Archive for Defective Products

Issues continuing with Xarelto medication (Xarelto)

Our firm is reviewing claims on behalf of patients who took the blood thinner Xarelto and suffered serious bleeding events, including hemorrhages and strokes. While bleeding is a common complication associated with anticoagulants, it has been alleged that Xarelto is more dangerous than traditional blood thinners because no antidote exists to reverse its blood-thinning effects. This means that, in the event of an emergency, patients may be at risk for irreversible bleeding problems, including life-threatening internal and gastrointestinal bleeds.

Pharmaceutical companies, including the makers of Xarelto, have a duty to ensure that their drugs are reasonably safe for use – and failure to do so may be grounds for a lawsuit. If you or a loved one suffered a serious bleeding event after taking Xarelto, you may have legal recourse. For more information, contact us today to have your case reviewed, free of charge.

Takata airbags recall

Millions of vehicles are now under recall due to faulty airbag inflators manufactured by Takata. Many of these faulty inflators are in Honda vehicles. Serious injuries and at least 13 deaths are blamed on the Takata airbags.  We are investigating these claims.  If you or a loved one has been injury by a Honda airbag, call us to see if we can help.

Perhaps you or a loved one has taken or been prescribed Xarelto in the past and suffered excessive bleeding or death due to the drug’s effects. Many doctors prescribe Xarelto to prevent blood clots in patients that have undergone surgery that in turn limits their mobility. Some patients have suffered harm after a joint replacement or other major surgery due to complications caused by the drug. The most serious problem that can result from taking Xarelto is internal bleeding which can require additional surgery to resolve. The current litigation is against the drugs manufacturers Bayer and Johnson & Johnson claiming that they failed to warn consumers about the risks of the drugs. In some cases, medical malpractice can occur if the physician has failed to take notice of risks or has been persuaded by a drug company.  If you feel that you or a family member has been wronged by or injured by Xarelto then the attorneys at Hodges Trial Lawyers will be happy to discuss your legal options regarding this bad drug.

SR Suntour Recalls Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard

SR Suntour has issued a recall on its bicycles with SR Suntour bicycle forks due to a crash hazard. As stated in the recall, “the bolt that attaches the upper part of the bicycle’s fork to the lower part of the fork can break or separate and cause the front wheel to come off the bicycle.” Nearly 70,000 of the bikes were in production in the United States and about 33,000 in Canada. The company has received 15 reports of incidents in which bolts broke or separated. Two of the reports included minor injuries.

Candles Sold at Hobby Lobby Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

A recall has been issued on DD brand candles, sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby, due to a fire hazard. The recall states that the high flame on the candles has the potential to ignite the surface of the wax, posing a hazard to consumers. CoScentrix, the maker of the candles, has received 29 reports of the candle’s surface igniting. The reports have included nine instances of property damage and one injury. The recall includes 256,000 of the candles, which were sold at Hobby Lobby stores from June 2014 through October 2014.

A California woman has filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo Inc. alleging that they failed to warn consumers that their Pepsi One beverage contains high levels of a cancer-causing chemical. The lawsuit contends that the company was aware that a chemical used called 4-methylimidazole had caused cancer in lab mice, but failed to warn the public of the risks. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages and an injunction requiring PepsiCo to either lower the levels of the chemical in the drink or place a warning label on the packaging.

10 Lots of Anesthesia Drug Recalled

A recall has been issued on 10 hospital/user lots of Etomidate Injection, a hypnotic drug used in anesthesia. The voluntary recall is due to the potential for small black particles, identified as paper shipper labels, to be present in individual vials. The ten lots of the drug were distributed Nationwide to distributors, retailers, hospitals, pharmacies, and/or clinics. The drug manufacturer has not received any reports of adverse events related to the contaminated drug.