The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced yesterday that an audit of Honda Motors Company revealed that the company had failed to report at least 1,729 deaths and injuries.  For the past eleven years, Honda reported only half of what the actual numbers are and attributed the discrepancy on "inadvertent data entry and computer errors." This news comes on the heels of several major lawsuits, a US Justice Department investigation and  hearing by the ... read more >>

A settlement has been reached with Stryker Orthopedic in relation to their recalled Rejuvenate and ABGII hip replacement systems that were implanted in patients between 2008 - 2012.  This is an historic announcement and will exceed $1.4 Billion Dollars in compensation to victims of the defective hip implants.  There is a deadline of December 14, 2014 for patients who have not yet filed a claim. If you have a Stryker Hip Implant, call our office today ... read more >>

In perhaps one of the most critical consumer protection initiatives of our time,  Proposition 46, the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014 will be put up for vote in California this November 2014. For too long, Doctor's have been protected by medical negligence damages caps which were set in the 70's.  Preventable injuries and wrongful death claims caused by reckless, irresponsible Doctor's have plagued our State and is now the 3rd leading cause of death ... read more >>

Lawsuits against Stryker Orthopedic for their defective hip replacement system continues nationwide as patients are experiencing serious and ongoing permanent injuries. Stryker hip recall was issued in 2012 after the company realized the Rejuvenate and ABG II systems resulted in major problems in patients. Over 2500 lawsuits have now been filed nationwide on behalf of plaintiffs.  The patients who have received a hip replacement should immediately identify their product and speak with an attorney about whether they qualify ... read more >>

The Department of Health and Human Services reports that there are over 600,000 hysterectomies every year and that 1/3 of women in in the US will have a hysterectomy by the time they turn 60. The FDA recently issued a warning discouraging the use of a laparoscopic power morcellation devices in gynecological surgeries including hysterectomies because of a link between the use of the device and the increased risk of spreading undetected or un-diagnosed cancerous cells throughout the ... read more >>

Use of Morcellators have been linked to cause cancer in removal of uterine growths On April 17, 2014, the FDA issued a warning to doctors and has advised against the use of the surgical device, 'morcellator',  used in thousands of hysterectomies every year. The warning comes on the heels of data and reports that have linked the use of the device to the spread of cancer.  Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest manufacturers of the morcellator devices ... read more >>

We have been notified that there are thousands of victims who are being contacted by someone claiming to be associated with the FDA as part of a scam.  Below is a sample of the type of letter that is being sent. We have also been told that some plaintiffs are being contacted via telephone from a (202) area code and are being asked to send money to an address in Illinois. If you are contacted, please notify ... read more >>

On January 22, 2014, United States Federal District Judge James V. Selna rejected arguments by St. Jude Medical, Inc. and its lawyers that lawsuits relating to the defective Riata leads were preempted by Federal Law.  This ruling allows the cases to move forward and is a victory for consumers. The lawsuits filed on behalf of the plaintiffs seek to recover damages for wrongful death, personal injuries and other damages related to unwarranted shocks, revision/corrective surgeries and other ... read more >>

Metal on metal hip replacement and hip implants have been recalled and known to cause serious injuries and harm in patients. The metal ball and socket grind and cause elevated levels of metals in the blood leading to serious problems. Hip replacement systems and implants have been around for many years.  Unfortunately, so have the complications arising from some of these defective products.  Among one of the most serious types of injuries resulting from the metal-on-metal ... read more >>

Johnson and Johnson announced last month it has reached a proposed settlement which could reach upwards of $2.5 billion dollars, for victims of their recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant. There are nearly 12,000 lawsuits filed across the country, directly related to injuries caused by the DePuy metal-on-metal hip implant.  The proposed $2.5 billion dollar settlement is structured in two parts (A and B).  Part A would offer a starting base of $250,000.00 per each claimant, which would ... read more >>