Next Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Set for December 3, 2013

The next Bard vaginal mesh implant is set to commence December 3, 2013 in U.S. District in West Virginia.  Judge Joseph Goodwin will preside over the case, Carolyn Jones v. C. R. Bard, Inc. 2:11-cv-00114.  Jones alleges that Bard Avaulta Plus vaginal mesh implant gave her bladder spasms and caused bleeding as well as pelvic [...]

By | November 25th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Next Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Set for December 3, 2013

Volkswagen Announces Global Recall of 2.6 Million Vehicles due to Gear Box, Fuse, and Fuel Line Defects

Volkswagen will recall 2.6 million vehicles worldwide due to gearbox, fuse, and fuel line defects.  First, 62,000 2009-2011 Volkswagen Tiguans will be recalled in the United States.  The vehicles are being recalled because the vehicles can lose their exterior lighting.  The exterior lighting is lost when one of the fuse sockets overheats.  The investigation reports [...]

By | November 22nd, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Volkswagen Announces Global Recall of 2.6 Million Vehicles due to Gear Box, Fuse, and Fuel Line Defects

Class 1 Recall Issued by FDA Over Medtronic Faulty Cardiac Guidewires

Medtronic, Inc. initially began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide in October 2013 that some models of its guidewires used in cardiac procedures could lose the coating on their surface resulting in the detachment and delaminating of the guidewires.  If the guidewires fail during or after the procedure, serious injury or death to the patient can [...]

By | November 21st, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Class 1 Recall Issued by FDA Over Medtronic Faulty Cardiac Guidewires

NHTSA Begins Investigation into Tesla Model S Fires

NHTSA will begin a federal safety investigation into the Tesla Model S after three fires occurred involving the vehicles.  The Tesla Model S is a full-sized electric five-door hatchback that runs on a lithium battery.  The first fire occurred in Kent, WA when the vehicle struck a metal object on a highway on October 1, [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on NHTSA Begins Investigation into Tesla Model S Fires

3,697 da Vinci Adverse-Events Reported – Doubling Reported Events in 2012

According to the FDA, Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Robot system has received 3,697 adverse reports through November 3, 2013.  This number is more than double of the number of adverse events Intuitive Surgical received last year at this time.  Last year, the da Vinci robot only received 1,595 complaints through the FDA. Click here to [...]

By | November 13th, 2013|Da Vinci Robot Surgery, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on 3,697 da Vinci Adverse-Events Reported – Doubling Reported Events in 2012

Whistleblowers, Undercover Employees Wearing Wires Led To Johnson & Johnson’s Guilty Plea Involving Risperdal

As reported earlier, Johnson & Johnson will pay $2.2 billion due to its practices of improper marketing and failure to warn.  Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, admitted that it promoted Risperdal to health care providers for treatment of psychotic symptoms and associated behavioral disturbances exhibited by elderly, non-schizophrenic dementia patients. More facts [...]

By | November 12th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Whistleblowers, Undercover Employees Wearing Wires Led To Johnson & Johnson’s Guilty Plea Involving Risperdal

Chrysler Recalls 1.2 Million RAM Trucks due to Tie Rod Assembly Defects

Chrysler is recalling approximately 1.2 million RAM pickup trucks because the steering systems’ tie rods were not aligned properly during assembly.  Due to alignment problem, the RAM truck could lose steering capabilities while in use.  This steering failure resulted from technicians “misinterpreting” the instructions when installing the tie road assembly.  Although not all RAMs will [...]

By | November 11th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Chrysler Recalls 1.2 Million RAM Trucks due to Tie Rod Assembly Defects

Big Pharma: Is Paying Big Fines More Profitable than Telling Doctors and Consumers the Truth in Marketing?

This week, Johnson & Johnson etched its name in the history books of another big pharma company that has been fined over billions of dollars due to a drug manufacturer practices of improper marketing and failure to warn.  Johnson & Johnson pled guilty to claims stemming from allegations that the giant pharmaceutical company knowingly marketed [...]

By | November 7th, 2013|Actos Diabetes Drug, Avandia Diabetes Drug, DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug, Lipitor, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Big Pharma: Is Paying Big Fines More Profitable than Telling Doctors and Consumers the Truth in Marketing?

Johnson & Johnson Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges and is Fined $2.2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Risperdal

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (JPI), a Johnson and Johnson company, has pled guilty to claims stemming from allegations that the giant pharmaceutical company knowingly marketed the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal for inappropriate uses and paid kickbacks to doctors and nursing homes in prescribing the drug.  JPI will plead guilty to one misdemeanor violation of the Food Drug [...]

By | November 5th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges and is Fined $2.2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Risperdal

Honda Recalls 344,000 Odysseys due to Brake Defect

Honda will recall 344,000 2007 and 2008 model year Honda Odysseys due to a computer sensor issue that can cause the vehicle to brake on its own.  Because of the computer error, “heavy and unexpected braking without the driver pressing on the brake pedal and without illumination of the brake lamps,” can occur.  Due to [...]

By | November 4th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Honda Recalls 344,000 Odysseys due to Brake Defect