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Plaintiffs accuse GM, lawyers of ignition switch cover-up

General Motors and its lawyers worked together to cover up the automaker’s deadly ignition switch defect and avoid a recall, multidistrict litigations (MDL) plaintiffs asserted in a motion to compel documents filed last week in a New York federal court. The plaintiffs argue that starting in 2010, Atlanta-based international corporate law firm King & Spalding warned GM repeatedly about the legal trouble that would befall GM if knowledge of its ignition switch defect became known. To remedy this, the law firm encouraged the new post-bankruptcy GM to quietly settle with plaintiffs harmed by the ignition switch defect in Chevrolet Cobalts, ... Read More

Defective staplers used in hemorrhoid surgery recalled

Staplers used in hemorrhoid surgeries and other procedures involving the rectum have been recalled because of a defect that can cause serious health problems, some of which can lead to death. The recall affects involves the Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.. Proximate PPH Hemorrhoidal Circular Stapler and Accessories 33mm, Proximate HCS Hemorrhoidal Circular Stapler and Accessories 33mm, and the Transtar Circular Stapler Procedure Set. The devices are used in the surgical treatment of conditions such as prolapse and hemorrhoids, the Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR) surgical treatment of anorectal wall defects, and obstructed defecation syndrome. The devices deliver either a single staple firing ... Read More