Hip Replacement Lawsuit Settlement Information

 


hip-replacement-class-action-lawsuitOver 20,000 hip implant lawsuits are pending for trial in the U.S. federal court system. Johnson & Johnson faces about 12,000 DePuy hip implant lawsuits while other manufacturers, such as Stryker, Biomet, Wright Medical, Zimmer, and Smith, also face thousands of litigations claiming early failure and dislocation of devices. Many users claim to have suffered from bone lysis, nerve palsy, metal toxicity, chronic pain, and other serious complications. DePuy ASR hip lawsuits lead the list, with 7,860 litigations pending in the court. The number of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits exceeds 4,200 while about 600 Biomet metal hip lawsuits are centralized in the court of District Judge Robert Miller, Jr., of Indiana. At least 50 Wright Conserve hip lawsuits are filed in the U.S. federal courts.

 

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Wright Medical Hip Lawsuit Implant Replacement

 

 

Wright Medical Hip Lawsuit

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LAWSUIT CITES DESIGN DEFECT, NEGLIGENCE IN FAILURE OF HIP-REPLACEMENT SYSTEM THAT FRACTURED IN PHOENIX PATIENT

Wright Medical Technology Changed Material in 2009, But Issued No Warnings or Recalls

Wright-Hip-Implant-Defect-LawsuitPHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 22, 2012): A Phoenix man filed a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. and Wright Medical Group, Inc. after needing emergency surgery following a sudden catastrophic fracture of the titanium modular neck of the Wright ProFemur Total Hip System as he was dressing for work last July.

Phoenix attorney Stephen Leshner. filed the complaint against the Tennessee based company on behalf of Dale Purcell, who had the device implanted in June 2005 during a total left-hip replacement.

The Wright Medical ProFemur Total Hip System is comprised of three separate components which are assembled during surgery: a femoral head, a modular neck and the femoral stem.

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Nuvaring Side Effects Lawsuit

NuvaRing, a composition of ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel, is a contraceptive vaginal ring available on prescription. The flexible plastic contraceptive ring, manufactured by Merck & Co, Organon BioSciences, and Schering-Plough, releases a low dose of progestin and estrogen hormones over a period of three weeks. The FDA approved NuvaRing on October 3, 2001, and over 1.5 million women worldwide use the contraceptive ring. However, two studies link NuvaRing with serious device-related side effects. More than 15.1 percent of the users have discontinued the use of the device after experiencing sexual problems, foreign object sensation, and expulsion.

NuvaRing Lawsuit

More than 730 personal injury and wrongful death Lawsuit have been filed against the manufacturer and marketer of NuvaRing for failing to warn consumers about the health risks associated with NuvaRing, including possible blood clot complications and related injuries, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attacks and strokes.

In March 2008, a lawsuit was filed against Merck for not disclosing health risks associated with the device usage. The lawsuit claims that the use of NuvaRing had caused death of the plaintiff's wife. While Merck continues to deny the allegations, trials for many Lawsuit are scheduled for 2012. Many Lawsuit find major problems with the advertising of NuvaRing, which downplays the threat of risks associated with the device.

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Premarin Side Effects Lawsuit

 

Premarin Side Effects Lawsuit

Premarin Side Effects Lawsuit AttorneyOn August 4, 2011, the Supreme Court of British Columbia allowed a class action lawsuit against Pfizer’s subsidiary Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the maker of hormone drug Premarin, to proceed. The lawsuit originally filed by Dianne Stanway, a Sechelt native, represents all women who developed breast cancer due to the use of the drug between 1977 and 2003 to ease symptoms of menopause. The plaintiffs have accused Wyeth Canada of marketing the drug without proper safety research and warning for patients.

Premarin, a mixture of estrogen hormones, has been marketed by Wyeth since 1942 as a hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of menopause symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, itching, irritation, burning, and hot flashes. Its primary goal is to boost production of sex hormone estrogen in women with ovarian failure or those lacking natural estrogen in their body. The drug therapy is also prescribed to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and used in the cancer treatment in both men and women.

Premarin Side Effect Complaints

Premarin has been linked to heart problems, breast cancers, blood clot, vaginal bleeding, liver disease and birth defects. The first comprehensive research report on the drug was made public in December 1975. The study, conducted by Ralph Nader’s Health Reserach Group, discovered that taking the drug on long-term basis put patients at the risk of uterine cancer. The findings were presented to the Advisory Committee of Gynaecology and Obstetrics constituted by the FDA.

In 1976, the FDA directed the manufacturer to attach a label warning to the drug informing users about

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Lap Band Clinic Faces Lawsuit Over Former Patient’s Death


John Faitro, whose wife died following a Lap-Band surgery at a clinic, has filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against 1-800-GET-THIN, Valley Surgical Center, doctors Kevork George Tashjian and Ihsan Shamaan, Simi Valley Hospital and its doctors who attended his wife, Almont Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Beverley Hills Surgical Center.


In the lawsuit, John Faitro claims that his wife Laura Faitro died on 26 July 2010, five days after Valley Surgical Center surgeons carried out her weight-loss surgery. The plaintiff claims that the liver of his wife was lacerated thrice during the surgery at Valley Surgical Center, about which the doctors never informed them.

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