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Rick Shapiro

How to Avoid Product Recalls – Test, Test and Test Some More

Some experts believe that the recent rise in product liability lawsuits is being driven in part by regulators, but they advise that businesses that want to avoid product liability lawsuits should take great pains to avoid putting out defective products.  […]

Rick Shapiro

Boston Scientific Adds New Warnings to Surgical Mesh Medical Devices

Boston Scientific Corp. is adding new safety warnings to the labels for its medical devices that are among the most heavily litigated: surgical mesh devices that are used to repair pelvic disorders in women. The medical device manufacturer has faced […]

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What Needs to Be Established for a Defective Product Case in Virginia

If you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a defective product, you may be able to pursue financial restitution through a defective product liability claim. In determining whether you have a valid claim, it is […]

Rick Shapiro

Watch Out for the Deadly Duodenoscope Superbug

Olympus, the manufacturer of the endoscope involved in two superbug deaths at UCLA, never had FDA approval to sell the device. The device is used in patients with gastrointestinal complaints. The FDA was unaware, until 2013, that Olympus started selling […]

Rick Shapiro

Thoratec Heart Device May Pose Serious Risk of Injury

Thoratec Corp., a mini heart pump manufacturing company, released an urgent safety advisory about the use of their pocket controller after four patients died and five others were injured due to the device’s use. The notice, which included new labeling […]

Jim Lewis

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Surprises Drug Companies With Potentially Damaging Decision

Drug companies are likely unhappy and worried about future lawsuits after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling late last month which said they could be sued for defectively designed drugs, something that has not previously been allowed. The 4-2 […]

Jim Lewis

USPlabs Supplement, OxyElite Pro, Responsible for Hepatitis Outbreaks

If you google OxyELITE Pro you’ll come up with a guarantee that the product is a pharmacist formulated “Super Thermogenic™” so laser targeted, its potency is unmatched.  It sounds very impressive doesn’t it?  It even goes on to say, “Unlike […]

Mark Favaloro

Plaintiffs Win Big In Oklahoma Toyota Sudden Acceleration Case

In an important development in the Toyota sudden acceleration debacle, a jury in Oklahoma became the first in the country to declare the company liable for the deaths of innocent vehicle occupants. The jury verdict prompted Toyota to reach a […]

Randy Appleton

Push Underway For FDA To Begin Regulating Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity over the last three years with industry experts estimating that the number of such devices sold in the U.S. has doubled in only the last two years. Others predict that within 10 years there […]

Jim Lewis

Model Airplanes Receive Attention After Fatal Crash

The New York Times recently covered the case of a teenage model plane enthusiast who died in a Brooklyn park earlier this month after the remote-controlled plane he was piloting crashed and hit him in the head. The attention the […]