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Emily Beeson

Hernia mesh implants still causing injuries to patients

Media attention has focused recently on problems with surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. A few years ago, the surgical mesh in the news was that used to repair hernias. Egerton Law continues to […]

Emily Beeson

DePuy to accept hip implant claims dating up to Jan. 30, 2015

DePuy Orthopaedics has recently announced it will begin accepting claims from ASR hip implant recipients who underwent revision surgery between August 31, 2013 and January 30, 2015.  Even if you do not have a lawyer representing you at this time, […]

Emily Beeson

DePuy ASR implant conference postponed

Those DePuy ASR hip implant recipients who have not yet received a settlement are waiting for news from the federal court. The Ohio judge hearing the DePuy ASR cases postponed a January 30, 2015 conference due to weather conditions preventing […]

Lawrence Egerton

DePuy Pinnacle case still awaiting new trial date

Recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant must wait a while longer before resolving their claims. The DePuy Pinnacle hip device was never recalled, but was taken off the market in 2012. Thousands of lawsuits from across the nation have […]

Pierce Egerton

Dependence On Painkillers Complicates Knee Replacement Surgery

Drug dependence. It’s a serious risk for anyone suffering with pain. In my practice I’ve seen it happen time and time again to people who never imagined they could ever fall into the…

Pierce Egerton

Keeping Medical Products Safe — Is FDA Up to the Challenge?

Can U.S. citizens rely on the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to adequately oversee the safety of medical products used in this country? The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the…

Lawrence Egerton

Query: What do Bernie Madoff, Carlos Irwin Estevez, and William Weldon have in common?

Who are they?
Bernie needs no introduction, as he pulled off the largest and longest running Ponzi scheme in history. Madoff “news” is still in the media daily.
Carlos Irwin Estevez is…

Lawrence Egerton

Cobalt poisoning poses very real risk to DePuy hip implant patients

Along with the pain, swelling, surgical complications and other problems facing DePuy hip implant patients, another serious health threat is cobalt poisoning, or cobaltism. Thousands of patients…

Lawrence Egerton

Metallosis: One danger of DePuy hip implant failure

One of the complications that patients with a defective DePuy Orthopaedics hip implant may face is metallosis, a condition in which metal particles build up in the tissue around the implanted joint….

Lawrence Egerton

DePuy hip implant replacement: One patient’s ordeal

After hip replacement surgery in February 2008, Kim Horbas was mobile and pain-free. But by the summer, her hip began to make a clicking sound when she walked.
“It got louder and louder, so…