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Report Says Women Are at Greater Risk of Exposure to Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

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

Three-Year-Old Killed in House Fire Caused by Recharging Hoverboard

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

Multiple Lawsuits Claim Ethicon Physiomesh Caused Severe Injuries

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 Recalls More than 3 Million Vehicles for Airbag Issue

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

FDA Requires Essure to Carry Black Box Warning Label

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

Olympus Issues Voluntary Recall for Defective Medical Scopes

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

Four Deaths, Severe Injuries, Linked to Essure Contraceptive Device

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

C.R. Bard Appeal Rejected in Transvaginal Mesh Case

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

GM Ignition Switch Trial Begins in Federal Court

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

Volkswagen Hires Kenneth Feinberg to Handle Diesel Emissions Claims

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