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Wright Hip Replacement Implant Recall Lawsuit


Wright Hip Implant Lawsuit

chp_artificial_hipNumerous complaints have been registered against Wright Medical Technology for marketing defective Profemur® Z hip implant device, which is reported to have a high failure rate of 11.2 percent. It has been reported that the hip implants fail merely three years after implantation – of every nine patients, one experiences problems with the defective Profemur device.

Patients complain that the main defect with Profemur® Z hip implant system lies with its flexible modular design, which means the neck can easily bend, degrade, break, fret, and ultimately fracture and fail. This creates problems for the patients, who experience stiffness in the groin and find difficulty in performing routine activities; difficulty walking or standing; and experience excruciating pain in the groin, thigh, hip, lower back. Most of the patients are required to undergo a revision surgery, which is even more painful and debilitating compared to the first hip replacement procedure. Surgeons, too, find it difficult to perform secondary procedure, which requires removal of the earlier implanted hip device and replacement with a new one.  A number of patients complain that the Femoral Stem or Neck broke while they were performing normal activities, causing them debilitating injuries.

lawsuit Against Wright Medical Technology

Wright Medical Technology faces numerous product liability lawsuit for manufacturing and marketing defective products. Plaintiffs allege that the defendant company marketed the defective product claiming that these would last about 15 years. Contrary to this, the product lasts

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Duragesic Side Effect Lawsuit



Duragesic Side Effect Lawsuit

side-effects-lawsuitJohnson & Johnson, Watson Pharmaceuticals, and Actavis are facing a large number of Duragesic lawsuits across the United States for life-threatening complications linked to the drug and wrong marketing practices. The FDA approved Duragesic skin patches in 2005 for the treatment of chronic and severe pain. These pain patches release fentanyl, a type of opioid medication, gradually through the skin and provide relief from pain for about 72 hours. However, Duragesic patches can cause life-threatening hypoventilation and withdrawal symptoms in patients who are not opioid tolerant. These skin patches also develop leakages when exposed to external heat sources and release too much fentanyl into the body, which can cause fatal health problems.

Duragesic FDA Warnings and Recalls

The FDA added black box warnings to Duragesic pain patches in 2005 following recommendations by its advisory panels. According to the warning on the label, these fentanyl skin patches can create

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Skechers Class Action Lawsuit

Skechers Lawsuit

An Ohio woman has filed a product liability lawsuit at a Kentucky district court against American shoemaker Skechers holding its Shape-Ups shoes responsible for her orbital fracture. The victim fell down while walking at a parking lot after the shoes she was wearing slipped forward, causing the injury that also poses her an increased risk of partial disability. According to the Skechers Shape-Ups shoes product liability lawsuit, the plaintiff bought the shoes following print and electronic ads by manufacturer claiming benefits, such as weight loss, posture improvement, and better knee and ankle toning up. However, the design defects in rocker bottom soles of these Shape-Ups shoes led to instability and altered gait mechanics putting users at the risk of injuries.

Skechers Shoes: Claims Vs Reality

California-based Skechers promotes its shoes sold under the brand name Shape-Ups and Tone-Ups as distinctly planned to help users get into shape without requiring them to join gyms. The manufacturer claims that its patented round sole design stimulates changes in walking styles that firm up leg muscles, reduce knees and ankle stress, get superior cardiovascular health, and ensure posture improvement. The company has been promoting its products with celebrity-driven advertisement blitz that includes names of Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Joe Montana, and Christina Aguilera.

However, the medical community is irked at the shoe benefit claims and has warned against the impending risk of foot or leg injury caused by Skechers Shape-Ups and Tone-Ups shoes. The complaint filed by the Ohio woman is just one of the many Skechers toning shoe products liability lawsuits filed against the trendy shoe brand claiming injuries caused by its defective products. The FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection has also taken cognizance of deceptive benefit claims about Skechers toning shoes following large number of serious hip and ankle injury complaints.

A study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise and carried on by scholars from Wisconsin University rejected benefits of these advertised shoes, saying there is no significant benefit, such as improved muscles or burning of calories that exercise can offer. The altered gait and foot destabilization rather leads to injuries.

The claimed advantages of Skechers Shape-Ups shoes are just “overhyped gimmick,” a recent USA Today report claims. According to it, wearing these shoes for long may result in Achilles tendons, strained hips, and foot injuries due to destabilized walking. These shoes can be more risky for people with balance or alignment problems.  

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