The first DePuy ASR bellwether trial in the consolidated California state court litigation was scheduled to begin this month in San Francisco Superior Court before the Honorable Richard Kramer. Read the rest of this entry »
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A recent study sponsored by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center and conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute is a first of its kind study to measure the performance of drivers who used manually texting while driving vs. voice to text apps while driving. The results show no real benefit in the use of voice to text apps over traditional manual texting.
ABC and CBS News are reporting that the US Food and Drug Administration has recalled “a couple” of technical experts to help investigate the hepatitis outbreak in Hawaii for a possible link to the dietary supplement OxyElite Pro. The FDA is prioritizing the work of its investigators who have not been furloughed to investigate matters that require immediate attention.
In addition, the federal government has recalled furloughed workers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate recent outbreaks of disease, including to investigate if there is a link between cases of hepatitis and use of the dietary supplement OxyElite Pro.
On August 23, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report on occupational fatalities and age in the United States, analyzing Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data from 2003 to 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
A woman recently filed suit against Howmedica Osteonics Corporation d/b/a Stryker Orthopaedics seeking compensation for injuries caused by the failures of her Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Systems for both her left and right hips. John David Hart of the Law Offices of John David Hart and Ellen Relkin of Weitz & Luxenberg, are the attorneys representing this Plaintiff in the lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division: Bergen County. Read the rest of this entry »
An article published in March 2013 by the British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery references a recent study of Stryker Rejuvenate implants. The study followed 191 patients with Rejuvenate stems that were implanted between January 2010 and January 2012. Fourteen of those patients required revision surgery due to increased pain and formation of an avascular pseudo capsule due to corrosion at the neck-stem junction. Read the rest of this entry »
The Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are single-use, disposable cutting guides intended to help a surgeon mark the bone before cutting during a total knee replacement surgery. The guides ultimately assist the surgeon in the positioning of the total knee replacement components. Read the rest of this entry »
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – John David Hart of the Law Offices of John David Hart in Fort Worth, Texas, Harold Eisenman of Harold Eisenman, P.C. in Houston, Texas and Wilbert J. Saucier, Jr. of Wilbert J. Saucier, Jr., Inc. in Pineville, Louisiana have settled an oilfield accident lawsuit on behalf of 29-year-old Michael Shelton. Read the rest of this entry »
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the number of traffic fatalities in 2011 fell 1.9% to 32,367. Based on data released by the NHTSA in December 2012, the number of traffic fatalities has been steadily declining in recent years. The 2011 number marks the lowest number of traffic fatalities since 1949 and a 26% decline since 2005. The NHTSA reported that fatalities in crashes involving drunk driving declined 2.5% in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enacted a new rule that revised the hours of service (HOS) safety requirements for commercial truck drivers. The rule was aimed at preventing fatigue-related truck crashes and helping save lives. The new HOS regulations became effective on February 27, 2012, but two provisions, limitations on minimum 34 hours restarts and rest breaks, were given a July 1, 2013 compliance date. Read the rest of this entry »