More Deaths, Recalls for General Motors

General Motors’ string of accident-related claims starting with the Chevrolet Cobalt earlier this year continues this month. The American car manufacturing company appointed a compensation expert, who started reviewing death and injury claims related to the ignition switch defect back in August. Since that point, the company’s weekly updates indicated the initial figure of 13…

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First DePuy Bellwether Trial for Pinnacle Implant Starts

DePuy Orthopaedics faces the start 6,000 trials concerning its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip-implants. If you remember, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary recalled its ASR systems in 2010, after the FDA revealed high levels of revision surgery and reactions to metal ions. However, the company did not recall its similar Pinnacle systems and, instead, phased them out…

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General Motors Recalls 822,000 More Vehicles Over Parts Defects

General Motors continued with its series of recalls this week. Announced on July 23, an additional 822,000 vehicles were considered to have defects stemming from multiple parts. According to press statements, the issues cover seats, air bags, and turn signals that were not properly welded and power steering loss. This announcement marks the company’s 60th…

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Risperdal’s Side Effects: Range and Severity

Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic approved for treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in adults and autism and bipolar disorder in children, has been the subject of multiple lawsuits at the state level. Plaintiffs claim manufacturer Johnson & Johnson never provided sufficient warning about side effects, and stated false claims concerning risks in advertising. As well,…

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Settlements Reached, Cases Move Forward

This content is for informational purposes only Trantolo & Trantolo is not currently accepting cases for this lawsuit. Please check in the future for any updates.   Thousands of transvaginal mesh cases have been consolidated into six multidistrict litigation (MDL) trials. Over the past few months, American Medical Systems (AMS) reached a settlement before the…

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