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Category: Defective Products

Defective Products - Bisnar Chase Blog

Manufacturers have a responsibility to create products that are safe to use and do not incur the potential for injury under normal use. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has represented many clients against product manufacturers when their products have malfunctioned, exploded, or otherwise have created a dangerous situation, injuring the user. We provide information here about defective products that have been recalled so that our readers can be kept safe and can be aware of dangerous products that they may use on a daily basis.

Four Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Allergan Breast Implants

By Brian Chase on November 15, 2019 - No comments

Four Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Allergan Breast Implants

If you received Allergan textured breast implants, you are likely extremely concerned about developing breast-implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a cancer of the immune system, which has been linked to textured implants. Last summer, Allergan Pharmaceuticals announced a recall of its textured Biocell breast implants and tissue expanders. So far, 33 women have died after developing cancer linked to the textured breast implants. …Read the rest »

 

Watch Out for Recalled Products Being Sold on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace

By Brian Chase on November 11, 2019 - No comments

Watch Out for Recalled Products Being Sold on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace

Consumer Reports is warning the public about recalled products, which may not be in stores anymore, but are still being sold with ringing endorsements on Craigslist and the Facebook Marketplace. For example, Consumer Reports, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have all advised against the use of infant inclined sleep products after reports of nearly 75 child deaths due to suffocation. …Read the rest »

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Pressure Cooker Explosion Leaves 2-year-old Critically Injured

By Brian Chase on November 11, 2019 - No comments

Pressure Cooker Explosion Leaves 2-year-old Critically Injured

A 2-year-old girl in Virginia suffered severe burn injuries after a pressure cooker exploded in her family’s kitchen. According to a report in The Destin Log, the incident occurred when the girl, Addie Mae Davis was standing next to her mother, Bethany Davis, when the accident occurred. The pressure cooker was a gift the family recently received, but it had been used before, according to the girl’s mother. The family said Bethany Davis was cooking chicken for dinner and began venting the cooker. …Read the rest »

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CDC Identifies ‘Chemical of Concern’ in Vaping Lung Injury Investigation

By Brian Chase on November 11, 2019 - No comments

CDC Identifies 'Chemical of Concern' in Vaping Lung Injury Investigation

Samples of lung fluid from 29 lung injury patients in 10 states all contained the same chemical, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. According to a report on The Verge, this discovery is a big step forward in the ongoing investigation into the severe and mysterious lung injuries that have affected e-cigarette users across the country. The chemical, called vitamin E acetate is now considered a chemical of concern by the CDC. As of Nov. 5, 39 people have died and 2,051 cases of lung injuries related to vaping are being investigated. …Read the rest »

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Surgical Staplers Recalled After Death and Serious Injuries

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2019 - No comments

Surgical Staplers Recalled After Death and Serious Injuries

Johnson & Johnson is issuing a recall for a surgical stapler after reports that seven patients were seriously injured and one died. According to news reports, the medical device, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, is used to simultaneously cut and staple tissue back together during surgery. However, problems with a part led to staples failing to properly close incisions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. …Read the rest »

 

CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using All Inclined Sleepers After 73 Child Deaths

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2019 - No comments

CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using All Inclined Sleepers After 73 Child Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to stop using all inclined sleepers, even models that have not been recalled, because of the risk of accidental suffocation. According to a report in the Washington Post, the warning from the federal agency comes after months of controversy over these popular infant sleeping devices, which began in April when Fisher-Price recalled millions of its Rock’ n Play infant sleepers. A new study released two weeks ago found that the product’s design is inherently dangerous. …Read the rest »

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Lawsuit Filed Over Allergan Breast Implants After FDA Recommends Boxed Warnings

By Brian Chase on November 1, 2019 - No comments

Lawsuit Filed Over Allergan Breast Implants After FDA Recommends Boxed Warning

Two women in Florida have filed a lawsuit against Allergan, the manufacturer of textured breast implants, which were recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they have been linked to a rare form of cancer. According to the Miami Herald, the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, is seeking $5 million in damages and class action status. At the heart of the lawsuit are surgical costs associated with removing and replacing the textured breast implants, costs that Allergan is not offering to cover. …Read the rest »

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Juul Labs Faces First Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 18-year-old’s Vaping Death

By Brian Chase on October 21, 2019 - No comments

Juul Labs Faces First Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 18-year-old's Vaping Death

The mother of a Florida teenager has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Juul Labs after she says her 18-year-old son became addicted to the vaping device, a habit that killed him last year. According to US News, Lisa Marie Vail filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Daniel David Wakefield was “a healthy teenager whose life tragically and prematurely ended” because of injuries that were directly caused by his addiction to Juul, the lawsuit, the first one of its kind. The teen died in his sleep. …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles Looks to Ban All E-Cigarettes

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2019 - No comments

Los Angeles Looks to Ban All E-Cigarettes

Los Angeles officials are considering banning all e-cigarettes and vaping devices in the city, one of the most extreme measures yet to crack down on a nationwide outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping. According to a Los Angeles Times news report, amid reports that more than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with severe lung problems, politicians nationwide have been pushing restrictions on vaping devices and e-cigarettes, which have skyrocketed in popularity among young people, especially teenagers and young adults, in recent years. …Read the rest »

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Harbor Freight Recalls 1.1 Million Pocketknives for Laceration Hazard

By Brian Chase on October 11, 2019 - No comments

Harbor Freight Recalls 1.1 Million Pocketknives for Laceration Hazard

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling about 1.1 million Gordon Folding Knives because they pose a safety risk. According to a USA Today news report, the knives’ locking mechanism could fail to engage on extension of the blade and this could pose a laceration hazard. The recall comes after seven reports of pocketknives failing to lock, which resulted in six reports of laceration injuries, including four that required medical attention. …Read the rest »

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