News - Products Liability

Safety Concerns Over Hoverboard

Hoverboards, this holiday’s most sought after item, are now recognized as a hazard. Although maneuverability could be quite a challenge, resulting in 30 reports of hospitalizations because of head and body injuries, it has been recently discovered that hoverboards can be explosive. On Thursday, Overstock.com became the first major retailer to ban sales of the […]

Toy Safety For Holiday Shoppers

When you purchase toys for your children, the last thing on your mind is seeing your child get seriously hurt playing with it. A defective product can pose immense danger and even cause life-threatening injuries. According to the latest report on Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were […]

Post-Surgery Contamination and Bair Hugger Warming Blankets

In several states around the nation, people have been filing lawsuits against the designers and manufacturers of the Bair Hugger warming blankets, 3M and its subsidiary company, Arizant Healthcare. Plaintiffs are alleging that the companies had long been aware of the harm the product could cause to consumers; namely, that the device increased the risk […]

Hysterectomy & Fibroid Removal Device Pulled from Market

  POWER MORCELLATION INJURY CASES Recently, the FDA issued a news release discouraging the use of laparoscopic power morcellation surgical devices for the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or uterine fibroids (myomectomy).  Current analysis suggests use of the device for these procedures poses a risk of spreading unsuspected cancerous tissue beyond the uterus, significantly worsening […]

Stryker Initiates Voluntary Product Recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems

In June 2012, Stryker® Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stem implants after data indicated potential risks associated with the devices. On July 6, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted Stryker® Orthopaedics’ voluntary recall on its website. Serious Health Risks Stryker® Orthopaedics found a recall of these certain medical devices […]