Airbag Recall Impacts Millions

Airbags are safety devices found in just about every vehicle on the road in the United States. Their intention is pure, they are intended to keep vehicle occupants safe in the event of a collision. Although they usually do, like anything else airbags can fail to operate as intended. At times, due to defective designs, automotive companies may issue an airbag recall. This happens when they fail to keep vehicle occupants safe. When passengers suffer an injury or death due to an airbag malfunction, they may be entitled to compensation.

Takata Recall

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Airbags in general are not a dangerous. The Department of Transportation reports that, in the last 30 years, frontal airbags have saved more than 37,000 lives.                         (Photo Credit: Melissa Clark)

Airbag recalls are common. Recently, Honda, the Japanese automobile manufacturer, came clean. They revealed that they had knowledge of defective airbags produced by Takata, years before informing federal regulators and triggering a massive airbag recall.

The airbags in question have exploded during impacts and caused serious injuries and deaths. Takata is an automotive parts company that provides products such as airbags for major car manufacturers. Although Honda is believed to have been most impacted, the defective airbags plague more vehicles than Takata originally suggested in 2013.

In 2015, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a list to the public of 14 other automakers impacted by the Takata airbag recall. That equals 28 million vehicles with unsafe airbags. Globally, 10 deaths (most in the United States) and more than 100 serious injuries have been linked to these faulty airbags. From burns to air bag chest injuries or death, trauma from airbags are a serious matter.

Recall History

Airbag recalls are nothing new. In 2014 Nissan recalled close to 1 million vehicles due to faulty airbags. Now, over one year later, federal regulators suggest that that they have not made the necessary changes. Many other airbag producers and automakers face legal liability when injuries and death are caused by airbags. In reference to the Takata recall, only about $7.5 million airbags have been repaired, the probability of future injuries remains high.

Airbag Recall Compensation

Replacing these airbags are estimated to cost up to $24 billion dollars. That does not include the coming legal obligations that Takata and automakers might face for medical liabilities. Airbags in general are not a dangerous. The Department of Transportation reports that, in the last 30 years, frontal airbags have saved more than 37,000 lives.  That does not undermine the thousands of individuals have sustained injuries in the last 10 years, some of which are ignored or misdiagnosed.Whether an injury was caused by the Takata airbag or any other legal action may be necessary. If you or a loved one have experience serious bodily injury or death, due to an airbag malfunction, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

 

Why The Xarelto Lawsuit is Being Filed

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The Xarelto Lawsuit Continues to Heat Up

As Xarelto continues to spend millions of dollars in TV and mass media, another stream of money continues to follow the blood thinning medication—the dreaded Xarelto Lawsuit. With over 5,000 federally-filed lawsuits from across the United States against the manufacturer, consumers are finally getting the compensation they deserve for the patient deaths associated with the product—which prevents and treats blood clots. What’s more staggering is the blood thinner accounted for $1.8 billion in US sales in 2015 alone. A recent story revealed by The New York Times’ Katie Thomas also suggests that the drug’s developers, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, may have left out some critical data when a peer reviewer at the New England Journal of Medicine asked for it.

What is Xarelto

Rivaroxaban, better known as Xarelto, is a prescription drug used to treat various medical issues.  Most of its uses are related to blood clotting.  While the drug has been deemed successful in stopping strokes caused by clotting, negative side effects can happen.  Some of these side effects are not noticed until you stop using the drug.

What is the Xarelto Lawsuit and Why Are People Filing it?

The side effects from using this blood thinning prescription drug are at the center of many Xarelto Lawsuits around the country.  The leading reason for filing these cases is that the pharmaceutical manufacturers marketed and promoted the drug without disclosing the costly side effects that go along with its use.  When a company markets a drug and does not explain the risks associated with the use of their drug, it is considered negligence. The Xarelto Lawsuit specifically is causing consumers angst because additional materials are just recently coming to light including the potential cover-up of the drug’s research.

The aforementioned Xarelto commercial with Arnold Palmer and others. Plus a Xarelto Lawsuit Update.

You can always learn more about the case at Medical Claim Legal and their legal news blog.

 

Report: Asbestos Found at Maryland School

Great, yet scary story this morning about the perils of asbestos–even thirty years after the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which was signed into law in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. It all happened at as the tiles of a flooring surface at the long-demolished Kensington Junior High were being removed. Read more about the project here.

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Asbestos Removal

The perils of asbestos removal have long been outlined as a cause for mesothelioma. The story of mesothelioma is a tragic one dating back as far as the 1930s according to some estimates. The product that contributes most to mesothelioma cases is asbestos, which has been used in manufacturing and commerce in America for decades. If you or someone you know were impacted by asbestos and/or mesothelioma, the lawyers in the Medical Claim Legal network have been getting settlements for clients in mesothelioma cases for decades.

While some mesothelioma settlements and verdicts have reached into the millions, but it’s not easy to estimate how much a person will receive prior to filing a claim. Compensation varies on claimant’s diagnosis, medical history, companies sued, where the claim is filed, proof of negligence and other factors.

When asbestos is being removed, there is evidence it can have harmful and potentially life-threatening impact. There have been numerous cases and claims made against the companies in this field. For example, in Missouri a $10 million settlement was fought for by mesothelioma lawyers and awarded to a courthouse employee exposed to the chemical during a renovation project done by the U.S. Engineering.