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Medical Device Lawsuits

Debilitating Problems with DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant System

Total knee replacement

An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with artificial knee implants reports Consumer Safety Watch. For about 90% who have a total knee replacement, it is a very successful surgery – relieving the pain, enabling patients to return to work and improving quality of life. However, for some, the procedure isn’t quite so successful.

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Zimmer Ordered to Pay $2 Million in Hip Implant Case

Zimmer hip implant case

In a March 31, 2017 ruling, Zimmer was ordered to pay more than $2 million to a New Mexico man for a defective hip implant with an “unreasonably dangerous design.”

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FDA Class I Recall: Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant

Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Shoulder Replacement

February 15, 2017, the FDA announced a Class I recall of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder implant because these devices are fracturing at a higher rate than stated in the labeling. If this occurs, patients may need a revision surgery to remove or replace the device.

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Do IVC Filters Make a Difference?

IVC Filter lawsuits

A new study, published in the scientific journal, JAMA Surgical on September 28, 2016, suggests that IVC filters may not help people who are at risk of dangerous blood clots to improve their chances of survival.

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Record $1 Billion Verdict in Pinnacle Hip Replacement Trial

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Yesterday, a federal jury in Dallas, TX, awarded a record $1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to six plaintiffs injured by the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants.

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Wright Medical: $240 Million Metal-on-Metal Hip Settlement

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On November 1, 2016, under a Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), Wright Medical Technology, Inc., reached a $240 million settlement agreement for nearly 1,300 product liability lawsuits filed by individuals nationwide over its metal-on-metal hip implants.

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More Issues with Stryker V40 Femoral Heads

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Earlier this month, we updated you on a Hazard Alert regarding a taper lock failure for a specific range of LFIT-V40 Metal Heads.

Other serious problems have been reported related to the LFIT-V40 chrome/cobalt heads, which include:

  • Metallossis
  • Catastrophic head-neck dissociation

Our knowledgeable staff is available at (877) 284-6600.

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Update

IVC Filter

A little more than a year ago, NBC News aired a 2-part series investigating the safety of IVC filters, alleging that some have high failure and breakage rates causing devastating results.

IVC filters are a small, cage-like device implanted in patients who have an increased risk of developing blood clots and cannot be successfully treated by other methods, such as blood thinners. Unfortunately, these devices have been linked to complications such as migration and perforation of other organs.

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Update: C.R. Bard and Cook Medical

IVC Filter

IVC filters are retrievable devices implanted into the inferior vena cava in order to catch blood clots before they can travel to the lungs and become a pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, these devices can potentially break into pieces, causing life-threatening complications that can result in strokes, embolisms and death.

To date, several hundred lawsuits have been filed regarding IVC Filters. If you or a family member have suffered adverse effects from a failed IVC filter, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the lawyers at Nash & Franciskato to help answer your questions.

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Bair Hugger Potential Cause of Joint Replacement Infections

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Joint replacement infections can develop while you’re still in the hospital or after you go home. There are many complaints from patients alleging their infections were caused during the actual joint replacement surgery itself when a forced-air warming unit commonly used by hospitals called the Bair Hugger was used.

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