Category: Mass Torts


DePuy Hip Replacement Failures Lead to Massive Recall

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 13, 2011

People with a DePuy ASR hip replacement implant are experiencing a high rate of failure and pain associated with this device, sometimes shortly after surgery.  See New York Times Johnson & Johnson Recalls Hip Implants People with the DePuy ASR have filed lawsuits because, despite reports of injury with this device, the manufacturer failed to inform doctors and patients of the known risks associated with this device and waited to issue a DePuy recall until August 2010. The Manufacturer of the DePuy ASR has Issued a DePuy Recall Due to a High Rate of Failure (Bloomberg). The DePuy ASR is a Metal on Metal (MoM) prosthetic device consisting of a ball and corresponding socket… Read More

Actos Users Beware: Danger of Heart Attacks, Bladder Cancer

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 29, 2011

The dangers of the Type II Diabetes drug Actos have led to a plethora of lawsuits around the United States.  What are the possible side effects of Actos? New or worsening heart problems (including congestive heart failure) Bladder Cancer The side effects are of such a serious nature that a new WARNING was issued by FDA in June 2011.  Here’s a direct quote from the FDA Warning: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Information about this… Read More

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