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Initial Conference in Bair Hugger Hip and Knee Infection Lawsuits set for February 18

The federal judge overseeing the consolidated knee and hip infection lawsuits against the makers of the Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket recently announced that she will meet with attorneys from both sides for the first time on February 18. … Read more

More Complications after Hip Replacement Surgery at Small or Rural Hospitals

For the second time in less than one year, a high-volume study has concluded that patients who undergo hip replacement or other joint replacement surgery at a small-volume or rural hospital are much more likely to suffer serious complications or … Read more

X-Rays may not Show Hip Arthritis

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that hip and knee replacements for patients with osteoarthritis cost roughly $13.7 billion every year in the United States, and that an additional $28.5 billion is spent on hospital expenditures … Read more

JPML to Decide on Bair Hugger Hip, Knee Infection Lawsuit MDL

Today, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) is set to convene at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Louisiana to hear arguments for and against the formation of several multidistrict litigations (MDLs). One of these proposed … Read more

JPML to Consider Formation of Warming Blanket MDL on December 3

One month from today, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will decide whether all lawsuit filed regarding alleged injuries and infections caused by Bair Hugger warming blankets will be centralized before a single judge for pretrial proceedings. When multiple … Read more

Another Potential Hip Replacement Surgery Risk: Heart Attack

With so much recent attention on the high rates of implant failure and serious injury seen in patients who receive metal-on-metal hip implants, most hip replacement patients are likely focused on making sure they get the right kind of implant. … Read more

Alabama Woman files Bair Hugger Lawsuit after Hip Replacement Infection

Our defective hip lawyers have recently seen an increase in lawsuits filed by hip replacement patients who believe a Bair Hugger forced air warming system introduced bacteria into their surgical wounds and caused them serious infections and other injuries. A … Read more

Another Hip Replacement Danger: Hospital-Acquired Infections

In recent years, significant attention has been placed on potentially dangerous or defective hip replacement systems. These allegedly defective hips are usually metal-on-metal in construction, and friction can cause tiny shards of metal to slough off and cause infections, premature … Read more

Medicare focuses on Knee, Hip Replacements to evaluate new Payment Changes

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that they would be focusing on knee and hip replacement procedures as they evaluated a new approach to paying hospitals for their services. In a press release, Health and … Read more

New Zimmer Hip Recall

In recent years, multiple potentially defective hip implants have been recalled. Most of these recalls were issued to address metal-on-metal hip systems when it was determined that they were vulnerable to corrosion and fretting which led to serious side effects … Read more