Stryker Corp Faces Another Large Settlement in Fraud Case defective medical device lawyers baltimore, stryker hip recall, product liability attorneys, consumer fraud law firm maryland

Stryker Corporation has announced a major settlement of almost $1.5 billion dollars to be paid to thousands of patients injured by their metal-on-metal Rejuvenate and ABG II Model hip implants. The company now finds itself at the center of another controversy involving one of its subsidiaries, OtisMed, and another dangerously defective piece of medical equipment. Stryker Corp acquired OtisMed, a California-based medical device company, in 2009. After the merger, Stryker helped oversee the creation and…

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European Union Agrees with FDA, Testosterone Therapy Is Too Risky for All defective drug lawyers baltimore, product liability, medical malpractice lawyers maryland, low testosterone therapy

The leading Medical Associations in the United States and European Union have reached a consensus on therapies promising to treat low levels of testosterone in older men, a condition also known as “Low-T.” The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already issued warnings about the use of Testosterone therapy treatments, advising consumers that the medications significantly raise the risk of serious blood clot and cardiac conditions. The European Union’s European Medicines Agency (EMA) reached…

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Experimental Treatments Show Promise and Risk for Cerebral Palsy Patients

Children with cerebral palsy have one of several neurological disorders that permanently affect body movement or muscle coordination. The problem is not with the actual muscles; rather, it’s with the part of the brain that controls the muscle movement. Treatments for cerebral palsy include: Physical and occupational therapy Speech therapy Medications aimed at controlling seizures, muscle spasms and pain Braces or orthotic devices Communication aids Sometimes, surgery is recommended to release tight muscles. Over the…

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GM Safety Recall Too Late For Some Maryland Residents General Motors has recalled over 1.3 million vehicles due to a power-steering defect, but the company has still not done enough to protect drivers.

On March 31, 2014, General Motors recalled more than 1.3 million vehicles due to a defect in power steering that can cause drivers to experience a sudden inability to effectively control their vehicles. Although GM stated that when power steering is lost the car will revert to manual steering, the sudden onset and greater effort needed, particularly at low vehicle speeds, could increase the risk of a crash. This is exactly what happened to one…

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Holiday Season Linked to High Rates of Drunk Driving The number of accidents involving drunk drivers increases dramatically during the Holiday Season. These tips will help you stay safe while traveling for the holidays. If you've been injured by a drunk driver, call The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-967-8529.

With Thanksgiving only a week away and the Holiday season just around the corner, millions of Americans will be traveling by car to visit friends and family across the country. The US Department of Transportation considers the week before Thanksgiving to be the busiest long distance travel period of the year, with long-distance driving trips increasing by 54%. Taking a road trip to visit friends and family we don’t get to see often is one…

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Hip Replacement Manufacturer To Pay Over $1 Billion in Major Settlement Stryker Corp, a major manufacturer of artificial hip implants, announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the thousands of patients that were harmed by their all-metal Rejuvenate and ABG II hip-replacement models.

Stryker Corp, a major manufacturer of artificial hip implants, announced on Monday, November 3rd that it has reached a settlement agreement with the thousands of patients that were harmed by their all-metal Rejuvenate and ABG II hip-replacement models. Stryker, a subsidiary of the DePuy division of Johnson & Johnson, originally recalled these models in July of 2012, citing numerous complaints by patients and medical professionals alike that the metal-on-metal construction caused serious complications. In almost…

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Turning the Tide Against Child Abuse

Every year, Child Protective Services receives over 3 million reports of child abuse, and approximately 5 children lose their lives every day due to abuse or neglect. The United States is currently dealing with an epidemic when it comes to cases of child abuse and neglect, but many Americans still remain unaware of the extent of this crisis. To make matters worse, some studies estimate that 2 out of every 3 incidents of child abuse…

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New Guardrails May Lead To Deadly Accidents

Guardrails are designed to protect the commuting public by absorbing the impact of a crash in order to decrease risk of injury. But, evidence is coming to light now, that many guardrail systems are inadequate and causing more harm than good. Inventor Dean Sickly designed a guardrail system that has saved lives since it was introduced in 1999. The Texas based company; Trinity Industries manufactured Sickly’s guardrail system and sold them nationwide. In 2005, Trinity…

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LEAD PAINT: The Public Health Hazard Disproportionately Harming America’s Inner Cities

It is estimated that over 500,000 children in the US between the ages of 1 and 5 years old faced the severe medical dangers associated with lead poisoning. While this number is certainly troubling, it becomes much more disturbing when coupled with the fact that researchers currently estimate that roughly 30 million American homes still contain lead-based paint. Homes Built Before 1978 Are at Highest Risk for Lead Paint Homes built prior to the 1978…

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LEAD PAINT: Understanding the History and Lingering Effects of this Public Health Crisis

The United States of America has a long and troubled history with the use of lead-based paint, and the repercussions of this dangerous industry remain a serious threat to millions of Americans today. In order to properly understand the risks of lead poisoning and ensure that you and your family avoid exposure to toxic levels of lead, it is important to look back at the history of this material, its uses, and why it remained…

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