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Employer Files Suit on Behalf of Employee, Defective Biomet Hip Device

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William Eklund, an employee of Boeing Inc., underwent hip replacement surgery in 2006. At some point following surgery. he began experiencing extreme hip pain and a persistent squeaking of the hip. He then found out that the M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip system from Biomet was failing and eventually underwent revision surgery in 2014 to remove and replace the device.

This lawsuit is different because it marks the first time a large international corporation has sued Zimmer Biomet on behalf of an employee.

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Brian Franciskato, Elected to Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice

Brian Franciskato, AAJ Board of Governors

The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm congratulates Brian S. Franciskato for being elected by his peers to sit on the Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice (AAJ).

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Spinal Cord Injuries

spinal cord injuries

Between 249,000 and 363,000 people in the U.S. currently live with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and it is estimated that 17,730 new spinal cord injuries occur each year.

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What are Chemical Burns?

chemical burns

Burns from chemicals can happen anywhere — home, school or work — wherever chemicals are handled. What do you need to know?

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What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, every year 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment with 40,000 requiring a hospital stay.

Of the 40,000 hospitalizations, 30,000 are at hospital burn centers. Click To Tweet

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The Dangers of Fireworks

Dangers of Fireworks

Large, public displays of fireworks are beautiful and fun to watch; however, they can be dangerous at the home level if not handled properly and safely.

An estimated 9,125 fireworks injuries occur each year. Click To Tweet

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Know the Facts about Water Safety

Water Safety

Warm weather means water fun! Swimming. Boating. Snorkeling. Fishing. Water parks. Trips to Lake of the Ozarks. Vacations to beaches. It’s fun. There’s nothing to worry about … or is there?

about nine people die from drowning every day in the United States Click To Tweet

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Another Talc Powder Trial Loss for J&J – $110 Million Verdict

Johnson & Johnson baby powder

A successful jury ruling came for 62-year old Lois Slemp of Virginia on May 4, 2017 in her case against Johnson & Johnson alleging that using its baby powder caused her ovarian cancer.

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Unintentional Injuries in the Home

unintentional poisoning

“About 146,571 people died from unintentional injury-related deaths in 2015, according to Injury Facts 2017.”

The good news: with the proper safety precautions and awareness of the hazards, these types of deaths and injuries are preventable.

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Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing Assisted Living Facility

When it comes to the care of our elderly family members, we want to make sure they are well taken care of. Oftentimes, that may mean moving them to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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