The Takata airbag recall has been dominating headlines since last year due to the amount of automakers involved, the grizzly nature of the defect in question and the deaths and injuries suffered by victims.
In early January, a product liability lawsuit was filed in South Carolina, which alleged that a woman sustained severe, life-altering injuries in a car accident because of a recalled Takata airbag. According to WCIV-TV, the car accident, a rear-end collision, took place in Chapin, South Carolina in 2012, and at the time of the wreck, the alleged victim was driving a 2001 Honda Civic.
The suit claims that both Takata and Honda are to blame for the woman’s injuries, which it alleges were inflicted when the Takata airbag inflator in her Civic deployed during the crash with excessive force, spraying shrapnel into her chest. Since the incident, the woman needed two surgeries, including a procedure to remove shrapnel that was causing her chest pain.
According to the suit, the woman remains traumatized by the crash and still struggles with her injuries, which include permanent scarring of her upper torso and chest.
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Did You Know? Honda first discovered Takata airbags were defective in 2004, according to Wired magazine.
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