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April 21, 2020

News to Know: Substandard Senior Care, Defective Products, and Medical Errors

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we pride ourselves on being informed when it comes to current news that affects our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not limited...

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July 18, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder: Suffering For Softness?

CBS TV CHICAGO It didn’t take long for the Chicago Archdiocese’s release of confidential files on pedophile priests to lead to a new lawsuit, this one accusing a former priest and a former boy scout leader of molesting boys at...

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June 17, 2015

Zofran Use in Pregnant Woman May Cause Congenital Heart Defects in Infants

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June 5, 2015

Over 500,000 Mazdas Added to Takata Recall

The Takata airbag recall has affected ten car companies and over 30 million vehicles. Mazda announced they are adding an additional 540,000 older vehicles to the recall list. With Takata airbags being used in almost every automotive manufacturer, many are...

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May 5, 2015

Black & Decker Fined Again for Delayed Reporting of Safety Hazards

When companies receive reports and supporting evidence of safety hazards for a product they produce, they have a 24-hour window in which they are supposed to report it to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Not doing so can cause...

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April 9, 2015

Zimmer Recalls Persona Knee Replacement

Many pregnant women experience morning sickness during their pregnancies. Some experience nausea so severe they are unable to function. Most of those women may have been prescribed a drug called Zofran to help with their morning sickness. The problem with...

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March 6, 2015

Takata Fined $14,000 Daily for Faulty Airbags

The United States is fining Takata Corporation, a Tokyo, Japan based company that manufactures airbags, $14,000 each day due to non-compliance in the investigation into their faulty airbags. Late last year, the National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated a product...

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February 28, 2015

Cook IVC Filters Proven Ineffective

“ Cook Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters have been found to be ineffective at stopping blood clots in many cases. Cook IVC filters are designed to stop blood clots traveling to the lungs through a small device inserted into the...

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