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Nissan Recalls Micra, Cube Cars Due to Manufacturing Defect

Nissan Motor Company recently recalled certain models of its Cube and Micra compact cars. The manufacturer says that its vehicles have a manufacturing defect which may cause the steering wheels to become non-operable. Car recalls are common and typically result in minor quality assurance fixes. Many auto defects can contribute to car accidents however. In… read more

Court Upholds $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy Hip Implant Case

A Los Angeles judge recently upheld an $8.3 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson arising out of its defective ASR hip implants. The verdict was awarded last March to Loren Kransky, who suffered serious injuries from a defectively designed hip implant manufactured by J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics division. San Francisco attorneys Michael Kelly, Matthew Davis and… read more

Court Upholds $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy Hip Implant Case

A Los Angeles judge recently upheld an $8.3 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson arising out of its defective ASR hip implants. The verdict was awarded last March to Loren Kransky, who suffered serious injuries from a defectively designed hip implant manufactured by J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics division. San Francisco attorneys Michael Kelly, Matthew Davis and… read more

San Francisco Among The Most Dangerous Cities For Dog Bites

San Francisco is the fourth most dangerous city in the country for mailman dog bites, according to recent rankings by the Postal Service. The USPS releases rankings of the most dangerous cities for dog bites to promote National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The USPS says that 5,879 of its employees were attacked in 2012 and… read more

Attorney Matthew Davis on the Recology Bicycle Accident

A chill ran down my spine as I read today’s account of a Recology garbage truck running over and killing a bicyclist this morning. Tragedy occurred at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue and, according to the news story, happened when the truck turned right and into a cyclist who was riding to the… read more

Lawmakers Push To Hold Foreign Manufacturers Liable for Dangerous Products

Dangerous consumer products are recalled on almost a daily basis. From defective child seats to dangerous medical devices, thousands of California consumers are harmed by defective products every year. In many cases, a person’s ability to be compensated for their injuries depends on where a product was manufactured. Foreign products account for almost 80 percent… read more

Walkup Law Firm Obtains $38.6 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger is pleased to announce that on Friday May 17, 2013, Conor M. Kelly obtained a $38.6 million verdict ($12.3 million present cash value) in San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of a disabled nineteen-year-old man who sustained incomplete tetraplegia as a result of the failure to diagnose and treat an… read more

San Francisco pays millions every year for cable car accident injuries

San Francisco’s cable cars are one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Cable cars also appear to be one of the city’s most dangerous public transit options, averaging about one accident per month. “The 19th Century technology of the cable cars does pose some challenges,” said SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose. “While one accident is… read more

Bay Area Crosswalk Accidents Are Three Times the National Average

Roughly one-third of Bay Area pedestrian accidents involve people who are hit in crosswalks. According to a recent study from the Center for Investigative Reporting, this number is three times the national average. The high rate of fatal crosswalk accidents coincides with a large increase in the number of San Francisco drivers distracted by smartphones…. read more

Nestlé USA Recalls Frozen Pizzas After Consumer Injury

Nestlé USA has announced a recall of four types of frozen pizza popular in Northern California and across the country. The pizzas were sold under the DiGiorno and California Pizza brands and are being recalled because some consumers have found pieces of plastic inside of their pizzas. The company says that it has traced the… read more