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Two More Deaths Linked to Defective Takata Airbags Despite Recall Efforts

In the United States alone, a total of 11 innocent victims have lost their lives due to defective Takata airbags, as two recent deaths have been linked to the faulty product. Last month, a 17-year-old high school student from Richmond, Texas, died after… Read More

Honda Quietly Requested Takata Airbag Design Change in 2009

In recent months, faulty Takata airbags have spurred the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Last week, it was discovered that Honda requested the airbags be redesigned in 2009, after they were linked to four deaths. However, Honda never reported… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Announces Several Morcellator Lawsuit Settlements

Over the past few months, Johnson & Johnson has settled nearly 70 lawsuits regarding its laparoscopic power morcellator surgical device. The device was discontinued in 2014 after hundreds of women developed a previously undiagnosed cancer that was caused… Read More

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $500 Million in DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit

This past Thursday in federal court, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $500 million to five Texas residents who were harmed by the company's Pinnacle® metal-on-metal hip implant. Johnson & Johnson's medical device manufacturing… Read More

Essure Required to Carry Black Box Warning Label

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that yet another product will be receiving a black box warning regarding its safety. According to the FDA, the permanent female contraceptive device Essure will be required to carry a black box warning… Read More

Using Talcum Powder Boosts Ovarian Cancer Risk

Talc is cancer causing, says most scientific researchers. Following countless laboratory studies, the use of talc-based powder for feminine hygiene has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Women who regularly use talcum powder in the… Read More

Five Million Vehicles to be Recalled for Continental Airbag Problem

In the wake of the recent Takata airbag scandal, a new airbag recall is underway that could impact more than five million vehicles. The German manufacturing company, Continental Automotive Systems, has stated that millions of its airbags are defective… Read More

GM Recalling Trucks and SUVs for Brake Pedal Problem

General Motors has announced that it will be recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs for an issue that could cause the brake pedal to come loose and possibly fail to work. According to GM, a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose,… Read More

Medical Device Company Continued to Sell Defective Blood Clot Filters Despite Patient Deaths

A recent investigation has revealed more distressing news about medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard and its Bard IV filters. The original Bard Recovery® filter—which was found to be defective—as well as its replacement G2® filter, have both fallen… Read More

Takata May Expand Airbag Recall

Already the largest auto recall in U.S. history, the Takata airbag recall is likely to expand as investigators plan to include vehicles manufactured by General Motors (GM) and Volkswagen. The largest airbag manufacturer in the world is also losing clients.… Read More

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