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FDA’s Class I Recalls: a Case Study

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency tasked with approving drugs and medical devices. Once something has been approved for use, there may be reasons why the item is recalled later on. Usually it is because some users have discovered that in the case of a drug that it is causing [...]

2020-10-28T22:32:42-07:00October 28th, 2020|Defective Products|0 Comments

Legal Action Ramps Up Against Baby Rocker Manufacturers

Class action lawsuits have been filed in New York State against infant rocker manufacturer Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel, alleging negligence, and that their product, Rock n Play, caused avoidable deaths amongst infants over the period the product was on sale. Fisher Price withdrew the product from sale in April this year after growing [...]

2020-09-06T22:48:43-07:00May 27th, 2019|Defective Products|0 Comments

What’s Happening With the Monsanto Claims?

A recent personal injury case against agricultural manufacturer Monsanto is being appealed, but waiting in the wings are thousands of more lawsuits. The legal situation is being watched with bated breath around the world, but what was the case all about? Monsanto, now owned by giant chemical company Bayer, has been making broad based herbicides [...]

2020-09-06T22:48:49-07:00October 12th, 2018|Defective Products|0 Comments

Another Stryker Defective Product Recall

Stryker, the big medical components and medical tool manufacturer has issued a further recall notice for one of its hip implants: the LFIT V40 femoral head implant. If you have had one of these implants fitted at some point in time, whether you have experienced side effects or not, you should contact your doctor, or [...]

2020-09-06T22:48:49-07:00August 8th, 2018|Defective Products|0 Comments

Johnson & Johnson Lose Talcum Powder Cancer Trial

Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. multinational pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey, has lost another major lawsuit filed by a plaintiff who has claimed that the use of the company’s talcum powder over a long period resulted in ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson have inexplicably continued to deny any known link between their talc products [...]

2020-09-06T22:48:50-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Defective Products, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Have You Had a Hip Replacement Recently?

Thankfully, few medical devices have to be recalled because it has been discovered that they were defective, but when this does happen it is usually big news.  Although it is normally the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that has the final authority to order a recall, more often the company that manufactures the device [...]

2020-09-06T22:48:51-07:00December 25th, 2017|Defective Products|0 Comments

Almost 25% of U.S. Vehicles Need Safety-Related Repairs under Announced Recalls

The last time anyone counted, back in October of last year, nearly 260 million vehicles were operating on America’s roads. Ever wonder what kind of shape are they in? According to a recent release by IHS, Inc., the corporate parent for used-vehicle history providing website Carfax, over 47 million -- almost 25% of vehicles on [...]

2016-03-04T18:37:19-07:00March 4th, 2016|Defective Products|0 Comments