NexGen Knee Replacement Lawyers For Failure And Complications
Early failure and replacement of the device
Loosening of artificial knee
Knee or joint pain
Popping, Fracture, Dislocation
Difficulty walking or standing
MIS Tibial Components and the NexGen LPS-Flex GSF Femoral Component lawsuits, have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois under the multidistrict litigation (MDL) case number 2272. Zimmer Manufacturing has recalled the NexGen MIS Tibial Component due to to one or more complications.
Devices In The NexGen MDL Class Action:
All NexGen MIS Total Knee Procedure Stemmed Tibial Components
NexGen Complete Knee Solution Cruciate Retaining-Flex Femoral Components (CR-Flex)
NexGen Complete Knee Solution Gender Solutions Female LPS-Flex (GSF LPS-Flex)
NexGen Complete Knee Solution Legacy Posterior Stabilized-Flex Femoral Components (LPS-Flex)
NexGen Complete Knee Solution CR-Flex Gender Solutions Female CR-Flex (GSF-Flex)
If you have a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement and are experiencing complications your doctor immediately to evaluate if the device is working properly. You may need revision surgery. Speak to one of our NexGen knee replacement lawyers.
Stryker has recalled a number of hip replacements including: Stryker Rejuvinate, Stryker ABG II and the Trident. Lawsuits are being filed against Stryker for implant failure of all these devices
Stryker recalled its Trident artificial hip in 2007 due to device failures in recipients. Previous plaintiffs have cited symptoms consistent with other defective metal-on-metal hip implants, along with one defect that was unique to the Trident device: Many recipients claimed of hearing a loud squeaking noise coming from their hip region after receiving this particular model.
Stryker recalls on the Rejuvinate and ABG II will effect thousands and the lawsuits are coming in in mass. The FDA has taken another look and is proposing changes to regulations that allowed two Stryker Corp. recalled hip implant systems to be deemed safe. But the move does little for the tens of thousands of patients already implanted with the faulty medical devices. The DePuy Pinnacle and ASR are other failed recalled hip replacements that have injured thousands of victims. The FDA proposed changes for the 510(k) Premarket Notification Process for the approval of metal-on-metal hip implants like those manufactured by Stryker and DePuy come very late for seniors burdened with painful revision surgeries.
In July 2012, after injured patients filed more than 60 adverse event reports with the FDA, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of its ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implant systems. Post-market surveillance revealed that a metal-on-metal junction in these devices can shed metal debris, causing pain and tissue damage that may require a revision surgery. Can the FDA actually step up to the plate and protect our citizens?
The FDA’s most recent proposal aims to standardize the requirements for how the agency accepts data, regardless of the submission or application type. The new regulation will require 510(k) submissions to be scrutinized by an institutional review board (IRB), a must for PMA applications.
The proposal for better practices in approval of medical devices like hip implants would become effective 180 days after publication, and the proposal to shift from 510(k) to PMA for metal hips would become effective 90 days after publication. Lawyers for Stryker and Depuy hip replacements are filing lawsuits for failed devices.
What is a Bellwether case?
It meets the needs of thousands of plaintiffs all injured by a particular product or group of products. The courts cannot handle thousands of trials. There is no other feasible way for the courts to handle this enormous caseload. The 2013 big bellwether cases going to trial are the vaginal mesh and DePuy hip replacement. This approach has been used in many cases including asbestos, mesothelioma cases.. A group of plaintiffs are chosen to represent all the plaintiffs. The verdicts from this group is used for the remaining plaintiffs’ cases. The actual results may be utilized for setting a value for groups of claims in settlements. The plaintiffs can also choose to continue with their own individual trials with their own attorney.
Important Bellwether Trials for 2013
The first bellwether trials in the Transvaginal Mesh MDL (Multidistrict Litigations) are scheduled to start at the end of 2013.
A status conference for five vaginal mesh implant lawsuit MDLs was called on December 6, 2012 to announce the first three bellwether trials that will begin in December of 2013. The U.S. District Judge that is overseeing the trials in the Southern District of West Virginia, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, has scheduled the three bellwether trials which will involve three different vaginal mesh implant manufacturers as defendants.
These "bellwether" trials should give women, and attorneys, a better idea of the viability of their lawsuits and the basis for compensation. Four of the multi-district litigations (MDL) around the country will begin this year, with the earliest starting this month in New Jersey. Another MDL in West Virginia is set to begin in February.
With thousands of women injured by these malfunctioning mesh implants a group of plaintiffs are chosen to represent all the plaintiffs
DePuy Hip Replacement
The first DePuy Hip Replacement trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 7, 2013, in Prince George's Maryland Circuit Court. The trial is expected to last three weeks, according to court documents. (Jackson, et al. v. Chesapeake Surgical Ltd., et al., CAL 10-32147)
Judge David Katz of the U.S. District Court, District of Northern Ohio has scheduled the first bellwether trials in the DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation(MDL No. 2197) for May 6, 2013 and July 8, 2013.
Criteria for the Mirena lawsuit is a perforated Uterus.
The lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network are reviewing cases for perforated Uterus from the Mirnena IUD and gathering facts for the formation of a Mult district litigation action. Women implanted with the Mirena IUD are having serious side effects. The most serious is e gravitation of the IUD to a nearby organ causing it to become embedded in the Uterus or other organ. Organ perforation is another hazard of this gravitation. This is the only criteria right now for the Mirena lawsuits.
Lawyers are seeking all women with organ perforation from the Mirena IUD to submit theor medical records and documentation to be reviewed for a Mirena IUD lawsuit against the Mirena manufacturer.
Serious Side Effects of The Mirena IUD
The numbers of women are starting to grow who have had Mirena implanted and are experiencing serious and even debilitating or life-threatening side-effects. The device has been migrating from its original position after being inserted, perforating the uterus or embedding itself in the uterus. In both instances, a doctor must locate and surgically remove the device. Mirena also migrates outside the uterine cavity and cause adhesions or scarring that can lead to infertility. Depending on the damage caused, you may require a complete hysterectomy, and more serious complications could result in death. You must be aware of any and all changes when you have this device and see an emergency physician immediately if you are experiencing any symptoms.
Be Alerted to the following side effects:
Contact us for a Mirena IUD case review.