In May 2001 Evelyn Plunkett’s husband, Dickie, died of a sudden heart attack after taking VIOXX. Evelyn suspected the drug, made by Merck, caused her husband’s death. She engaged Terrell Hogan to investigate and pursue her claim to get to the bottom of the VIOXX story: what Merck knew, and when it knew it. Now, […]
Practice Areas: Defective Products
1. What is a defibrillator lead? Leads are thin insulated wires connected to a defibrillator that carry electric impulses to the heart in patients with a heart rhythm abnormality. 2. Why has Medtronic recalled its Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads? Medtronic actually refuses to call its actions a recall.
Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Updated: January 21, 2009 January 19, 2009: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting a very active and dynamic investigation into the source of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak. At this time, the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state partners have traced sources of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination […]
Holding Manufacturers ResponsibleProducts liability law involves injuries from defective or unsafe products. A product is defective when it contains a manufacturing flaw, a design defect, or an inadequate warning. A manufacturing flaw occurs when a mistake in the manufacturing process causes the product to fail to operate as the consumer expected. A product can also […]
By MARK JEWELL, AP Business Writer Mon Jun 26, 2:49 PM ETBoston Scientific Corp. on Monday recalled nearly 23,000 pacemakers and defibrillators that could fail because of an electrical flaw, and the company asked doctors to check 27,000 patients already implanted with potentially faulty devices.The announcement marked the second time Boston Scientific has issued a […]