DePuy Hip Recall Hits Senior Citizens Hardest

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DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Help Senior Citizens

As our bodies age, our hip joints tends to be more susceptible to physiological conditions such as osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis of the hip joint, and other chronic inflammatory conditions that can lead to the breakdown of the hip joint. Many younger people do not have these chronic health conditions or, if they do, have not had these conditions long enough to develop the need for hip replacement. DePuy actively marketed its hip implant to senior citizens claiming that it would improve physical functioning and increase a senior’s ability to care for themselves. While this may be true for hip implants or hip replacement surgery in general, it certainly is not true for the DePuy hip implant.

Sadly, many senior citizens who are affected by the recall will now face yet another invasive surgery to remove the defective DePuy hip implant. Even more frightening is the fact that the hip recall surgery required to remove a defective DePuy hip implant, carries with it numerous risks such as the risk of infection, blood clots, and even death. In addition, seniors’ primary health insurance is Medicare which is funded by the United States taxpayers. So, the taxpayers through Medicare are paying for the medical bills of DePuy’s hip recall. (Do a link to the blog about who’s going to pay for medical bills)

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Want Justice for Victims

While most senior citizen advocacy groups have always recommended a hip replacement to improve the quality of life for seniors, it is likely some of those same advocacy groups are now regretting that their members are subject to the DePuy hip recall. These defective DePuy hips will ultimately adversely affect senior citizens who have a DePuy hip implant;the very population base these hip implants were intended to help.

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers in NJ and PA

If you are the recipient of a defective DePuy hip implant, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. Our experience defective product and product liability attorneys are eager to help you earn the compensation you need and deserve. The potential complications involved with the implanting of a defective DePuy implant are quite serious and should not be taken lightly. Don’t wait to contact not only your orthopaedic doctor, but an attorney as well.
You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Let the Mininno Law Office team earn you the compensation you need and deserve.

CT Scans Causing Radiation Overdoses

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CT scanners are using unnecessarily high levels of radiation in brain perfusion scans, and causing hairloss, burns, scabs, and other worse complications.
This past Sunday, The New York Times published a story on CT Scans and the damage they may be causing to patients. It seems the scanners are emitting dangerous and harmful levels of radiation when patients are getting CT brain perfusion scans, a scan often used to test for strokes. This particular test is exposing patients to radiation overdoses at levels that can cause burns, scabs, significant hair loss, cancer, or even brain damage.

Last summer, after a large number of radiation overdoses began emerging, the FDA set off an investigation into why patients were being bombarded with excess radiation. They have yet to publish findings.

The New York Times investigation found that , nationwide, upwards of 400 patients received radiation overdoses in only 8 hospitals. Six of those hospitals are located in California. A health official in California believes that more cases will undoubtedly surface once other states begin to look into the issue. The Times determined that it is relatively unclear why the overdoses are taking place.
Blame could fall on the shoulders of the technicians, who are not properly using the equipment, or the manufacturers of the equipment, who provide poor design and inadequate training. GE Healthcare, one manufacturer of the scanner, suggests to technicians higher levels of radiation for clearer images, a practice that one expert said is unjustified and potentially dangerous.

Affected By a Radiation Overdose? Contact the Mininno Law Office

Depending on what further investigation determines is the catalyst for these radiation overdoses, victims could potentially file medical malpractice or product liabilty claims.
Radiation is a dangerous technology that must be handled with extreme care. Four hundred patients in 8 hospitals suffering from excessive radiation levels is proposterous.

If you or a loved believe you are suffering from the effects of a radiation overdose, contact the Mininno Law Office. Our New Jersey medical malpractice and defective product attorneys will help in any way possible to determine if you have a case. Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call us for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

Defective Baby Recliner Recalled By CPSC

On Monday, July 26, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, PA, recalled 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners. The recall comes after reports surfaced of infants being found hanging over the side of the defective recliner, still harnessed in. The device poses entrapment, suffocation, and fall hazards.The CPSC is currently investigating the report of a 4 month old baby girl in Michigan who died in a Nap Nanny that was being used in a crib. She was found hanging over the side of the recliner, even though she was harnessed in, caught between the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper. If you are looking for a new recliner then check out these popular recliner brands.

The Nap Nanny instructions do not reccommend using the product in cribs or confined spaces, or on tables or counter tops. But the harnesses do not seem to be keeping infants in place while in the Nap Nanny. This situation worsens when velcro straps located underneath the Nap Nanny cover are not properly attached to the “D” rings.

Click to see the CPSC’s full report on the defective product.

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The Nap Nanny poses entrapment and suffocation threats, even while infants are still harnessed in.

Have You Been Negatively Affected by a Defective Product?

If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, you must act quickly. A Defective Product or Product Liability Attorney in New Jersey will help determine whether or not your are entitled to compensation. Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call us at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia. Let the Civil Trial Attorneys at the Mininno Law Office help you.