Archive for Product Liability

Verdict in Defective Constructive Case

Our firm received a Jury verdict in favor of a deserving client this week.  The case was tried before a Jury of twelve (12) Madison County residents and the Honorable Donna Pate.  Jeremiah reports that the Jury was very attentive in doing their critical civic duty.  He also reports that this was the first trial he has ever been involved in where the Court thanked the lawyers on both sides for being professional and courteous.  Our client was grateful that the Jury found in his favor and that this case finally has come to an end.  As it did in this case, litigation sometimes can drag on for several years.  It can be a tiresome process to be a Plaintiff, but it is encouraging when a Jury sees it your way.

 The case involved a breach of contract and negligent construction claim filed on behalf of our client against his contractor.  We understand these issues and know the experts needed to handle these matters.  If we can assist you with a breach of contract claim in Alabama or Tennessee, please call to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers.

Defective Triggers in Remington Rifles

Unsealed internal documents from Remington reveal that the company has known for decades that the trigger in over a dozen Remington models would fire when no one pulled it. These models included the Remington Model 700, the most popular bolt-action rifle in America. Remington has consistently denied this fact, hidden the truth about this defect, and continued to sell the rifles in question. As a result, hundreds of people have been killed or maimed as a result of this defect. In December 2015, CNBC aired a one-hour special, Remington Under Fire: The Reckoning, based in part on some of these documents. Public Justice has recently been successful in unsealing documents that show culpability with regards to what was known and when. This is exactly why we oppose confidentiality in settling personal injury cases. Confidentiality protects Corporate America at the expense of American citizens.

Over 7.5 million Remington 700 and other rifles with this defective trigger are now in gun owners’ hands. A national class action lawsuit was filed in federal court and the proposed settlement included free trigger replacements to all owners of the Remington Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, and 770 rifles. Everyone who owns one of these rifles should stop using them and make sure that their triggers are in proper working order.

There are other models not covered under this settlement. The Remington Model 600, 660, or XP-100 were recalled in 1979. Their triggers can still be repaired for free under that recall. The settlement also does not provide free trigger replacement for Remington Model 721, 722, and 725 rifles, even though they also have the same defective trigger.

For a full list of all affected Remington models, visit our website at www.notanaccident.com/defectivetrigger.

The Defective Trigger

The trigger (or “fire control”) on the Remington Model 700 and a dozen other Remington rifles is dangerously defective. These rifles can fire when no one pulls the trigger. The rifles are Remington Models:

  • 700
  • Seven
  • Sportsman 78
  • 600
  • 660
  • 673
  • 710
  • 715
  • 721
  • 722
  • 725
  • 770
  • XP-100

Legal Action Against Zofran Manufacturer

Zofran Law SuitZofran was approved by the FDA to treat vomiting caused by post operation drugs or chemotherapy. However, the drug was also marketed to pregnant women to treat morning sickness. This drug can cause birth defects such as holes in the heart, club foot, cleft lip, cleft palate, and skull deformities. GlaxoSmithKline knew about the possibility for these defects but still decided to market the drug to pregnant women. Large settlements have resulted from these cases. Generic versions of this drug are called Ondansetron and a similar version is called Zuplenz. If a doctor has prescribed any of these drugs to treat morning sickness or you have been given these drugs while pregnant and had a child with a birth defect, then seek legal counsel. The personal injury lawyers at Hodges Trial Lawyers would be happy to represent you and win the compensation you need.

 

IVC Filter Defects

You or someone you know may have been implanted with an inferior vena cava filter (“commonly referred to as an “IVC” filter).  IVC filters are tiny devices that are placed in a patient’s vein to capture dangerous blood clots that sometimes break loose from veins that are deeper in the patient’s body.  These blood clots will otherwise reach the patient’s lungs and can cause a blockage of blood flow to the patients lungs.  Nationwide reports seem to conclude that these devices are subject to disintegrate after being inserted and that this can cause catastrophic injury or even death. The main manufacturers of these IVC filters are C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. 

In 2010, the FDA issued a warning letter to doctors, notifying them of the potential dangers associated with retrievable IVC filters and that such devices should be removed as soon as the patient is no longer at risk for a pulmonary embolism. In 2014, the FDA issued another warning stating that patients are at increased risk the longer the IVC filters remain implanted. In April of 2015, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that suggested that patients with IVC filters may be twice as likely to suffer from a serious, and sometimes fatal, pulmonary embolism than patients who were prescribed anticoagulants alone. Therefore, the study suggests that IVC filters should not be used in cases where patients can be treated with anticoagulation. 

The attorneys of Hodges Trial Lawyers, P.C. are currently investigating the potential claims of individuals that sustained injuries or were killed as a result of problems or complications associated with an IVC filter.  If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys regarding this litigation, please give us a call at (256) 539-3110.