Is your hospital safe?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on August 18, 2015
Not all hospitals are the same. In fact, one recent study showed patients who undergo common surgeries are safer at busy hospitals that perform the procedures regularly. Hospital surgical volume matters An article published in U.S. News and World report has shed the light on a little-known surgical risk: inexperience. Extrapolating data from Medicare...
Stryker Agrees to $1.4 Billion Hip Implant Settlement
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on November 12, 2014
Stryker has agreed to compensate thousands of individuals affected by recalled hip implants—setting aside $1.4 billion to cover costs of the settlement. The affected implants are the ABG II Modular Hip System and the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. Bloomberg news reports the medical device manufacturer “will pay a base amount of $300,000 per case...
Doctor Error in Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice on June 17, 2014
All artificial hip replacements carry some risks, including wear of the component parts, breakage of the device itself, and risk of adverse side effects such as nerve damage or joint pain. These risks can increase if the hip replacement procedure is not performed properly. For this reason, if you feel pain or other side...