Defective Products

11/03/2016

SoftSheen Lawsuit Alleges Hair Loss and Other Injuries

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigation claims by increasing numbers of consumers that a hair relaxer manufactured by L'Oreal and sold under the SoftSheen brand, causes hair loss and a rash of other injuries.  Users of the SoftSheen Relaxer have alleged that the company promoted the product as a safe and effective solution for more full and silky hair, with an active ingredient of alma oil, also known as the gooseberry. The L'Oreal product, widely sold in retailers including CVS and Walmart,... Read More
09/13/2016

RV Refrigerator Lawsuit Alleges That Defects Lead to Explosions and Fire

RV Refrigerator Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by increasing numbers of consumers in an RV refrigerator lawsuit that refrigerators manufactured by Dometic Corporation are prone to explosions and fire damage.  It has been alleged that within the past twenty years, thousands of gas absorption RV refrigerators manufactured by Dometic have inexplicably combusted causing more than $100 million in property damage and personal injury claims. It is suspected that the defects in the RV refrigerators manufactured by Dometic include premature corrosion that... Read More
08/30/2016

Audet & Partners, LLP Wins Major Victory for Clients in Plavix Litigation

Audet Plavix Opinion

August 30, 2016 - Audet & Partners, LLP is pleased to announced that after a protracted battle over the issue of personal jurisdiction, the California Supreme Court issued a significant, favorable ruling denying an effort by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), manufacturer of Plavix blood clotting medication, to obtain dismissal of pending Plavix cases in California Courts.  The ruling clarifies the quality of contacts and activities that allow a non-resident plaintiff to bring a claim in California State Court over a defendant's objections based on specific jurisdiction over the... Read More
08/04/2015

Bair Hugger Body Warming Device Lawsuit

Bair Hugger Lawsuit

Post-Surgery Bair Hugger Linked to Dangerous Infections Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims that the Bair Hugger warming device may lead to serious infections in patients having undergone hip and knee replacement surgery. Patients suffering dangerous bacterial infections have alleged that 3M, the manufacturer of Bair Hugger, was aware of the risk of such infections at least since 2010 when the inventor of the device cautioned hospitals to cease deploying the device because of the risk of infection.  It has been... Read More
10/28/2014

FDA Distinguishes Medical Device Recall From Product Enhancement

Medical Device Guidance

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new formal guidelines that are intended to clarify whether certain changes to marketed medical devices constitute a "recall" or "product enhancement."  This distinction is important to medical device manufacturers and marketers as "recalls" trigger specific reporting requirements with the FDA, while "product improvements" need not be reported to the FDA. The key element of guidance provided by the FDA concerns whether the product change includes "a... Read More
09/24/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Trial Ends in $3.27 Million Verdict for Woman

Transvaginal Mesh Verdict Against Ethicon

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that a West Virginia has returned a multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of Ms. Jo Huskey, a woman who had brought a transvaginal mesh lawsuit alleging serious personal injuries after implantation of the TVT-O sling manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.  In awarding $3.27 million to Ms. Huskey, the jury found that the pelvic sling manufactured by Ethicon was defectively designed and that the company had failed to adequately warn of the... Read More
09/16/2014

Navistar Lawsuit Investigation Involving Maxxforce EGR Diesel Engines

Navistar Lawsuit re Maxxforce Engines

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating class action claims raised in a Navistar lawsuit that the company’s Maxxforce EGR diesel engine may have been sold to consumers in a defective and unreasonably dangerous condition in model years 2008-2013. Recent claims coming to the attention of Audet & Partners, LLP suggest that Navistar trucks sold in these model years were equipped with the Maxxforce EGR diesel engine that may have contributed to a dangerous tendency for these models to break down, leading... Read More