From 1992-1998 there were 21 cases reported by State Farm Insurance to National Highway Safety Traffic Administration regarding automobile collisions involving tread separation on Firestone ATX tires.  Fourteen of those vehicles reported were Ford Explorers and wore Firestone ATX tires. By 1999, there were 30 more cases reported.  The toll quickly grew to 88 known … Continue reading Firestone and Ford: The Sometimes Lethal Combination

Electronic Cigarettes or vapor cigarettes are devices made from metal tubes which contain a cartridge filled with nicotine laced liquid. The liquid is vaporized by a battery powered heating element.  E Cigarettes mimic cigarettes and come in a variety of flavors.  Manufacturers of e cigarettes falsely claim they are a less dangerous alternative to smoking … Continue reading E Cigarette Hazards

The civil justice system plays a key role in women’s health that many people are unaware of.  Access to the civil justice system makes women’s health safer and helps keep corporate misconduct in check when regulators of medical devices have been unwilling to rank the health of women above financial profit.  Corporations have rushed products … Continue reading The Civil Justice System: Supporting Women’s Health

The Essure System was approved and marketed as a non-incisional approach to permanent birth control by the FDA on November 4, 2002.  The Essure procedure involves placing a small, flexible device called a micro-insert into each of your fallopian tubes.  The inserts are made from polyester fibers and metals (nickel-titanium and stainless steel).  Once the … Continue reading The Essure System : Evaluating The Contraceptive Device

The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer a state-of-the-art minimally invasive option for major surgery. The robot typically costs about $1.5 million and issued in more than 1,300 hospitals nationwide.  With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a … Continue reading da Vinci Surgical System

The Takata airbag defect – a new autotomobile products liability issue has drawn the nation’s attention as multiple deaths and severe injuries have been linked to exploding airbags. The airbag manufacturers, Honda and Takata, may have known about this problem for a decade but failed to do what was necessary to protect consumers by correcting the … Continue reading Takata Airbag Defect : Products Liability