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August 2014 Archives

Manufacturers can be liable for defective products

When an everyday product is responsible for consumer injury, there may be grounds to hold liable the company that manufactured the defective item. A dangerous product can lead an individual to suffer serious injury or illness, or may even result in consumer death.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Tools Recall

Colley Shroyer & Abraham Co., L.P.A. are reviewing claims against Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon Division) concerning their Morcellator surgical tool, a tool most commonly used in laparoscopic procedures, specifically hysterectomies and myomectomies (surgery to remove uterine fibroids). Johnson & Johnson withdrew from the global market, on July 30th 2014, three different Ethicon power morcellators after studies found the devices may scatter undetected cancer cells around a woman's body. The products involved are: (1) Gynecare Morcellex Tissue Morcellator; (2) Morcellex Sigma Tissue Morcellator System; and (3) Gynecare X-Tract Tissue Morcellator.

How design defects can lead to product liability in Ohio

In our last post, we addressed the topic of how defects in manufacturing can create a dangerous product and give rise to a legal action based on product liability. The overall subject of product liability is complex, and we cannot cover all of its aspects in a single post. This entry, therefore, will address a different foundation for a product liability claim: design defects.

How a manufacturing defect can lead to a product liability claim

Suffering an injury as a result of a dangerous or defective product is something that too many people have experienced. For example, in July we posted about a product recall of artificial knee implants based on alleged manufacturing defects that affected thousands of people. This post provides some additional information on how medical devices can trigger claims of product liability.