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Stryker Hip Replacement Recall

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Hip replacement surgery is an extremely invasive, complicated and painful surgery. Recovery and rehabilitation can take many months. Obviously, this is an experience that no individual wishes to undergo once, let alone twice…for the same hip. In recent months however many individuals have required second replacement surgeries as a result of a defective hip… Read More »

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall- Beware of Fires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When an automobile catches on fire following a collision, it can be disastrous and in turn lead to catastrophic injuries, including third degree burns and death. Many times this occurs as a result of a defect, making it a particularly serious issue because remedying the defect could prevent secondary injuries due to the fire…. Read More »

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After the Evidence is Preserved – Sending the Evidence to a Tire Expert

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In a tire case, the most important initial step is to secure and protect the evidence. After this has been accomplished, the tire that has failed will need to be examined by a forensic tire expert. This may seem like a simple straight forward proposition, but getting the tire expert together in the same… Read More »

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The Perfect Tire Case – There Is No Such Thing

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

As Miami trial lawyers, who handle a significant number of tire cases, we have been asked to consider what constitutes a perfect tire case. Upon reflection, we believe that such a case is akin to a unicorn, a mythical beast. The perfect tire case in our view would go something like this: A consumer… Read More »

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South Florida Boating Safety and Product Defects

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The State of Florida has more boating accidents than any of the other 49 states. This is for a number of reasons including the sheer number of boaters and the numerous waterways surrounding and throughout the state. The South Florida area has a particularly high number of boat accidents as boaters are able to… Read More »

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Preserve the Evidence for Product Liability Cases

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The three most important rules for handling product liability cases are: (1) preserve the evidence; (2) preserve the evidence; and (3) preserve the evidence. This is especially true for Florida product liability lawyers who must deal with climate, hurricanes, and salt water conspiring with other factors to erode evidence. When the integrity of a… Read More »

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Product Defects – More Air Bags Recalled by Honda

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Honda is once again recalling more of its vehicles for defective air bags. On Monday, May 2, 2011, Honda announced that it would recall another 833,000 vehicles for air bag related problems, bringing the total air bag recalls from Honda to an estimated 1.7 million vehicles. This is the fourth recall for air bag… Read More »

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