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Cadillac Faces Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Defective Sunroofs

In Latest News by Lillian Chiu

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Cadillac SRX Have Sunroof Defect, Causing Water Leakage Cadillac is being sued over an alleged defective sunroof design that causes water to leak into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. A class action lawsuit has been filed against Cadillac Automobile Company, a division of General Motors LLC. Plaintiffs allege that the defect affects certain 2010 to …

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Anti-Depressant Led to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

In Defective Drugs, Practice Areas by Cynthia Diaz Shephard

Woman Suffered, Continues to Suffer, Severe Bodily Reactions Some medications may trigger a severe skin reaction that may cause serious, sometimes deadly, reactions, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Three years ago, a 26-year-old woman from Georgia went to her physician over depression. The doctor prescribed Lamictal (lamotrigine). At first the medication worked, but blisters began to …

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WannaCry Ransomware Affects Bayer

In Latest News, Practice Areas, Product Liability by M. Lepmanis

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system by locking their keyboard or computer to prevent access to their data unless a ransom is paid. The so-called WannaCry ransomware attack that debilitated the United Kingdom healthcare service also affected two Bayer medical devices in the United States, reports Forbes. Disruption Caused by WannaCry …

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Smokers May Now Rely on Landmark Engle Case

In Personal Injury, Practice Areas, Product Liability by Cynthia Diaz Shephard

Eleventh Circuit Rules Federal Law Does Not Ban Smokers From Using Prior Class Action Findings The Eleventh Circuit just handed down a ruling indicating that federal law does not bar smokers from using the landmark Engle tobacco class action’s jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims. The case is Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. et al., case …

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Mirena Birth Control Devices Face Allegations and Litigations

In Defective Medical Devices, Personal Injury, Practice Areas, Product Liability by M. Lepmanis

Bayer Pharmaceuticals is the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD (intrauterine contraceptive device), a small, T-shaped birth control device. The device is implanted by a physician and it continually releases levonorgestrel, a hormone commonly found in oral contraceptives. However, numerous women who used Mirena suffered dangerous side effects and failed lawsuits alleging the product is “defective and unreasonably dangerous.” Allegations against …

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Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Replacement Faces Upcoming MDL

In Defective Medical Devices, Personal Injury, Practice Areas, Product Liability by M. Lepmanis

Total hip replacements are becoming increasingly popular with the number of individuals aged 45 years and older more than doubling from 138,700 to 310,800 between the years 2000 and 2010. Although there have been medical and technological advancements in hip replacement surgery and artificial hip components, not all artificial hips have performed as intended. One such example is the Stryker …

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Smith & Nephew Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure Rate and Litigation

In Defective Medical Devices, Personal Injury, Practice Areas, Product Liability by M. Lepmanis

There have been numerous warnings issued to health departments worldwide about alleged problems with Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham hip replacements. These hip models and others including the R3 model, have been associated to a high failure rate according to implant registry in Europe and Australia. Smith & Nephew Background Smith & Nephew is a multinational medical equipment manufacturer based in …

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LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillators Risk Shutting Down During Treatment

In Defective Medical Devices, Personal Injury, Practice Areas, Product Liability by M. Lepmanis

Following dozens of reports that indicate certain devices may fail to deliver lifesaving electrical shocks to individuals suffering cardiac arrest, a Class 1 recall has been issued for more than 50,000 LIFEPAK 1000 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). On March 8, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator recall suggesting that the alleged defect poses …