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Defective Products

Three Types of Product Defects

Product Defects

Companies are supposed to design and manufacture safe products. No matter what the product is, it should be reasonably safe and, when needed, have appropriate warnings or instructions on how to use it. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

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Product Liability Basics

Product Liability Basics

As consumers, we purchase products all the time – a new car, a child’s toy, a new power tool. Most of the time, they are safe and work the way they are supposed to; however, sometimes they do not. Sometimes a product can be defective, and sometimes that defective product can seriously injure the person using it.

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Vets Suing 3M Over Defective Military Earplugs

Defective Combat Earplugs

Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. In fact, about 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job making occupational hearing loss the third most common chronic physical condition among adults. Statistics from NIOSH show:

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Recall Alert: Ford Recalls Over 953,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbag

Takata Recall Kansas City

You may have already heard, Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators because they can explode and hurl shrapnel.

This recall of Ford vehicles includes over 782,000 vehicles in the United States and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history.

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FDA Restrictions Placed on Essure

Essure FDA Restrictions

Permanent birth control is one of the most widely used methods of contraception today. It can be highly effective, doesn’t require a surgical procedure and women no longer have to remember to take a daily pill. So why has the FDA restricted the sale and distribution of the Essure device and required boxed warnings?

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More Issues with Stryker V40 Femoral Heads

ball and socket

Earlier this month, we updated you on a Hazard Alert regarding a taper lock failure for a specific range of LFIT-V40 Metal Heads.

Other serious problems have been reported related to the LFIT-V40 chrome/cobalt heads, which include:

  • Metallossis
  • Catastrophic head-neck dissociation

Our knowledgeable staff is available at (877) 284-6600.

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Product Liability Claims: What you Should Know

product liability

In the Kansas City area and across the nation, defective and dangerous products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year. Unfortunately, many products go to market that are defective and ultimately cause serious injuries.

When serious injuries are caused by supposedly safe products, what do you do?

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Woman Awarded $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Trial Against J&J

baby powder

A 62-year old woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene claimed these products caused her to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in St. Louis, after deliberating a day, returned with a verdict in her favor, awarding her $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.

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Continuing Coverage on Dangers of IVC Blood Clot Filters

IVC Filter

In September, NBC News released a 2-part series on the dangers of IVC blood clot filters, specifically focusing on products manufactured by C.R. Bard. On December 31, 2015, NBC News released a follow-up on this exclusive year-long investigation.

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NBC News Investigates Safety of C.R. Bard IVC Filter

IVC Filter Surgery

In a 2-part series, NBC News speaks with Dodi Froehlich, a woman who suffered multiple traumas after a car accident, putting her at high risk for blood clots. As part of her treatment, an IVC device (the Recovery) made by C.R. Bard was implanted to prevent potential clots.

Instead, just four months later, that same device almost killed her when a piece broke off, piercing her heart.

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