Cartwright - June 22, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

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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Cartwright - March 11, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

When a defective product hurts you, consider getting legal help

It isn’t out of the ordinary for a product to make national news — not for how great or revolutionary it is, but for how broken and dangerous it is. The resulting defective product causes many people to suffer, and could even cause fatal harm. Maybe the worst part about this is that even when […]

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Cartwright - February 18, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

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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Cartwright - January 29, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

Faulty Takata air bags cause yet another death

During the holidays, certain news stories do not receive as much attention as they would at other times of year. That may have been the reason why a fatal incident from late December largely went unnoticed until recently. Late last month, another American was killed in an accident involving an exploding Takata air bag. This […]

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Cartwright - January 13, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

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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Cartwright - January 1, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

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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Cartwright - December 30, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

Be wary of some post-holiday tots’ toys

Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays starts to din, children continue to wear the wheels off those Hotwheels or talk for ages with their imaginary friends on their brand new toy cellphone. If only we could keep them young forever! Well, we may not be able to stop the aging process but there […]

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Cartwright - November 25, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

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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Cartwright - November 23, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

Justice Department cracks down on dietary supplement makers

As a follow-up to posts we recently wrote about pharmaceutical company marketing practices, we also wanted to warn readers about the dietary supplement industry. Unlike prescription drugs, which are subject to FDA approval before they can go on the market, virtually any product labeled as a “dietary supplement” can be sold without FDA scrutiny. Supplements […]

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Cartwright - November 16, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

Big pharma marketing practices may be harming public health: Part II

We are continuing a discussion today that be began in our last post. Pharmaceutical companies in the United States have very deep pockets and enormous lobbying power – both of which are being utilized to weaken public-safety regulations. Specifically, drug companies are now seeking to assert their “right” to market prescription drugs for uses other […]

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Cartwright - November 7, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

Big pharma marketing practices may be harming public health: Part I

In a September post, we discussed the problem of prescription drug marketing in the United States. Pharmaceutical companies make invaluable contributions to society in the form of important drugs that can save lives and improve health. And they take on this important work not as a public service, but rather because it is highly lucrative. […]

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Cartwright - September 19, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

Drug companies may see criminal fines as the cost of doing business

Earlier this month, we wrote about the Food and Drug Administration’s questionable decision to approve opioid painkillers for patients as young as 11 years old. Although doctors have already been prescribing drugs to young patients at their own discretion, drug companies were not allowed to market drugs for these patients. So-called “off-label” prescribing is legal, […]

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