Honda Confirms 8th Death Caused By Defective Takata Air Bag In Case Filed By Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
On June 19, 2015, Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed that the death of 26-year-old Jewel Brangman was caused by a defective Takata airbag that was installed in her rented 2001 Honda Civic. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Ms. Brangman’s family on April 21, 2015, the first wrongful death case in California involving the defective air bags.
The lawsuit alleges that the airbag in Ms. Brangman’s rental exploded after an otherwise survivable car accident and that the shrapnel from the bag’s canister cut Ms. Brangman’s neck, depriving her of oxygen and resulting in her death.
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is considered one of the top product liability law firms in the country, and the firm’s attorneys have represented clients in numerous cases involving defective autos, including the landmark case Anderson v. General Motors.