Pre-Market Approval or 510(k)? You need to know

Many lawyers and clients ask the question “Can you sue a medical device company if the medical device has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?” My answer is “It depends on what process was used to approve the medical device”.

PMA or 510(k)? You need to know It accounts for about 4,000 products a year that are classified as moderate risk to patient safety.

The truth from a client

A few days ago I received a message that a potential new client that wanted to meet with me. He had just received a letter from his Surgeon telling him that he’d been given a recalled hip by Stryker.

The truth from a client Stryker Will Not Admit The Harm Being Caused By Their Recalled Hip

Stryker Earnings Call

On July 18th Stryker held its second quarter earnings call. For all of you that are patients and not analysts that means that Stryker had conference call with a lot of Wall Street types to talk about how much money they are making, or not. For this quarterly report Stryker has very good news. Double digit growth projected in the coming years, year after year.

Stryker Earnings Call ...The conference call is a lesson in how business, in this case Stryker, views people...

A history of mesothelioma and asbestos

There had been suspicions that asbestos might have dangers for centuries. However, the scientific proof that asbestos could cause cancers Mesothelioma became well established in the 1930s. That such a safe looking substance, mined from earth, was so dangerous was initially doubted by the asbestos manufactures themselves.

mesothelioma Asbestos companies were finally forced to abandon asbestos production and usage almost entirely.

Yes, there are crooked cops out there

Over the years I have been asked, why sue a police officer or police department? They are only out there to help…right? Well, for the most part, that is true. Most officers and police departments are out there to make society a better place. They take pride in both their job and their community. However, that can’t be said about all of them!

Yes, there are crooked cops out there Crooked cops are not only movies

Meningitis Outbreak Update

More drugs made by the New England Compounding Company (NECC) have bacteria in them. Yesterday the FDA discovered that betamethasone and cardioplegia solutions made by the NECC tested positive for bacteria. Meningitis Outbreak Update Betamethasone is a main ingredient in steroid cream. Cardioplegia is used during heart surgeries.

Propecia can cause serious side effects

As many of our clients have come to learn, this past April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the warning to finasteride, Merck & Co.’s drug Propecia™ and Proscar™ marketed to treat both male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate.

Propecia Findings make me suspicious that this drug may have done permanent damage to these men

Everyone deserves their constitutional rights

I sometimes wonder if there are times or people who don’t deserve rights. I mean some people out there are bad people trying to do bad things. However, does that make it ok for the police to not give them their rights? The rights promised to them in the Constitution. Should police not be accountable for something they do to a real villain?

police officers putting handcuffs on too tight Why it is we want to have fairness in our system

WARNING: Rejuvenate and ABG II Recall Letters

The number of people I represent who have the misfortune of being implanted with Stryker’s recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip continues to grow. And with each new case where the client has pain without a scheduled surgery they ask about Stryker’s letter.

WARNING: Rejuvenate and ABG II Recall Letters Stryker Gives Wrong Advice

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II Hip Implant

I ask any patients who I speak to who believes they have received a Rejuvenate or ABG-II modular hip implant to get a blood test to check their chromium and cobalt. This blood test is important because the main reason why Stryker recalled the Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular hip implants is because they could be fretting and corroding.

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II Hip Implants: Why is the Cobalt-Chromium Blood Test so Important? It Is Important To Know If You Are Being Poisoned By Cobalt

Stryker hip recall litigation group

This past week I had the privilege of attending the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) yearly convention in Chicago. I was able to share experiences with lawyers from all over the country and in particular with lawyers who are like me talking to Stryker hip victims every day.

The new Strykerhip failure litigation group Cal and I will have a forum to share our accumulated information and experience, regarding failed Stryker Hips with lawyers from all over the country

Do I have to get an attorney for probate court

Legal practice in the probate court is restricted by law to attorneys who are licensed by the Ohio Supreme Court. If an individual wishes to handle his or her own case he or she may do so; however, they may not represent others. Due to the complexity of the law and the desire to avoid costly errors many individuals who have filings before the court choose to be represented by an attorney.

Do I have to get an attorney for probate court Do I have to get an attorney for probate court?

Meningitis Outbreak due to unsafe epidural steroid injections

On October 3, 2012, the New England Compound Pharmacy Inc. stopped production of all of their pharmaceutical products because of unsterile conditions. It was discovered that their epidural steroid injections were contaminated with Fungal Meningitis.

Meningitis Outbreak due to unsafe epidural steroid injections Tissue that becomes larger than it is supposed to be can has devastating effects on the organs that the tissue surrounds

I just had a car accident, what should I do?

The immediacy and shock of an automobile accident may cause feelings of panic and anger in your initial dazed and confused condition. But you must control yourself, without acting rashly, and begin to reasonably and rationally assess the situation.

I just had a car accident, what should I do? Cooperate with police officers investigating the case