More lawsuits keep coming as more people get hurt by Takata airbag inflators. U.S. News and World Report reported on a case from Malaysia that ended up in U.S. court.
A woman in Malaysia was killed by her Takata airbag after she went off the road and hit a pole. Investigators found shrapnel from the inflator at the base of her skull. She was killed instantly in the crash from the injury.
Now her husband has filed suit in Michigan to get justice for what has happened. He is suing Honda and Takata for not warning people about the problem. He decided to sue after Takata pled guilty to fraud in February.
He did receive a settlement offer but refused to take it because it was conditioned on him not speaking publicly about the issue. He wants the story to spread more so that other people with these dangerous inflators can get them replaced. The couple didn’t know they had a defective vehicle and weren’t notified by Honda of a recall.
This is just one of sixteen known deaths from Takata airbags. 11 have happened in the U.S. Hundreds more have been injured and more than 100 million inflators are under the recall. If you have a faulty inflator and have been injured by it, contact John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation.