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GM Reports Strong Earnings, Despite Ongoing Ignition Defect Claims

Friday, October 24

Despite a steadily growing death tally stemming from defective ignition switches in numerous models of its cars and SUVs, General Motors on Thursday reported higher-than-expected profits for the third quarter, beating Wall Street’s forecasts. The company credited strong North American sales for helping double its profit from the same period year-over-year, while thousands...
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First Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hip Suit Goes to Jury

Wednesday, October 22 Jury deliberations have begun in the first case to go to trial involving DePuy Orthopaedic’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is facing thousands of lawsuits alleging the company failed to adequately warn patients that the implants can break down and cause metallic debris to enter the bloodstream....
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Contamination Prompts Recall of 13,500 Bottles of Blood-Thinner Xarelto

Tuesday, October 21 Janssen Pharmaceuticals has initiated a voluntary recall of 13,500 bottles of its anticoagulant drug Xarelto citing microbial contamination. In its most recent Enforcement Report, issued for the week of October 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated that Janssen notified the agency of the problem by letter dated September 17. The company...
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Official GM Ignition Death Toll Rises to 27

Fatalities blamed on recalled General Motors vehicles with defective ignitions rose to 27 this week, up three from the previous week according to independent compensation expert and attorney Kenneth Feinberg. At least 151 other death claims are currently under review. Claims for non-fatal injuries rose to 1,193 from 1130 last week. Of those, Feinberg’s office reported...
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