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Category Archives: Defective Products


Are Some Patients Allergic to Essure Birth Control Devices?

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that pharmaceutical giant Bayer would stop selling its Essure permanent birth control devices at the end of 2018. Bayer’s move came after the FDA issued an order in April 2018 restricting the sale of Essure based on thousands of consumer complaints. The FDA… Read More »

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CPSC Fines Costco $3.85 for Selling Defective Trash Cans

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

There are many everyday products that may pose a safety risk to consumers if there’s an undisclosed manufacturing or design defect. When a company is caught selling a defective product, it may be held liable not only by private lawsuits filed by injured consumers, but also by federal regulators charged with protecting the public…. Read More »

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TN Judge Refuses to Dismiss Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Against Davol, C.R. Bard

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

In recent years, many Tennessee residents have experienced significant complications arising from the use of hernia mesh during hernia repair surgeries. These complications–which range from infection and perforated organs to bowel obstruction and liver problems–often force patients to undergo additional procedures, incurring significant financial and personal losses. For this reason, many hernia mesh victims… Read More »

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Can I File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Based on the Fear of Developing Ovarian Cancer?

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

As you have probably read in the press, there are currently thousands of lawsuits pending throughout the country against Johnson & Johnson related to talcum powder and its link to ovarian cancer in women. Several juries have already returned multi-million dollar verdicts, finding Johnson & Johnson knew of the cancer risks associated with its… Read More »

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How Do You Prove a Defective Design Caused a Tractor Trailer Accident?

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Tractor trailer accidents may be the result of many factors: driver error, improper maintenance, or even a defect in the design of the trailer itself. Proving the latter–defective design–is not a simple task. Tennessee and other states impose strict standards for bringing product liability claims. One requirement is the need for the testimony of… Read More »

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Ford Recalls 2 Million Trucks Due to Defective Seat Belts

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Although car and truck accidents are often the result of driver negligence, we should never overlook the dangers posed by the vehicles themselves. Each year the federal government oversees the recall of millions of cars and trucks after the manufacturer discloses–or is forced to acknowledge–a flaw in the vehicle’s design or production. Although the… Read More »

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Mass. Court Rejects Risperdal Lawsuit

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Thousands of product liability lawsuits are presently pending throughout the country against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson over the adverse effects of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Most of the plaintiffs are young men who developed gynecomastia, which is the sudden growth of breast tissue, after taking Risperdal. Risperdal significantly increases production of the prolactin–the… Read More »

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Federal Audit Criticizes NHTSA’s Handling of Takata Airbag Recall

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

It seems like every week there’s a new headline about some dangerous or defective product subject to a government recall. Many people simply take it on faith that the recall will fix whatever problem exists. But the reality is that the recall process itself is far from perfect–and when we’re talking about products like… Read More »

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FDA Issues Class I Recall for Jaundice Meters

By John Willis |

While defective drugs that produce life-threatening side effects often get the bulk of public and media attention, it is important not to overlook the critical harms posed by defective medical devices. In particular, when a diagnostic device produces inaccurate or misleading readings, it can lead doctors to prescribe in an inappropriate course of treatment…. Read More »

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Boston Scientific Faces Illinois Lawsuit Over Defective IVC Filter

By Brad Burnette |

It is well documented that a malfunctioning IVC filter may cause chest pains and other serious health complications in patients. For this reason, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of permanent IVC filters in favor of “retrievable” models that can be removed. In particular, the FDA has warned… Read More »

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