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DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit News: Plaintiffs Attorney Alleges J&J Pursued Profits Over Safety; Asks for as Much as $180 Million in Damages


Los Angeles, Calif (PRWEB) March 01, 2013

As the jury deliberates over a verdict in the nations first DePuy ASR hip lawsuit to go to trialof potentially thousandsthe Rottenstein Law Group responds to the plaintiffs attorneys assertion during closing arguments that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics knew the recalled ASR hip replacement implant was defective but continued to sell the device.

Attorneys for Loren Kransky, 65, of South Dakota, allege that the faulty design of the ASR caused metal ions, created by friction between the ball and cup of the hip implant, to enter Kranskys bloodstream. They also allege that the devices poor design made it extremely difficult for Kransky to walk without immense pain. They are asking for $ 338,000 for medical expenses and $ 5 million for Kranskys pain and suffering. For punitive damages, Kranskys attorneys are asking for between two and five percent of Johnson & Johnsons net worth, or between $ 72 million and $ 172 million, according to Bloomberg.*

Evidence throughout the trial has indicated that DePuy executives allegedly were made aware of the ASRs particular inclination toward failure, said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. It was shown through testimony from DePuy employees, in addition to company emails. The jury has a lot to work with, but the hope is that Mr. Kranskyand the thousands of others whose trials are pendingwill ultimately receive the compensation for their alleged injuries that they deserve.

The Rottenstein Law Group encourages hip implant recipients to download an informational brochure from this website to learn more about the DePuy ASR and lawsuits.

DePuy is currently a defendant in more than 10,000 lawsuits nationwide, most of which are part of a multidistrict litigation, which is a consolidation of federal cases for pretrial proceedings (MDL-2197). The ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System, which went on the market in 2005, were recalled in August 2010 following reports of high failure rates. DePuy said at the time of the recall that the ASR hip replacement system has a 12 percent failure rate, but an Australian device registry found that failure rate to be closer to 40 percent, according to Bloomberg.**

*bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/j-j-profit-pursuit-led-to-defective-hip-lawyer-argues.html

**bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-08/j-j-president-visited-hip-surgeon-pre-recall-jury-told.html

About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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321 W. 44th Street

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New York NY 10036

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Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Scheduling of Case Management Conference in New Jersey State Litigation


New York, NY (PRWEB) February 23, 2013

Stryker hip lawsuits stemming from the recent recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck hip stems are moving forward in a consolidated litigation now underway in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County. According to court documents, Judge Brian R. Martinotti, who is overseeing the New Jersey state litigation, has scheduled a case management conference for March 19, 2013. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)

We are pleased to see this litigation moving forward. We have heard from numerous individuals affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate recall who have suffered premature failure of their implant and other debilitating complications, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Stryker hip lawsuit evaluations to individuals who suffered metallosis, hip implant failure and other complications, related to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall.

Stryker Hip Recall

All of the lawsuits pending in the New Jersey litigation were filed in the wake of the Stryker Rejuvenate recall, which was announced in July 2012. According to the company, data indicates the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems are prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. In its most recent recall update, Stryker advised patients affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate recall to undergo metal ion testing and cross sectional imaging, even if they are not experiencing any problems with their hip. According to the company, there have been reports of patients without symptoms who experienced high levels of metal ions in their blood and/or adverse local tissue reactions.*

Stryker also recently announced that it had retained Broadspire Services, Inc., a third-party claims administrator, to work directly with patients to manage medical claims and address out-of-pocket costs relating to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall.** Bernstein Liebhard LLP is advising patients that they should consider speaking with an attorney before they begin a Broadspire Stryker claim, as any information they disclose in the course of the claims process could be used as evidence in their Stryker hip lawsuit.

In addition to the Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits pending in New Jersey Superior court, a number of claims stemming from the recall have been filed in federal courts throughout the country. On February 19th, a plaintiff in one of those lawsuits requested that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Mutidistrict Litigation transfer all federally-filed claims to the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota for pretrial proceedings. According to the Motion for Transfer, at least 30 Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits have been filed in 12 federal districts since Stryker announced the Rejuvenate recall . The Motion also points out that some 53,000 Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem units were produced by Stryker after the components were brought to market in 2008, and asserts that many more plaintiffs will file similar claims in the future. (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, Case Pending No. 20 (JPML))

Individuals who have suffered hip implant failures, metal poisoning, pain, or revision surgery allegedly due to the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II components may be entitled to file a Stryker hip lawsuit seeking compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages.

A wealth of information regarding the Stryker Rejuvenate recall is available at Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website. Free lawsuit evaluations can be obtained by calling 877-779-1414.

*literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_23.pdf

**literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_22.pdf

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

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New York, New York 10016

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Goldberg & Goldberg Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf of a 91 year-old Alzheimer's Patient Who Froze to Death Outside a Retirement Community

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 08, 2013

On February 6, 2013, Ian R. Alexander of the Chicago law firm of Goldberg & Goldberg filed a wrongful death case in the Circuit Court of Cook County, 13 L 1318, on behalf of the Estate of Genevieve Klimczak who died on February 12, 2012. Ms. Klimczak was a resident of McHenry Villa, a self described retirement community offering 24 hour a day securityso residents can leave the worries of living alone behind them. McHenry Villa and Home Instead, Inc. have been named as defendants in the lawsuit. McHenry Villa is located at 3516 W. Waukegan Road in McHenry, Illinois.

According to court documents, on February 12, 2012, Genevieve Klimczak a 91 year old resident of McHenry Villa with Alzheimers disease was allowed to elope from her room at McHenry Villa and walk out of the building through a self-locking door that could not be opened from the outside. Ms. Klimczaks body was found the next morning by employees of McHenry Villa. The temperature overnight was as low as 7 degrees Fahrenheit. At the time, Ms Klimczak was being attended by caregivers from Home Instead, Inc. Ms. Klimczak is survived by her nephews, Donald Lorenz and John Lorenz, and her niece, Evelyn Marthalar.. Mrs. Klimczak was a lifelong resident of the Chicago area.

Goldberg & Goldberg is a Chicago law firm that concentrates its practice in representing the victims of Medical Malpractice and other complex personal injury litigation. To date, Goldberg & Goldberg has obtained in excess of 150 separate verdicts and settlements in excess of $ 1 million with an aggregate recovery total in excess of $ 1 billion. According to Ian Alexander, Our senior citizens, especially those with memory impairment issues, are to be cherished. Allowing Ms. Klimczak to leave her room, exit McHenry Villa and freeze to death is unacceptable. The Klimczak family and the public in general rely on facilities like McHenry Villa to protect their loved ones. Ms. Klimczak should not have spent her last hours freezing to death on a sidewalk.

Please contact Ian R. Alexander at 312-368-0255 with any questions.







San Bernardino Tour Bus Accident Lawsuit Information is Now Provided Through a No Cost Injury Hotline Set Up by San Bernardino Wrongful Death Lawyers at Scranton Law Firm


Loma Linda, Ca (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

San Bernardino bus accident lawyers at The Scranton Law Firm are announcing a new No Cost Injury Hotline in response to the recent tragic tour bus accident that has left several people dead and many more injured. According to the Los Angeles Times early reports about the tour bus company suggest that they had a history of maintenance problems with their buses before this accident occurred. Anytime we hear about accidents that maybe could have been avoided we feel like we should do everything we can to help the families. We set up this new No Cost Injury Hotline because there is a strong likelihood that this bus may have had maintenance issues that we part of the cause of this terrible accident, says Dalton of The Scranton Law Firm.

According to reports from the Los Angeles Times the Tijuana-based agency that contracted the bus that flipped on a mountain road near Yucaipa suspended operations Monday as investigators continued to comb the wreckage of the crash, which killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others.

The tour bus, owned by Scapadas Magicas of National City, was operating under a contract with InterBus Tours and Charters, located in a strip mall in an upscale district near Tijuana’s restaurant row. The agency closed its office on Monday, but not before another bus in the morning departed for Knott’s Berry Farm with about 30 passengers.

When we heard that this company continued on with another tour bus departure after this accident we decided to set up the No Cost Injury Hotline Immediately, said Dalton. San Bernardino wrongful death lawyers at Scranton Law Firm are dedicated advocates for accident victims. According to the Los Angeles Times, Citations of the tour buses owned by Scapadas Magicas were numerous and serious enough that the company was placed on a federal watch list that flagged its buses for increased roadside inspections. Bald tires, defective or missing axle parts, and insufficient brake linings were among 59 maintenance violations inspectors found on the firm’s buses in the last two years, U.S. Department of Transportation safety records show.

To learn more about the San Bernardino wrongful death lawyers at Scranton Law Firm please visit their website. To contact an experienced San Bernardino tour bus accident attorney please call the No Cost Injury Hotline at (800) 400-8742.







GranuFlo Lawsuit Update: Motion for Consolidation Filed

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 26, 2013

The Thompson Law Firm reports that plaintiffs have filed a motion to consolidate all federally-filed lawsuits involving GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, a Dec. 13 Reuters article reports.* Those two products, used in dialysis patients, are the subject of 37 pending federal lawsuits in at least ten states, alleging that the dialysis concentrates caused serious cardiopulmonary injuries, according to a brief filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Now, court papers indicate that at least two different defective drug law firms have requested consolidation in Alabama, Massachusetts or Mississippi. (In re Fresenius GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Dialysate Litigation, MDL no. 2428)

GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are used in dialysis, a medical procedure performed to clean the blood of people whose kidneys cannot do this on their own. The nations top supplier of dialysis machines and disposable products is Fresenius Medical Care, the maker of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. According to [The New York Times, these two products contain more of an active ingredient than competing products. Many doctors administering the drugs didnt realize this, potentially leading to inappropriate use of GranuFlo and NaturaLytewhich were implicated in 941 cases of cardiac arrest inside Fresenius clinics in 2010, the Times reports.

In November of 2011, Fresenius sent an internal memo explaining this to doctors in its own proprietary dialysis centers; however, The Times reports that at that time, Fresenius did not issue the same warning to competing dialysis centers that used GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. It wasnt until March of 2012after the problem was exposed by an anonymous report to the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationthat Fresenius issued the same warning to other centers, according to the Times. The FDA is still investigating whether the failure to warn outside clinics by Fresenius was a violation of federal law, the Times reports, but has issued a safety recall on the products.

Its not clear how many patients may have been at risk between the internal memo and the March FDA action, but court papers** say attorneys have received thousands of inquiries from families across the United States, and that there are more than 350,000 dialysis patients in the country.

I expect that Fresenius may face hundreds or even thousands of GranuFlo lawsuits, said attorney H. Lee Thompson. Patients who suffered cardiac arrest during or shortly after dialysis may be able to recover financial compensation for the loss of a loved one, lost income, medical bills and other losses.

About Thompson Law Firm

To learn more about your rights and potential legal options, call the Thompson Law Firm today. Led by experienced defective product lawyer H. Lee Thompson, the Thompson Law Firm represents patients and their families from across Ohio. For a free consultation, fill out the online form at http://www.thethompsonlawfirm.com/ohio-dialysis-attorney/ or call us toll-free at 1-888-536-1373.

*reuters.com/article/2012/12/13/fmc-lawsuits-idUSWEB171120121213

**Interested party response of plaintiffs seeking transfer & coordination of actions to the Southern District of Mississippi, or, in the alternative, the Northern District of Alabama (MDL 2428)







Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Rottenstein Law Group is troubled by Johnson & Johnson officials admission of vaginal mesh failure rates of at least 20 percent


(PRWEB) January 14, 2013

The Rottenstein Law Group is troubled by a Johnson & Johnson officials testimony in a vaginal mesh trial that a prototype of a vaginal mesh implant failed in 20 percent of women within six months before the device even went to market in 2005, as reported in a Jan. 11 Bloomberg article.

J&J subsidiary Ethicon is currently in New Jersey Superior Court in Atlantic City defending a case (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10) brought by Linda Gross, 47, of South Dakota, who alleges that the company failed to adequately warn of the risks associated with the Gynecare vaginal mesh implanted to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Gross alleges that she received 18 surgeries to repair damage following the 2006 implantation of her Gynecare Prolift. This is the first of 1,800 vaginal mesh lawsuits set to go to trial.

Scott Ciarrocca, a project leader for Ethicon, testified that the company also discovered that 27 percent of the Gynecare Prolift devices failed within a year, according to the Bloomberg article.

Women who received a vaginal mesh implant trusted that the device would help them, not harm them, said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. Those who believe their vaginal mesh has harmed them should contact RLG today. We can help them evaluate if they have a case.

Rottenstein Law Group maintains a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Center that provides updates on surgical mesh lawsuits and settlements, and features a free vaginal mesh informational brochure.

J&J is not the only vaginal mesh manufacturer involved in vaginal mesh lawsuits, many of which have been consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL-2327). C.R. Bard (MDL-2187), American Medical Systems (MDL-2325), Boston Scientific (MDL-2326) and Coloplast (MDL-2387) are also defendants in vaginal mesh lawsuits. All of those are involved in pre-trial consolidation under Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia.

About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

Contact:

The Rottenstein Law Group, LLP

Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.

321 W. 44th Street

# 804

New York NY 10036

(212) 933-9500 (office phone)

(212) 933-9980 (facsimile)

rochelle (at) rotlaw (dot) com

http://www.rotlaw.com

http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuitcenter.us/







Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuit Website Launched by Bernstein Leibhard LLP to Inform Public about Potential Da Vinci Surgery Complications


New York, New York (PRWEB) January 13, 2013

Bernstein Liebhard LLP has launched a new da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuit website to inform the public about potential complications associated with the da Vinci Surgical System. Individuals who suffered a serious injury following a hysterectomy, prostatectomy or other procedure that involved the da Vinci robot may be entitled to financial compensation for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

We have received a number of inquiries from patients who suffered serious injuries during robotic surgery procedures that involved the da Vinci device. This new website will provide alleged victims of da Vinci surgery complications with important information about their legal rights, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free, no obligation da Vinci Robot lawsuit evaluations to individuals who suffered:


Surgical burns and tears to arteries and other blood vessels
Surgical burns and tears to vital organs
Excessive bleeding
Cut ureters
Bowel Injuries
Additional procedures to correct injuries that occurred during robotic surgery
Death

Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuits

Approved for sale in the U.S. in 2000, the da Vinci robot is marketed by Intuitive Surgical, and is used in a wide range of laparoscopic surgeries, including hysterectomies, gall bladder removal, prostate removal, heart surgeries, and thyroid procedures. The machine is intended to give surgeons more range of movement in minimally invasive procedures. However, a Seattle Times investigation recently revealed that, while the da Vinci Surgery Robot has been enthusiastically adopted by hospitals seeking to increase market share, critics of the technology have raised concerns that the da Vinci Robot is being overused, without any evidence that it provides patients with additional benefits over traditional laparoscopy. The Seattle Times also noted that a growing number of da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuits allege patients sustained severe injuries, including surgical burns and organ damage, in procedures involving the device.*

Patients who suffered surgical burns, organ damage, or other serious injuries allegedly due to the da Vinci Surgical System may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing a da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.

*seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2018631542_robot08m.html

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP

10 East 40th Street

New York, New York 10016

(877) 779-1414

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