Exactech’s Defective Polyethylene Plastic Insert

Exactech’s Defective Polyethylene Plastic Insert

Exactech recalled polyethylene insert due to the possibility of premature wear and degradation, expanding the initial recall of its knee and ankle replacement systems.

In August 2021, Exactech first issued a recall of its knee arthroplasty polyethylene insert packaged in non-conforming bags limiting it to only those products with a remaining shelf life of five years or greater as of August 31, 2022. However, as of February 7, 2022, that recall has been expanded to include ALL knee and ankle polyethylene inserts packaged in non-conforming bags regardless of label or shelf life. 

 Read: Exactech Knee & Ankle Replacement Recall

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Paraquat Litigation Update

Paraquat Litigation Update

Chief U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel, a federal judge in southern Illinois and the one who is handling the Paraquat multidistrict litigation, ruled that claims against Syngenta Corp. and Chevron USA can move forward.

  • Rosenstengel denied motions by Syngenta and Chevron to dismiss claims for strict product liability, negligence, breach of implied warranty and violation of several states’ consumer protection laws.
  • On the flip side, she dismissed the plaintiffs’ public nuisance count.

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Philips Expands Recall, Now Includes Certain Trilogy Evo Models

Philips Expands Recall, Now Includes Certain Trilogy Evo Models

Philips Respironics has now expanded its recall of breathing devices to include certain Trilogy Evo ventilators. In summary,

  • The expanded recall covers 215 Trilogy Evo ventilators and 51 Trilogy Evo repair kits in the U.S.
  • The expansion followed the discovery that the PE-PUR foam used in devices in the original recall was also used to make some Trilogy Evo ventilators.
  • The FDA has categorized this expanded recall as a Class 1, the most serious type of recall.

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What is pain & suffering?

What is pain & suffering?

After a serious accident, you could suffer from a number of physical and/or mental injuries that need medical care, rehabilitation or other forms of care, not just in the short-term, but long-term as well.

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Signs of Exposure to Paraquat

Signs of Exposure to Paraquat

Paraquat dichloride, commonly known as “paraquat”, is a popular, fast-acting, non-selective herbicide agent used in the United States. Paraquat is known to be a toxic weed killer that is lethal at low doses, and exposure has been linked to adverse health effects, such as Parkinson’s disease.

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Premature Failure of Exactech Connexion GXL Hip Implant Liner

Premature Failure of Exactech Connexion GXL Hip Implant Liner

The Exactech hip implant liner (the Connexion GXL) is prone to premature failure, which puts some patients at a higher risk of complications and revision surgery. Exactech’s Connexion GXL hip implant liner was approved for use in primary and revision hip replacement surgeries.

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED PREMATURE FAILURE OF YOUR DEVICE?

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Five Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Five Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

What is a personal injury? This is a legal term that defines cases where one person has been harmed by another. This type of claim is generally based on negligence, where the defendant was careless or had no regard for the safety of others.

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Are You Using a Defective CPAP Machine?

Are You Using a Defective CPAP Machine?

Are you still using one of the  Philips defective CPAP, BiPAP or other ventilator machines? Have you experienced any serious health problems? Are you aware that the sound abatement foam can break down and lead to health problems?

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Gathering Essential Evidence in Truck Accidents

Gathering Essential Evidence in Truck Accidents

Gathering the right evidence after a devastating truck accident is critical if you or your passengers are injured. Know that some of the essential evidence that may be needed is different from an accident involving passenger vehicles.

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When Did Philips Know about CPAP Toxic Foam?

When Did Philips Know about CPAP Toxic Foam?

After recently conducting an inspection of a Philips Respironics manufacturing facility, the US FDA released an update related to the June 2021 Class I recall of Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPaP and other ventilators.

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