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2019 | Page 2 of 43 | California Personal Injury Blog

Oregon’s Attorney General Sues Johnson & Johnson for Deceptive Marketing of Vaginal Mesh Devices

By Brian Chase on December 23, 2019 - No comments

Oregon's Attorney General Sues Johnson & Johnson for Deceptive Marketing of Vaginal Mesh Devices

Oregon's Attorney General Sues Johnson & Johnson for Deceptive Marketing of Vaginal Mesh Devices

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for alleged deceptive marketing of its transvaginal mesh devices. According to a news report, the suit also names J&J’s subsidiary Ethicon Inc. Rosenblum alleges the companies deceptively marketed the surgical mesh devices by failing to disclose dangerous complications. So far, at least 3,700 Oregon women have had the devices implanted without enough information about their risk and benefits, the lawsuit states. …Read the rest »

Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Increase on Freeways and Interstates

By Brian Chase on December 23, 2019 - No comments

Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Increase on Freeways and Interstates

Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Increase on Freeways and Interstates

A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), found that land use played a role in pedestrian freeway fatalities. According to a report in Forbes.com, the study showed that more than 800 people are killed each year nationwide in traffic accidents on interstates and other high-speed controlled-access roadways. Those fatalities rose 60% from 2009 to 2018, at a faster rate than overall pedestrian deaths nationwide during the same period, which increased 53%. Most people were killed after attempting to traverse freeways in urban areas. …Read the rest »

Daimler Will Pay $13 Million Fine to Settle Federal Recall Investigation

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2019 - No comments

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Recalled for Loose Sunroof Assemblies

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Recalled for Loose Sunroof Assemblies

German automaker Daimler will pay $13 million in civil penalties to settle an investigation conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) into how the automaker conducted its recalls. According to CNET.com, the federal agency opened an investigation into Mercedes-Benz USA last year to learn more about how it handled various recalls. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Ford Recalls 600,000 Cars to Repair Hydraulic Defect That Could Cause Crashes

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2019 - No comments

Ford Recalls 600,000 Cars to Repair Hydraulic Defect That Could Cause Crashes

Ford Recalls 600,000 Cars to Repair Hydraulic Defect That Could Cause Crashes

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 600,000 cars to repair a hydraulic defect that could lead to car accidents. According to a USA Today news report, the automaker said it is recalling certain versions of the 2006-2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ – all manufactured between Feb. 22, 2006 and July 15, 2009. Ford has identified at least 15 car accidents that may have occurred because of this auto defect. These crashes resulted in at least two injuries. …Read the rest »

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Romaine Lettuce from California Causes 138 Cases of E. Coli Food Poisoning Nationwide

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2019 - No comments

Romaine Lettuce from California Causes 138 Cases of E. Coli Food Poisoning Nationwide

Romaine Lettuce from California Causes 138 Cases of E. Coli Food Poisoning Nationwide

Dozens of people across the country have been hospitalized after eating romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, region. According to Newsweek, there have been at least 138 cases of food poisoning reported in 25 states across the country, from California on the West Coast to North Carolina on the East Coast – including 72 hospitalizations. Each of these cases has been linked to an E. coli outbreak first announced in November. The most recent case was reported on Dec. 1, 2019. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

NHTSA Opens Up 12th Tesla Autopilot Crash Investigation

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2019 - No comments

Women Say Allergan is Using Dirty Tricks to Ward Off Liability

Women Say Allergan is Using Dirty Tricks to Ward Off Liability

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said it will investigate the 12th Tesla car accident due to its semi-autonomous driver-assist feature, potentially being the cause of the incident. According to a report on Exremetech.com, this car accident took place Dec. 7 in Norwalk, Connecticut. A 2018 Tesla Model 3 driving on Interstate 95 rear-ended a parked police car on the morning of Dec. 14. There were not any injuries to occupants in either car. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

GE Recalls Infant Incubators for Fall Hazard

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2019 - No comments

GE Recalls Infant Incubators for Fall Hazard

GE Recalls Infant Incubators for Fall Hazard

GE Healthcare has issued a recall for its Giraffe Incubator, Giraffe OmniBed and the Carestations that accompany both models after determining the potential for infants to fall and sustain injuries. According to a news release posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website, this is a Class I recall, which means it is the most serious kind of recall that requires immediate attention. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Volvo Recalls Cars for Doors that Can Open Unexpectedly

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2019 - No comments

Volvo Recalls Cars for Doors that Can Open Unexpectedly

Volvo Recalls Cars for Doors that Can Open Unexpectedly

Volvo is recalling 144,937 sedans and V60 wagons from the 2011-2017 model years because their doors may open unexpectedly when the vehicle is in motion. According to Consumer Affairs, the doors may suddenly fling open during sharp turns or roundabouts even if they appear to be tightly shut. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the problem is because of faulty parts within the door-latch mechanism that is more likely to fail when the weather is extremely hot. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Two Austin Police Officers Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Scare

By Brian Chase on December 16, 2019 - No comments

Two Austin Police Officers Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Scare

Two Austin Police Officers Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Scare

Two Austin police officers were hospitalized on Dec. 13 over concerns of potential carbon monoxide poisoning. According to a report in the Austin American Statesman, the officers were working together in the same vehicle when they started feeling nauseous and began experiencing headaches. The officers rolled down the windows and drove to the Austin police south substation to operate a different vehicle. The officers were evaluated by medics. The vehicle had a strong odor. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Women Seek to Raise Awareness About Defective Allergan Textured Breast Implants

By Brian Chase on December 16, 2019 - No comments

Korean Patient Develops Rare Cancer After Receiving Allergan Textured Breast Implants

Korean Patient Develops Rare Cancer After Receiving Allergan Textured Breast Implants

Even as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing for stronger warnings about the risks of textured Allergan breast implants, there are women out there who are building awareness and offering support through social media about the potentially dangerous and defective products, which could cause some women to develop a rare form of cancer. Hawaii News Now recently profiled Jayme Newhouse and Abbie Cleek who have started support groups to help women who have received these implants. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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