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Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for its failed Pinnacle hip device began in 2010. Since then, J&J has faced several federal jury trials over its Pinnacle hip device. While the company won the first trial in 2014; it lost three others afterward awarding plaintiffs more than $1.7 billion.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children. In 2021, 711 child passengers ages 12 and younger were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, and in 2020 more than 63,000 were injured. Ensuring children are properly buckled can make a lifesaving difference. Here are some safety tips for keeping children safe around cars. (Source: CDC)
Although there is no universal legal definition for a catastrophic injury, most agree that it is an extremely severe physical injury or illness that affects your quality of life on a long-term or permanent basis, affecting you and your loved ones for the rest of your lives. Oftentimes, these types of injuries result in a person being unable to resume the lifestyle he or she led prior to the injury.
Swimming is a popular activity for all ages, indoors in the cooler months and outdoors in the warmer months. It is a great way to cool off, relax and have some fun. Unfortunately, swimming accidents including drowning happen in the pool, outside the swimming pool and in all depths of water – even mere inches. Knowing swimming safety can help prevent injuries.
June 14, 2019. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that capping jury awards for non-economic damages an injured person is able to recover in a lawsuit violates the right to trial by jury as set out in the Kansas Constitution’s Bill of Rights.
Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere – at a retail store or office building, in a parking lot, at a neighbor’s home or anywhere in between. All of these places – buildings, homes, parking lots, and even walkways – are supposed to be maintained to ensure the safety of those using them. If they are not and you have a slip and fall accident due to the owner’s negligence, you may have a premises liability case.
Slip and trip accidents while going up or down the stairs can result in serious injuries. When you add height, the repeated impact of multiple stairs and unsafe conditions, the dangers of stairs multiplies.
Slip and trip accidents can result from hazards such as:
Whether you are on a commercial property or residential, stairs can present dangers to both able-bodied and disabled persons, young and old alike.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), over 1 million hospital emergency room visits are due to slip and fall accidents, or 12% of total falls.
A medical device recall is when the manufacturer either removes a device or takes corrective action to address a problem with a device that is in violation of the FDA laws, such as when the device is defective and/or a risk to health.
These are some basic FAQs and resources to help you understand medical device recalls.
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.
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.