<p>Just days before Johnson & Johnson announced a voluntary recall of hip replacement parts the company received a warning letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about illegally marketing other joint replacement products. Both the recalled hip-replacement parts and the joint replacement products are manufactured and distributed by J&J's DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. subsidiary.</p>
Over the past several years, our firm has handled a number of lawsuits for clients involving simple mechanical devices that are comprised primarily of a simple pump. Our lawyers in the firm’s Mass Torts Section have found that these medical devices have caused many problems for persons who have used them to ease pain. More […]
According to federal investigators, the Congressional investigation into the recent recall of children’s Tylenol and other pediatric medicines has been stymied by the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. This raises the prospect that new measures — like issuing subpoenas to compel cooperation — will now be invoked. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the unit of Johnson & Johnson […]
<p>Yesterday a Florida jury returned a $5.6 million verdict against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, saying the company sold a tire for use on recreational vehicles (RVs) even though the company was aware the tire was not suitable for RV use. The tires, Goodyear G159, were manufactured and sold for RVs between 1996-2000. Since that time, Goodyear has faced numerous claims resulting from tire failures and vehicle accidents, many resulting in serious injury and death.</p>
Beasley Allen has filed a class action lawsuit in Circuit Court of Montgomery, Alabama, on behalf of a local woman, individually and as a class representative against Defendants Colonial Management Group, L.P.; Colonial GP, L.P.; and Montgomery Liquidating Professional Corporation d/b/a Montgomery Metro Treatment Center; and Gilberto Sanchez, M.D. The lawsuit alleges the Defendants operated […]
<p>Before federal officials called Toyota executives to Washington for a series of hearings over the company's sudden unintended acceleration recalls, they first demanded the company turn over all internal communications and other records concerning the problem. Toyota complied, providing investigators with more than 75,000 pages of information. Among that massive pile of paper was a chilling internal memo that clearly valued dollars over human life.</p>
According to the latest statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007, the construction industry accounted for 1,178 fatal work injuries, the most deaths of any industry sector. In a study that examined construction site accidents between 1992 and 2005, falls were the leading cause of death in construction, accounting for about […]
<p>Study reveals electronic throttle is probable cause of Toyota unintended acceleration problems. A new scientific study published by Quality Control Systems Corporation of Crownsville Maryland has found substantial evidence that the sudden, unintended acceleration problem that has plagued so many vehicle models for years is linked to Toyota electronic throttle control system.</p>
<p>Alabama has what's known as the Guest Passenger Statute, which says that if you are a passenger in a car, you can't sue the driver for simple negligence. Simple negligence means that the driver was not exercising the standards of care required of a person driving a car.</p>
The Firestone tire flap of 2000 topped The Business Insider's list of the 15 Biggest Public Relations Disasters of the Decade. The blog-style webzine likely gave Bridgestone, the manufacturer of Firestone tires, top spot on the list because its handling of the situation ultimately lead to hundreds of injuries and deaths.
Connie Barton bought into the message. It seemed to be everywhere – television, magazines, even her doctor was telling her that those nasty symptoms of menopause could be squashed by just taking a once-daily pill. Not only did the miraculous hormone replacement therapy (HRT) help with hot flashes, vaginal dryness and mood swings, it also […]
<p>Toyota announced last week that it has found a way to correct the potential for millions of its cars and trucks to accelerate unintentionally. The car manufacturer has been exploring feasible solutions since it announced in a safety advisory on September 29 that it would recall 3.8 million vehicles. In analyzing the problem, most of Toyota's attention was given to the driver's side floor mats, which the company says can slide forward and jam the accelerator pedal if improperly secured or mismatched. Rather than issue a recall of the floor mats, however, Toyota said it would develop a vehicle-based solution.</p>
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