issue.  The vehicles involved in this recall are the 2013-14 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2013 Infiniti JX35 and the 2014 Infiniti QX60.  The Nissan Pathfinders were manufactured from April 18, 2012, through September 20, 2013.  There are approximately over 100,000 Pathfinders affected.  The 2013 Infiniti [...]

By | October 29th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Nissan to Recall 151,695 SUVs due to Brake Defect that Lengthens Stopping Distance

Drugs, Advertising, and Risks Associated with Direct to Consumer Ads

If you have watched a news program, sporting event, or network television show recently you have seen multiple ads for drugs or devices that will change your life.  Whether it is “Larry the cable guy” for the “purple” pill, a handsome athletic looking couple looking for the right moment assisted by a “blue” pill, an [...]

By | October 23rd, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Drugs, Advertising, and Risks Associated with Direct to Consumer Ads

Boston Scientific Settles Guidant Heart Devices Allegations for $30 Million

Boston Scientific Inc., already embroiled in transvaginal mesh litigation, agreed to pay $30 million stemming from claims that they knowingly sold defective heart devices that were implanted in Medicare patients.  Boston Scientific acquired Guidant in 2006 and bought the company for $27 billion. From 2002 to 2005, Guidant knowingly sold the defibrillator devices even though [...]

By | October 21st, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Boston Scientific Settles Guidant Heart Devices Allegations for $30 Million

Toyota Recalls 885,000 Newer Vehicles due to Water Leak

Toyota has announced that it will recall over 800,000 vehicles in the U.S., and 885,000 vehicles overall, to fix a water leak from the air condition system.  The water can leak into the air bag system and cause the air bag to malfunction.  The air bag may not deploy in the event of a crash [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 885,000 Newer Vehicles due to Water Leak

Why Are Drugs More Expensive in U.S. than in Other Countries?

Across America and throughout the world people with the same condition take the same drugs.  However, the prices vary greatly.  Take asthma, which affects 40 million Americans and countless millions throughout the world and is estimated by the Center for Disease Control and prevention to cost Americans $56 billion annually. One of the leading asthma [...]

By | October 14th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, General Interest|Comments Off on Why Are Drugs More Expensive in U.S. than in Other Countries?

15 Million Surge Protectors Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Schneider Electric has recalled 15 million surge protectors that were manufactured prior to 2003 due to a fire hazard.  The name of the product is the APC SurgeArrest.  The American Power Conversion (APC), now known as Schneider Electric, manufactured these surge protectors.  These surge protectors during their normal use can overheat, smoke, and melt.  These [...]

By | October 8th, 2013|Product Liability|Comments Off on 15 Million Surge Protectors Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Shutdown Halts NHTSA Recalls

Due to the US federal government shutdown, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be posting any new vehicle recall notice as of yesterday.  Not only will NHTSA stop making recall announcements, but the group will halt work on their vehicle safety investigations, car safety testing, and setting new regulations for vehicles thereby potentially [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Shutdown Halts NHTSA Recalls