Articles Posted in Podcast

Exactech Plastic LinersExactech Inc. has been in business since 1985. The company focuses on developing products for joint replacements, including hip, knee, and ankle replacements.

Exactech’s components for joint replacement have been useful, and may have performed well over the years. However, in June of 2021, Exactech Inc. had to issue a series of recalls for several different plastic liner implants that fit within the normal artificial hip, knee, and ankle replacements because they caused a great deal of problems for patients.

Posted in:
Published on:
Updated:

Metal-on-metal artificial hip devices have been available for more than twenty years. Years ago, product manufacturers thought that metals like titanium, cobalt, and chromium used in the construction of artificial hips would last a lot longer than the regular shelf life of other artificial hips using plastics and ceramic materials, particularly for athletes and active people. Unfortunately, those metals have caused many problems, like metallosis, which happens when metal particles grind away from the artificial hip and leach into the bloodstream and surrounding tissue, causing pseudotumors, high levels of metal in the blood, and other problems.

Various manufacturers developed different metal-on-metal artificial hips. In most cases, it did not go well for the thousands of patients who had hip replacement surgery. Hundreds of thousands of those patients have subsequently become plaintiffs in litigation against all those companies. 

CPAP Machine Recall
CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines are used to alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea and other conditions. Millions of people rely on those devices to keep their airways open throughout the night so that they can get a good night’s rest and avoid other health issues. Recently, the Phillips family of companies issued a massive recall for several CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines.

In this conversation, Attorney Clay Hodges gets into the details of the CPAP Recall. Between three and four million machines have been affected by it, and it could take a year or more to repair or replace them all. This subject is very important, so if you or anyone you know uses any of these devices, tune in to this episode to find out more!

Posted in:
Published on:
Updated:

The HIV medication tenofovir has been prescribed for years to delay the progression of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Studies are now showing serious problems from this medication, including toxicity to kidneys, bone loss, and bone injury. Join us on this episode to learn more about tenofovir and its problems.

We are joined by my friend and fellow product liability lawyer, Whitney Butcher, an attorney with Hilliard Martinez & Gonzales. Whitney has a long history of representing individuals injured by harmful medications and defective medical devices. In today’s conversation, we discuss tenofovir and the brand-name medications (like Truvada) that have been developed from this compound, the problems that have been discovered, and the litigation that has followed.

Posted in:
Published on:
Updated:

Paraquat is a popular chemical used as a pesticide for many farms and vineyards in the United States. Unfortunately, many consumers are unaware of the harmful and deadly effects this toxic chemical can have on their health. 

In this conversation, Clay Hodges shares the inside scoop on Paraquat and reveals the many deadly side effects this product can have. If you or anyone you know has come in contact with this chemical, tune into this episode to learn more!

1517736530099-300x300

We all try to be conscious of what we eat, so shouldn’t we be conscious of what medical devices are implanted in our bodies? Unfortunately, most people can’t make sense of the millions of adverse events filed with the FDA. 

Today’s guest, Madris Kinard, left the FDA after years of seeing patients not get the data they need and started Device Events. Device Events is a subscription-based service that provides stakeholders with accessible information on products. Join Clay Hodges in this interview for more information on the gaps in the FDA, changes being made, and what Device Events does differently.

Posted in:
Published on:
Updated:

iStock-177783057-1-300x200In this week’s episode, Clay’s friend and former client shares her experience from recovering from not one, but three hip replacement surgeries. “Amy” discusses her journey from discovering her need for hip replacement surgery, to having the surgery, to how she knew the product was defective, and through her recovery process.

This conversation is full of important information if you have or think you may need a hip replacement. Join Clay Hodges in this episode to learn more about Amy’s experience with a defective hip replacement.

Dr. Jerome HoffmanWhile many of us think critically and “do our own research” when it comes to our healthcare, that often is not enough when the media we consume is inaccurate and driven by profit. Today’s guest, Dr. Jerome Hoffman, is a professor of medicine and emergency medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, who is passionate about the problems of over-diagnosing and over-treating patients. 

Dr. Hoffman discusses the power of profit in the pharmaceutical world and how it impacts our medical treatment. Dr. Hoffman wants to see change in the medical field by teaching people to be more thoughtful and careful about their own healthcare. Join Clay in this insightful and highly informative episode to learn more about what really goes on behind the scenes of American healthcare. 

Posted in:
Published on:
Updated:

Unknown-30Zantac was a popular drug for many years but has now been removed from shelves. If you are  wondering why this once popular heart burn medication is now facing recall and litigation, listen to this podcast episode. 

In this episode Clay Hodges shares the story of Zantac, how successful marketing turned the medication into a blockbuster, and how harmful chemicals eventually forced it off the market. If you or someone you know may have taken Zantac, this episode is full of vital and resourceful information. 

Posted in:
Published on:
Updated:

iStock_000022783055_XXXLarge-200x300As a product liability lawyer, Clay Hodges has seen many cases of failed hip replacements. In this episode, Clay shares insight as to why your artificial hip may be failing and how to recognize evidence that it is. This episode is not medical advice, but is meant to offer insight as to whether or not you should inquire with your doctor about your hip replacement concerns. There are certain red flags that may indicate if your hip replacement is defective or not. If you want to know what the signs of an artificial hip failure may look like, join Clay in this episode.

Show Highlights:

Client Reviews
★★★★★
I was involved in a case for the faulty hip replacements. Clay Hodges represented me. I can't say enough about how much he has helped me. Clay was able to win multiple settlements on my behalf with most of them being the maximum amount able to be awarded. Matt J.
★★★★★
Clay, thank you sir for making a disheartening experience at least palatable, you and your staff were honest, caring and understanding through the entire process of my wife’s hip replacements, while monetary settlements never make the pain and suffering end, it sometimes is the only way people can fight back to right a wrong. J. V.
★★★★★
We are absolutely pleased with how Clay Hodges handled my husband’s hip replacement claim. He always kept us informed of the progress. And, his work resulted in a settlement which we are extremely pleased. Thank you, Clay! Carol L. & Norm L.
Contact Information