General Motors recall after at least 13 deaths
By now most folks are well aware of the huge recall of over 1.6 million vehicles initiated by GM due to a defect in the ignition system that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. According to a recent CBS newscast, the CEO of GM—Mary Barra—sent a letter to Gm employees that said:
“We will hold ourselves accountable and improve our processes so our customers do not experience this again.”
While it’s a noble sentiment, there is growing public concern as to why it took at least 31 serious crashes and 13 fatalities before GM, which has known about the problem since 2004, did anything about it. And we can’t help but wonder if GM’s disclosure and recall would ever have happened without the lawsuit and subsequent investigation of the facts that took place by a lawyer on behalf of the parents of one of the victims, Brooke Melton.
According to CNN TV news show host, Michael Smerconish, it’s our legal system that we have to thank and specifically, a personal injury law firm. As Mr Smerconish so eloquently put it during a recent broadcast:
“We know what we know today only because of the Melton’s 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.”
If you’d like to hear this quote and related comment for yourself, play the video below.
The Ruth Law Team is proud to say that we have been involved in a number of cases that have helped to highlight faulty medical equipment and unsafe products. We continue to fight diligently on the side of the innocently injured, even in the face of huge corporate entities and overwhelming odds. We hope that you will call us if you have questions about a possible recall of a product, failed medical equipment, or unsafe medications. By going to our list of recalls you can see a list of some of the products against which we are currently accepting cases. Or you can call us at 1-888-783-8378 to speak directly with an attorney who will be happy to answer your questions.