Before you accept a settlement offer, talk to your lawyer, ask all the questions you have, read the settlement documents carefully, and make an informed decision.
So should you hire an out of state attorney? This is a question many people must answer, including those injured by a failed medical device or a prescription drug. I have had several clients who were initially skeptical about hiring an attorney who practiced 500 or 2,000 miles away. And I get it. For many […]
I’ve been writing about medical device and prescription drug litigation since 2015. Specifically, I’ve looked at lawsuits involving failed medical devices such as artificial hips, artificial knees, surgical mesh, and others, as well as harmful prescription drugs such as Xarelto, Viagra, Invokana, and Risperdal. Sadly, I never run out of devices or drugs to write […]
I got a desperate phone call the other day. The call came from a man several states away. Let’s call him “Bill.” Bill had hip replacement surgery in 2007. The Depuy ASR artificial hip was implanted. He began to suffer pain eighteen months later, in early 2009, and blood tests showed his cobalt and chromium […]
Harris Sarratt & Hodges Website U.S. Food and Drug Administration Homepage FDA on Medical Devices FDA on Drugs FDA Approved Drug Product Database FDA Manufacturer and Use Facility Device Experience Data Base (MAUDE) FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) ProPublica Patient Safety ConsumerMedSafety.org Pharmed Out. Georgetown Project Educating Public […]
Below are common words, phrases, and names that often pop up in discussions of artificial hips, knees, and other medical devices. These definitions may assist you as you read through the articles on this site. Of course, you are always welcome to contact me directly for further explanation. GENERAL TERMS Bellwether Cases. A representative set of […]