Legal Articles: Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

 







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HTMLAirbag Recall Update: Takata Allegedly Knew 10 Years Ago of Deadly Airbag Defect
Todd A. Walburg; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 19, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
In a shocking development, former workers at airbag manufacturer Takata Corporation reportedly tested airbags at its crash-testing facility in Michigan, which showed a dangerous flaw in the airbags. The secret tests, which have not been previously disclosed, were performed after normal work hours...

 

HTMLStates Halt Purchase of Alleged Defective and Dangerous Highway Guardrails
Fabrice N. Vincent; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
Missouri, Nevada, and Massachusetts have put on hold purchases and installations of the Trinity ET-Plus system guardrails due to concerns that the guardrails are actually dangerous. As reported by the New York Times, the guardrails have allegedly contributed to at least 14 accidents, resulting in...

 

HTMLPublic Justice and AAJ Contest Dismissal of Big-Pharma Fraud Case
Jordan Elias; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
Public Justice (represented by Lieff Cabraser) and the American Association for Justice today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit urging the reinstatement of civil RICO claims that Sanofi-Aventis profited from a scheme to market and sell its antibiotic Ketek by...

 

HTMLAir Bags Ejecting Metal Fragments Cause Fatal Injuries for Drivers and Passengers
Todd A. Walburg; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
Automakers are recalling millions of vehicles due to allegedly defective air bags which shoot out metal shards when they activate, severely injuring drivers and passengers. The alleged faulty air bags are manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., whose stock shares The New York Times reports...

 

HTMLWhen Pain After Hip Replacement Surgery Does Not Subside
Wendy R. Fleishman; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
After hip replacement surgery, most patients spend 3 to 5 days in the hospital, according to the National Institutes of Health. Full recovery from the surgery takes about 3 to 6 months, depending on the type of surgery, overall patient health, and the success of rehabilitation.

 

HTMLStryker Hip Replacement Recall Settlement Summarized
Wendy R. Fleishman; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
On November 3, 2014, a settlement was announced in the litigation against Stryker Corporation for the recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial hip implants. Under the settlement, Stryker will provide a base payment of $300,000 to patients that received the Rejuvenate or ABG II hip systems and...

 

HTMLHow Anesthesiologists Reduced Medical Errors by Learning from Malpractice Suits and Adopting New Technology
Robert J. Nelson; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer. As many as 440,000 people die each year as a result of preventable medical errors, often due to a doctor's negligence.

 

HTMLPelvic Mesh Trial News: Juries Award Significant Damages
Wendy R. Fleishman; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
Thousands of injured women nationwide have filed lawsuits in state and federal courts against manufacturers of surgical pelvic mesh implants, claiming that the design of the product was defective and led to serious side effects and permanent injuries. These serious health complications include...

 

HTMLWhy California Proposition 46 Will Save Patient Lives and Cut Health Care Costs
Robert J. Nelson; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
The number of persons killed by preventable medical errors each year in the U.S. is shockingly high. Fifteen years ago, the Institute of Medicine released a report on patient safety called To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. The report estimated that 98,000 patients died each year as a...

 

HTMLPinnacle Hip Trial Update: J&J Allegedly Knew Hip Was Defective As Early As 2001
Lexi J. Hazam; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
In the first case to proceed to trial involving the Pinnacle hip replacement manufactured by DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, evidence was introduced to show that J&J was aware as early as 2001 that the device could generate metal debris which enter the patient's bloodstream.

 


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