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Jun 18, 2019

The 510(k) Process and DePuy Synthes’ Defective Attune Knee System

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The DePuy Synthes’ Attune Knee System has a high rate of failure. Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is currently accepting cases on behalf of clients who have sustained injuries from the defective Attune knee replacement system. We invite you to contact us to learn more. Medical devices such as the DePuy Synthes’ Attune Knee System need to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA considers approvals according to the requirements of the [...]

Jun 11, 2019

Sudden Airbag Deployments Force Honda to Recall 137,000 Sport Utility Vehicles

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Reuters announced recently that Honda is recalling the 2019 CR-V following reports of several injuries due to the defective air bags. The airbags deployed even though the cars were not involved in crashes. The company will be replacing the “steering wheel wire harnesses and supplemental restraint system cable reels.” The recall covers 118,000 US vehicles and 19,000 Canadian and Korean vehicles. Honda said the recall is needed because “Metal burrs on the interior surface of [...]

Apr 23, 2019

Britax Jogging Stroller Poses a Safety Risk to Children and Adults

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Britax, manufacturer of popular – and pricey – children’s products, is facing a problem. The three-wheeled BOB jogging stroller poses a danger to the children who are in the strollers and the parents who push them. The danger is the that front wheel of the stroller tends to fall off. Already, there have been reports of hundreds of crashes that have caused broken bones, torn ligaments, and smashed teeth. Britax has acknowledged problems with the [...]

Feb 19, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Knew There Was Asbestos in the Baby Powder

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Johnson & Johnson (J&) is defending thousands of lawsuits that claim the company knew its talc powder causes ovarian cancer, due to the presence of carcinogenic asbestos. These product liability, breach of warranty, and negligence cases claim that J&J kept damaging information about talc from the public and from government regulators. There are currently 11,700 plaintiffs who have filed complaints against Johnson & Johnson claiming that they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using [...]

Jan 2, 2019

Can Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Injuries Sustained from Generic Drugs?

By |January 2nd, 2019|Products Liability|0 Comments

Generic drugs are often offered as an alternative to the name brand medication when consumers go to their pharmacists. Generics are drugs that are identical to the original drug but are offered at a much lower price. The lower price makes the generics much more acceptable to insurance companies than the name brand. Manufacturers don’t lower the price out of the kindness of their heart. Rather, they usually sell their formula for the medication to [...]

Dec 24, 2018

Can Compulsive Gamblers Hold Casinos Liable for Financial Losses and Pain and Suffering?

By |December 24th, 2018|Products Liability|0 Comments

According to  a 2013 Reuter’s story, plaintiffs’ lawyers are working to show that gambling addiction claims should be handled in the same manner as cigarette smoking lawsuits. The problems with gambling addiction have begun to expand as gambling has moved online. Class action civil lawsuits were used to force cigarette makers to pay more than $200 billion over 25 years. The money is to be used for the smoker’s medical costs and care and to [...]

Jan 15, 2018

What is the FDA Doing to Protect Patients at Risk from Connected Devices?

By |January 15th, 2018|Products Liability|0 Comments

You have most likely heard of the massive data breaches which have exposed the personally identifiable information about millions of Americans. People worry about identity theft in the wake of these breaches, but maybe they need to be more aware of the risk of hackers gaining access to connected medical devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that St. Jude-Medical's implantable cardiac devices can be hacked. These implanted devices monitor and control a [...]

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