Category Archives: Product Liability

Sometimes companies make bad products that hurt people, and that’s what your Macon product liability attorneys are here for.

Government Investigates Goodyear RV Tire Deaths and Injuries

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating crashes involving Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s G159 motorhome tires. NHTSA received claims that these tires are responsible for dozens of crashes that led to 95 deaths or injuries since the 1990s. The investigation began last year after a judge unsealed internal Goodyear documents. As part of its investigation, NHTSA will seek field performance, design and safety data from Goodyear. Goodyear has faced numerous lawsuits for crashes involving its G159 tires. However, safety advocates accuse Goodyear of using confidential settlements and court orders to conceal the dangers associated with this product. According to safety advocates, G159 tires are not safe to use on motorhomes that travel at highway speeds (faster than 65 miles per hour). Lawsuits against Goodyear argue that G159 tires are only safe to use on delivery trucks. When these tires are used on motorhomes, they are prone to…
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Another IVC Filter Death in Georgia Leads to Lawsuit

An inferior vana cava filter, or IVC Filter, is a surgical implant designed to prevent life-threatening pulmonary emboli (PE). PE is a blockage of an artery in the lungs by a substance that traveled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream. IVC Filters have been the subject of numerous wrongful death lawsuits due to their high defect rate. A Georgia widow recently filed a lawsuit against Argon Medical Devices Inc. and Rex Medical, L.P., the manufacturers of the OPTIONTM ELITE Retrievable IVC Filter. The lawsuit states that the widow’s husband suffered injury due to his IVC Filter, leading to his death. These filters are supposed to prevent PE. However, he died after blood clots traveled to both of his lungs. The widow’s attorneys argue that Red Medical and Argon Medical knew or reasonably should have known that the Option ELITE IVC Filter was dangerous and defective. Defects include high…
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Takata Air Bags Claim 11th Victim in the United States

The Takata air bag recall is the largest product recall in United States history. The problem with Takata air bags lies with the inflators and propellant devices. In the event of a crash, these components may deploy improperly. When they do, they explode, firing metal shrapnel into a vehicle’s occupants. The problem is especially apparent in warm, humid areas. On July 11, 2017, Takata announced the recall of another 2.7 million air bags in addition to the other 100 million recalled globally to date. Another Death Honda recently announced that it has confirmed another U.S. death related to the Takata air bags. The incident occurred in Florida in June 2016. An individual was working on repairs to a 2001 Honda Accord when the air bag ruptured. That individual sustained serious injuries that led to his death a day later. Of the deaths linked to the Takata air bag inflators, 16…
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