Taurus Pistol Recall
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, is currently investigating claims of injuries and deaths caused by several models of Taurus pistols that were the subject of a massive voluntary recall in 2015.
Although Taurus has denied any design defects, wrongdoing or liability, the firearms manufacturer agreed to the recall of nearly one million of its pistols as part of the settlement of a class-action lawsuit. The recall applies to nine different Taurus models.
The lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in Florida, alleged that the pistols contained a safety system defect that caused them to inadvertently fire when they were jarred or dropped. The final settlement of that lawsuit is still pending.
If you suffered harm due to the inadvertent firing of a recalled Taurus pistols, or if you lost a loved one in an incident involving one of these pistols, contact the Driscoll Firm, LLC We are nationally recognized as a leader in product liability litigation. We can provide a free review of your case today.
What Are the Problems with the Recalled Taurus Pistols?
A sheriff’s deputy is the lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit that prompted the Taurus pistol recall, AL.com reports. The deputy took legal action after he was involved in an incident in which a Taurus pistol fell out of his holster and discharged a bullet that hit a nearby vehicle.
That lawsuit claims that Taurus – a Brazilian firearms manufacturer with operations in Miami, Florida – manufactured, advertised and sold pistols with defective safety systems that made the pistols unreasonably dangerous. According to AL.com, the lawsuit specifically alleges that the pistols have a defective firing pin safety block, manual safety latch, firing pin decocker, decocker safety mechanism and trigger lock mechanism.
As part of the settlement of that lawsuit, Taurus agreed to recall the following pistols that consumers bought in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam between 1997 and 2013:
- PT-111 Millennium
- PT-132 Millennium
- PT-140 Millennium
- PT-145 Millennium
- PT-745 Millennium
The pending settlement would provide eligible class members with different forms of relief, including inspection and repair of their pistols, replacement pistols and cash payments if consumers choose to return their pistols. However, the settlement does not apply to cases that involve personal injuries or wrongful deaths associated with the recalled pistols.
How Can The Driscoll Firm Help You?
The Driscoll Firm has been fortunate to have helped thousands of clients from across the country in a wide range of defective product cases. Our experience includes handling large class action cases where corporations concealed or failed to adequately inform consumers about the risks associated with their products.
If you or a loved one suffered harm due to the inadvertent discharge of a recalled Taurus pistol, our product injury lawyers can thoroughly investigate your case and pursue all available legal options. You may be eligible to recover compensation that includes medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and other damages.
Contact us today to learn more in a free, no-obligation consultation.