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Defective Hip Litigation Continues On against Zimmer, Smith & Nephew

Defective Hip Litigation Continues On against Zimmer, Smith & Nephew March 12, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Newark,NJ: Every metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturer has been accused of defective design, and because there are two or more articulation points where the metal components can grind against each other, some MOM hip replacements, such as those made by Zimmer and Smith & Nephew, allegedly include an increased risk of metallosis. Lawsuits against both companies also claim they knowingly sold the defective hip implants and knew or should have known the devices would cause problems.
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The Odds Are Stacking Up Against Burn Pit Victims

The Odds Are Stacking Up Against Burn Pit Victims November 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The dismissal of burn pit exposure class action lawsuits against a military contractor at the state level – and the forthcoming appeal – will provide little solace to veterans sickened by the fumes and chemicals originating from military burn pits. This is especially true when one considers the thrust of an amicus curiae brief filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
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Bedbug Victims Bite Back

Bedbug Victims Bite Back November 11, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Baltimore, MD: America has a bed bug problem according to attorney Daniel Whitney from Whitney LLP in Baltimore, Maryland. The veteran attorney and his team of lawyers have successfully resolved hundreds of bedbug lawsuits achieving six figure results on behalf of people who have been ravaged and mauled by the tiny bloodsucking insects.
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Burn Pit Lawsuit Shows How Hard it is to Sue Military Contractors

Burn Pit Lawsuit Shows How Hard it is to Sue Military Contractors September 25, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Baltimore, MD: The US District Court’s dismissal of the multidistrict litigation, In re: KBR, Inc., Burn Pit Litigation is about more than Iraq and Afghanistan burn pits. The exhaustive opinion demonstrates why it is so hard for veterans and their families to sue military contractors when they are hurt because contractors fail to exercise appropriate care in the discharge of their duties. As the nuts and bolts of modern warfare are delegated more frequently to private contractors, this issue is likely to come up again.
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Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems

Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems August 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Baltimore, MD In a controversial ruling, a US District Court judge in Maryland has ruled US Veterans and their families cannot sue KBR contracting for exposing American soldiers to plumes of toxic smoke that emanated from burn pits used to dispose of trash near US military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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FDA Issues Recall on Medtronic Implantable Pain Pumps

FDA Issues Recall on Medtronic Implantable Pain Pumps March 17, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: Six months after Medtronic issued a voluntary recall on certain potentially defective catheters, the Federal Drug Administration has announced an update on a previous recall on two of Medtronic's implantable drug pumps.
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Maryland Employment Lawsuits Revived on Appeal

Maryland Employment Lawsuits Revived on Appeal March 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Greenbelt, MD: A Maryland labor and employment lawsuit against DirecTV LLC (DirecTV) and DirectSat USA, LLC (DirectSat) that was lost for the plaintiffs when a Maryland judge tossed the lawsuit in 2015, has been resurrected on appeal. In January, a three-judge appellate panel determined that plaintiffs indeed had a case and the matter can move forward.
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Government Agencies Release Recommended Warning for Labeling Drug Products Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Government Agencies Release Recommended Warning for Labeling Drug Products Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome February 19, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: Three US government agencies in January released finalized guidance on warning label wording for over-the-counter drugs that contain acetaminophen and labels regarding serious skin conditions such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
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Latest Defective Catheter Takes Its Place in Long Line of FDA Recalls

Latest Defective Catheter Takes Its Place in Long Line of FDA Recalls February 8, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: When it comes to defective catheters causing injury, Bard Peripheral Vascular's recall of its Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath is the latest in a long line of catheter recalls that include the Boston Scientific Corp. Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter and Cook Medical's Shuttle Select Slip-Catheter and Beacon catheters.
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Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Headed to Multidistrict Litigation

Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Headed to Multidistrict Litigation February 4, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Dallas Ft. Worth, Texas: Plaintiffs injured by Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and R3 hip replacement implant failure filed a petition on February 1 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate all pending federal BHR and R3 cases in a single venue or courthouse.
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