Category Archives: Defective Products

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3.27 Million Dollar Trans Vaginal Mesh Verdict

Excellent news for the thousands of women who are suffering as a result of having this product placed in their body.A federal jury in West Virginia Friday delivered a verdict in favor of pelvic mesh survivor Jo Huskey for the pain and suffering she endured from a defective pelvic mesh device manufactured by industry leader Johnson & Johnson.

As the court clerk read the verdict, audible gasps and weeping erupted among those in the courtroom. More cases are set for trial in the MDL and New Jersey in the upcoming months.

Plaintiffs and GM Battle over “Park-it-Now” Decision

The debate in the controversial General Motors vehicle recalls have shifted over to whether or not all of the near 2.6 million vehicles should be grounded until the ignition defect has been fixed. Spokespeople for GM have claimed that the cars could be driven safely if operators used keys which were not weighed down. AContinue Reading

General Motors Hit with Fine for Failing to Provide Proper Recall Information

Following the recall of near 2.6 million vehicles in February 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued General Motors a list of 107 questions regarding the company’s response to the faulty ignition switches. General Motors’ failure to respond to those questions has prompted a $28,000 fine from the NHTSA, according to the New YorkContinue Reading

This is Why We Need A Civil Justice System

The decision makers at General Motors ought to be ashamed of themselves. Just as they were crawling from the shadow of bankruptcy, they reminded us of their underhanded and back-alley tactics. The result is 13 wrongful deaths, countless injuries, a bevy of questions and few answers. Take a look at this video to get someContinue Reading

Medical Device Maker Settles Vaginal Mesh Insert Lawsuit

Coloplast A/S has agreed to pay approximately $16 million in settlements to women who have been allegedly injured by vaginal mesh inserts made by the Danish maker of medical products. In January, the company agreed to resolve about 400 suits with a settlement. Claimants will get an average payment of $40,000. Other vaginal mesh insertContinue Reading

GM In Trouble Again: This Time Because of Recalls

General Motors is in hot water once again, just when consumers may have been ready to move passed their shadow of bankruptcy. The American automobile company has recalled 1.6 million vehicles, due to a ignition defect, which causes the engine to stop running, with the vehicle still in motion, according to multiple reports. What’s worseContinue Reading

Toy shopping safety tips for the holidays

Source: We can always count on children to remind us of the true joy associated with the holiday season. So it’s up to us – parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and family – to keep that spirit alive by selecting safe toys for the kids in our lives. Unfortunately, making a list andContinue Reading

Energy drinks may significantly increase heart contraction rates

On its website, CBS News (12/3, 3.87M) reports that research presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting suggests that “energy drinks may cause serious increases in heart contraction rates within an hour of” consuming them. The Huffington Post (12/3, 11.54M) reports that investigators “recruited 18 healthy people – 15 men and three women – with anContinue Reading

Ford recalling 465,000 vehicles over fuel leaks.

The New York Times (6/3, Jensen, 1.68M) reports, “About 465,000 2013 Fords are being recalled worldwide because of concern about fuel leaks, the automaker has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.” The Times notes that “Ford says the Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion and police models – the Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedan – areContinue Reading