Defective Products

Exploding Airbag Settlement Could Cost Over $1 Billion

Exploding Airbag Settlement Could Cost Over $1 Billion

Exploding Airbag Settlement Could Cost Over $1 Billion

Japan’s Takata could be close to settlement with the US Department of Justice over its massive exploding-airbag recall in what would amount as the largest exploding airbag settlement ever. The company is expected to pay up to $1 billion to resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing in handling its faulty airbags, the Wall Street Journal reported on... Read More »

Federal Government Investigating Reports of Fiat Chrysler Rollaways

The U.S. auto safety agency has opened an investigation into complaints that another 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles can roll away after the owners shift transmissions into park, a problem similar to the one being blamed in the wrongful death of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin. The investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... Read More »

IKEA settling defective product lawsuits

Ikea is settling three separate defective product lawsuits brought against it for the wrongful deaths of three young boys. The Swedish company will pay $50 million to the families of the boys who died when Ikea dressers toppled over with crushing force. In all cases, the lethal furniture was one of Ikea’s Malm dressers, a line of... Read More »

Pull diabetes drug Avandia off market, FDA reports say

Hundreds of people taking the diabetes drug Avandia needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential government reports that recommend that the drug be removed from the market. The reports, obtained by The New York Times, say that if every diabetic now taking Avandia were instead given a similar pill named... Read More »

Denture cream maker agrees to remove zinc

GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday it Will remove zinc from its denture cream after reports that excessive use over many years can cause neurological damage and blood problems in consumers. The British manufacturer will stop making and marketing Super Poligrip Original, Ultra Fresh and Extra Care products in the U.S. The company plans to reformulate the creams... Read More »

Toyota Stops Sales and Recalls Cars Due to Defective Gas Pedals

A day after Toyota Motor Corp. announced an indefinite suspension of U.S. sales on an unprecedented scale to fix faulty gas pedals, the automaker said late Wednesday that it will recall an additional 1.1 million vehicles in the United States over floor mat problems. Toyota said Thursday’s recall would affect five models: 2008-10 Highlander, 2009-10... Read More »

3 Big Pickups Don't Deliver Good Side Protection

Three large pickup trucks that serve as workhorses for construction crews, farmers and small-business owners are not providing good protection from side crashes, according to tests conducted by the insurance industry which struck the side of the vehicles with a barrier moving at 31 miles per hour to imitate the front end of a pickup... Read More »

After hiding birth control patch's risk, company points finger at FDA

For years, Johnson & Johnson obscured evidence that its popular Ortho Evra birth control patch delivered much more estrogen than standard birth control pills, potentially increasing the risk of blood clots and strokes, according to internal company documents. But because the Food and Drug Administration approved the patch, the company is arguing in court that... Read More »

Insurance Company Liens

Here is an excellent video of how insurance companies use ERISA to swoop in and take injury victim’s recovery money. Read More »

Tort Reform Myths

Here’s an awesome new video about the myths of tort reform perpetuated by the insurance industry! Read More »