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Richard R. Schlueter

Knee Replacement Surgeries are Growing and DePuy Attune Implants Could Be Failing: Are You Affected?

Currently, knee surgery is the most prevalent procedure performed on patients aged 45 years and older – totaling about 600,000 procedures in the U.S. and growing. Unfortunately, the increase in surgeries also brings with it an increase in knee replacement […]

M. Brandon Smith

‘My Skin Was Melting’: One Woman’s Horror Story and the Generic Prescription Drug for Lamictal that Caused It.

In 2014, A young woman in Snellville, Georgia visited her doctor with claims of depression. Her physician prescribed lamotrigine, also marketed under the tradename Lamictal, a mood-stabilizing anticonvulsant best known for controlling seizures with those who suffer from epilepsy. While […]

Richard R. Schlueter

MAUDE Database Points to Problems with Exactech’s Optetrak Replacement Knee

First established in the early nineties, the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience—or MAUDE—database is mandated reporting system maintained by the Food and Drug Administration that allows for the posting of any event in which medical devices may have malfunctioned, […]

M. Brandon Smith

Ovarian Cancer Victim Awarded Over $70 Million In Third Jury Trial Over Talcum Powder

In the third consecutive talcum powder trial, a St. Louis City jury award plaintiff Deborah Giannecchini $2.57 million in compensatory damages and 67.5 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and the Imerys Talc America defendants for their talc-containing […]

Richard R. Schlueter

New Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head Hip Recall Coming Soon

Last week Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC published the Australian Health Hazard alert regarding the Stryker LFIT  V40 Femoral head.  CSS Firm has learned a list of affected lot numbers that includes hundreds of Lot and Item Numbers by Stryker. […]

M. Brandon Smith

Invokana and Farxiga Increase Warnings Over Acute Kidney Failure

The FDA just released more information on Invokana and Farxiga related to acute kidney failure. A topic and drug Childers, Schlueter & Smith have been investigating for a long time now.   Check out our: Top 10 Things Invokana Patients […]

M. Brandon Smith

Most Americans Believe E-Cigarettes are Dangerous to Health, According to Poll

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have only been around since 2004, too little time for researchers to complete definitive studies on their effects on human health, but Americans polled by STAT and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health believe that […]

Andy Childers

Parties Select Xarelto Bellwether Cases, Litigation Moves Forward

The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana has started the process of selecting 40 cases for the bellwether trial pool. As required by an order dated December 17, 2015, the parties in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) […]

M. Brandon Smith

Risperdal Claim Settled for $15.5M in Kentucky

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, recently entered into a settlement agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky over allegations surrounding the drug Risperdal.  Janssen agreed to: Pay $15.5 million to the state of Kentucky Fully disclose the […]

M. Brandon Smith

U.S. News-Best Lawyers Includes Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC As A Tier 1 “Best Law Firm”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016. Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC is pleased to announce it has been selected and recognized for inclusion into these […]