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2019

Hip Replacement Basics

Hip Replacement basics

When you are suffering from chronic hip pain, one of the potential solutions you may consider is a hip replacement. As with any surgery, the best advice is to ask lots of questions so that you know as much as possible.

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Another Metal Poisoning Lawsuit Filed Against Zimmer Biomet

Biomet Zimmer lawsuit

On April 17, 2019, another lawsuit against Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. was filed in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles. The lawsuit, Langford v. Biomet Inc., is one of many lawsuits in both state and federal courts the company is facing regarding heavy metal poisoning from its metal-on-metal hip replacements.

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Motorcycle Helmet Safety

motorcycle helmet safety

Ready to hit the Kansas City roads on two wheels? Whether you are a new rider, a seasoned one or a “re-entry” rider, we want to help you enjoy time on your motorcycle.

One of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to always wear your helmet (you and your passenger) as you hit the roadways. Why? A helmet is the best protection for your head should an accident occur.

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Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded

Blood Pressure Med Recall

Torrent Pharmaceuticals is recalling an additional 36 lots of Losartan potassium tablets and 68 lots Losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. This is the fourth expansion of the original recall posted in December 2018 of blood pressure medications manufactured by the company.

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FDA Orders Two to Stop Selling Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns

FDA in magnifying glass

Surgical mesh has been used to treat hernias since the 1950s. In the 1970s, gynecologists began using it for abdominal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and in the 1990s for the transvaginal repair of POP.

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Proposed Change to Commercial Truck Drivers’ HOS Regulations

HOS Regulation Proposed Change

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates and monitors trucking companies throughout the United States, setting forth regulations governing commercial motor vehicles and trucking companies.

Within the FMCSA Regulations are a set of rules referred to as Hours of Service (HOS). These regulations govern commercial truck drivers and the hours they work and drive.

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Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Determining Fault

Multi Vehicle Accident

When an accident involves three or more vehicles, how do you determine who is at fault or liable?

Multi-vehicle accidents often happen when three or more vehicles hit each other in a “chain” of rear-end accidents. Typically, we assume that the driver who does the rear-ending is at-fault, but that is not necessarily the case in a chain reaction accident.

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Xarelto Lawsuits: $775 Million Settlement Reached

Xarelto lawsuits

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the companies who make and sell the blood thinner Xarelto, have reached a settlement in 25,000 lawsuits. While the companies have not admitted liability, they have agreed to pay a $775 million dollar settlement.

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FDA’s Hidden Reports on Medical Devices

FDA Hidden Reports

March 8, 2019. In an article published by Kaiser Health News, we learned that some medical device manufacturers have been using a secret reporting mechanism to let the FDA know of problems with their devices.

The problem? The data is hidden so that neither the public nor doctors are aware of any problems reported.

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Common Delayed Accident Symptoms

common delayed accident symptoms

When you have been in a car accident, sometimes serious and even life-threatening injuries are not always visible immediately. What you may not realize is that your body may be in shock and not registering what is wrong. In fact, it is not uncommon for symptoms to show up hours or days, sometimes even weeks, after an accident.

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