Category Archives: News

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

New Medical Device Tracking and ID Site Launched by FDA

Earlier this week, the FDA launched a new website which is aimed at helping patients learn more about whether medical devices they use may have defects or pose risks to their health. This new website is called AccessGUDID (Global Unique … Read more

Hip Replacement for 90-Somethings?

Though most people likely expect hip replacement patients to be of advanced age, it is probable that they don’t consider these patients to be 90 years old or older. However, a recent article featured in the Health section of U.S. … Read more

More Patients getting Hip Implants

Despite nearly constant headlines about defective hip lawsuits and failed hip replacement systems, the number of patients undergoing hip replacement surgeries has nearly doubled in the United States in recent years. In January, the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics … Read more

FDA Clears Device which may Reduce Hip Implant Problems

Last week, Intellijoint Surgical Inc. announced that the FDA has approved its product, Intellijoint Hip™, for use in the United States. Intellijoint Hip™ is the company’s flagship product, which helps surgeons to better fit and implant artificial hip joints. The … Read more