Dangerous Products

Estimated $1 Billion Settlement for Dangerous Hip Replacement Patients

Chris Welsh, Esq. Courts in Minnesota and New Jersey have announced an important win for people injured by faulty hip devices. Nearly 4,000 people who had surgery to remove hip devices made by Stryker Corp. will share a settlement potentially worth more than $1 billion. The settlement involves those who had to endure two surgeries–one for the hip replacement, and an unfortunate second operation to replace the replacement. Such patients suffered painful complications as the Stryker devices corroded within their bodies, emitting debris from friction between metal parts into their bodies and bloodstreams. Due to the invasiveness of the procedure, …


Baby Wipes Recalled for Bacteria Contamination

Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com Nutek Disposables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling baby wipes for possible bacterial contamination in packages. The company does not know the cause of the problem, but has stopped shipping wipes made at the facility. * Nutek distributed wipes before October 21, 2014 in Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s, and Diapers.com. The recall includes wipes under the following brands: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. Complaints of discoloration and odor prompted the company to do microbial testing, after which it found the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) …


“Smart” Cars a Move in the Wrong Direction

Robert Sachs, Esq. shragerlaw.com Qualcomm, a massive communication technology corporation, says that high-speed 4G network connectivity is the next big thing for the car industry. Qualcomm stresses the benefits of fast connection for cars, claiming that drivers can use 4G to for in-car navigation, companies can monitor fleets of vehicles, and insurance companies locate and disable stolen cars. While all of these promises sound great at first, they pose problems on multiple levels. First and foremost, they exacerbate distracted driving–a problem roughly the same and equally as serious as driving drunk. Distracted driving is an epidemic. Although seriously underreported, distracted …


Takata Airbag Recall Prompts DOT Investigation of NHTSA

Tad Thomas, Esq. www.thomaslawoffices.com As you may have heard already, the recall of nearly 8 million vehicles with Takata Corp. airbags is expected to be one of the largest recalls in history. Instead of inflating, Takata airbags explode, sending shrapnel and severely injuring–even killing–drivers. At least three deaths have been linked to the defect. Notably, the recall was limited to high-humidity regions for its suspected link to the defect, but lawmakers are urging a nationwide recall. Two of the deaths were not in states included in the recall, and Takata is one of three airbag suppliers in the world. Last …


Hospital Exec Masterminds $500 Million Scheme of Bribery & Fake Hardware for Spinal Surgery

Tad Thomas, Esq. www.thomaslawoffices.com A former hospital executed is accused of a orchestrating a lucrative scheme to bring spine-surgery patients to his hospital and implant cheap screws and hardware in them for an expensive price. This month, 28 former patients filed lawsuit in Los Angeles against Michael Drobot, former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, CA, and others, including Community Hospital, Spinal Solutions LLC of Murrieta, Calif., Orthopedic Alliance of Murrieta, Calif., Jack H. Akmakjian, MD, Gurvinder S. Uppal, MD, Khalid Ahmed, MD, and Crowder Machine & Tool Shop of Temecula, Calif. Currently there is a total of 32 …


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