Woman Awarded $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Trial Against J&J

Woman Awarded $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Trial Against J&J

A 62-year old woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene claimed these products caused her to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in St. Louis, after deliberating a day, returned with a verdict in her favor, awarding her $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.

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High Failure Rate for Zimmer Biomet M2a 38mm Hip Implants

High Failure Rate for Zimmer Biomet M2a 38mm Hip Implants

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?

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

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

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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

Bair Hugger Potential Cause of Joint Replacement Infections

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?

Have You Suffered an Infection after a Joint Replacement?

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

Jury Finds Against Johnson & Johnson in Pinnacle Hip Trial Awarding Almost $500 Million

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

Two Common Car Accident Injuries

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?

Did the Makers of Xarelto Deceive a Top Medical Journal?

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

Tractor-Trailer Sideswipes Bus on I-70 in Blue Springs

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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