GM Facing 5 Different Government Probes and a Slew of Lawsuits over Recalls

Shortly after Easter 2014, General Motors revealed that the troubled auto manufacturer is the subject of 5 different government probes.  The probes were revealed in GM’s required regulatory filing.  The investigations are under the direction of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the SEC, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [...]

By | April 30th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on GM Facing 5 Different Government Probes and a Slew of Lawsuits over Recalls

$15.8 Million Jury Verdict Against LabCorp for Negligent Misreading of Test

On April 16, a federal jury awarded a Florida family nearly $16 million blaming LabCorp for the death of a 37-year-old mother of two, Darian Wisekal of Wellington, Florida. In 2008, Ms. Wisekal went in for a routine Pap smear, which was analyzed by LabCorp cytotechnologist Glenda Mixon, who read the test as negative and [...]

By | April 28th, 2014|LabCorp|Comments Off on $15.8 Million Jury Verdict Against LabCorp for Negligent Misreading of Test

FDA Issues Warning Letter to Mesh Manufacturer ENDO for Federal Regulation Violations

Endo International PLC, a subsidiary of American Medical Systems, Inc. was recently issued a warning letter by the FDA for violating three federal regulations relating to how the Minnesota company facility manufactures its urological devices. Click here to read the full article: Inspection Triggers FDA Warning for Mesh Manufacturer While the warnings does not pertain [...]

By | April 25th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on FDA Issues Warning Letter to Mesh Manufacturer ENDO for Federal Regulation Violations

Winners and Losers in the Lead Ruby Controversy

A ruby is a hard and durable stone second only to diamonds in hardness.  When the Burmese source of rubies became unavailable in the early 2000s, many vendors turned to low-grade rubies from Africa, loaded them with lead filled glass to enhance color and make them look like the real thing, and these “rubies” found [...]

By | April 23rd, 2014|Macy's Fake Gem Lawsuit|Comments Off on Winners and Losers in the Lead Ruby Controversy

Ford Recalls 392,085 Vehicles due to Corrosion & Seat Defects

2001 Ford Escape Ford has recalled 392,085 vehicles in two separate actions. The largest recall affects model year 2001-2004 Ford Escapes in the “Salt Belt States”.  These states include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, [...]

By | April 21st, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 392,085 Vehicles due to Corrosion & Seat Defects

Two Different Car Seat Manufacturers Recall 1,385,304 for Buckle Defects

Two different car seat manufacturers have recalled 1,385,304 car seats due to safety concerns. The largest recall is from Evenflo.  Evenflo is recalling 1,368,649 car seats due to a defect involving the harness buckle. The problem is there is difficulty in unlatching the buckle.  In the affected car seats, the buckle may become stuck in [...]

By | April 18th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Two Different Car Seat Manufacturers Recall 1,385,304 for Buckle Defects

PG&E Indicted on 12 Criminal Charges

At 6:11 p.m., of September 9, 2010, the lives of many residents of San Bruno living along PG&E Line 132 changed forever as an incomplete seam weld that was never inspected since installation in 1956, experienced a power outage at Line 132's southern terminus in Milpitas causing a pressure surge on the pipe.  This pressure [...]

By | April 17th, 2014|PG&E San Bruno Fire|Comments Off on PG&E Indicted on 12 Criminal Charges

GM Again Recalls 2,191,014 Ignition Switch Vehicles for Another Different Defect

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt On Friday, GM did what was become the norm for 2014 for the automobile giant.  GM issued another recall. Under heavy scrutiny from Congress and NHTSA for the ignition switch recall that resulted in congressional hearings for two days, GM recalled the same ignition switch vehicles that have been embroiled [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on GM Again Recalls 2,191,014 Ignition Switch Vehicles for Another Different Defect

Five Boston Scientific Mesh Cases Remanded for Trial in Florida

On April 11, 2014, Judge Joseph Goodwin consolidated five Boston Scientific mesh cases and set them for trial on September 29, 2014 in Southern District of Florida. The cases are: Eghnayem v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-07965 Dotres v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-10077 Nunez v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-24346 Dubois-Jean v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:14-cv-04455, and [...]

By | April 14th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Five Boston Scientific Mesh Cases Remanded for Trial in Florida

Serious Questions Raised About Median Barrier in Orland High School Student Tragedy

A Federal Express truck driver for unknown reasons crossed a grassy highway median on I5 near Orland and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students on their way to visit Humboldt State University.  The accident occurred on I5, north of Route 32 in Orland.  The devastating incident killed 10 people and [...]

By | April 11th, 2014|Bus Accidents, Catastrophic Accidents, Dangerous Road Condition, Trucking Accidents|Comments Off on Serious Questions Raised About Median Barrier in Orland High School Student Tragedy