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  • Defective Medical Device Injuries: Next Steps to Take

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 18-Dec-2017

    Defective medical devices like faulty surgical instruments, implants, pacemakers, and various prosthetics can cause serious injuries or death. Depending on the situation, a person who has been harmed by a defective medical device can bring about a product liability or medical malpractice claim to recover the damages that they have suffered. In this blog, we explain what steps to take if you or a ...
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  • Health Canada Issues IVC Filter Warning

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 25-Jul-2016

    The FDA has issued a number of warnings in connection with IVC filter devices manufactured by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. Today, Health Canada has also posted a product safety warning regarding these dangerous medical devices. Since June of 2016, Health Canada has received 121 incident reports of serious complications associated with IVC filter devices, which are small, cage-like metal devices ...
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  • 420,000 Ford F-150s Investigated for Brake Failure

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 14-Mar-2016

    The U.S. government has launched an investigation into certain Ford F-150 trucks after receiving a slew of complaints of sudden brake failure. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, the probe includes approximately 420,000 trucks from the 2013 and 2014 model years with 3.5-Liter, six-cylinder engines. The administration says that is has received 33 ...
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  • Honda Drops Longtime Partner Takata After Airbag Recall

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 4-Nov-2015

    On Tuesday, November 3, Honda Motor Company made the decision to drop its longtime business partner, Takata, as its airbag supplier. This decision comes after more than 30 million vehicles manufactured between 2002-2014 were recalled for an airbag defect that was determined to be the result of poor quality control in manufacturing, among other causes. Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity ...
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  • Report Focuses on Dangerous Toys Allowed Into U.S. Market

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 27-Apr-2015

    Parents, beware: Regulators inspect less than one percent of the toys that are imported into the U.S., meaning that thousands of defective products could be getting into children's hands each year, according to a recent Bloomberg article. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) oversees and develops safety standards for 10,000 products sold nationwide, including children's toys and ...
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  • 'Superbug' Cases Arose in Florida Several Years Ago

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 2-Apr-2015

    Recent media reports have focused on a drug-resistant "superbug" that has infected and killed patients exposed to contaminated endoscopes in California. According to Bloomberg, the same type of medical devices - and the same superbug - contaminated 70 patients and killed 15 patients in Florida six years ago. According to the Florida Department of Health, patients at two hospitals in ...
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  • New Developments in Takata Defective Airbag Recall

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 13-Mar-2015

    Federal regulators have ordered the Takata Corporation to keep all of the defective airbags it removes from billions of recalled vehicles for further investigation into claims that the inflators have caused injuries and deaths. Since 2008, several automakers have issued recalls to replace potentially deadly airbags on approximately 25 million cars across the country. According to reports, Takata ...
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  • Jury Rules Against Johnson & Johnson in California; Case Settles in West Virginia

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 10-Mar-2015

    Jury Rules Against Johnson & Johnson in California; Case Settles in West Virginia A day after a California jury returned a $5.7 million verdict in a defective transvaginal mesh claim against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., the companies opted to settle four days into a separate trial in West Virginia, according to several news reports. The two cases are among the tens ...
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  • Federal Judge Urges Bard to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 16-Jan-2015

    In December, a federal court judge made the "very rare" move of warning C.R. Bard Inc. that it could be facing financial ruin if it fails to settle thousands of defective transvaginal mesh lawsuits against the company. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin made those remarks at a December 9 hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where more ...
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  • Stryker Sets Aside $1.4 Billion for Metal Hip Implant Claims

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 28-Nov-2014

    Stryker Corporation, the leading producer of metal hip implants, says it expects to pay more than $1.4 billion to patients who were injured by metal hip implants that have been the subject of numerous defective medical device lawsuits. A Stryker Corporation news release states that U.S. patients who had revision surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and/or ABG II Modular-Neck ...
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  • New FDA Website Opens Recall Database to Consumers

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 29-Aug-2014

    A new website that will make U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data more readily available online may make it easier for consumers to find out about potentially dangerous drugs and faulty medical devices being sold in the American marketplace. The openFDA website provides APIs (application programming interfaces) that make it easier to obtain raw data and datasets cached by the FDA. This ...
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  • Where Do You Get Your Vaginal Mesh Information?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 6-Jun-2014

    With the Internet at your fingertips, it is easy to get information on a wide variety of subjects these days. However, there is little guarantee that much of the information you will find is high-quality, reliable or even accurate. As pointed out in two studies that were recently presented at the American Urological Association's (AUA) annual meeting in Orlando, a good example of this problem ...
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  • Florida Joins Investigation into Faulty GM Ignition Switches

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 9-May-2014

    General Motors recently issued a historic recall of 2.6 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches that reportedly played a role in 13 deaths. The car company is now facing multiple investigations into the defective automotive products, including one that involves the state of Florida. As Reuters reports, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi recently joined a group of state attorneys general ...
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  • Medical Device Recalls Up 900% In Past Decade

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 29-Apr-2014

    The Food and Drug Administration recently released a report indicating medical device recalls have skyrocketed in recent years. While the increase could be a sign of more defective medical devices, some say it's simply evidence that the identification and recall processes are working better. In its "Medical Device Recall Report", the agency says that the number of Class 1 recalls grew from seven ...
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  • Federal Safety Officials Failed to Heed Driver Warnings in GM Recall

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 25-Mar-2014

    GM recently recalled more than 1.6 million cars around the world, including Chevy Cobalts and Saturn Ions, because of defective ignition switches that cause them to shut off unexpectedly, often in dangerous situations. When a car loses power, as many of these GM cars did, it loses braking and power steering capability. Coupled with the loss of airbags, the problems are potentially deadly. GM ...
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  • Feds Seeking Tougher Car Seat Rules as Millions are Recalled

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 27-Feb-2014

    Just as child safety seat maker Graco announces a historic recall of their car seats, federal regulators call for new, stricter rules in the testing and approval of car seats. As we recently blogged, the CDC reports car crash deaths of children fell significantly in the past decade, and these new proposed safety rules could make the roads even safer for the youngest among us. From 2002 to 2011, ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Lost Evidence in Vaginal Mesh Case

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 19-Feb-2014

    Vaginal mesh implants, used in thousands of women for the treatment and prevention of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, have been associated with countless complications. Johnson & Johnson, whose Ethicon unit produced the surgical mesh products, is facing litigation from many women who were harmed by the products. The discovery in the lawsuits has been consolidated in what is ...
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  • Infuse Lawyers Orlando and Winter Park

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 26-Jun-2013

    Infuse is less invasive than a “traditional” bone graft system. It is a two part system consisting of a protein found in the body and a natural carrier that is a sponge manufactured from a cow type 1 collagen. Infuse acts as the scaffold in a surgical bone grafting procedure. It is manufactured by Medtronic Inc. Recently two independent reviews found that Infuse works no better than a ...
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  • Huge Chrysler Jeep Recall

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 21-Jun-2013

    Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps, involving the 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and the 2002 to 2007 Jeep Libertys. The vehicles are being recalled because they may catch fire when struck from behind. However, according to the agreement, Chrysler will not necessarily be required to repair all 2.7 million vehicles. Public interest groups like the Center for Auto Safety wanted Chrysler ...
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  • Antipsychotic Drug | Zyprexa | Possible Cause Of Death

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Jun-2013

    Zyprexa (Olanzapine or Fluoxetine Symbyax) is an antipsychotic medication manufactured by Eli Lilly & Co. It was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a “mental disorder” characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and deficiencies of emotional responses. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder ...
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  • Chrysler Ram Pickup Truck And Jeep Recalls

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 13-Jun-2013

    Chrysler Group is recalling 6,900 heavy duty Ram pickup trucks. The 2012 model year Ram heavy duty pickup truck, has a front prop shaft which connects the engine to the axle. The prop shaft can bind and /or fracture causing the truck to lose power. Trucks being recalled involve 5,600 Ram 4500 and 5500 in the United States and 1,300 in Canada. Chrysler is investigating the issue and will notify ...
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  • Department Of Justice | Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plants

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 7-Jun-2013

    The DOJ (Department Of Justice) is becoming actively involved in the enforcement against pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. Using the “False Claims Act”: A person who: 1. knowingly presents, or causes to be presented a false or fraudulent claim for payment or approval 2. knowingly makes, uses, or causes to be made or used, a false record or statement material to a false or fraudulent ...
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  • Ford Recalls Multiple 2013 Models

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 5-Jun-2013

    Ford had 600 warranty claims by the end of March 2012, prompting the company to recall over 465,000 Ford vehicles worldwide. The “voluntary” recall includes the 2013 models of – Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility, Interceptor Sedan, Lincoln MKS, MKT & MKZ. All the recalls are due to concerns of fuel leaks in a fuel delivery module, which could result in ...
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  • Transvaginal Mesh Patients Have Won Rulings In Litigation

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 3-Jun-2013

    Consolidated transvaginal mesh lawsuits have won important rulings in litigation. Transvaginal mesh is a type of surgical mesh (much like a woven fabric) inserted through the vagina. It is a product used to treat POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse). POP is a condition that affects the muscles and tissues in women's pelvis as they age, making it difficult to support pelvic organs like the bladder, ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Will No Longer Sell Metal On Metal Hip Replacements

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 17-May-2013

    Sales for Metal-on-Metal and Ceramic-on-Metal hip implants plunged in 2012. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company, is going to stop selling metal liners in the Ultramet Metal-on-Metal Articulation and the Complete Ceramic-on-Metal Acetabular Hip System after August 31st. Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit is following suite; “We won’t have any metal-on-metal or ...
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