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Category Archives: Defective Products

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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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Jury Orders C.F. Bard to Pay $3.6 Million in IVC Filter Case

By John Willis |

There are currently thousands of defective medical device lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard, Inc., the New Jersey-based manufacturer of IVC filters. An IVC filter is supposed to “catch” blood clots in the body before they travel up a person’s inferior vena cava and cause a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism. However, many patients have suffered… Read More »

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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Over PROLENE Hernia Mesh

By John Willis |

Personal injury claims involving defective medical devices are often difficult for plaintiffs because they are themselves not experts. Many patients simply accept whatever medical advice they are given and do not fully understand exactly what devices–or brands–are being implanted in their bodies. Of course when it comes to filing a lawsuit, it is critical… Read More »

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Judge Schedules “Bellwether” IVC Filter Case for Trial in March 2018

By John Willis |

There are currently over 3,000 product liability lawsuits pending against the manufacturers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. IVC filters are metallic devices used to prevent blood clots from traveling from the lower body to the heart and lungs, i.e. causing a pulmonary embolism. While IVC filters were originally designed as permanent implants, the… Read More »

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FDA Puts a Stop to Sale of Unapproved “Skin Whitening” Products

By John Willis |

Many Tennessee consumers are misled into purchasing dangerous drugs and defective medical devices by false labeling. Unscrupulous manufacturers and sellers may claim a drug has been scientifically tested–or even have the endorsement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–when that is not the case at all. When such medically unsound products are allowed… Read More »

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California Jury Orders Talcum Powder Manufacturer to Pay $417 Million to Ovarian Cancer Patient

By John Willis |

Although Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest manufacturer of talcum powder, still denies there is any link between its products and ovarian cancer, juries throughout the United States continue to side with victims and their families. On August 22, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay over $400 million in damages… Read More »

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Supreme Court Decision Jeopardizes Talcum Powder Lawsuits

By Brad Burnette |

In recent years, a growing body of evidence and court rulings have confirmed a link between the chronic use of talc-containing products, notably baby powder, and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson, the main U.S. supplier of talcum powder, has already faced several jury verdicts ordering it to pay millions of dollars in damages to… Read More »

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How Your Car’s Software Can Cause Serious Injury (or Death)

By John Willis |

As motor vehicles become more dependent on computer systems, drivers and passengers are increasingly at risk from software problems that may cause a critical system to fail. No computer system or program is perfect, but when car manufacturers fail to promptly identify and correct their software errors, the results can be deadly. A defective… Read More »

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Defective Highway Guardrails Remain a Serious Risk for Tennessee Motorists

By Brad Burnette |

Car accidents are often the result of a dangerous or defective product, either something wrong with the vehicle itself or unsafe road conditions. For example, we recently discussed the known risks of defective guardrails to Tennessee motorists. As it turns out, the State of Tennessee recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit arising from one… Read More »

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Can I Seek Punitive Damages in a Product Liability Case?

By John Willis |

Product liability refers to consumer injuries caused by dangerous or defective products. A manufacturer or seller may be liable under Tennessee law for a defect in the design or manufacture of a product, or in failing to properly warn consumers about such defects. If successful, an injured consumer may recover monetary damages to compensate… Read More »

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