01 May 2021

Worried soldier in battlefield
Attorney Katherine Cornell, of Pulaski Kherkher Law firm, part of the trial team for the first-ever 3M Combat Arms Earplugs MDL trials, is pleased to announce that a federal jury found 3M Co. fully liable for the plaintiff’s hearing damage injuries and awarded plaintiffs $7,130,500.00 in damages. The total includes $2.1 in punitive damages for each of the three plaintiffs involved in the...

17 Mar 2021

On March 15, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that all Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) devices might fail prematurely, no matter when they were made or distributed. This warning updates previous warnings that only included devices made before 2014. The STAR Ankle is one of the most implanted ankle devices in the United States. However, the FDA warns th...

22 Feb 2021

Manufacturer Toro Company issued a nationwide recall for snowblowers due to a risk for amputation. This recall includes Canada as well as the United States and is bad timing in the midst of a winter where some areas have been hard hit with snow. Details of the Recalled Product The company, based in Bloomington, Minnesota, has had no injuries reported, but did get five reports of defectiv...

10 Nov 2020

Soldier with Earplug
Multidistrict litigation involving 3M Combat Arms earplugs issued to military personnel for years has grown to become the largest MDL ever, and attorneys expect lawsuits to continue to grow. According to Bloomberg Law, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Statistics report shows that 3M earplug litigation has grown to 203,722 total actions. In contrast, Asbestos product li...

23 Jul 2018

Lethargic woman sitting on couch
Bayer has announced it will stop selling Essure in the United States at the end of the year. The move comes after the FDA restricted the sale and distribution of the device across the country, which Bayer has committed to continue to ensure that females are fully informed of the increased risks that have been associated with the birth control device. On April 9, 2018, the FDA issued a...

29 Jun 2017

Stack of firework ready to use
Popular fireworks maker TNT voluntarily recalled 36,100 units of it's TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks in four states Tuesday after receiving multiple reports that some of the devices exploded when lit, a US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall report said. The fireworks are supposed to emit colorful smoke. They are not supposed to explode. According to CNN Three people...

25 May 2017

HeartMate 2
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that “at least 26 patients in advanced heart failure have died after replacing the controller for an Abbott Laboratories blood pump while out of the hospital.” Medtronic is recalling 28,882 of its HeartMate II controllers “after reports of 70 incidents in which the life-preserving device malfunctioned after a patient changed out the controller at home...

29 Apr 2014

Silver Chevrolet car parked
Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston Back in October of 2005, Adam Powledge drove off the road and plowed into a pole, killing himself and his 4 children generic doxycycline. In court, Dori (Adam’s wife and the mother of their children) claimed it was caused by a loss of power steering. GM experts, however, testified that there were no known defects with the vehicle and...

17 Mar 2014

Steering wheel of a car
Just as General Motors (GM) announced a recall of more than 1.6 million vehicles, a class action lawsuit was filed against the giant automaker on behalf of customers who claimed their vehicles lost value due to a faulty ignition switch, which is the basis of the recall.  The suit accuses GM of knowing about the ignition problem since 2004 but failing to fix it. As a result, the plaintiff...

07 Feb 2013

Doctor reading an x-ray result
Records Reveal Company New of 40% Failure Rate Internal memos and company records reveal that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson knew well ahead of time that approximately forty percent of their DePuy Hip Replacement Systems would fail within five years of implantation in patients who received the units. The study was conducted in 2011, after the recall was announced. In addi...