Blog Posts in November, 2017

  • DePuy Orthopedics Hit with $247 Million Verdict or Metal-on-Metal Hips

    Johnson & Johnson, and its DePuy Orthopaedics division, suffered a loss in federal court in recent weeks after a jury awarded $247 million to six plaintiffs who the jury found were injured as the result of defective Pinnacle Hip implants. This is the third straight verdict against Johnson & Johnson/DePuy. DePuy manufactured and marketed these metal-on-metal hip implants that were eventually ...
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  • Poor Communication Between Doctors and Patients

    Many people suffer preventable injuries because of the negligence of their doctor, nurse or other health care professional. Medical negligence can result in life-altering or life ending injuries, which may require extensive or lifelong treatment. While medical malpractice victims have the option to recover compensation for damages, it is important to know the root cause of this negligence. Are ...
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  • At What Age Can Cerebral Palsy Be Diagnosed?

    Although risk factors, such as a birth trauma, delay in performing a C-Section (Cesarean Section), anoxic or hypoxic (oxygen deprivation) event during labor, premature birth or low weight, may point to a future cerebral palsy diagnosis, symptoms and signs appear at different ages for each child. As a parent, it is important to obtain a complete diagnosis of the specific type of cerebral palsy that ...
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  • FDA Warnings on Absorb GT1 Bioresorable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)® and Adverse Cardiac Events

    In March of 2017 and again in October of 2017, the FDA sent letters to healthcare providers warning that an ongoing study involving the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)® indicates an increased rate of major adverse cardiac events and an increased risk of developing blood clots in patients. WHAT IS THE ABSORB GT1 BVS®? Abbott Vascular manufactures the Absorb GT1 BVS® medical device. ...
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  • A Kentucky Judge Strikes Down Medical Review Panels

    A Kentucky judge has struck down Kentucky law requiring that a panel of doctors review all medical malpractice claims prior to trial on the grounds that the law is unconstitutional. This Medical Review Panel law both went into effect and was struck down in 2017. On October 30, 2017 Judge Philip Shepherd, a Franklin Circuit Court Judge, said that the medical panel review board would not serve to ...
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