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DePuy Pinnacle And ASR Metal On Metal Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News, DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Updates

Class Action Lawyer Network Depuy Pinnacle and ASR  Hip Replacement lawyers are filing lawsuits for victims of the DePuy ASR and DePuy Pinnacle hip replacements.

About the DePuy Pinnacle

Like the ASR XL, the Depuy Pinnacle is a metal on metal system that was designed to last at least 10-15 years, but now, orthopedic surgeons are reporting that these devices have been failing within one to two years of being implanted into their patients. Doctors in England are now reporting that 49 percent of DePuy ASR XL hip implants have failed after six years.
DePuy Hip Replacement lawyers are filing lawsuits for victims of the failed Depuy Pinnacle and DePuy ASR Hip Replacements.

Although the ASR and Pinnacle are both metal on metal systems, there are significant differences between the two :

 The ASR is a monoblock design whereas the Pinnacle uses a modular system.

The ASR cup is made of one solid piece of metal, whereas the Pinnacle has an outer shell.

The Pinnacle is designed in such a way that the surgeon has the option to place a metal, ceramic or polyethylene liner inside the metal outer cup.

Both of these have had problems and lawsuits have been filed.

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Urgent Message, Broadspire Claims

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in ABG II Lawyers, APG II, APG II Lawyers, APG II Recall Lawyers, Stryker Hip replacement recall lawyer, Stryker Homedicam Rejuvinate, Stryker Rejuvinate, Stryker Rejuvinate Hip replacement recall lawyers

Stryker is reaching out to victims of their Rejuvinate and ABG II Hip replacements thru Broadspire Services Inc. Beware and contact a Stryker Hip Replacement lawyer immediately. It is best to have a retained lawyer as these cases will be part of a nationwide  MDL ( multi distrcit litigation ) hip replacement lawsuit just like the DePuy Pinnacle and many others. Stryker says "“Stryker will be reimbursing patients for testing, treatment, revision surgery; if necessary; and other costs relating to this voluntary recall.” But this is vague and unclear and by accepting this you may lose your oppoertunity for a settlement once these are negotiated by Stryker lawyers. Stryker is not on your side.

Stryker Broadspire Contacts For Medical Expenses

You may have recently received a Stryker letter from a doctor informing you that Broadspire Services, Inc. had been retained to handle claims for patient expenses related to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall. According to information on Stryker’s website, “Stryker will be reimbursing patients for testing, treatment, revision surgery, if necessary, and other costs relating to this voluntary recall.” Stryker has also directed doctors to inform their patients that Broadspire would be working directly with patients on their claims, and to contact Stryker for more information. You should keep in mind that any information you disclose during the Stryker Broadspire claims process, or to a Broadspire representative, could dramatically effect  your Stryker hip recall lawsuit settlement.  You should speak to a Stryker  lawyer before you contact Broadspire, and especially before you agree to or sign anything. This is extremely important.

Many seniors do not understand the process and are easily coerced. They are vulnerable and concerned about medical care. You should speak to an experienced Stryker Hip Replacement lawyer.

Florida Metal On Metal Hip Implant Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in ABG II Lawyers, DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Updates, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

Hip Implnat lawyers in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Ft Myers, Melbourne, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tampa, Sarasota, Bradnenton, Ocala, Vero Beach and all of Florida are investigating claims by floridians against Stryker and DePuy for complications and revisions.

The DePuy Asr and DePuy Pinncale have been recalled, as wel as the Stryker ABG II Modular Stems and Rejuvuante for complications. The DePuy is a matal on metal while the Stryker's are metal component but, they both are having the same complications.

  • Metal toxicity and ions in the blood
  • High levels of Chromium or Cobalt in the blood
  • pain and discomfort
  • Pseudotumors
  • Dislocation at the site location
  • Fretting

It should also be noted that hip implants in women have a 29 percent higher failure rate than in men, Medpage Today reported. Researchers at the Permanente Research Group in San Diego published the study in the February 2013 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

For a metal on metal hip implant lawyer call today

Carnival Triumph Cruise Helpline Launched, Carnival Cruise Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

Carnival cruise lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network have launched a  Triumph Carnival Cruise Helpline to answer legal questions regarding injury on the Triumph Cruise Line

Maritime Injury Law Center Triumph  Carnival Cruise Disaster Hotline
Maritime Injury  Law Center, The Law Center of Paul Ansel P.A announces a special Triumph cruise ship injury hotline for passengers of the Triumph Carnival Cruise line disaster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – Feb. 15, 2013 – Maritime Injury Center has launched a 24hr hotline for passengers injured due to the recent Carnival Cruise line disaster. According to Paul Ansel, who has been a maritime injury lawyer for over 40 years"Carnival's home office is in Miami. The lawsuits will most likely have to be filed in south Florida and I am right here close to their home Office." The Carnival cruise ship  was stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for six days. Passengers were faced with unbearable conditions.
"It was horrible, just horrible" said Maria Hernandez, 28, of Angleton, Texas, tears welling in her eyes.
According to Ansel" A cruise line owes its passengers a duty of reasonable care in these kinds of  circumstances."
"An experienced cruise ship passenger lawyer should be able to determine whether a higher duty may be owed by this cruisline. As an experienced cruise ship lawyer it is my job to figure out if a cruise ship can be held accountable for their actions"Ansel continues" Carnival owed it's passengers safety and the protection of their well being"' There needs to be appropriate medical care,security and sanitation" Ansel has been a maritime injury lawyer in South Florida for decades.

We asked him if he had filed cruise ship injury lawsuits before. He responded " Over 40 years, absolutely" On this ship we will be looking at disease, medical issues as well as any injury or falls in  dining areas, swimming pools, stairways, upper berths, cabin doors, floors, inadequate lighting, slippery floors, and general negligence by the cruise line" Ansel continues" If you are injured on this Carnival Cruise, you may have a civil claim for money damage" It is suggested to call the Carnival Cruise Injury Hotline at  1-888-973-2636 or 1-888-seasick..Unfortunately these passengers where dealing with more then just getting seasick

Paul Ansel, one of the Clas Action lawyer Network Maritme and cruise ship injury lawyers has over 40 years experience. Call Us at 1 877 522-2123

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuits Reach Settlement Fund Status

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Updates

Class Action lawyers are seeking all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement to file their hip replacement lawsuits now. DePuy has reached a potentils fund agreement and time is limited. If you have a DePuy Pinncle we want to hear from you now. DePuy Hip Lawsuits May Result in Large Settlement Fund
Perry Larkin | February 13th, 2013 | Posted in Depuy Hip Recall

Compensation for DePuy HipManufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the parent company to the hip replacement manufacturer DePuy, is currently negotiating settlements for plaintiffs who have retained a DePuy hip lawyer to seek compensation due to complications from the implants. Sources say that the settlements could cost as much as $2 billion.

Insiders close to the defendants state that J&J cannot afford to allow the cases to go to trial and run the risk of having to pay massive jury awards in every one of these cases. In January of 2012, J&J indicted that $800 million had been reserved to settle lawsuits filed because of problems with DePuy hip implants. However, a spokeswoman for the company, Lorie Gawreluk, stated that evidence to be presented at trial will show that DePuy “acted appropriately and responsibly.”
Over 10,000 lawsuits pending due to DePuy hip problems

The exact reported number of lawsuits, according to a filing in November of 2012, is 10,100 lawsuits pending against DePuy and J&J. Approximately 7,240 of these cases have already been consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Ohio federal court. Another 2,000 have been centralized in California state court. The remaining claims against DePuy await trial in local courts nationwide.

The plaintiffs’ executive committee is presided over by U.S. District Judge David A. Katz in Toledo. The co-lead council for the committee—Steven J. Skikos—has stated that the current focus of the plaintiffs is to prepare for trial. So far, the attorneys for the plaintiffs and the defense have reviewed over 50 million pages of documents linked to this litigation. At least 50 witness have been deposed.
Johnson & Johnson considering settlement of $2 billion

Three cases have been scheduled to go to trial with the first beginning on January 23 in Los Angeles. If J&J loses these early cases, a precedent may be set that would yield financial payouts that the company can’t afford. This is why the company is contemplating settling the cases for $2 billion. It’s a large settlement, but not unusual in cases such as this.

One example of a company that had to pay a vast amount similar to the suggested settlement amount from J&J is Merck & Co. who, in 2007, paid settlements for their painkiller Vioxx from a fund of $4.85 billion. Vioxx had been shown to double a patient’s risk of heart attack and stroke.

DePuy settlements would be calculated based on each plaintiff’s claim and the merits of the complaint.
Multiple problems linked to DePuy ASR hip implant

DePuy ASR hip replacements are reportedly prone to a number of severe problems including joint dislocations, bone fractures and infections. These devices have been connected to premature loosening, which has made hip revision surgery necessary. Also, shards of metal can break off from the implant and enter the patient’s bloodstream, causing tissue damage and joint death.

Over 10,000 lawsuits against DePuy are currently pending. $200,000 per plaintiff has been suggested as the amount each plaintiff should receive. Plaintiffs’ attorneys are alleged to have said that this figure is too low. A DePuy hip recall had been implemented in 2010. This affected 37,000 recipients of the device manufactured by DePuy in the United States, and 93,000 patients around the world.
 

Class Action lawyers for the DePuy Pinncle inform that you mist file your lawsuit now or run the risk of missing out.

DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Lawyers, DePuy Recall

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Alabama Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Arizona Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, California Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Colorado Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Connecticut Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Idaho Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Illinois Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Indiana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Iowa Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Kansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maine Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Medical Device Lawsuits, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Minnesota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Montana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nebraska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nevada Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Jersey Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Mexico Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Ohio Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Oklahoma Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Oregon Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Pennsylvania Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Utah Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Virginia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington DC Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

DePuy Metal on Metal

DePuy ASR Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Settlements  Have Begun. DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers Take Notice As Lawsuit Filing

Increases At a Rapid Rate.

J&J’s DePuy unit recalled its 93,000 ASR hips worldwide in 2010, including 37,000 in the U.S., after finding that more than 12 percent of the devices failed within five years.

According to the allegations in filed lawsuits, both in federal and state courts, many patients are in pain and immobilized by joint dislocations, infections and bone fractures and have to undergo painful and expensive hip replacement surgeries.

Over 90,000 people were fitted with the following DePuy devices. Many  have become part of an MDL litigation for the:

    ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems
    ASR XL Acetubular Systems

. Problems with the ASR systems include:

    Devices becoming loose or dislocated
    Small metal particles flaking off and getting into surrounding tissues, causing pain and inflammation
 

Patients suing J&J, allege that metal debris is released by the grinding of artificial metal hips, and causes local tissue death around the joint and may increase metal cobalt and chromium ions in the bloodstream.

New Settlement News

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), which faces about 8,000 lawsuits over hip implants it recalled in 2010, agreed to pay about $600,000 to resolve three cases in the first settlements of the litigation, people familiar with the accords said.

Contact our DePuy Hip Replacement Multi District Litigation department Today

Time is running our for DePuy lawsuit lawyers to file your hip replacement lawsuit. Filings depend on the statute of limitations for each state.DePuy Metal on Metal DePuy Hip Replacement lawsuit lawyers

Metal On Metal Hip Replacement Trials Continue, DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits

The metal on Metal hip replacement lawyers are still filing DePuy Hip Replacement lawsuits and Stryker lawyers are filing lawsutis for the latest Stryker Hip Replacement recall.

 Court Discusses Scheduling of First Bellwether Trial, and DePuy Hip Replacement lawyers continue to file lawsuits. The latest Stryker Hip replacement recall is getting notice by hip replacement lawyers
.The DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits are progressing in the multidistrict litigation (“MDL”). A status conference was held today in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”), currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas before the Honorable James E. Kinkeade. According to court documents, the Court discussed scheduling and issues relating to preserving important evidence in the hip implant cases. Over 1800 lawsuits have been filed in the Pinnacle hip MDL, alleging that the metal-on-metal hip implants were defectively designed.*

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement And Other Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits Continue, The latest is the Stryker Recall

Stryker Hip replacement lawyers are investigating cases concerning the Wright Profemur and Conserve hip replacements and the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants. Those who have experienced complications or underwent revision surgery due to a metal hip implant may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more about filing a metal hip replacement lawsuit. See DePuyHipreplacementHelpline.com.

Stryker Voluntary Recall of Hip Replacement, Stryker Lawyers Take Notice

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News

The Stryker ABG II modular-neck stem used for total hip replacement surgery and The Stryker Rejuvinate modular-neck stem hip implant lawyers filing lawsuits for Stryker Hip Replacement recall.

Stryker recalled both of these products on July 4, 2012 because the metal of the neck and stem can corrode, releasing toxic metal ions that can damage tissue and bones around the hip implant.  This can cause severe pain, inflammation, metal poisoning (metallosis from chromium and cobalt), tissue death (necrosis), bone damage, pseudotumers, gait issues, and other serious problems. Revision surgery (to remove and replace the recalled Stryker hip product) may be required.

In July 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. The recall includes both Stryker’s Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems.
Risks

Stryker initiated this voluntary recall due to potential risk associated with modular-neck stems.
 

  •     Fretting and/or corrosion at the modular-neck junction,
  •     Pain and/or swelling.
  •     Need For Revision Surgery
  •     Joint loosening/dislocation
  •     Device wear and tear, such as corrosion and fretting
  •     Excessive metal debris leading to metal ion generation
  •     Inflammation of tissue
  •     Hypersensitivity/allergic response
  •     Broken devices
     

All recipients of these two hip replacements must see their doctor immediately and retain a Stryker Hip replacement lawyer. Do not wait. It is only a matter of time before a new Mutli District Litigation for the Stryker hip Implant becomes T,V news. Lawyers are accepting cases for both of these implants. Contact Class Action Lawyer Network Stryker Hip replacement lawyers today.

Trials for failed DePuy Hip Replacements Ready to Begin, DePuy lawyers Accepting Cases Now

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Arizona Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, California Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Colorado Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Connecticut Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Georgia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Indiana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Iowa Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Kansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Massachusetts Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nevada Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Jersey Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Mexico Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New York Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

DePuy Hip Recall trials ready to begin. DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers accepting cases in many states. If , need revision surgery or have had revision surgery or metal on  metal toxicity we want to speak to you right away. Only claim in state with 2 year statutes or greater are being accepted. Call right away as time is running out. If you have complications from your dePuy hip replacement see a doctor immediately
The first bellwether trials in the pending DePuy hip litigation are scheduled to begin later this year. The handful of plaintiffs involved in the trials represent just a few of the thousands of individuals who filed suit against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics after being injured by a defective metal hip implant. mny of these have been seniors needing revision surgeries.

According to a Bloomberg report, the first bellwether case is scheduled to go to trial in a Nevada court in December of this year. Additional bellwether trials are expected to begin in January 2013. According to the report, these cases are part of an estimated 2,000 DePuy hip lawsuits filed in state courts across the country. Several thousand more lawsuits are also pending in federal court after being consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for pretrial proceedings. The plaintiffs involved in the DePuy hip litigation allege that they experienced pain, swelling, tissue damage, loss of mobility and other complications after being fitted with an ASR all-metal hip implant.  The lawsuits also allege that DePuy and Johnson & Johnson knew of potential problems with the metal hip replacement devices but did not take adequate steps to warn consumers of the dangers.

DePuy Orthopaedics issued a global recall of the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR Acetabular System in August 2010, after data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales showed that 1 out of every 8 patients (12%-13%) who had received the devices had to undergo revision surgery within five years of receiving it. According to Parker Waichman LLP, more than 93,000 metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants were sold worldwide prior to their recall.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently conducting a safety review of metal-on-metal hip implants, including the DePuy ASR devices. Last May, the agency directed 21 companies that market all-metal hip replacements, including DePuy, to conduct post-market studies of their products to determine if they were shedding dangerous amounts of metallic debris in patients. The FDA recently announced that its Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel will meet on June 27 and 28 to discuss the risks and benefits of metal-on-metal hip systems, and make potential patient and practitioner recommendations for their use.

It is strongly urged that anyone who has a failed DePuy see their Doctor immediately to find out if revision surgery is recommended and speak to a DePuy Lawyer right away

 

 

Understanding Product Recalls and FDA Warnings, Lawyers for Drugs and Devices

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Product Recall News

The FDA is the  decision making  body in the United States for all product recalls and warnings. Dangerous drugs and medical and surgical devices are approved and recalled by the FDA.

Product Recall Classifications:

    CLASS I – Involves a health hazard situation where there is reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

    CLASS II – Involves a potential health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.

    CLASS III – Involves a situation where the use of the product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.

Class I, Class II, and Class III. Class I recalls involve products deemed to be dangerous enough to cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Class II recalls are used for products that might cause a temporary or medically reversible health problem.

With Class III recalls, consumers are not likely to experience an adverse health reaction when exposed to the recalled products. So why does the FDA recall them?

In most cases, it’s because they violate FDA labeling or manufacturing regulations. They may be products shipped in defective containers, products imported without a label in English, or products with incorrect content descriptions.

Examples of Class I Recalls

CooperVision AVAIRA Toric and Sphere Soft Contact Lenses

Recall Class: Class I

Date Recall Initiated: August 19, 2011; expanded on November 15, 2011

Product(s): AVAIRA (enfilcon A) TORIC and SPHERE soft (Hydrophilic) Contact Lenses

The Avaira Sphere Contact Lenses recall is an expansion of the Class I recall of CooperVision’s Avaira Toric Contact Lenses.

Stryker Leibinger USA., Stryker Custom Cranial Implant Kits

Class 1 Recall

Class II Recalls

FDA Recalls DePuy ASR Hip Implants

On July 17, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a nationwide recall for the DePuy ASR Hip System.  This was a Class 2 Recall which are issued on products that have a lesser chance of causing major injuries or death, but  there is still the possibility of serious enough adverse effects to have irreversible consequences.

If you were injured by an FDA recalled dangerous drug or medical implant contact class action lawyer Network

 

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