Tag Archives: product liability

Not All Seat Belt Buckles Are Created Equal

When a person gets in an automobile and buckles their seat belt, the expectation is that the seat belt will remain buckled and restrain and protect them in the event of a motor vehicle collision, including a vehicle rollover. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Pope McGlamry is currently working on a yet another case […]

Power Morcellator Lawsuits: A Growing Number of Legal Actions

On April 17, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication and an updated safety communication on November 24, 2014, discouraging doctors from using Laparoscopic Uterine Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy procedures.  Power Morcellators are medical devices used to remove uterine fibroids in women, such as removing the uterus (hysterectomy) […]

Profemur Trials Approved for Coordinated Pretrial Proceedings

Last month, we noted that Tennessee’s Shelby County Circuit Court was considering whether to coordinate claims involving fractures of Wright Medical’s Profemur® Hip System. The Profemur® Hip System is a modular hip implant device developed and distributed by Wright Medical that has fractured and catastrophically failed post-implant at a frequency well above industry norms.  A […]

Ford Recalls 160,000 Vehicles for Engine Wiring Problems

Adding to the 2.3 million Ford automobiles recalled between May and July 2014, the Michigan automaker has issued yet another recall order for roughly 160,000 vehicles. The affected car models include the 2013–14 Focus ST and the Escape crossover. According to the company, the recall has been prompted by complications involving the wiring of the […]

BMW Expands Takata Airbags Recall to Series 3 Models

Adding to the growing number of automobile models being recalled for defective airbags, BMW announced a recall of 1.6 million 3 Series vehicles on 16 July, 2014. Already, over 10 million cars have been recalled throughout the United States and worldwide for problems with defective Takata airbags. The latest BMW recall has been termed a […]

No Ignition Switch Fix for Cadillacs

Cadillac Ignition Switch Update | 04-2017 In April of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request from General Motors Co. to review a lower-court ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed some victims’ families to sue the company over defective ignition switches.  This lack of intervention from the Supreme Court […]

Blue Shield and Blue Cross File Claim Over Actos

In a recent addition to the ongoing Actos ordeal, Blue Shield and Blue Cross filed complaints against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on June 11, 2014. The two insurance providers are seeking compensation for payouts related to bladder cancer risk associated with Actos, a prescription drug for Type II diabetes patients. Takeda and their Indianapolis-based marketing partner, Eli […]

Lawsuits Swell Against Faulty Stryker Hip Replacement Technology

Stryker is once again the target of legal action, this time for their Accolade TMZF Femoral Hip Stem technology. Readers may recall previous legal complaints of premature hip failure with Stryker’s Trident System and the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck stems. The plaintiffs claim that the company sold the product already knowing about the […]