An Indiana man has filed suit against the maker of an artificial hip implant, claiming that the implant has left him in constant pain and needed to be replaced after implantation. The suit, filed in December, came only a few days after a jury decided to award a massive damage amount in a case involving…

  Drug recalls happen more frequently than any of us would like. We want to be think that the products we consume to heal our bodies are rigorously inspected and are always free of contamination. Despite the rigorous processes in place, mistakes can happen and a flawed product can make its way into the marketplace…

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exists to make sure that drugs are thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness before they’re made available to the public. Reducing the number of ineffective drugs and drug injuries is the goal of the FDA. Many people, especially drug manufacturers and others within the pharmaceutical industry, have long…

Medical malpractice lawyers often have to wear two hats when meeting with clients who have potential claims for medical negligence. First, they must have an understanding of the legal requirements to file suit in medical malpractice cases in Indiana. Medical malpractice attorneys also need to be well versed in a host of different medical specialties to…

Witnesses in a trial are generally restricted to answering questions in terms of what they saw, heard, felt, smelled or tasted. Should a witness venture to express an answer based on her opinion, the opposing attorney will be on his feet and calling objection before she can finish her sentence. Expert witnesses, however, are an…

On March 19, 2015, a man filed suit against Biomet Orthopedics, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The plaintiff asserts personal damages occurred after he received a metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Biomet. Chromium and Cobalt Particles In the suit, the plaintiff states that he received the Magnum Total…

On February 3, 2015, a jury in a Tulsa, Oklahoma concerning a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit, returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff. The jury ordered the defendant, DePuy Orthopedics, to pay the plaintiff $2.5 million in a key hip implant product liability case. The female plaintiff received a DePuy ASR XL metal-on-metal hip implants in 2006…

Medical device manufacturers may face product liability claims when patients are allegedly harmed by the devices that they make and market. The use of laparoscopic power morcellators in fibroid surgery has been allegedly linked to the possible spreading of cancerous tissue. The Food and Drug Administration has taken action on November 24, 2014 to reduce patient risks associated with these…

On Monday, November 3, 2014, medical technologies giant Stryker agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to settle defective hip implant lawsuits filed by injured patients who underwent revision surgeries to remove the implant. The hundreds of lawsuits that have been filed against Stryker stem from two hip implants that Stryker recalled in 2012  due to corrosion and…

While the situations on TV legal dramas always appear shocking and extreme, there are many instances when a normal person may need a personal injury lawyer. You could be entitled to compensation when someone’s negligence caused an injury. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, 64% of all deaths in Indiana in 2009 were caused…

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