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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury Products Liability by Michele Bowman  
Another Hip Replacement Suit Added Against Dupuy

DePuy Orthopaedics continues to be sued for its hip replacement devices. One type – the Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) – has already attracted lawsuits across the country based on allegations that it fails too soon and causes metal to enter patients’ bloodstream. Now it must defend another metal ball and socket device, the Pinnacle.   Virginia Man Struggles with Revisions Personal injury law firm Alonso Krangle on Apr. 15 announced that it had filed a new suit in the Dallas multidistrict …

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High School Football Player Wins $11.5M for Concussion

A jury awarded $11.5 million to a former high school football player accusing helmet maker Riddell Sports, Inc. of causing brain injuries he suffered as a teenager. In 2008, during football practice at Trinidad High School in Trinidad, Colo., Rhett Ridolfi, now 22, suffered a concussion. He wasn’t taken to the hospital right away and is now paralyzed on the left side and has severe brain damage. His parents sued Riddell, alleging the helmet was defective and that the company was …

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Girl Wins $7.2 Million for Waterlogged ‘Bionic Ear’

A girl whose cochlear hearing device implant became waterlogged, causing her to receive severe electric shocks leading to convulsions, won a $7.2 million jury award. Breanna Sadler, of Vine Grove, Ky., was 4 years old when her parents decided to have the device surgically implanted. The device, sometimes called a “bionic ear,” is placed into the bone of the skull and wires attach it to a magnet that allows a severely deaf or hearing-impaired person to hear sounds. After the …

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Insurance Dispute Freezes Avandia Victims’ Fund  [Video]

  Lawyers.com videojournalist Matt H. Mayes from Los Angeles reports that a big pharma and insurance legal dispute was allowed to deprive innocent victims of money that they were entitled to and often desperately needed. Tens of thousands of plaintiffs sued GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) claiming its diabetes drug, Avandia, caused serious cardiovascular side effects — including fatal heart attacks. In 2010, the pharrmaceutical giant agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle the claims of thousands of people. Humana, …

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Patient Paralyzed by Toxic MRI Dye Awarded $5 Million

A patient who was given a shot of a contrast dye that left him unable to move won a $5 million verdict against GE Healthcare, the maker of the dye. Paul Decker, a retired Ohio man suffering from kidney disease, was given a single dose of Omniscan, a contrast agent administered before body scans like MRIs to help technicians and doctors read the scans more clearly. Decker developed a condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after the 2005 scan. NSF is …

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