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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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Have You Suffered an Infection after a Joint Replacement?

Joint Replacement Infection in hip

Two of the most commonly performed surgeries are knee and hip replacements, helping to relieve pain and enabling you to lead a much more active life.

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Jury Finds Against Johnson & Johnson in Pinnacle Hip Trial Awarding Almost $500 Million

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March 17, 2016, A federal jury in Dallas awarded a $497.6 million verdict to five people over the defective Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.

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Two Common Car Accident Injuries

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Car accidents are a time of extreme emotion and oftentimes chaotic activity. You are talking with emergency responders and police, witnesses and other occupants of your vehicle, and more. It can take time for both your body and your mind to process what has happened, which may mean that all of your injuries are not immediately apparent.

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Did the Makers of Xarelto Deceive a Top Medical Journal?

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This is the question according to an article in the March 1, 2016, issue of The New York Times regarding the anticlotting drug Xarelto.

Last week, in a New Orleans federal court, a legal brief was filed claiming that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer misled editors at The New England Journal of Medicine regarding the drug’s safety.

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Tractor-Trailer Sideswipes Bus on I-70 in Blue Springs

Kansas City Tractor-Trailer Accident

If you were on I-70 near the Adams Dairy Parkway exit in Blue Springs, MO, this morning, you may have gotten stuck in heavy traffic after a tractor-trailer sideswiped a charter bus.

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FDA Requires Pre-Market Approval for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

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Today, the FDA issued a final order requiring  manufacturers to submit a pre-market approval (PMA) application for two types of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. These include ones with a:

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Pedestrian-friendly HAWK Signals

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Pedestrians must be able to cross streets safely, especially in busy, heavy-traffic areas. Unfortunately, sometimes the traditional, marked crosswalks are not sufficient enough to make crossing safe.

More than 40% of pedestrian fatalities take place where no crosswalk is available. Click To Tweet

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Can Facebook Hurt Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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Social media is part of our everyday lives. We use Facebook to stay up-to-date with family and friends we don’t see often. It’s easy to post an update or a photo once so that everyone you are connected with hears what is up with you.

But what do you post when you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit?


When you need a personal injury lawyer in the Kansas City area, contact us for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

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Aggressive Driver or Road Rage Fanatic?

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Aggressive driving has become a serious problem on our highways and roadways here in the Kansas City area and nationwide. According to NHTSA and the Auto Vantage auto club show, 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.

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