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M. Brandon Smith

Mesh Implant Litigation Continues

Transvaginal mesh devices are surgically implanted in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The devices are designed to prevent internal organs from coming into contact with each other, but have resulted in numerous complications […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Persona Knee Implant Component Parts Recalled

The Food & Drug Administration on March 12, 2015 announced a Class 2 Recall of about 11,658 Zimmer Persona knee implant Tibial components parts because of radiolucent lines and premature loosening. Distributed from 2012 through January 2015 due to the […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Update-Round 2 DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement Announced

On Friday, February 20, 2015, DePuy/ Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay approximately $420 million more to resolve approximately 1400 additional DePuy ASR lawsuits. The order came from the Court extending the settlement offer to Plaintiffs who had revision surgery […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Design Defects Plague Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System

The Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System was approved in the U.S. as a substantial equivalent to existing hip replacement systems, but it is becoming apparent that design defects may make the device prone to early failure. Signs indicating potential […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Hip Implant Settlement Proposal Announced On Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Cases

Just over two years since the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implant products were recalled from the market in June 2012, national leadership in the multi-district litigation (MDL) today announced a global settlement proposal for all Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII […]

Richard R. Schlueter

First DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Jury Trial Begins

The first bellwether jury trial began yesterday over the controversial DePuy Pinnacle hip implant that has caused thousands of patients to needlessly suffer as a result of the product’s defective design and questionable marketing practices. Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, claims the metal […]

Richard R. Schlueter

5 Questions You May Have About Stryker Hip Implants

Nearly 3,000 lawsuits have been filed against Stryker related to their Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Hip Implants. Here are some common questions that patients and the general public may have regarding these products: 1)     Why were the Stryker […]

Richard R. Schlueter

New Joint Implant Registry Site Seeks To Help Patients

We are pleased to inform everyone there is now an organized and physician backed Joint Registry for those with hip, knee and shoulder implants: www.orthoimplantsite.com The registry site is the first of its kind to promote awareness and information on […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Stryker’s Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue To Cause Complications

Stryker Corporation released its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem in 2009, but recalled the device three years later in July 2012. Stryker’s metal-on-metal hip implant began to show evidence of corrosion after devices were implanted. Medical researchers have […]

M. Brandon Smith

FDA Announces Import Reforms to Crack Down on Careless Drugmakers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is unleashing a barrage of quality-control initiatives aimed at overseas drug manufacturing, potentially empowering prosecutors who choose to target those companies with sloppy production techniques. The campaign played a large part in FDA Commissioner […]