As part of a recall affecting thousands of its metal-on-metal hips, Stryker has hired a third-party claims administrator, Broadspire Services, Inc., to evaluate claims for reimbursement of costs associated with its recalled hips. Stryker is offering to reimburse patients for testing, treatment, revision surgery and other costs associated to the recall.

The FDA has issued a Class I recall of dialysis concentrates GranuFlo andNaturaLyte because the products could put patients at risk for heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems. These products would have been administered to dialysis patients being seen in facilities run by or supplied by Fresenius Medical Care North America, the manufacturer of GranuFlo & NaturaLyte.

By Marilyn T. McGoldrick, Esq. Posted on April 9, 2013 After the first Fosamax fractured femur trial ended in mistrial because of the plaintiff’s unrelated illness, a 58-year old New York woman is bringing Merck to court over a broken femur suffered after she bent to pick something up in her driveway. First approved for […]

Posted by Andrew S. Wainwright on Apr 3, 2013 7:47:00 AM You may think you know about asbestos. Think again. Did you know that dozens of Americans die from asbestos-related disease each day – even in 2013? Did you know that, despite almost a century of knowledge of the dangers of asbestos, that it has […]

By David J. McMorris, Esq. Posted on March 29, 2013 Thornton Law Firm recently negotiated a 2 million dollar settlement for a 51 year-old client who was seriously injured in an 18 feet fall at a construction site in Massachusetts. The client suffered multiple fractures and nerve damage. The general contractor and roofing contractor had […]

Posted by David C. Strouss on Mar 26, 2013 10:34:00 AM Overruling a fracking company’s request to keep the details private, a Pennsylvania judge has unsealed records related to a $750,000 settlement of a suit alleged water contamination near Marcellus shale fracking in southwestern Pennsylvania. Homeowners Chris and Stephanie Hallowich claimed that nearby fracking operations […]

Posted by Andrew S. Wainwright on Mar 20, 2013 11:03:00 AM On March 18, 2013, the U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, resolved that the first week in April, 2013 would be designated “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” The Resolution was sponsored by Senator Max Baucus of Montana, and cosponsored by Senators Tester (D-MT), Boxer (D-CA), Murray […]

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Mar 11, 2013 12:16:00 PM On Friday, March 8, a California jury awarded 65-year old Loren Kransky $8.3 million dollars to compensate him for stabbing pain, inability to walk and sleep, and metal poisoning which led his doctors to perform surgery to completely remove and replace his defective DePuy hip […]

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 28, 2013 1:07:00 PM The injection drug Omontys, used to treat anemia in dialysis patients, has been voluntarily recalled nationwide by the firms selling the drug, Affymax and Takeda. Hypersensitivity reactions — including death – were observed in a number of patients being given the drug. Every lot has been […]

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 14, 2013 2:00:00 AM Many are aware that DePuy recalled its defective ASR-model hip implants. The ASR, as well as DePuy’s Pinnacle hip, have a metal-on-metal ball and cup design that has caused serious injuries to recipients. We continue to represent individual clients who received these defective hip implants. […]

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