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Blog Posts in 2017

  • FDA Medical Device Proposal to Speed Up the Clearance Process

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed a new way to fast-track medical devices to the market. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA, proposed making a quicker route to market for certain products that might not meet the current criteria for clearance under the agency’s 510(k) fast-track pathway. Gottlieb’s reasoning for the proposal is that it would foster innovation. This ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The “opioid epidemic” is how people have begun to reference the increase in opioid prescriptions and increase in opioid addiction across the country. Prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. ...
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  • Attorney Jim Gilbert, Esq., Presents on Products Liability Law at CLE Seminar

    Earlier this month, our very own Attorney Jim Gilbert, Esq., was an intrinsic part of a CLE Seminar. Hosted by the Charleston School of Law, this seminar took place on December 1 st from 2-5 PM, as well as from December 2 nd from 9 AM-12 PM. This educational and useful seminar took place at The Dewberry Charleston Hotel at 344 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Attorney Gilbert covered ...
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  • Fentanyl Responsible for an Increased Number of Deaths

    Fentanyl is a potent opioid pain medication. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, but some fentanyl analogs may be as much as 10,000 times more potent than morphine. The drug is used for many purposes, such as for anesthesia and to help people manage chronic pain. According to a federal report, fentanyl was involved in more than half of the recent opioid overdose deaths in 10 states, ...
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  • 3 Surprising Products That Were Recalled

    Product recalls happen on a pretty regular basis. They are usually the result of a manufacturer discovering a flaw or problem with their product that could lead to a severe injury or create the potential for a lawsuit. Here are 3 of the most surprising recalls you might have missed. Recall 1: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Lapel Pins The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is ...
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  • Ford Vehicle Owners Sue Company for Defective Lug Nuts

    Plaintiffs are suing Ford Motor Company for using defective lug nuts on the wheels of their vehicles. While they might look nice, the two-piece lug nuts on the wheels of millions of Ford automobiles can become swollen and nearly impossible to remove with a standard lug wrench. According to the firm that filed the lawsuit, Hagens Berman, millions of vehicles from many makes and models could be ...
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  • Recalled Takata Airbags Are Being Reused

    Takata, a major car parts supplier, was responsible for one of the largest and most complex safety recalls in U.S. history after their airbags were found to be capable of deploying explosively and injuring people. These defective airbags have caused at least 11 deaths and about 180 injuries since they were first used, and the recall affected more than 42 million vehicles in the United States. ...
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  • Who Pays for the Repairs of Recalled Vehicles?

    Product recalls are a request to return a product after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that could harm the consumer or put the manufacturer at risk of legal action. Recalls are usually an attempt by a company to limit the ruination of its image in connection with any cases of negligence. Likewise, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other government ...
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  • The Gilbert Law Group™ Hosts Successful Backpack Drive

    Our firm, The Gilbert Law Group™, is thrilled to announce we hosted an incredibly successful backpack drive, working alongside Dolls for Daughters in a charity event called Packz 4 Kidz. This event lasted through August 1 st , and set up a number of drop-off locations for the donated backpacks within the Denver area. We participated in this incredible event by hosting a drop-off point, and ...
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  • Honda Recalls 1.2 Million Accords

    Last month, Honda announced it recall nearly 1.2 million Accord vehicles made between 2013 and 2016. The company had received multiple reports of the cars’ battery sensors causing fires in the engine. According to Honda, the sensors may not be “sufficiently sealed” against moisture. As a result, substances such as road salt could enter the sensor and cause it to short, potentially causing a fire. ...
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  • Ford Recalls More Than 400,000 Vehicles

    Just last month, Ford announced a safety recall that would impact around 400,000 vehicles manufactured in a Kansas City plant between 2014 and 2017. The recall was issued for the 2015 to 2017 Ford Transit van or bus vehicles. So far, no injuries or accidents have been caused by the vehicles; however, the affected vehicles might be operating with a cracked flexible coupling. This issue could create ...
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  • The Gilbert Law Group Secures #1 Spot in Top 50 Verdicts Colorado 2016

    Last year, The Gilbert Law Group, P.C. and our product liability attorneys headquartered in Denver were able to win a monumental case for a wrongfully injured client. Through the efforts of Attorneys James L. Gilbert , Anne M. Dieruf, and Anthony P. Bolson – as well as our in-house engineer, Mr. Andrew Kim , and our hard-working support staff – we were able to secure a $52 million verdict for our ...
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  • Find Out If Your Car Has Been Recalled

    Occasionally, manufacturers or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will find a defect in a car model that needs to be addressed. For example, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy after they made one of the most massive safety recalls in automotive history. More than 100 million airbag inflators were recalled, and it affected 19 different auto ...
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  • BMW 7-Series Recalled

    BMW has initiated a recall of more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the United States after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked the company about owner complaints regarding doors opening unexpectedly. The agency asked if a 2012 recall of around 7,500 7-Series cars manufactured from 2005 to 2007 should be expanded and if the remedy was sufficient. The recall covers ...
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  • Graco Recalls More than 25,000 Car Seats

    Graco is an American company that manufactures baby products. It’s based in North Carolina and is owned and operated by Newell Brands. It has produced thousands of different products since its inception in 1942. Recently, Graco needed to recall more than 25,000 car seats after a defect was found in the child safety product. Out of all things that should be safe to use, a product meant to keep ...
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