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High Failure Rate for Zimmer Biomet M2a 38mm Hip Implants

Hip problems

Medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet has issued a voluntary field safety corrective action for its M2a 38mm metal-on-metal hips warning European surgeons of problems with the device. Even though there are thousands of patients in the US with the same device, no such warnings have been issued here.

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Is that “Purple Pill” Increasing Your Risk of Kidney Disease?

Nexium causing kidney disease?

Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec, some of the most prescribed medicines in the world, may increase your risk for kidney disease.


If you’ve suffered kidney damage while taking one of these drugs, contact us.

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Randy W. James Joins Nash & Franciskato

We are pleased to announce that Randy W. James has joined our team as Of Counsel.

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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?

Xarelto medical study

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

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

Hip problems

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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