Personal Injury Lawyers: Medical Device Maker Agrees to Pay Penalty for Selling Unapproved Devices

Personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates, P.C. have recently come across news stating that Globus Medical Inc., a spinal implant manufacturer, will pay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration $1 million in penalties for selling its NuBone Osteoinductive Bone Graft product after the FDA rejected the device in 2009. The FDA learned that Globus was distributing the NuBone Osteoinductive, despite being told that the medical device was not substantially equivalent (NSE) to legally-marketed products, during a September 2010 inspection. The company also ignored multiple warnings given by the FDA to stop selling the device, according to a … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Dentist Gets Jail Time for Paper-Clip Root Canals

A dentist in Massachusetts has been sentenced to a year in prison after it was discovered he was performing root canals with paper clips! He faced assualt and battery charges in addition to charges of witness intimidation. He also faced charges of Medicaid Fraud in the amount of $130,000. For years, despite a suspension, Dr. Michael Clair was filing claims with the government agency using the names of fellow dentists, all colleagues from his practice. Medical malpractice attorneys are astounded that a medical professional would stoop to such despicable means to make money. The Michael Clair Special: A Pretty Penny for a Paper-Clip … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Attorneys Win Large Verdict for New York Family

Recently, a New York jury awarded a family $510,000 after negligence in the delivery room led to birth injury, oxygen deprivation, and brain damage for young Xzavier Hyman. Doctor Veers from Standard of Care and Causes Permanent Damage Dr. Paul Heltzer and the Staten Island University Hospital were found responsible for the speech probelms, learning disabilities, and reduced life expectancy that Xzavier now faces due to the extended period of time he went without oxygen on the day of his birth. Dr. Heltzer broke Xzavier's mother's water prematurely, while labor was still progressing quite slowly. He then administered dosages of the … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Attorneys Sue Texas Hospital For Negligence

The Columbia Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) in McKinney, Texas is being sued by birth injury attorneys for releasing and sending home a pregnant woman while she was in labor. Plaintiff Wendy Cherry filed the birth injury lawsuit in February, seeking compensation for damages related to her early release that forced her to deliver her daughter Emma at home. Cherry reported to MCM on February 4th, the day she had gone into active labor. She told staff members she was suffering from a "sudden onset of severe pelvic pain." She requested treatment for the symptoms, but was released without a proper medical screening, and without being … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help When Doctors Act Negligently

Childbirth, though a painful and difficult process, should be a beautiful and profound experience for parents. That is why there are doctors who study and are strictly trained in gynecology, obstetrics, and childbirth. But mistakes in the delivery room can be irreversible, and in worst case scenarios, fatal. It is when these mistakes occur that birth injury attorneys will be necessary. What are the Most Common Birth Injuries Birth Injuries that commonly occur include Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy, face paralysis, bruises and swelling, Shoulder Dystocia, and brain damage. These injuries are generally brought on by oxygen deprivation and … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice After the Hospital Also A Problem

During a football game, when a player drops the ball or fumbles a hand-off, the team could lose a couple yards, turn over the ball for an interception, or simply return to the line of scrimmage to re-do the play. But in the world of medicine, when a doctor drops the ball, consequences are much more severe. Lives could be lost or irreversibly changed for the worse. That is why patient hand-offs must be handled with the greatest of care. Research to Improve Post-Hospitalization Treatment Martin Chieng Were, M.D., M.S., a Regenstrief Institute investigator and assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Keep Debunking Tort Reform Myths!

A key issue in the tort reform debate involves "defensive medicine." Supporters of medical malpractice litigation reform claim that "defensive medicine," usually in the form unnecessary and preemptive testing, is largely due to a widespread physician fear of lawsuits. They claim that these tests drive up the costs of health care, and that reducing a doctor's chances of being sued would simultaneously reduce the occurrences of defensive medicine, and thus reduce the costs of health care. However, a recent study performed out of the University of Iowa and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (the nation's largest philanthropy devoted to … [Read more...]

New Jersey Nursing Home Exposé: Stratord Nursing & Convalescent Center

As nursing home abuse lawyers practicing in Philadelphia and New Jersey, it is important that we help educate readers on nursing home abuse and the safety of the local nursing homes. Today we want to share the importance of researching and reviewing nursing home inspections. The Department of Health and Senior Service’s Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing" conduct routine inspections of New Jersey Nursing Homes. A review of these published reports can help identify care facilities with a pattern of abuse and neglect. Stratford Nursing & Convalescent Center Today, we are reporting on the Stratford Nursing & … [Read more...]

Tip #7 for Bedsore Prevention

This nursing home abuse lawyer blog will post information regarding tip #7 for nursing home abuse and bedsore prevention. So far, we have had positive feedback from many nursing home patients and their families regarding these tips. We hope this nursing home abuse tip series has helped prevent bed sores or pressure ulcers in nursing home patients. As we always say, "Prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to preventing bed sores and pressure ulcers in nursing homes." Tip #7 for Preventing Bed Sores or Pressure Ulcers The seventh tip that nursing home abuse lawyers offer as simple as it is important. Proper hydration can … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Affects Canada and Elsewhere

As a NJ and PA DePuy hip recall lawfirm, we have posted information about the DePuy hip recall for patients here in the U.S. However, the U.S. is not the only country with pending DePuy hip recall lawsuits. DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Busy Everywhere DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, marketed its DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Imlplant System and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems worldwide, and all are included in the recall. In December of 2010, about 1,500 Canadian patients who had DePuy hip replacements filed a DePuy class action lawsuit in the courts in Quebec, Calgary, Alberta, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Montreal. DePuy … [Read more...]