The American Association for Justice (AAJ) released an extensive new report showing that women have a much higher risk of being exposed to dangerous drugs and medical devices than men.
Over the last 150 years, a disproportionately higher number of women… Read More
On Friday night, a three-year-old was killed by complications from severe burns she suffered in a house fire caused by a hoverboard that burst into flames in a home in Harrisburg, Penn.
The hoverboard exploded while it was plugged into the wall for recharging,… Read More
In June, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily recalled all Physiomesh patches after studies revealed the product exposed hernia patients to a high risk of hernia recurrence and corrective surgery.
Physiomesh patches are used for laparoscopic… Read More
Nissan North America has announced it is recalling approximately 3.2 million cars because of an issue with an airbag sensor that could cause the airbag to fail to deploy during an auto accident.
According to Nissan, the front passenger seat sensor could… Read More
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is now requiring the birth control device Essure to come with a “black box” warning label, the strongest label possible, to indicate the device carries significant risk of adverse events.
More than 5,000 women… Read More
Medical device manufacturer Olympus Corp. recently announced it will be voluntarily recalling their defective duodenoscopes, which have been tied to the spread of serious infections in hospitals across the country. The company came under fire after an… Read More
After thousands of complaints about severe health problems, Congress has introduced a bill to withdraw Essure, a contraceptive device sold by Bayer®. Women across the country have reported severe allergies, organ perforation and other health problems… Read More
In a victory for plaintiffs against transvaginal mesh makers, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth District rejected an appeal by C.R. Bard to overturn a decision against them in a one of the largest mass torts in history.
Transvaginal mesh has been… Read More
The first bellwether trial over injuries related to defective ignition switches in General Motors cars is underway. The trial began this Monday in Federal District Court in Manhattan.
Bellwether trials are often used in large class action lawsuits, where… Read More
In anticipation of around half a million claims over its emission scandal, Volkswagen (VW) has hired attorney Kenneth Feinberg to handle a compensation fund. Feinberg achieved national notoriety after overseeing 9/11 victims compensation claims and claims… Read More