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Indian Drug Maker Recalling Antibacterial Drug

The U.S. unit of Lupin Ltd., an Indian drug maker, is recalling thousands of bottles of antibacterial drugs, due to a failure to meet the FDA standards for impurities. The recall, reported by the Wall Street Journal, was initiated on Jan. 27, but the FDA did not notify the public until the week of April 14.

This recall is for a drug called cefixime, which is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the upper-respiratory tract and of the ear. The FDA considers this a Class III recall, according to Reuters, meaning that use of or exposure to the drug is unlikely to cause adverse health effects.

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Johnson & Johnson Must Pay Out $1.2 Million Following Vaginal Mesh Jury Verdict

In the first ruling against Johnson & Johnson’s line of vaginal-mesh products, a Texas jury ruled that the TVT-O mesh sling was incorrectly designed. It awarded $1.2 million to Linda Batiste in compensatory damages. Batiste complained of pelvic pain while the device was inside of her. Johnson & Johnson is currently facing more than 12,000Continue Reading

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

Toyota Agrees to Pay More than $1 Billion to Settle Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits

The National Law Journal (2/26, Bronstad) reports, “Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to resolve hundreds of lawsuits centered on alleged sudden acceleration defects associated with the recall of more than 10 million vehicles, but the company’s legal troubles don’t end there.” The Journal continues, “Plaintiffs’ attorneys have filed hundredsContinue Reading

Following series of safety incidents, FAA temporarily grounds all US-operated Boeing 787s.

The New York Times (1/17, Drew, Mouawad, Subscription Publication, 1.68M) reports, “The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it was temporarily grounding all Boeing 787s operated by United States carriers after several incidents in recent weeks, including a battery fire, and after an All Nippon Airways flight in Japan was forced to make an emergencyContinue Reading

168,000 Air Misters Recalled from Target

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 168,000 hand-held air misters that can shatter during use, posing an injury risk. The product, sold exclusively at Target retail stores are clear plastic cylinders with colored tops and bases and hold about two ounces of water. There have been three reports of theContinue Reading