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healing-g05658ec7b_640-e1662149522499Recently, Hamilton Medical AG recalled its Hamilton-C6 Intensive Care Ventilator after discovering potential water ingress, the result of a potential defect, could halt breathing support. The water ingress was found in the course of investigating a customer complaint that demonstrated loose hardware in the status indicator board for the ventilator. As a result, water can seep between the main board and the indicator board. This is a class I recall, which means it’s serious and that using the ventilator could result in a patient’s severe injury or death. For that reason, it’s imperative that patients and their doctors not use the ventilator in question. If you or a loved one were injured by the Hamilton-C6 Intensive Care Ventilator, you should call the seasoned product liability attorneys of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in claims and lawsuits with which we’ve been involved.

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Doctors use the ventilator in question to give infants, children, and adults breathing support through a tube inserted into the airway, nose or mouth, or a face mask. However, water ingress could cause the ventilator to revert to its safety mode or ambient state, or provide flawed services, which means the machine would not provide the help patients need. Another, alternate source of ventilation would need to be given —the patient could suffer hypoxia, a brain injury caused by lack of oxygen. Another possible injury the patient could suffer is carbon dioxide build-up. The worst outcomes are death.

While there have been 128 complaints around the world about this issue with the ventilator, there have been no reported injuries or deaths so far. The manufacturer issued a Field Safety Notice with specific guidance on June 27, 2022. The Notice recommended that doctors and hospitals check the ventilators in question if they’re in use and let the distributor know right away if the status indicator board had come loose, in which case, the front housing of the ventilator has to be replaced. The replacement should occur immediately so that a patient doesn’t suffer injury, and doctors have been instructed to give a patient alternative ventilation.

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baby-g0c0b11dd5_640-e1662148257700On August 15, 2022, the manufacturer 4moms recalled MamaRoo Baby Swing, versions 1.0 through 4.0 and RockaRoo Baby Rockers. They announced that there is a hazard associated with the swings and rockers; when restraint straps hang below the seat and are not being used to secure an infant in the seat, a crawling infant can get tangled up and even strangled by the dangling straps. The recall affected 220,000 RockaRoo rockers, and 2 million MamaRoo swings. If your child was injured or died because of entanglement in a rocker or swing strap, you should give the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call.

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The MamaRoo baby swing and the RockaRoo baby rocker are intended to calm or occupy babies. The former provides several different motions, speeds and sounds. Only those MamaRoo models that have a 3 point harness, not a 5 point harness, were recalled. These are versions 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0. The rocker glides front to back and has control knobs to control the range of motion. The recalled model is 4M-012, which is printed on the bottom of the rocker.

Thorley Industries, LLC, d.b.a. 4 moms announced the recall of these rockers and swings due to entanglement hazards. The company has received two reports of infant entanglement in hanging straps. A ten-month old infant was asphyxiated and died. Another suffered bruising on his neck but was, fortunately, saved by his caregiver. While there have been no reports regarding the RockaRoo baby rockers, they also have hanging straps and therefore may pose a risk.

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soldier-gba1564472_640U.S. bankruptcy Judge Jeffrey Graham recently ruled that military veterans who allege they suffered hearing loss because of 3M earplugs can continue to pursue litigation against the company, even though their subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy on July 26th. This ruling disrupts earplug manufacturer 3M’s efforts to evade payment of claims arising out of earplugs plaintiffs believe caused their hearing loss. Company shares plummeted 12% after this ruling. If you suffered hearing loss due to 3M earplugs, you should give our experienced product liability lawyers a call. At Moll Law Group, billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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Court-watchers were not expecting the bankruptcy judge’s decision. Often courts do agree to stay (stop) litigation against subsidiaries’ solvent parent companies when they are being sued by many litigants and want to use the bankruptcy process to get a global settlement that might not represent the true value of the plaintiffs’ losses. The bankruptcy judge’s decision, couched within bankruptcy law, doesn’t stop 3M or its subsidiaries from trying to globally settle the litigation, but the company doesn’t have as much leverage to force plaintiffs to settle if there is no stay. Meanwhile the MDL judge left this decision in the bankruptcy court’s hands.

So far, 3M has lost 10 out of 16 bellwether trials in the earplugs litigation. It still asserts that its earplugs weren’t defective, and that bankruptcy would be an appropriate means of resolving liability. It has filed a notice of appeal of the ruling and may try to appeal directly to the Seventh Circuit, United States Circuit Court of Appeals.

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surgery-ga9893dfa2_640In a recent decision, a jury has awarded over $4.8 million in the Ventralex hernia mesh path trial Trevino v. Davol Inc., Providence County Superior Court, Rhode Island, No. PC-2018-8437. The trial is believed to be the first hernia mesh case to go to trial in state court, and it was filed against manufacturers Davol Inc. and C.R. Bard. The jury came to its decision on August 29th, and with interest, the award may go up to $7.68 million. If you were injured by Ventralex hernia mesh or another brand of hernia mesh, you should consult the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group about whether you have a claim for damages arising out of defects in the mesh.

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Many plaintiffs have alleged that Ventralex hernia repair mesh, manufactured out of plastic polypropylene, has defects. After a month-long trial against its manufacturers, the jury delivered a verdict against them. The court ordered C.R. Bard Inc., a subsidiary of Becton, Dickinson and Co., to pay $4.8 million to the plaintiff, a man who experienced severe complications after the mesh was implanted. He said that the Ventralex hernia mesh embedded itself into his tissue, and that as a result of severe pain and inflammation, he needed to undergo corrective surgery.

Around 17,000 hernia mesh cases have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in federal court, while others are consolidated in state court in Rhode Island. In connection with hernia mesh, the company faces over 30,000 suits similar to the one that went to trial. Nevertheless is has announced it plans to appeal.

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girls-g49ab55249_640Recently, Epoch Everlasting Play announced that certain fabric playhouses and play tents don’t meet the industry flammability standard for children’s tents. Due to this failure, children across the country who use these tents are at risk of burn injuries. Approximately 251,600 fabric playhouses and tents in the United States were recalled voluntarily on July 28, 2022. The recall occurred under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. With this process, a company dedicates itself to working with the agency to not only announce a product recall but also develop a remedy. If your child was burned while using an Epoch Everlasting Play fabric house or tent, you should call the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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The recalled playhouses and tents were made of mesh and nylon. Nylon storage bags are sold with them. Each tent and playhouse is about 36 inches by 54 inches. A label is sewn into the underside of the playhouse or tent; it says, “Epoch Everlasting Play.” These $30-$35 recalled products were sold at a range of toy stores and online, including at www.amazon.com, www.fatbraintoys, www.zulily.com, Target, Marshall’s and Toys R Us for several years, from March 2014 through March 2022.

The recall was conducted voluntarily by Epoch Everlasting Play under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers. The play tents Epoch recalled include these models:

  • Pop Up Theater Tent,
  • Kidoozie Ice Castle Tent,
  • King Size Medieval Castle,
  • My Clubhouse,
  • Pirate Den Playhouse,
  • Royal Castle Playhouse.
  • Pop Up Theater Tent (Red),
  • Princess Hideaway Playhouse

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woman-g38859c667_640Early in July, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. voluntarily recalled a batch of its prefilled Insulin Glargine Injection pens that come in 100 units/mL, 3 mL. The pens include an insulin analog that is long-acting. Doctors prescribe it for glycemic controls in both adults and children who have type 1 or type diabetes. If you were injured or a loved one was lost due to uncontrolled blood sugar while using Insulin Glargine Injection pens or another type of insulin injection pen, you should call the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawsuits of Moll Law Group to see whether you have a viable claim. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved.

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The pens in questions are packed five pens to a carton and sold to patients with diabetes. The carton includes information about the product, batch number, and the date the pens expire. The manufacturer recalled a batch that omitted a label on certain pens. Due to this lack of labeling, a patient could mix up the products and strengths of the unbranded pens. This, in turn, could lead to insufficient glycemic control, and either excessively high or low blood sugar.

Biocon Sdn. Bhd made the affected pens, which are not branded and are interchangeable with biosimilar Insulin Glargine-yfgn pens. They affected pens were distributed by Mylan Specialty L.P in the United States between April 4 – May 5, 2022. The branded Semglee injection pen is not affected. While no adverse events have been reported so far, serious harm could be experienced by a patient who needs to control his or her insulin.

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barbed-wire-gd3ed47b8d_640-e1660261720964President Biden has signed the historic Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which affects those who lived on Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps Base on the Atlantic coast. Water contamination at the base was pervasive. Numerous damaging volatile organic compounds, including benzene, tetrachloroethylene, and trichloroethylene, have been found in the water Marines and others used to drink, bathe in, and cook with. The fight for justice for those harmed by the water has spanned more than 25 years. Veterans and their families and staff exposed to toxic chemicals while at Camp Lejeune can now recover new benefits for the harm they suffered. They will be able to file lawsuits for damages and injuries. If you were harmed by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you should call the experienced toxic tort lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in product liability and toxic tort cases with which we’ve been involved.

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As we’ve previously written, more than one million people have suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals in the water supply at Camp Lejeune. President Biden’s signature on the historic bill may provide redress to those who suffered cancer, birth defects, Parkinson’s, and other severe medical conditions. The symptoms of these different illnesses vary; symptoms of leukemia, for instance, include fever, weight loss, easy bleeding, and easy bruising.

Democrat Mark Takano introduced the Honoring Our PACT Act last year with a broad range of input from stakeholders and lawmakers. The Act makes eligible for medical care, mental health services, and counseling those veterans that participated in a toxic exposure risk activity, served in particular locations, or were deployed in support of specific contingency operations. The Act enormously improves governmental action toward veterans, their families, and staff members at Camp Lejeune who suffered toxic chemical exposures from the water.

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flowers-g80f4db707_640Edgewell Personal Care Company, which makes Banana Boat sunscreen, has voluntarily recalled several batches of its hair and scalp sunscreen spray after trace amounts of benzene were found in it. Benzene is known to cause cancer. The manufacturer has stated that benzene isn’t an ingredient in the spray. Rather benzene developed unexpectedly in the propellant that sprays the product from its can. Certain samples of the Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 contain the chemical. If you or a loved one were harmed by sunscreen recalled by Banana Boat, the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group can help you figure out whether you should sue for damages. Billions have been recovered in product liability claims with which we’ve been involved.

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The affected sunscreen sprays were packaged in aerosol cans and distributed across the U.S., both in-person and online. Affected sunscreen products had specific expiration dates; you can identify them according to their lot code numbers.

The manufacturer’s spokesperson has stated that no other Banana Boat sunscreen for hair and scalp is part of the recall and that these products can continue to be used safely and as intended. The sunscreen spray was packaged in aerosol cans and distributed across the country. Its expiration dates were in December 2022, February 2023, and April 2024. From the company’s perspective, the recall is being taken out of an abundance of caution.

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unnamed-300x265On August 2, 2022, the Senate passed the long-sought PACT Act. The passage of such bill marks the end of a persistent fight to get the law passed through Congress. This legislation had been held up in the chamber after opposition from more than a dozen Republicans. After extensive backlash from veterans and veterans’ groups, the final vote was 86-11 and sent to President Joe Biden to sign into law.

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The PACT Act will expand health care benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service. The bill will also include the highly anticipated Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act addresses the water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987. It is important to note that this action will only be available for individuals exposed to the contaminated water for at least thirty (30) days. Individuals who have sustained injuries due to their exposure will finally be able to file suit for monetary compensation.

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hammock-g98c17b6cc_640-e1656952435126Recently, RIO-branded swinging hammock chairs were recalled. When pins are not properly inserted, the chair’s legs can collapse such that the user is injured. Around 786,000 units of this type of hammock, which have black or gray metal frames and fabric seats, were recalled. If you have a hammock that is navy, gray, red or camouflage, you should check to see who the manufacturer is by looking below the pillow. The affected hammocks have “RIO” printed below the pillow. Only chairs with warning tags on the back of an armrest or backrest are included in a recall. You should call ShelterLogic Group, which makes the hammock, to receive instruction on verifying proper insertion pins. Additionally, if you were injured, you should call the experienced Chicago product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group.

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ShelterLogic Group owns RIO Brands, which makes the affected hammock chairs. The recall was prompted by ShelterLogic Group’s 24 reports of incidents that resulted in injuries like concussions, bruises, aches and pains, head lacerations, and abrasions sustained by consumers that fell while using the chair. If you sustained any of these or catastrophic injuries, you should consult our experienced lawyers about whether you can bring a product liability lawsuit. While the injuries reported so far in connection with these particular hammocks have been minor, more catastrophic injuries are associated with hammocks and swing chairs that result in falls.

Hammocks may be defective in terms of their design, manufacturing, or marketing. In the case of hammocks in which the pin is not properly inserted, it is likely there is a design or manufacturing flaw. Design flaws include errors in the specifications by which the product was made; these are flaws that occur in every unit of the product. Manufacturing errors are deviations from the specifications or plans for how the product should be put together. It is often necessary to retain an expert to take a look at the product and determine whether there is a design or manufacturing flaw and to testify in a product liability lawsuit.

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