Who Fixes Your Car After a Wreck?

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If you’ve been in a car wreck that was not your fault, “Who is going to fix my car?” is likely the first question to cross your mind. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may not be able to use your car anymore. What do you do when your car is your primary mode of transportation? The first …

E. coli Risk Results in a Recall of More Than 62k Pounds of Raw Beef

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Just days before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the U.S Department of Agriculture announced a recall of over 62,000 pounds of raw beef over concerns of E. coli (Escherichia coli) contamination. E. coli is a bacteria commonly found in the lower intestines of animals, including humans. For the most part, it is a completely harmless “bug.” On rare occasions, the …

Half of Nationwide E. coli Outbreak Cases Have Been Reported in Kentucky

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An outbreak of E. coli from tainted ground beef has affected people across 10 states, hospitalizing 21 people. Health officials believe the incident could be linked to the nationwide E. Coli outbreak, which the federal government has been investigating since late March of this year. The CDC reported 177 cases of E. coli in 6 states, with 65 cases reported …

Settlement Proposed in Honda Hybrid Gas Mileage Litigation

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The owner of model years 2003-8 Honda Civic Hybrids that filed suit against the manufacturer in a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 2007 contend that the car does not get the gas mileage that the company claims. Consumer groups and state Attorney Generals around the country have honed in …

Jeep Grand Cherokee Fires: Group Urges Recall Due to Defective Fuel Tank

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s fuel tank is 400% more likely to cause a fire and kill the vehicle’s occupants in an auto accident than other SUVs, according to the Center for Auto Safety. The Center has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall all 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the placement and design of the fuel tank …

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Lawsuits Continue to Increase in Strength and Number

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Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger is currently evaluating legal claims on behalf of men who may have suffered cardiac problems due to their use of AndroGel and other similar testosterone therapy medications. The FDA began reviewing these products for safety in January after two studies published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that on average the …

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue to Accumulate, Surpassing 50,000

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Transvaginal mesh is an implant typically manufactured with a plastic material called polypropylene. The product was created to repair conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The mesh is inserted through the vagina in order to provide support for the pelvic organs in the case of pelvic organ prolapse, the vagina in the case of a hysterectomy, …

Ferguson v. Easton Technical Products

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Across the country, hunters and archers continue to be injured by carbon arrows and carbon composite arrows. According to an active case pending in the Northern District of Alabama, on September 19, 2013, Jason Ferguson filed suit in Jackson County, Alabama due to injuries that he sustained due to a carbon fiber arrow failing. Jason was an experienced archer with …

GM Recalls 3.36 Million More Vehicles Due to Ignition Switch Problem

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GM announced yesterday that nearly 3.4 million more vehicles will be recalled in light of its review of ignition switch issues following the first set of recalls affecting 2.6 million cars earlier this year. This move brings the total number of vehicles recalled by GM this year over 20 million. GM admitted in February that its engineers first knew of …

Mavic R-Sys Wheel Carbon Fiber Composite Spoke Failure

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Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC partner Will Nefzger is handling cases involving Mavic R-Sys bicycle wheel failures. The wheel spokes are made of carbon fiber composite. Carbon fiber composite can and does fatigue over a relatively short period of time. When the fatigue occurs, the spokes can and do fail. When the spokes fail, the integrity of the entire …