Second Uber Driver’s Arrest Shines the Light on Uber’s Failed Safety Policies

Uber has not publicly demonstrated it actually does the police background checks that SF cab drivers are forced to undergo as a condition of being able to carry passengers. Uber has steadfastly refused to obtain the one million dollar insurance coverage  that cover vehicles driven by San Francisco taxi drivers whose companies are required to [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|Uber|Comments Off on Second Uber Driver’s Arrest Shines the Light on Uber’s Failed Safety Policies

The Ignition Switch that Continues to Fail: Chrysler Recalls Another 349,442 Vehicles Worldwide due to Ignition Switch Defect

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee The year of the defective ignition switch continues. In their third such recall of 2014, Chrysler has announced a worldwide recall of 349,442 vehicles involving faulty ignition switches that could cause cars to suddenly turn off while driving. This latest recall affects 5 models from the 2008 line.  These [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on The Ignition Switch that Continues to Fail: Chrysler Recalls Another 349,442 Vehicles Worldwide due to Ignition Switch Defect

Chrysler Recalls 25,483 Newer Fiat Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

2014 Fiat 500L Another day, another Chrysler recall. Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Fiat 500L due to an air bag defect.  These vehicles were manufactured from March 3, 2012, to July 25, 2014.  The defect stems from an assembly error with the driver’s knee airbag.  Irregularities were found in the folding [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Chrysler Recalls 25,483 Newer Fiat Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Dallas Jury Awards $73 Million TVM Verdict against Boston Scientific

In the first victory for plaintiffs against Boston Scientific Corp. and their mesh devices, a Dallas, Texas jury found for the plaintiff Martha Salazar and ordered Boston Scientific to pay a staggering $73 million.  Jurors found Boston Scientific to be at fault for the damages that Ms. Salazar suffered as well as a finding of [...]

By | September 10th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Dallas Jury Awards $73 Million TVM Verdict against Boston Scientific

West Virginia Federal Jury Awards $3.27 Million Verdict against Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon

In another victory for plaintiffs against vaginal-mesh implant manufacturers, a federal jury in West Virginia found for the plaintiff Jo Huskey and ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $3.27 million.  Jurors found that J&J defectively designed the Ethicon TVT-O sling and failed to properly warn doctors and patients the device could erode, subsequently damaging organs [...]

By | September 5th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on West Virginia Federal Jury Awards $3.27 Million Verdict against Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon