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

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

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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Implant Files: A Global Investigation of the Medical Device Industry

Implant Files: A Global Investigation of the Medical Device Industry

In 2018, the medical device industry and the FDA came under fire from:

  • The powerful Netflix documentary, The Bleeding Edge, which chronicled the pain and suffering caused by complications of medical devices with little or no testing.
  • The Implant Files, a year-long investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists focused on the medical device industry and its overseers.

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Essure Device: FDA Safety Oversight after Discontinuation of US Sales

Essure Device: FDA Safety Oversight after Discontinuation of US Sales

December 20, 2018. FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, issued a statement on the new steps the FDA will take to strengthen the long-term safety oversight of Essure.  In his statement, Gottlieb said the FDA will continue to evaluate the product’s long-term safety profile even after it has been discontinued in the US market.

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Recognition & Honors for Brian S. Franciskato

Recognition & Honors for Brian S. Franciskato

We are proud to say that our team is involved in the community and charitable activities, working to improve its well-being. The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm would like to recognize Brian S. Franciskato for his contributions.

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Franciskato and James Selected for Super Lawyers 2018

Franciskato and James Selected for Super Lawyers 2018

The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm congratulates Brian S. Franciskato and Randy W. James for once again making the Super Lawyers List.

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NBC News Investigation into Biomet Hip Implants

NBC News Investigation into Biomet Hip Implants

November 27, 2018. An NBC News investigation focused on medical device dangers, specifically the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants, came out this week asking the question, “how can a medical device deemed unsafe in another country still be sold in the US?”

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FDA to Overhaul Medical Device Review System

FDA to Overhaul Medical Device Review System

“Forty-two years ago, Congress passed the law establishing the framework for evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.”

On Monday, November 26, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it plans to modernize its current process, the 510(k) clearance pathway, which is how a majority of the medical devices are reviewed and approved by the FDA today.

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Lawsuit Claims Biomet Misleading Patients/Surgeons with Inaccurate Information

Lawsuit Claims Biomet Misleading Patients/Surgeons with Inaccurate Information

November 23, 2018. Recent news about Biomet’s Magnum hip replacement:  three California residents filed a lawsuit against Biomet Orthopaedics claiming:

  • Biomet sold defective Magnum metal-on-metal devices to these patients
  • Biomet has posted false and misleading data on its website as a way to reassure patients and surgeons that there is nothing wrong with the device

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RideSharing Safety Tips

RideSharing Safety Tips

The holidays are a busy time. We travel for family get-togethers, we gather for office or work celebrations, we go from store to store shopping for gifts. The down side is that parking can be a hassle and it can get expensive at places like the airport or event centers like stadiums. How can you enjoy the holidays yet keep driving frustrations on the down low?

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Holiday Accidents & Injuries

Holiday Accidents & Injuries

The holidays are here. Time for holiday cheer and celebration. It’s also a time when the risks for having an accident increase. Knowing what some of the potential injuries and accidents are may help you avoid serious injury this holiday season.

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