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Category Archives: Products Liability

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Federal Court Revives Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Defective Hoverboards

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Self-balancing scooters–sometimes referred to as “hoverboards”–have led to a number of consumer injuries in recent years, primarily due to overheating in the devices’ lithium-ion batteries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been at least “250 hoverboard incidents related to fires or overheating since 2015,” including at least one fatality and… Read More »

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Report: Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $1 Billion to Settle Pinnacle Hip Replacement Claims

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In 2010, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy subsidiary was forced to recall its metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement implants as evidence mounted the devices were defective. Once touted by Johnson & Johnson as the “Rolls Royce” of hip implants, in reality the Pinnacle implants yielded thousands of patient complaints of swelling, loosening, misalignment, bone fractures, and… Read More »

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Calif. Jury Orders Bayer, Monsanto to Pay $2.055 Billion to Couple Who Developed Cancer After Using Pesticide

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

When it comes to product liability cases, manufacturers will often cite federal regulatory decisions that purportedly prove a given product is “safe” for consumers. Yet when a jury is presented with all of the facts surrounding that same product, it often reaches a different conclusion. And in some cases, that means a substantial damage… Read More »

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Mass. Court Rejects Risperdal Lawsuit

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

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 Willis Burnette, PLLC |

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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How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Claim in Tennessee?

By John Willis |

Product liability claims in Tennessee are subject to certain time limits. Specifically, Tennessee law states that a person who is harmed due to a defective product must bring a lawsuit within 6 years of the date of injury. This is known as the statute of limitations. But there is also a second deadline, known… 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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TN Hospital Not Liable for Defective Door That Injured 71-Year-Old Patient

By Brad Burnette |

When you walk into any kind of public facility, such as a store or even a government office, you have the right to expect the premises are in a reasonably safe condition. Legally speaking, a premises owner is not necessarily responsible for every customer who is injured, but there may be liability if there… 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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When Is a Parts Manufacturer Responsible for a Fatal Injury in Tennessee?

By Brad Burnette |

Product liability lawsuits are often complex undertakings because they can involve multiple manufacturers. In a motor vehicle or industrial machine there can be hundreds–and potentially thousands–of individual parts. And even when you identify the individual part that is responsible for a personal injury, that does not automatically make the manufacturer liable as a matter… Read More »

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