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Anton Yelchin’s death could result in product liability suit

Anton Yelchin rose to stardom in the 2009 film “Star Trek,” and fans were devastated to learn of the actor’s recent death in California. Yelchin was killed by his own vehicle. His death has raised serious concerns regarding his vehicle — a Chrysler Jeep — that was recalled because of a serious design flaw with the…

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Thousands of product liability suits filed against Xarelto

Blood clots are a serious medical condition that can cause a wide array of injuries and, in some instances, even death. Most doctors in California take quick action to treat their patients who are suffering from blood clots. Unfortunately, one of the commonly prescribed medications to treat blood clots and other blood-related issues might actually…

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More damaging evidence emerges in Takata air bag scandal

Faulty Takata airbags have so far been linked to ten deaths and over 100 injuries. The airbag inflators, which rely on unstable ammonium nitrate, can over-pressurize and cause the metal casing to explode outward. This acts like shrapnel from a bomb, exploding inside the cab of the vehicle. As investigations and legal proceedings unfold, the…

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Plaintiff awarded $12.5M in recent trans-vaginal mesh lawsuit

In recent years, one of the biggest medical device horror stories has been the problems caused by a product generically known as trans-vaginal mesh. About half-a-dozen companies manufactured and sold trans-vaginal mesh under various brand names, but all products were used for similar purposes: To alleviate and correct a medical condition called pelvic organ prolapse….

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Plaintiffs win several recent suits over dangerous drug Risperdal

It is often difficult for patients who have been injured by a drug to prove that their injuries were caused by the drug itself. Many dangerous pharmaceuticals can lead to heart attacks, strokes and similarly serious medical conditions, but proving causation is typically a challenge for anyone pursuing a products liability lawsuit against a drug…

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NHTSA orders Takata to stop using volatile chemical in its air bags

There have been many automotive recalls in recent decades, but the current Takata air bag recall stands out. Unlike most recalls, which involve just one car company, Takata air bags are found in vehicles made by at least a dozen major manufacturers. Therefore, the number of vehicles recalled is especially large, and effectively coordinating the…

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