Product Liability

Strange But True: Robotic Surgery Lawsuits on the Rise

Yes, robots are responsible for patient injuries and deaths. Learn more about the problem, and what to do if you are injured.
That title almost sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, doesn’t it? Now robots are getting into legal trouble for their negligent actions too. A report by the BBC acknowledged an American study that found robots played a role in 144 surgical deaths and 1,000 injuries over a 14-year period.

No One Knows the True Extent of the Problem

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign performed the study on robotic surgeries from January 2000 to December 2013. It’s important to note that the study didn’t officially conclude the robots caused the deaths. It’s just that these deaths happened where robots were present and part of the surgery.

But on the flip side of the coin, they didn’t disprove that either. And this number represents just a part of the total robotic surgeries […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Product Liability||0 Comments

The Latest News on Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits

Defective Stryker hip implants affected several hundred thousand innocent Americans. Learn the current status of these lawsuits and actions you can take.
Are you familiar with defective Stryker hip implants?

Plaintiffs accused Stryker of failing to properly test their device before it went to market, along with:

The device’s potential to corrode, leading to the release of metal in patients, which also causes severe metal toxicity
Failing to warn doctors and patients about the potential dangers of their hip implant
The fact Stryker knew or should have known the product was far more dangerous than other similar ones on the market because of its corrosion and increased need for future surgeries
Aggressively marketing the product without telling consumers about these dangerous conditions, while also having knowledge safer products were already available

Stryker Offered a Reimbursement Plan & Recall in 2012, But Patients Had to Read Between the Lines…

On July 6, 2012, Stryker offered […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Categories: Product Liability||0 Comments

McDonald’s Recalls 2.3 Million Dangerous Hello Kitty Whistles

Kitty White, a lovable cartoon, has charmed children and adults for 40 years. But now, she’s got some bad publicity. Learn more in this post.
Not too many cartoon characters are more adorable than Kitty White, who appears in Hello Kitty as the main character. She first broke onto the scene in Japan in 1974 and came to the United States not too much later in 1976.

This little girl, who’s depicted as a white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow, became a global icon worth more than $5 billion per year in 2010 – all without advertising. Now 40 years old, she’s grown so much in popularity that she even has products marketed to adults.

Unfortunately, Ms. White has now been implicated in a consumer product safety issue, although it’s not her fault personally.

McDonald’s produced about 2.5 million red whistles that came with the Happy Meal Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Toy. […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Product Liability||0 Comments