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Metal-on-Metal Hip Lawsuits Update. Understanding the Implications and Outcomes

The medical community hailed metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants as a revolutionary development for patients requiring hip replacements. However, over time, several concerns arose about these implants, leading to numerous lawsuits against manufacturers. This article delves into the background, health concerns, and legal implications surrounding metal-on-metal hip lawsuits.

Metal on Metal hip implants fail prematurely at a high rate and may need a revision surgery to correct

Metal on Metal hip implants fail prematurely at a high rate and may need revision surgery to correct

Ozempic, Wegovy, and Cat fur balls. What do these drugs and cats have in common? I’ll explain later in the post. One of the biggest healthcare trends in the past few years has been the development and sales of weight loss injectable drugs that were previously used to treat type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes drugs Ozempic and Wegovy used to treat weight loss

Invokana linked to severe scrotal infections. According to the latest FDA warnings Invokana, Jardiance, Farxiga and similar newer diabetes drugs increase the risk of serious scrotal genital infections.

The FDA issued a warning recently, noting that the drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors increase the risk of serious scrotal infections.

The genital infections involve necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, also known as Fournier’s gangrene, and “flesh-eating” infection.

Medtronic Synchromed Pain Pump Failure Lawsuits. According to Medtronic’s news report in late 2016, their SynchroMed II implantable drug pump was linked to more than 100 adverse events including 2 previously unreported deaths.

Medtronic Synchromed Pain Pump Lawsuits

Medtronic SynchroMed Pain Pump Lawsuits. The popular pain pump is beset with serious problems leading to over-dosage of pain medications including death.

In an October 2016 letter to doctors by the U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Medtronic said the SynchroMed II pump can deliver too much medicine but that the exact cause of the over infusions isn’t clear.

Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuit update. As Atrium Medical, the company that manufactures the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh comes under fire over its products, comes news that these product liability lawsuits are consolidated in New Hampshire for pre-trial proceedings.

Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Injury Lawsuits

Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuit blames mesh repair devices to abdominal injuries, infections and allergic reactions

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The blood-thinner Xarelto can cause uncontrolled bleeding — a dangerous and possibly fatal side effect. Patients who say they were harmed by the drug and family members who lost a loved one to severe bleeding filed lawsuits against the manufacturer.

Xarelto is used to prevent blood clots from forming due to a certain irregular heartbeat or after hip or knee replacement surgery. It is also used to treat blood clots and to prevent the blood clots from forming again.

Lawsuits filed against the makers of Xarelto claim that the drug maker failed to warn consumers of the risk of severe bleeding that can result in death. Unlike other anticoagulant, such as Warfarin, severe bleeding from Xarelto does not have an antidote.

Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant had a runaway hit on their hands when they developed and sold their blockbuster drug, Viagra. Now, allegations are surfacing in many Viagra melanoma lawsuits, claiming that Pfizer failed to warn patients and doctors about the melanoma skin cancer link associated with the erectile dysfunction medication.

Viagra Melanoma Lawsuits on the rise

Recently, two lawsuits were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in which the plaintiffs allege that Pfizer knew or should have known about the melanoma skin cancer risk associated with Viagra for years.

According to Amador Herrara’s claim, Herrara was diagnosed with melanoma after using Viagra for many years.

Herrara has undergone many surgeries and alleges that he must remain watchful for the reappearance of the deadly skin cancer.

Another plaintiff, Dennis Andrews, filed a Viagra lawsuit, claiming that he developed malignant melanoma after using Viagra for many years. Andrews also underwent many surgeries and skin grafts. According to Andrews claims that must carefully monitor for signs of the melanoma skin cancer’s return.

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Every year, thousands of patients are implanted with a retrieval inferior vena cava filters (IVC) but they are not warned by doctors about the risk of injury from these temporary devices.

And as time passes, patients tend to forget that they had this device implanted and the first inkling that they had the device, is when they suffer serious injury from a complication.

Starting tonight, on NBC Nightly News, there is a 2 part news segment about the dangers of the IVC devices and in particular the Bard IVC Recovery Filter device, its failure rate and the propensity to cause personal injury damage to patients. Shockingly many doctors who implant these devices are unaware of the risk and the dangers associated with these devices.

According to some experts, there is a very high failure rate with these devices, which only increases with the duration of the filter in the body, eventually all of the devices will fail. So 100% failure of the device becomes not a question of “if” but “when.”

What is an IVC Filter?

The filter devices are used when there is a blood clot in the leg known as a deep vein thrombosis and there is a contraindication to using blood thinners, which is the standard therapy for leg blood clots.

These devices are supposed to trap blood clots from traveling from the leg to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.

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The epidemic of premature metal on metal hip implant failure continues surge at an alarming rate. DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet Magnum & M2a, Smith and Nephew, Wright Conserve, Zimmer Durom cup and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, are among hip replacements that continue to fail prematurely and require painful and risky revision surgery.

Total Number of DePuy ASR Settlements Exceeds 9,400 Cases

Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, has agreed to add another 1,400 hip injury claims to a settlement agreement reached in 2013. This new agreement extends the deal to include recalled ASR implants that were revised as of January 31, 2015.

In the most recent DePuy ASR defective metal hip trial, an Oklahoma woman has been awarded $2.5 million after suffering metal blood poisoning or metallosis from DePuy ASR hip replacements.

Andrea Smith, received ASR hip implants on each side in October 2006 and February 2007. Smith’s blamed DePuy in her lawsuit, claiming that she had to undergo revision surgery to have the implants removed in 2011 and 2012, after being diagnosed with high levels of Cobalt and Chromium metal ions in her blood.

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