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Category: Product Liability

Injuries Caused by Laundry Detergent Pods on the Rise

Published on Sep 14, 2015 in Child Injury, Product Liability.

Single-use liquid laundry detergent packets, commonly referred to as “pods”, were introduced to the U.S. market in 2010. They’re convenient to use since each pod contains enough highly-concentrated detergent to wash an average load of laundry. Nothing needs to be measured out, and the surrounding material dissolves in water. Despite the convenience of these pods, […]

Is Bayer’s Essure device safe?

Published on Sep 2, 2015 in Product Liability.

The Essure device is a small coil made of metal that is designed for insertion into the fallopian tubes of women. It is a sterilization procedure whereby the device will irritate the fallopian tubes upon insertion and that will cause a scar tissue formation whereby the fallopian tubes will be blocked and prevent fertilization. Essure […]

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Consolidated and Transferred

Published on Aug 29, 2015 in Multi-district Litigation, Product Liability.

On August 17th almost two dozen Bard IVC filter cases were consolidated and transferred to the District of Arizona by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). It was determined that centralization of the cases will avoid duplicative discovery and help the cases reach a quicker resolution. Most of the lawsuits share common allegations […]

Is The FDA Playing Politics with Power Morcellators?

Published on Nov 25, 2014 in Product Liability.

The doctor who launched a public campaign against the power morcellator device has published an email accusing the US Food & Drug Administration of dodging the problem. Doctor Hooman Noorchasm is a cardiac surgeon. His wife, Amy Reed, an anesthesiologist, undertook a procedure with a laparoscopic power morcellator last year that likely spread deadly cancer […]

Stryker Settles Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Published on Nov 13, 2014 in Product Liability.

Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits regarding its hip replacement devices. The Michigan-based company recalled the devices in 2012 after patients experienced pain, swelling and complications from medical debris from the implants. Some who received the implants had high levels of metal debris in their blood. Stryker manufactures […]

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Morcellator Earlier Than Other Devices

Published on Aug 26, 2014 in Product Liability.

In late July, Johnson & Johnson announced it would recall its three morcellator devices. Morcellators are used during laporoscopic surgeries, utilizing tiny blades to break apart tissue so it can be removed through the small incisions. This procedure has been widely used to remove uterine fibroids (myomectomy) or to remove the uterus (hysterectomy). In this […]

Pfizer Denies Lipitor Contributes to Type-2 Diabetes

Published on Aug 15, 2014 in Product Liability.

Lipitor, the best-selling prescription drug of all time in the United States, has made over $130 billion for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. But the tremendous success of Lipitor has not been without risk to the user. In 2012, the FDA made the decision to require that Pfizer change the label on Lipitor to include an increased risk […]

$830 Million Transvaginal Mesh Injury Settlement

Published on May 21, 2014 in Product Liability.

One of the manufacturers of the transvaginal mesh device, American Medical Systems, has announced that a settlement has been reached with lawyers representing about 22,000 patients injured by its use. The settlement is for $830 million, which will work out to about $40,000 for each patient, before paying their legal fees. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is […]

“Want It or Not” DePuy Settlement Raises Concern of Legal Counsel for Thousands

Published on Dec 20, 2013 in Product Liability.

A settlement of nearly 8,000 lawsuits filed throughout the United States against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. for its recalled hip implants has stirred debate and concern amongst counsel for thousands of patients who are excluded from the potential settlement. The settlement has left them questioning if their plaintiff-clients will be compensated. Long embroiled in federal multidistrict […]

Chrysler Declines to Issue Voluntary Recall of Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty Vehicles

Published on Jun 14, 2013 in Product Liability.

Automaker Chrysler recently declined a voluntary recall request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that could have affected about 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles currently on the road. Vehicle defects can cause serious injuries or even death, as many experienced Kentucky car accident attorneys have seen. The recall, if […]

Stryker Hip Replacement Failures: Know the Facts

Published on Jun 4, 2013 in Product Liability.

In June 2012, Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular systems hip implants for concerns over fretting and corrosion. Although the company says that the risk associated with using these hip implants is “very low,” the injuries that a defective implant can cause may be severe, and an injured person may wish to consult […]

How You Know if Your Hip Replacement is Failing

Published on Apr 1, 2013 in Product Liability.

Many organizations warn that metal-on-metal hip replacements pose dangers that could negatively affect a person’s health. It’s important to understand those adverse effects and the symptoms that something has gone wrong with your implant. Too many people with these implants simply don’t know what to expect. Know the Symptoms of Implant Malfunction There are a […]

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After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

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Nearly 2,000 Children Sexually Abused by Catholic Clergy in Illinois

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