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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

IVC Filter

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to consolidate all pending IVC filter cases against C.R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular. This decision will centralize all cases filed in the federal court system before one judge, the Honorable David G. Campbell, United States District Court for the District of Arizona, allowing for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

It is anticipated that more than 200 cases will be immediately transferred with hundreds more to follow.

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Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Know

Takata Airbag Recall

Approximately 34 million cars affected makes the Takata Airbag recall literally the largest vehicle recall in history surpassing Ford’s defective transmissions in the 1980s, which affected 21 million vehicles.

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Helping Truck Drivers Manage Driver Fatigue

Tired truck driver

Truck drivers work long hours, face strenuous deadlines and often have rigorous schedules. Is it any wonder that one of the leading causes for truck driving accidents is due to driver fatigue?

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Red Light Running: Dangerous Driving Practice

Nash National Stop On Red Month

Picture this scenario.

You’re on the way to pick your kids up from school. As you near a stop light, it turns from green to yellow. What do you do? Do you continue to drive through the intersection, chancing that it could turn red? Or do you stop?

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Construction Work Zone Safety for Motorists & Workers

Construction work zone accident

Road construction is a necessary evil to maintain our roadways and keep them safe. However, it can also be very frustrating when you come up on construction work zones you didn’t expect as you’re driving to your destination, especially if there are detours you have to contend with.

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Hip Replacement Danger: Stem and Neck Fractures

ball and socket

More people are choosing to have a hip replacement to give them back their mobility, improve their ability to perform daily activities, and improve their quality of life.

This surgery involves removing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with a new artificial joint. One popular option is a metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement device where a metal femoral head (the ball) and a metal acetabular cup (the socket) replace the natural bone ball-and-socket joint.

Unfortunately, over time, some of these MoM devices are failing due to stem and neck fractures.

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What to Do after an Automobile Accident

Nash & Franciskato Car Accident

Being involved in an automobile accident is a time of extreme emotions. While you may think you will know what to do, often, in the chaos and confusion of an accident it is easy to forget, especially when injuries or even fatalities are involved.

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FDA Recall Issued: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis

Hip problems

On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall of the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinective Technology Femoral Stems and Necks. The devices involved were manufactured and distributed from March 31, 2015 through April 20, 2015.

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The Dangers of Invokana and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Invokana

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.

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Safety for the 4th of July

Firework safety

Fourth of July brings to mind family gatherings, BBQs, fireworks and lots of fun. While injuries are commonplace during this holiday, they can easily be prevented, too.

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