The Science Behind Faulty Takata Airbags
201711.13
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The Science Behind Faulty Takata Airbags

The Takata airbag recall is still a prevalent problem, especially for those of us along the hot and humid Gulf Coast region, but why? First, let’s look at the physics behind airbags. Isaac Newton’s first law of motion, also known as the law of inertia, states that an object at rest will stay at rest…

Life Saving Device That Takes Lives
201710.23
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Life Saving Device That Takes Lives

Life saving device that takes lives? Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has recalled millions of their frontal airbags and the number only continues to rise. Their “safety” devices have taken 16 lives and caused almost 200 injuries so far. Two of the twelve deaths hit very close to home for us at The Merman Law Firm…

201604.15
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Defective Medical Devices

Defective medical devices play a huge role in personal injury incidents in the United States. Every year, medical device manufacturers create and sell defective medical devices that cause injuries to patients that end up using them. Although there are times when the medical device manufacturers are unaware of the dangerous aspects of their product, there…

Alere INRatio Controversial Approval
201603.29
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Alere INRatio Controversial Approval

As is common with many defective drugs or devices that are later recalled, the Alere INRatio Monitors and Testing Strips gained their FDA approval through the FDA’s controversial 510(k) program. The program, which has been around for more than 35 years, allows medical device manufacturers like Alere to get their products approved quickly if they…

Alere INRatio Current State of Litigation
201603.25
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Alere INRatio Current State of Litigation

Alere INRatio Monitors and Test Strips were recalled in December of 2014 for producing inaccurate test results when compared to laboratory testing. Patients taking blood thinners such as warfarin need to constantly monitor their blood clotting to make sure they do not suffer a serious bleed. Inaccurate readings caused by Alere INRatio products could cause…

Did Alere INRatio Alter Xarelto Trial Results?
201603.23
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Did Alere INRatio Alter Xarelto Trial Results?

In fall of 2015, Bayer and Johnson and Johnson notified the FDA that the device used in the clinical trials for their drug Xarelto (a blood thinner and direct competitor to warfarin) was recalled for giving inaccurate results. The device in question? The Alere INRatio. The clinical trial for the blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto (called…

Houston Auto and Tire Defect
201603.15
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Houston Auto and Tire Defect

Every year, an estimated 33,000 accidents and 500 motorist deaths are caused by defective tires. Unfortunately, many of those accidents could have been prevented if the drivers had known that the tires they were relying on were defective. Unfortunately, even in 2016, there is no way to reliably know if your tires are recalled unless…