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Workplace Dangers: Chemical Exposure.

Workplace Dangers: Chemical Exposure. Groundskeeper with Cancer Sued Round-up Weed Killer Manufacturer Dewayne Johnson, a former groundskeeper, sued Monsanto (the maker of Round-Up) claiming the weed killer caused cancer and that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of the danger. Johnson was awarded $289 million dollars by a jury trial in San Francisco. Roundup Tragedy Continues […]

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Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Biomet Hip Replacement LawSuit

Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Biomet Hip Replacement LawSuit Punitive damages are sometimes awarded in addition to actual damages in a law suit. Punitive damages are considered financial punishment against a company for wrong doing or misconduct. Zimmer Bioment is currently involved in a multi-district litigation in Florida involving metal on metal hip replacements. Patients […]

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Australia’s Department of health issues hazard alert on stryker hip replacement device

Australia’s Department of health issues hazard alert on stryker hip replacement device According to the Austrialian Goverment Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), components used in the Stryker Accolade’s total hip replacment proceedures have a higher rate of failure. Austrilia’s equivalent to the US Food and Drug Administration issues a HAZARD ALERT- Risk of […]

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Stryker Accolade Hip Device

Stryker Accolade Hip Device If you or a loved one has been implanted with a Stryker Accolade Stem, you may be eligible for a legal claim. The Accolade femoral hip component is a one-piece implant made of a proprietary blend of titanium and other metals. When paired with a larger Cobalt and Chromium femoral head, […]

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Metal Ion Levels after Hip Revision Surgery

Metal Ion Levels after Hip Revision Surgery Do you ever wonder how long it takes for elevated metal ion levels to go down after revision surgery? It is well known that hip pain and other symptoms are greatly improved once a patient undergoes revision surgery to remove metal-on-metal hip implants like the Stryker Rejuvenate or […]

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Hip Implants Cause Pain and Swelling

Hip Implants Cause Pain and Swelling There has been a lot of literature recently concerning hip implant failures due to fretting and corrosion at the neck/stem interface. What does this mean for the patient? It means pain, swelling,  instability and limited mobility. Kent et al conducted study of the K2/Apex uncemented femoral stem, a hip […]

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Don’t Suffer Alone; Complications After Metal-on-Metal Hip Revision

Don’t Suffer Alone; Complications After Metal-on-Metal Hip Revision Our colleagues at Weisman, Kennedy & Berris offer insight on a recent article about the complications after metal-on-mental hip revisions. If you have a hip implant and are experiencing problems, please call our attorneys for a complementary case evaluation. Are you suffering after your hip implant revision surgery?  A high […]

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Can a hospital system dictate which hip implant patients receive?

Can a hospital system dictate which hip implant patients receive? At the Cleveland Clinic, the answer is yes.  As part of a new “care path” designed to deliver consistent results, improve quality and cut costs, the Cleveland Clinic dictates the manufacturer of the hip implants received at their facilities and by doctors in the Clinic […]

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Muscle Atrophy. Hip Implant Complication

Muscle Atrophy. Hip Implant Complication Our colleagues at Weisman, Kennedy & Berris offer insight on a recent article about the muscle atrophy of hip implants. If you have a hip implant and are experiencing problems, please call our attorneys for a complementary case evaluation. Muscle atrophy is a well-known complication from metal-on-metal hip implants.  A recent article discussed […]

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Soft Tissue Problems after Hip Replacements, Comparison of MRI and Ultrasound

Soft Tissue Problems after Hip Replacements, Comparison of MRI and Ultrasound Ultrasound and MRI are the primary imaging techniques used to detect pseudotumors and other soft tissue pathology in patients with metal-on-metal THAs.  Soft tissue lesions can be difficult to detect because patients can have symptoms, such as pain and discomfort and elevated cobalt and […]

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Metal-on-Metal Zimmer Durom Hip Implant

Metal-on-Metal Zimmer Durom Hip Implant Our colleagues at Weisman, Kennedy & Berris offer insight on a recent study about the metal-on-metal Zimmer Durom hip implant. If you have a Zimmer Durom hip implant and are experiencing problems, please call our attorneys for a complementary case evaluation. Dr. Sutphen and colleagues from Columbus, OH  conducted a retrospective study with […]

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Hip Implant and No Symptoms?

Hip Implant and No Symptoms? You still may have complications. Even Asymptomatic Patients Could Be Experiencing Metal Related Complications from Orthopedic Devices. An article by Dr. Johannes Cip and his colleagues recounts the reintroduction of Metal on Metal orthopedic devices and the injuries resulting from the byproducts of their wear and corrosion.  Although the authors […]

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Metal Related Complications of Hip Arthroplasties

Metal Related Complications of Hip Arthroplasties DEFECTIVE HIP IMPLANTS A recent article by Drs. Keith and Thomas Fehring recounts the resurgence of Metal on Metal joint arthroplasties in the early 2000s.  The authors describe complications that have been experienced by recipients of those devices resulting from products of metal wear and corrosion (i.e., Aseptic lymphocytic-dominated […]

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Subaru recalls older cars with passenger-side air bag issues

Subaru recalls older cars with passenger-side air bag issues DETROIT (Reuters) – Subaru of America said it is recalling about 5,000 older model cars with passenger-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp that may rupture and break into metal fragments that could harm passengers, the automaker and U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday. Subaru, […]

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