Recent Posts in Defective Product Litigation Category

  • Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

    || 3-Jun-2015

    Were you injured by a defective Takata-made airbag? The Portland personal injury attorneys at Paulson Coletti are accepting cases for individuals who were injured by defective airbags manufactured by Takata. Approximately 34 million vehicles have been recalled thus far, making this the largest auto-related recall in history. Takata’s initial airbag recall was about half the size, affecting ...
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  • Trek Bicycles Recalled, At Least 3 Riders Injured

    || 23-Apr-2015

    Nearly one million Trek brand bicycles are being recalled over a safety hazard that resulted in one bicyclist becoming paralyzed. Trek has issued a recall of nearly one million of its bicycles for a defective component. According to reports, a quick release lever on the bicycle can get in the way of the brakes, which in turn causes the wheel to stop and even detach completely from the bike while ...
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  • Jury Awards $48 Million in Motrin Injury Case

    || 22-Apr-2015

    A man who developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome after using Motrin has been awarded $48 million by a jury in Los Angeles. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is more than just a rash. At worst, it’s life threatening. At best, it’s debilitating. Christopher Trejo developed this tragic condition after using Motrin, the brand name for ibuprofen, as a teenager. The suit that was initially filed against ...
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  • Why Cars Catch Fire After Accidents

    || 20-Apr-2015

    If you’ve ever wondered why some cars ignite after a collision, this article will explain the different factors involved in vehicle fires. 1. Crumple Zones Two sections of any given vehicle is designated the “crumple zone” – the front and rear. These are the two sections of a car that are most prone to “crumple” in the event of a car accident. Although most ...
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  • Saddle Bag Catches In Wheel, Causes Catastrophic Motorcycle Crash

    || 17-Feb-2015

    A motorcyclist is in critical condition after his bag caught in the wheel of his bike, causing him to lose control. The man was on a day-long ride to eastern Oregon. On Sunday just outside of Warm Springs, four motorcyclists witnessed their friend go down in a catastrophic crash. One of the motorcyclists said he saw the saddle bag slip off his friend’s bike and get caught in the wheel, ...
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  • Answers to Common Questions About OtisKnee Knee Replacement Guides

    || 10-Feb-2015

    Did you or someone you love undergo a knee replacement surgery that utilized OtisMed Corporation’s OtisKnee guides? Portland injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti answer some common questions about these devices. Who manufactured OtisKnee devices? OtisKnee knee replacement guides were manufactured by OtisMed Corporation or “OtisMed.” Are OtisKnee devices still being used in knee ...
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  • Bacteria-Contaminated Scopes Put Patients At Risk

    || 26-Jan-2015

    Scopes used to treat various digestive system disorders can transmit harmful bacteria like CRE, but many doctors are in the dark as to how to mitigate the problem. In 2012, reports from hospitals in Seattle and other major cities like Pittsburgh and Chicago revealed that patients were getting sick and some were dying after contracting a harmful, antibiotic resistant bacteria called CRE. The source ...
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  • Drug Manufacturers Must Update Explanation of Risks to Expectant Mothers, Says FDA

    || 5-Dec-2014

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that pharmaceutical manufacturers have to change the way they explain the risks expectant mothers face when taking their drugs. According to the FDA, the current way drug companies explain health risks is confusing and outdated. The FDA is hoping to lower the amount of babies born with birth abnormalities caused by exposure to certain ...
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  • FDA Warns Laparoscopic Power Morcellators Can Spread Cancer

    || 2-Dec-2014

    About 50,000 women annually in the United States undergo uterine surgery via medical devices called "laparoscopic power morcellators." Now, the Food and Drug Administration warns that the device can spread cancer cells. Surgeons in the United States have been cautioned by the FDA to stop using laparoscopic power morcellators to perform uterine surgeries on most women. The medical ...
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  • Product Liability Law - Do you have a case?

    || 8-Jan-2014

    We’ve all dealt with defective products of one sort or another, but when those defects cause harm or injury, you may have a product liability claim. You must prove the product is defective to warrant a case. Our firm has been handling product liability cases in Oregon and Washington for decades. To help you further understand product liability law to see if you have a case, know that there ...
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  • Hey, J&J, Can't We All Just Get Along?

    || 11-Jun-2010

    We blogged a while back about the Food and Drug Administration investigating the safety of a number of over-the-counter pediatric medicines, namely Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec. The drugs are manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson. The company issued a voluntary recall of some 43 over-the-counter children’s medicines. ...
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  • Children's Medications - Safe Or Not?

    || 6-May-2010

    When parents administer over-the-counter pediatric medicines to their children, they most likely trust that these medicines are safe and have been produced in a tightly controlled environment with the best equipment. It is not an unreasonable assumption. After all, medicine is supposed to help rather than hurt. Sadly, an article in the Washington Post reveals that the plant that is responsible for ...
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  • Another Baby Product Recall: Cribs

    || 30-Apr-2010

    Do you think maybe manufacturers just have something against infants and toddlers? It sure seems as if there has been an increase in recalls of children’s products lately, or maybe I am just more aware of them, or perhaps the oversight of such products has improved. Anyway, the latest recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is for full-size cribs with the Simplicity brand ...
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  • Another Recall of a Children's Product

    || 19-Mar-2010

    I don’t mean to be alarmist, but it sure seems like recalls of children’s products are on the rise. I guess we can console ourselves by assuming that these recalls are a reflection of increased safety precautions by the government? Anyway, the latest of the recalls involves Harmony High Chairs by Graco, a company whose name is practically synonymous with children’s products. The ...
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  • Heart-Pumping, or Heart-Stopping Device?

    || 15-Mar-2010

    An investigation is underway to determine whether or not MicroMedCardiovascular, maker of pediatric heart pumps, should have reported the death of a recipient of the pump. The FDA-approved pump, called DeBakey VAD Child Device was designed by Michael DeBakey, a well-known surgeon, and is the only pump of its kind. The manufacturer is required to report any deaths related to and/or caused by the ...
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  • More on the Shoulder Pain Pump Saga

    || 25-Feb-2010

    The I-Flow Corporation, manufacturers of the pain pumps that have come under legal scrutiny, filed a motion for a new trial with Multnomah County on February 19, 2010. This comes on the heels of the January 22, 2010, verdict against the I-Flow Corporation. In that trial, lead attorney John Coletti won a $5.4 million verdict for his clients, Matt & Krista Beale. In the late 1990s it became ...
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  • Shoulder Pain Pump Saga Far From Over

    || 9-Feb-2010

    The number of people affected by chondrolysis (degeneration of the joint cartilage) because of pain pumps is notable and has led to hundreds of lawsuits, including the one successfully led by John Coletti. The recent New York Times’ article chronicling the saga notes the controversy surrounding the pain pumps and whether or not pain pumps are indeed directly responsible for chondrolysis. ...
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  • Baby Sling Dangers

    || 25-Jan-2010

    It seems as if there has been an increase in the number of recalls and issues relating to some infant products, which is very unfortunate. Recently there was an article in the Oregonian about a woman in Keizer, OR, who lost her infant due to suffocation from an Infantino Sling-Rider baby sling. She has filed a $4 million lawsuit against the manufacturer and seller of the product. The fabric, ...
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  • $5,475,000 Shoulder Pain Pump Verdict Against I-Flow

    || 22-Jan-2010

    Congratulations to John Coletti on his verdict against I-Flow Corportation today in Portland, Oregon for Matt & Krista Beale. The jury returned its verdict today after a 2 1/2 week trial. The jury was unanimous on all questions except one. We want to thank Tom Powers who helped try the case with John and Maureen Leonard who helped with the legal issues. We also want to thank the jurors for ...
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  • Baby hammock can rock your baby to sleep ... forever

    || 5-Jan-2010

    The Amby Baby Motion Bed is marketed for babies who are restless or fussy, since the rocking motion of the hammock is supposed to be soothing. Unfortunately, the Amby Baby can also be dangerous. Gresham resident Jonathan Kuzma’s five-month-old son Matteo suffocated in one in August. He is now suing Amby Baby for negligence and is represented by our own John Coletti. Kuzma believes the Amby ...
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  • Massive Crib Recall

    || 24-Nov-2009

    From time to time we talk about product recalls, especially when they involve safety issues. Just recently, in fact, we mentioned the Maclaren baby stroller recall. Well, now there’s a large-scale crib recall that involves more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs produced by Canadian company Stork Craft Manufacturing. So far there have been four deaths caused by the drop-side cribs. Basically, ...
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