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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Soldiers are often exposed to excessive and potentially hazardous noises on a daily basis. This can result in long-term and extreme cases of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Today’s guest, Chet Sechrest, is a retired member of the Army, a trained Medic, who spent almost three decades as an Army Ranger and later as a member of the Special Forces. Chet shares his own personal experience and gives a unique insight on the susceptibility and vulnerability soldiers have to hazardous noise and hearing loss. To hear more about the issues surrounding this epidemic, tune into this episode of Failed Hips and Harmful Drugs. 

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While mild hearing loss can be a side effect of aging, often people suffer hearing loss from working in loud environments. Military service can be a loud environment. There are environmental factors that can be avoided to protect your hearing. Your ability to hear is important and it can be debilitating to suffer hearing loss. 

Today, Product Liability Attorney Clay Hodges shares how noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can occur, and the litigation emerging from defective earplugs used in the military. To hear more about the impact of noise induced hearing loss and the cases involving Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs, tune in to this episode of Failed Hips and Harmed Drugs. 

There are many factors to consider when taking a product liability case to court, including the financial costs. Even after you win your case, there are litigation and other costs and payments that have to be handled. In today’s podcast, Product Liability Lawyer Clay Hodges talks about how to manage these costs after your lawsuit is won, the financial differences between winning through a settlement or jury trial, and additional expenses that may impact your net award. Tune into this episode of Failed Hips and Harmful Drugs for more on what happens next after your settlement is complete. 

 
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Do you have pain that seems irregular after Hip Surgery? Today’s guest will guide us through the expectations of hip surgery, what it is like to go through the surgery, what rehab is like, and what happens to a person when an artificial hip fails inside the body.

Amy Dougherty a physical therapist on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is the owner of Outer Banks Physical Therapy. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Clay also attended college and Law School. Loved by her patients, she is an outstanding Physical Therapist and will explain how hip surgery impacts your body and what happens to the body when hip surgery fails.

On today’s episode we get to hear from Jeanne Lenzer, a medical investigative journalist. Last year she wrote, The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated, Medical Device Industry, and One Man’s Battle to Survive It. Jeanne has also written for many publications including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Discover, Slate and many more.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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