Category Archives: Product Recall

Recall lawyer on MDLs and class actions: What’s the best fit?

A recalled metal hip implant is the subject of a mass tort, but a recalled can of peanut butter might lead to a class action lawsuit. Likewise, claims over a defective camera are treated as a class action, while injuries caused by dangerous hormone therapy medication are dealt with using a mass tort vehicle known…

Stryker hip implant lawyer: rumors about July deadline are false

Stryker hip implant lawyers at Jones Ward PLC have been receiving calls in recent weeks from concerned patients with the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II device implanted in their bodies. The source of their anxiety: a series of advertisements on television and the Internet that claim there is a deadline in July 2014 to file…

Heating pad lawsuits under review by The Recall Lawyers

Heating pads sold under the Sunbeam and Kaz brand names are under scrutiny again due to consumers suffering burn injuries. The lawyers at Jones Ward PLC are currently reviewing injury cases involving heating pads, which in some cases may not adequately warn about the dangers of burn injuries if the pads are used a certain…

Bridgestone Recalls 1.2 Million Truck & Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. announced recently a voluntary recall of 1,204,707 Japanese-manufactured truck and bus tires for potential flaws in the recalled tires’ inner liners. The recall was made for safety reasons. According to Bridgestone, the flaws could lead to slow leaks and tire failures, presenting a significant safety issue for affected tires. Bridgestone said 2,600 of…

DePuy ASR hip recall settlement moving forward

More details about the settlement of thousands of cases relating to the DePuy ASR hip recall are coming to light, including how factors such as age and body weight will affect individual cases. Under an agreement approved by a federal judge this week, DePuy will pay $250,000 to each person injured by the defective metal-on-metal…

FDA Announces a Class I Recall of Medtronic Cardiac Stent Guidewires

Medtronic, Inc. announced last Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the company’s recent recall of cardiac stent guidewires as a Class I recall. The recall affects about 15,000 units. Medtronic recalled the guidewires the week of Oct. 21 because some have the potential to delaminate, where the surface coating sloughs…

Jasper Ward named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Stryker MDL

Jasper Ward, one of the founding partners of Jones Ward PLC, will serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in charge of hundreds of Stryker hip implant lawsuits in federal court. The steering committee, or PSC for short, is a key part of the litigation over recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices. Stryker,…

FDA Suspends Sales of New Leukemia Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has suspended the sales of a new leukemia treatment, Iclusig, effective immediately. The drug is manufactured by Ariad Pharmaceuticals and is intended to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The FDA says the drug creates “the risk of life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of…

Amid Recalls of Filter Products, Nephros Shares Plummet

Nephros, a medical device company that produces water filtration systems, has recalled its SafeSpout and SafeShower hospital water filters. The recalls were prompted by reports of bacterial contamination, as well as an FDA warning letter which alleged false or misleading advertising by Nephros that these and another of its filters were medical devices. Reports of…