Ford Trucks to Be Recalled

TailLightsMore than 4000 Ford Trucks are set to be recalled after concerns about a software error impacting indicator lights when shifting from reverse to drive. The recall, which affects Ford F-250s, F-350s, F-450s, and F-550s built between September 13, 2013 and March 31, 2014 at the company’s Kentucky plant, will go into effect as soon as possible, with customers who have purchased one of these vehicles being informed via letter of the potential risk to their vehicle.

According to Ford, the problem was discovered at the plant that produced the vehicles, and to date, no accidents or injuries have been associated with the problem. However, in light of the serious issues that this particular problem has the potential to cause, motorists are recommended to respond to the recall letter as soon as possible in order to avoid any potential complications.

At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our dedicated legal team takes seriously any and all cases of automotive defects, and we are always prepared to help those who have suffered harm as a result of these problems to pursue justice. Contact us today at 860-322-5302 to learn more about how we can help you.

Toyota to recall millions of vehicles due to safety issues

Toyota is voluntarily recalling almost 6.4 million vehicles worldwide, 1.8 million of which are from the U.S., after finding out about seat and steering wheel problems.

A document issued by the Japanese car manufacturer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that some of the recalled models have a defective seat adjustment railing that might fail to lock front seats. Other defects include a steering wheel that might cause the airbag system to malfunction.

This recall was issued after the Justice Department awarded Toyota a penalty of $1.2 billion over acceleration issues.

A defective product, such as an ill-designed car, may cause damages that could adversely affect your health, your finances, and your life. If you have been a victim of such product in Connecticut, let a lawyer from the Law Offices of Paul Levin to help you determine if your’e eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. Call us at (860) 560-7226 to learn more about your options.

2 GSK antidepressants contaminated, FDA says

paxilThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that the drug ingredient paroxetine used in two GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) anti-depressants has been contaminated by a material from the waste tank of a GSK plant in Cork, Ireland, according to a report published by Reuters on Tuesday, April 1.

The FDA also stated that the pharmaceutical giant failed to conduct a follow-up investigation after a controller found some irregularities at the company’s Cork plant. The agency added that the company was not able to inform consumers about the concern.

GSK already suggested a wholesale recall of some of the batches of the drugs in question.

At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our legal team believes that Connecticut residents who have suffered from a defective product such as this deserve justice and compensation. Call us at (860) 560-7226 if you have been harmed by an unsafe product and want to explore your legal options.

Lawsuit against GM Helps Expose Vehicle Dangers, Prompts Further Investigation

After learning that their daughter Beth had been killed in a car accident in her Chevy Cobalt, Ken and Beth Melton decided to take action and file a lawsuit against the car’s manufacturer, GM. They hired reliable experts who confirmed the malfunction and which led to the disclosure of GM’s prior awareness of the defect and its failure to order a voluntary recall. The absence of effective oversight by the highly regarded National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in this particular instance where over a dozen similar reports of catastrophic vehicle failure was disregarded has also become evident. So How did the truth come out? It was the very Court system and the Trial Lawyers toiling in their work of seeking answers for a grieving family that brought this to light, resulting in a life saving recall and testimony before Congress.

Michael Smerconish at CNN stated, “We know what we know today only because of the Meltons’ pursuit of justice, their willingness to file a lawsuit. Our civil justice system, it’s often maligned. But, you know, it remains a great check on our free enterprise system. Often, it serves as a more vigilant force than the government itself.”

The clip in its entirety can be viewed here.

As Smerconnish noted, the next time you get a summons for Jury duty, consider the importance of that task instead of looking for ways to avoid the service. Its not only about the convenience any more than cases involving defective products or sub standard medical care is about the money due in compensation for what sometimes can’t even be measured adequately.

Contact the Law Offices of Paul Levin, today by calling (860) 560-7226 to learn more about this case or if you have any questions about how vehicle defects may have played a role in your accident.