Welcome!

News Feed Item

Thomas J. Henry Reacts to 4th Expansion of GM Recall

Newest recall notice states that airbags may not deploy in a crash

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors has announced yet another expansion of the ignition switch recall – one which will fix faulty lock cylinders. An April 10th news release announcing the newest defect also highlights the fact that ignition switches in the recalled cars can turn off due to the force caused by a collision, leading to air-bag non-deployment.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, the legal team leading the country in the GM recall litigation, is shocked that GM is just now admitting that airbag failures can occur as a direct result of the defect.

"We see first-hand how the collision itself is the "jarring" event causing the non-deployment of the airbag.  I have hundreds of clients and the cause and effect relationship has become clearly evident," lead attorney Thomas J. Henry stated.

He goes on, "They are now admitting that when you get into a crash in one of these recalled cars- your airbags may not deploy.  Not just because of a heavy key ring or a bumpy road- but because the actual impact from a crash may cause your car to turn off."

He further states, "GM has deliberately deceived us. They hid this information time and time again, only now revealing it in their lock cylinder release."

Lastly he states, "The grotesque morality displayed by GM in hiding these defects for over a decade and allowing these vehicles to kill and maim the public is coming to an end."

Airbag Non-Deployment May Occur in Crash

In their latest addition to the ignition switch recall, GM essentially admits that if a driver is involved in a collision, the sheer force of the collision can throw the ignition out of the run position, causing airbags not to deploy in the crash. Their news release states the following:

"The time of the key movement out of the "run" position, relative to the activation of the sensing algorithm of the crash event, may result in the airbags not deploying, increasing the potential for occupant injury in certain kinds of crashes."
     - Excerpt from GM News Release, "GM to Replace Lock Cylinder During Ignition Switch Recall"

Ignition Switch Recall has Been Expanded 4 Times

This is the fourth time that GM has tried to reframe and hide the simple truth about these recalled vehicles – GM first recalled approximately 780,000 Chevy and Pontiac vehicles in February 2014. The company expanded that recall on February 25 to include 1.6 million vehicles and added two Saturn vehicle models to the recall. On March 18, GM expanded the recall again to include older model vehicles, bringing the grand total to 2.6 million.

According to GM, a heavy key ring, bumpy road, or "other jarring event" can cause the ignition to switch from the "on" to the "off" or "accessory" position while the vehicle is in motion. This can lead to loss of vehicle power, loss of power steering, and non-deployment of airbags. The switches have been linked to 303 deaths and numerous other accidents and injuries.

About the Firm

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, a national law firm and one of the largest injury firms in the country, is representing victims in all 50 states.  As the leader in the GM national litigation, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is representing a large number of families who have lost loved ones and individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

Video - http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/73180-Thomas-J-Henry-Injury-Attorneys-GM.mp4

Media Contact
Susan Harr
361-985-0600
[email protected]

SOURCE Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He wi...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, will discuss th...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single-threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Dave Martin, Product owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
Cloud adoption is often driven by a desire to increase efficiency, boost agility and save money. All too often, however, the reality involves unpredictable cost spikes and lack of oversight due to resource limitations. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, tackled the question: “How do you build a fully optimized cloud?” He will examine: Why TCO is critical to achieving cloud success – and why attendees should be thinking holistically ab...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
As more and more companies are making the shift from on-premises to public cloud, the standard approach to DevOps is evolving. From encryption, compliance and regulations like GDPR, security in the cloud has become a hot topic. Many DevOps-focused companies have hired dedicated staff to fulfill these requirements, often creating further siloes, complexity and cost. This session aims to highlight existing DevOps cultural approaches, tooling and how security can be wrapped in every facet of the bu...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, will introduce two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a...
yperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it....
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo is an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalized support service from its globally located cloud platform...