Defective products roundup

By | Dangerous & Defective Drugs

Product liability and defective products are problems that every manufacturer encounters at one time or another. Unfortunately, these instances commonly cause injury for the average consumer. Numerous products are continually in the headlines when defects are discovered. When an injury occurs as a result of a defective product, a personal injury attorney can help. Airbag Inflators In 2015, a man from lost his life from a defective Takata airbag. While driving his pickup, he was involved in a collision. The airbag deployed. However, the force behind the airbag also propelled a piece of metal, which impaled the man causing a…

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Defective medical products: Mirena intrauterine device

By | Product Liability

A recent investigation has documented that many women have suffered complications after using a special kind of birth control device. The Mirena intrauterine device, which is being used by women in Tennessee and throughout the nation, has been linked to numerous injuries reported by women who used the device. It is estimated that nearly two million people are actively using these potentially defective medical products. Since 2008, over 1,000 women are reported to have suffered uterine perforation from this device. One woman had such intense pain that she was hospitalized. X-rays showed that it had gone straight through her uterine…

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Child seat recalled after infant deaths and injuries reported

By | Product Liability

Parents across Tennessee will often go to great lengths to protect their children. They want to be sure that their kids are safe and healthy and they generally expect that the makers of children’s products will have similar goals. This can be especially true when it comes to products that are intended to be used for infants. However, too many dangerous or defective products intended for infants continue to be put into the marketplace. In many cases, the hazards of these products are not addressed until after multiple tragedies have occurred. Recently, for example, two infant recliners were finally recalled…

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Man steals truck, crashes while trying to avoid zombies

By | Product Liability

It may not always be clear how or why an accident happens in the first place. Sometimes a defective part is the culprit while other times, it is poor maintenance of a vehicle that contributes to a crash. Because it is not always easy to determine what caused an accident, preserving the scene and making sure it is thoroughly investigated can be crucial. This can be especially true for trucking accidents. There are a number of questions that often need to be asked after a crash, and tracking the cause and liability for an accident is not always as simple…

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Over 1.7 million cars recalled due to air bag, brake light defect

By | Product Liability

Car companies often have to issue recalls of various makes and models because there are so many defective, malfunctioning and missing parts in cars. Questionable manufacturing oversight combined with the desire to save money means that many car companies end up putting unsafe vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, it often takes a serious accident or fatalities for auto makers to realize that their product may be to blame. When an auto defect is identified, auto makers generally issue a recall for the vehicles that are affected. Consumers in Tennessee and nationwide are notified through various outlets that a specific make or…

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Ford vehicles under investigation for engine defects

By | Product Liability

If you are driving certain models of Ford vehicles, there is a chance you could end up getting in a serious accident. According to recent reports, a number of vehicles manufactured by the Ford Motor Company have a serious flaw in engine performance that makes them a hazard, especially on highways. People in Tennessee who drive these vehicles should be aware of the investigation that is currently underway in regards to these cars. The types of auto defects that are being looked into by the federal government are not uncommon. With the technological advances that have been made in recent…

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FDA gets involved as some hip replacements prove unsafe

By | Product Liability

Residents of Tennessee and others across the U.S .needing a hip replacement procedure in the coming months may want to consider alternatives to metal-on-metal devices. Recent scrutiny of this potentially unsafe product means that people may want to opt for metal-on-polyethylene, ceramic-on-polyethylene, ceramic-on-ceramic or ceramic-on-metal devices. In recent months, many patients have experienced negative reactions from metal-on-metal hip implants. The Food and Drug Administration recently reviewed more than 100 studies of the metal-on-metal versions, determining they may cause problems for women and patients who received larger-sized hip implants. In an effort to protect patients from the effects of a defective…

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