DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits

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DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of the well-known Johnson & Johnson Company, has issued a recall of its ASR hip replacement and implant systems. The ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular Hip System are both part of this hip replacement recall. These two DePuy products have been available since July of 2003, so anyone who has had implant surgery before that date is not affected by the hip recall.

In general, hip implants should last for over a decade. In the case of the ASR hip replacement systems, many people have experienced problems within the first five years of receiving the implant. Over 90,000 people have received one of the DePuy implants, and roughly 12,000 of those recipients may have to undergo a second surgery because of a breakdown of the implant. DePuy representatives have stated that approximately 12-13% of the patients who received each of the ASR implants experienced negative symptoms and required a revision surgery. Because of these numbers, the depuy recall was put into effect.

The ASR hip replacement system uses metal devices that touch other metal parts. The two metal parts then rub together. This creates small metal pieces that can enter the recipient’s bloodstream. This type of metal toxicity can cause serious complications to anyone who has received an ASR implant.

The DePuy company has stated that any individual who underwent hip surgery after July 2003 should determine what type of implant was used. DePuy representatives have indicated that additional testing may be required to determine if the hip implant is working properly. Individuals with the ASR implants will need to be monitored for metal toxicity regardless of whether or not any negative symptoms have been experienced. Symptoms may include severe pain, swelling, and problems with mobility.

Many people who have been affected by the HIP Replacement Recall may need painful and costly surgeries. Although the DePuy company claims that it will cover any reasonable expenses related to the recall, there are some conditions that many people may not wish to agree to. These conditions include having to submit all medical records to DePuy and relinquishing the faulty implant back to the company. Many people feel these are unsatisfactory and unfair terms. This has caused a number of people to initiate a DePuy HIP Replacement Lawsuit.

A DePuy lawsuit can ensure that those affected by the implant recall can receive the necessary compensation. Many people believe that the manufacturers of these hip replacement systems failed to give ample and timely warnings about the defects. This lack of information has caused numerous people to initiate Depuy Lawsuits.

The ASR hip replacement recall has caused complications for a growing number of people. The company has recently become the subject of countless lawsuits. Anyone who has received a faulty ASR hip implant may be compensated for any out of pocket expenses related to the recall. A DePuy lawsuit lawyer can assist individuals who do not know where to begin and who want to successfully resolve their issues.

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The DePuy Recall

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DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of the well-known Johnson & Johnson Company, has issued a recall of its ASR hip replacement and implant systems. The ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular Hip System are both part of this hip replacement recall. These two DePuy products have been available since July of 2003, so anyone who has had implant surgery before that date is not affected by the hip recall.

In general, hip implants should last for over a decade. In the case of the ASR hip replacement systems, many people have experienced problems within the first five years of receiving the implant. Over 90,000 people have received one of the DePuy implants, and roughly 12,000 of those recipients may have to undergo a second surgery because of a breakdown of the implant. DePuy representatives have stated that approximately 12-13% of the patients who received each of the ASR implants experienced negative symptoms and required a revision surgery. Because of these numbers, the DePuy recall was put into effect.

The ASR hip replacement system uses metal devices that touch other metal parts. The two metal parts then rub together. This creates small metal pieces that can enter the recipient’s bloodstream. This type of metal toxicity can cause serious complications to anyone who has received an ASR implant.

The DePuy company has stated that any individual who underwent hip surgery after July 2003 should determine what type of implant was used. DePuy representatives have indicated that additional testing may be required to determine if the hip implant is working properly. Individuals with the ASR implants will need to be monitored for metal toxicity regardless of whether or not any negative symptoms have been experienced. Symptoms may include severe pain, swelling, and problems with mobility.

Many people who have been affected by the HIP Replacement Recall may need painful and costly surgeries. Although the DePuy company claims that it will cover any reasonable expenses related to the recall, there are some conditions that many people may not wish to agree to. These conditions include having to submit all medical records to DePuy and relinquishing the faulty implant back to the company. Many people feel these are unsatisfactory and unfair terms. This has caused a number of people to initiate a DePuy HIP Replacement Lawsuit.

A DePuy lawsuit can ensure that those affected by the implant recall can receive the necessary compensation. Many people believe that the manufacturers of these hip replacement systems failed to give ample and timely warnings about the defects. This lack of information has caused numerous people to initiate depuy lawsuit.

The ASR hip replacement recall has caused complications for a growing number of people. The company has recently become the subject of countless lawsuits. Anyone who has received a faulty ASR hip implant may be compensated for any out of pocket expenses related to the recall. A DePuy lawsuit lawyer can assist individuals who do not know where to begin and who want to successfully resolve their issues.

FDA Request Shilhigh, Inc. Recall on Medical Devices

On May 2, 2007 the FDA issued a formal demand of Shelhigh, Inc. to recall all of its medical devices due to concern of contamination. On April 17, 2007 the FDA requested a voluntary recall by Shelhigh, Inc., after a seizure operation by the U.S. Marshals, but the company refused. The FDA requested that the U.S. Marshals seize any devices and components from Shelhigh’s Union, New Jersey facility. The seizure was prompted by the discovery of significant deficiencies in the company’s manufacturing process.

The FDA sent two warning letters prior to the official seizing of their property and even after requesting a voluntary recall, the company refused. If they are to refuse the most recent order for recall, the FDA can seek a court order mandating the recall.

It is unfortunate that it takes so much convincing for a company to recall its products, when they have been proven to be unsafe. For a company that manufacturers medical devices which are placed in sick and injured patients’ hearts, it is highly alarming that they would put up such a fight after learning their products were doing more harm than good.

In an earlier inspection from the FDA of Shelhigh’s New Jersey plant, they found “a number of sterility test failures”. They put out a warning to doctors informing them that the way the devices were manufactured may have “contaminated” the devices with “bacteria, fungi or endotoxin.”

The marketing director of Shelhigh, Inc., Douglas Goldman, stated that the FDA had no proof or data to justify the demand and therefore “no recall is in effect”.

The following is a list of products manufactured and distributed by Shelhigh, Inc. These products are used for open heart surgery in adults, children and infants, and to repair soft tissue during neurosurgery and abdominal, pelvic and thoracic surgery.

– Shelhigh BioRingT (annuloplasty ring)
– Shelhigh GoldT perforated patches
– Shelhigh Internal Mammary Artery
– Shelhigh No-React Dura Shield
– Shelhigh No-React EnCuff Patch
– Shelhigh No-React Pericardial Patch
– Shelhigh No-React PneumoPledgets
– Shelhigh No-React VascuPatch
– Shelhigh No-React Stentless Valve Conduit
– Shelhigh No-React Tissue Repair Patch/UroPatchT
– Shelhigh Pericardial Patch
– Shelhigh Pre Curved Aortic Patch (Open)
– Shelhigh Pulmonic Valve Conduit No-React Treated
– Shelhigh BioConduitT stentless valve
– Shelhigh BioMitralT tricuspid valve
– Shelhigh Injectable Pulmonic Valve System
– Shelhigh MitroFast Mitral Valve Repair System
– Shelhigh NR2000 SemiStentedT aortic tricuspid valve
– Shelhigh NR900A tricuspid valve
– Endura No-React Dural Substitute*

*(Note: This is a private label device. Shelhigh, Inc. manufactured it. Integra Corp. marketed it.)

John Bisnar is a partner at Newport Beach Personal Injury Law Firm Bisnar Chase. The Bisnar Chase law firm has dedicated their practice to victims of serious injuries due to defective products, negligence and malpractice. Visit the main website at http://www.bestattorney.com or call 888-265-0161

Beware of these Mistakes after an Automobile Accident

It always help that you could prevent or be ready for any unexpected incident, especially an accident which may have catastrophic results.

It always help that you could prevent or be ready for any unexpected incident, especially an accident which may have catastrophic results.

However, if you suddenly find yourself as a victim of an automobile crash, collision or any type of accident, it surely helps to know what you are supposed to do to ensure that the situation would not go worse than it already is.

Thus, here are six mistakes that you should keep in mind and avoid from doing after becoming a victim of an automobile accident.

1. Offering absolute answers when still unsure – in point fact, do not say absolutely that you were not injured, when in fact, you do not know or you were only slightly. After the occurrence of an automobile accident, it is invariable to contact the local police authorities and/or highway patrol.

Once they ask after your condition, it is for the best that you answer you were injured although you are not sure, yet. Saying you were not injured might as well meant that they do not need to come quickly to the accident scene.

If you find out that you were indeed injured, only not that severely then you still have to reply that you were in fact, injured when the authorities question you at the scene of the accident.

Most of the car accident injuries are usually considered as soft tissue injuries or whiplash injuries. Generally, these kinds of injuries do not appear until after several hours.

As such, if you do not notice any injury, your best answer to questions would be that you do not know yet and that you need to see your doctor before you can tell absolutely or exactly.

The bottom line is to be careful in replying concerning your injuries to authorities since anything you said will be taken down as an official statement. The insurance company’s lawyer and adjuster would very well use any statement you have told in official record against your testimonies in the claim or lawsuit.

2. Failure to mitigate the damages you have incurred – once you become involved in an accident, and suffered injuries because of it, you should not just wait around.

You should do something about it!

Here are things you need to do:
– Seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you like the chiropractors better, still, you need to go see a medical doctor before going to the chiropractor.

In evaluating your claims, insurance companies have computer software. When it is found that you failed to act upon the injuries you have sustained and taken precautions to minimize the pain and suffering you felt, your case’s value would be reduced according to their computer software program.

– Another problem you might encounter when you fail to act as quickly as possible on your injuries and your case, it may take longer to go to trial. By then, the jury might begin to believe that your injuries were the result of something else and not by the automobile crash accident.

– If, in addition to your injuries, you sustained property damages and lost income, then you also need to act quickly by having your car seen to and your doctor give you official medical order concerning the activities you will be restricted to do.

Here are other significant mistakes that may jeopardize your automobile accident claim or lawsuit:

3. Giving your trust to the insurance company’s adjuster
4. Failure to abide by your attorney and/or doctor’s advices
5. Giving false statements or lies
6. Giving an insurance adjuster permission to take and record your declaration of the incident and your situation.

Our law firm’s experience Los Angeles automobile crash lawyer is well versed in handling claims and lawsuit involving car crash accidents. Log on to http://www.mesrianilaw.com/Auto-Crash-Attorney.html

Amprobe Recalls Clamp Meters Due to Shock Hazard

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2007
Release #07-130
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 350-8661
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Amprobe Recalls Clamp Meters Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Amprobe Digital Clamp Meters used for electrical testing

Units: About 70,000

Manufacturer: Amprobe Test Tools, of Everett, Wash.

Hazard: The meters can fail to give an appropriate voltage reading, resulting in the operator believing the electrical power is off, which can pose a risk of shock, electrocution, or thermal burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Amprobe is aware of one report of a clamp meter displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Only Amprobe brand digital clamp meter models ACD-10PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14 and ACD-14TRMS, except those model numbers followed by “FX” or “PLUS,” are included in the recall. “Amprobe” and the model numbers are printed on the front of the units. These clamp meters measure 0 to 600 volts alternating current (VAC), and 0 to 600 volts direct current (VDC). In addition, they measure 0 to 400 amps alternating current. The tester body is red and grey and measures 7-1/2 inches in length by 2-1/2 inches in width by 1-1/4 inches thick.

Sold at: Industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers and hardware stores nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled clamp meters immediately and contact Amprobe for a free replacement clamp meter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Amprobe at (800) 350-8661 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.amprobe.com/recall

Picture of Recalled Digital Clamp Meter

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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Children’s Mood Necklaces Recalled by Rhode Island Novelty Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2007
Release #07-129
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 528-5599
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Children’s Mood Necklaces Recalled by Rhode Island Novelty Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Children’s Mood Necklaces

Units: About 47,000

Importer: Rhode Island Novelty, of Cumberland, R.I.

Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled children’s mood necklaces have multi-colored pendants including hearts, moons, dolphins, dragonflies, stars and butterflies that hang from a black cord. “Mood Necklace” is printed on the necklace’s packaging.

Sold at: Carnivals, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, and small discount stores nationwide, and through Rhode Island Novelty’s Web site, http://www.rinovelty.com, from August 2005 through December 2006 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased or to Rhode Island Novelty for a free replacement jewelry item.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rhode Island Novelty at (800) 528-5599 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.rinovelty.com

Picture of Recalled Children’s Mood Necklaces

Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Children’s Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Claire’s Stores Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2007
Release #07-128
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 859-9281
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Children’s Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Claire’s Stores Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Children’s Necklaces

Units: About 58,000

Importer: Claire’s Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Hazard: The recalled necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled children’s necklaces have metal pendants shaped as monkeys, dolphins, and frogs holding colored marbles, a fleur de lis painted in various colors, a silver and black fairy, silver-colored letters “BFF” with rhinestones, and tiny handcuffs painted in various colors. The pendants hang from silver-colored chains. “Claire’s” or “Claire’s best friends forever” is printed on the packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Claire’s retail stores nationwide from December 2005 through December 2006 for between $5 and $11.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this recalled jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to any Claire’s store for a full refund or a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Claire’s Boutiques Inc. toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.claires.com

Picture of Recalled Children’s Necklaces

Picture of Recalled Children’s Necklaces

Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.