Safety Alerts

Plane Crash Litigation

The attorneys at Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton have decades of experience in representing victims of airplane crashes. We have handled cases involving charter aircraft, commercial planes, and privately owned planes. Our lawyers have the expertise and resources necessary to prosecute these often complex claims, …

Safety Alert: 2016 Stryker LFIT COCR Femoral Head Recall

Artificial hip manufacturer Stryker Orthopaedics has notified surgeons that it is voluntarily recalling certain lots and sizes of its LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Heads because of serious health risks to patients.  Many people who were implanted with this hip replacement system have experienced debilitating …

Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Failure

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are medications used to treat heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. PPIs work by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. Recent studies show that patients who regularly take PPIs are at …

Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Blanket

Patients who receive a Bair Hugger® forced air warming device during hip and knee replacement surgery face a significant risk of deep-joint infection. The air that is circulated by the forced hot air warming system is contaminated with bacteria. When the contaminated air comes into …

Essure Birth Control Device

The FDA has received numerous reports of injury and complications related to the Essure® permanent birth control device. Side effects include: Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Pain Migration of the Coils Perforation of the Uterus or Fallopian Tubes Rash and Itching (nickel allergy) If you or someone …

Xarelto clinical trials may have been faulty

Clinical trials performed by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer pharmaceuticals may have shown the drug Xaralto to be safer than it actually is. Xaralto is an anti-clotting drug frequently prescribed to prevent strokes in patients with heart disorders. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating …

FDA: Guidewires for Rotablator Atherectomy Catheter Recalled

Boston Scientific is voluntarily recalling two core wires for its Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System, according to an alert from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The manufacturer started recalling the guidewires back in October because of the possibility of cracking and separation that could …

Airbag Recall Widens to 34 Million Cars as Takata Admits Defects

“For more than a decade, the Japanese company Takata, one of the largest suppliers of airbags, denied that its products were defective even as motorists were killed by exploding airbags and automakers around the world recalled millions of cars equipped with its products.” Read the …

G.M. Ignition Defect Tied to 13 Deaths

A New York Times investigation into NHTSA practices has revealed a deadly defect in General Motors vehicles that G.M. has brushed aside for over a decade. The defect, which causes vehicles to suddenly turn off while being driven, has caused at least 13 deaths and …