Defective product

Decisions Reached in Transvaginal Mesh Failure Cases

by Staff Blogger | December 30th, 2014

Vaginal mesh has been implanted into approximately 70,000 women in 2010 alone—but reports indicate many patients have experienced complications that have prompted lawsuits against medical device manufacturers.

Reports of transvaginal mesh failure injuries began to arise shortly after the product was introduced to the market in 2009. By 2011, companies began to pull units from shelves after women claimed the product had eroded inside their bodies, causing the tearing of tissues, laceration of organs, and extreme pain.

Thousands of women pursued legal action against the manufacturers of these defective medical devices, and decisions are beginning to be reached in these cases. According to The Legal Examiner, a Texas court ruled one manufacturer should pay a victim $73 million in damages, and similar decisions were recently reached in Florida and West Virginia.

The Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers are glad to see legal action being taken against the makers of defective medical products, and they are here to help if you’ve been harmed by transvaginal mesh. Call our legal team today at (888) 318-4245 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Airbags in 4.7 Million Vehicles Recalled Due to Defects

by Staff Blogger | October 22nd, 2014

The list of causes for Alabama car accidents is long, but one of the most preventable contributing factors to crashes in our state is defective vehicle equipment. And recently, airbags installed in more than 4.7 million vehicles were recalled due to defects.

According to an article from FOX 6 News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners of vehicles equipped with airbags manufactured by Japanese company, Takata Corp., to have the airbags checked immediately for quality assurance.

Reports indicate the inflators on the airbags are capable of rupturing when the units are deployed during accidents. This can cause metal and debris to be hurled in the direction of vehicle occupants, which could result in serious injuries or death. So far, four fatalities have been associated with the defective parts.

Vehicles affected by recalled airbags include models manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and BMW.

If you are in possession of a vehicle that has been affected by the recall, take it to a certified repair center immediately for evaluation. If you’ve been in a crash where faulty airbags may have contributed to your injuries, it’s important to know that legal help is available as well.

The Birmingham personal injury attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are here to answer any questions you may have about your legal rights to compensation. Call us at (888) 318-4245 to speak with a member of our legal team today.