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Jackie Fedeli

What Are Hip Recall Symptoms?

In the past few years, a number of metal-on-metal hip implants have been recalled due to high early failure rates.   A failed hip replacement can often lead to metal poisoning. The metal poisoning occurs when the metal hip components grind […]

Michael Monheit

Deaths Linked To Thoratec Heart System

A safety advisory was released by Thoratec Corp. regarding the use of the pocket controller for its mini heart pump after four patients died and five other patients suffered injury. Also included in the safety advisory is updated information and labeling […]

Jackie Fedeli

Another Settlement for Metal on Metal Hip Lawsuits

Earlier this week, Medical device manufacture, Biomet, proposed a settlement to compensation patients who sustained injuries and needed additional surgery as a result of a Biomet hip implant. Plaintiff’s Attorney, Thomas Anapol, of Anapol Schwartz and his co-lead counsel, Mark […]

Allison Quering

Proposed Settlement Reached in Biomet Metal Hip Litigation

Anapol Schwartz partner Thomas Anapol reached a global settlement agreement with Biomet Inc. this week in the M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip implant multidistrict litigation (MDL), along with Co-Lead Counsel Mark Lanier, on behalf of all claimants filed in the MDL. […]

Michael Monheit

Class 1 Recall of Stryker Orthopaedics ShapeMatch Cutting Guide

In April, Stryker Corporation initiated a Class I recall of ShapeMatch Cutting Guides, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The device is intended to be used as single-use, disposable cutting guides for use during surgical instrumentation to […]

Michael Monheit

Stryker Spine issues Class 1 Recall of OASYS Midline Occiput Plate

The Stryker orthopedic company is once again under FDA scrutiny after the release of a class 1 recall due to increasing fracture reports regarding their OASYS Midline Occiput Plate. The OASYS system, used to treat patients suffering from spinal problems, has been cited by the […]

Michael Monheit

DePuy Orthopaedics Fracture of Device: LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a safety alert for certain orthopedic devices manufactured by the DePuy Orthopedics company. The LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component, intended to replace the middle shaft, top, bottom, or total femur in […]

Michael Monheit

DePuy Recalls LPS Knee Revision Device

DePuy Orthopaedics issued a Class 1 Recall of its Limb Preservation System (LPS) Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component on July 11, 2013 because the female component of the device has the potential to fracture at the dovetail while a patient walks. DePuy advised distributors, […]

Emily Ashe

Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure and What to Do

A defective metal hip requires a person to take action fast to avoid corrosion of the implant, metal poisoning and further damage to the surrounding muscle, tissue and bone.

Michael Monheit

The New Battlefield for Medical Device Litigation

Lawyers representing victims of Medtronic’s Infuse Bone Graft device are trying a new strategy to circumvent the 2008 Supreme Court ruling protecting medical device companies from personal…