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Personal Injury Claims: Dealing with Insurance Companies

Personal Injury - Insurance Claims

In a personal injury accident where you are looking to receive compensation for your injuries, some type of insurance company will more than likely be involved.

  • In a car accident, this may be the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
  • In a premises liability situation, such as a slip and fall accident at a restaurant, this may be the business’ insurance company.

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J&J, DePuy to Pay $120 Million Over Deceptive Hip Marketing Claims

J&J Deceptive Marketing Consent Judgment

The attorneys general of 46 states who sued Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. over deceptive and misleading marketing practices reached a $120 million consent judgment.

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Recall Alert: Ford Recalls Over 953,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbag

Takata Recall Kansas City

You may have already heard, Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators because they can explode and hurl shrapnel.

This recall of Ford vehicles includes over 782,000 vehicles in the United States and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history.

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Implant Files: A Global Investigation of the Medical Device Industry

Implant Files Investigation

In 2018, the medical device industry and the FDA came under fire from:

  • The powerful Netflix documentary, The Bleeding Edge, which chronicled the pain and suffering caused by complications of medical devices with little or no testing.
  • The Implant Files, a year-long investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists focused on the medical device industry and its overseers.

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Essure Device: FDA Safety Oversight after Discontinuation of US Sales

Essure FDA Oversight

December 20, 2018. FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, issued a statement on the new steps the FDA will take to strengthen the long-term safety oversight of Essure.  In his statement, Gottlieb said the FDA will continue to evaluate the product’s long-term safety profile even after it has been discontinued in the US market.

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Recognition & Honors for Brian S. Franciskato

Brian S Franciskato, Recognition & Honors

We are proud to say that our team is involved in the community and charitable activities, working to improve its well-being. The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm would like to recognize Brian S. Franciskato for his contributions.

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Franciskato and James Selected for Super Lawyers 2018

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The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm congratulates Brian S. Franciskato and Randy W. James for once again making the Super Lawyers List.

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NBC News Investigation into Biomet Hip Implants

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November 27, 2018. An NBC News investigation focused on medical device dangers, specifically the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants, came out this week asking the question, “how can a medical device deemed unsafe in another country still be sold in the US?”

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FDA to Overhaul Medical Device Review System

FDA Overhaul of System

“Forty-two years ago, Congress passed the law establishing the framework for evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.”

On Monday, November 26, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it plans to modernize its current process, the 510(k) clearance pathway, which is how a majority of the medical devices are reviewed and approved by the FDA today.

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Lawsuit Claims Biomet Misleading Patients/Surgeons with Inaccurate Information

Biomet Magnum Lawsuit

November 23, 2018. Recent news about Biomet’s Magnum hip replacement:  three California residents filed a lawsuit against Biomet Orthopaedics claiming:

  • Biomet sold defective Magnum metal-on-metal devices to these patients
  • Biomet has posted false and misleading data on its website as a way to reassure patients and surgeons that there is nothing wrong with the device

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