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Eastern United States Medical Malpractice Headline

Biomet M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Alleges Defective Implant Caused Oregon Woman to Suffer Pain, Undergo Complex and Risky Revision Surgery

July 7, 2012

New York, New York – A lawsuit against the M2a Magnum Hip Implant System manufacturer alleges that excessive shedding of Colbalt and Chromium Biomet causes rejection of the device following surgical implant. Removal of the device is considered high-risk surgery.

$2.4 Million Verdict in Drug Interaction Wrongful Death

October 26, 2011

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – A $2.4 million verdict was awarded to the family of a patient, who died of a drug interaction following total knee arthroplasty, because a psychiatrist failed to monitor the heightened drug interaction between the patient’s regular medications of Clozaril, Anafranil and Ativan, with anesthesia and morphine prescribed in conjunction with the surgery.

Actos and Congestive Heart Failure

August 15, 2012

Washington, D.C. – The FDA has placed a warning label on Actos®, an oral diabetes medication, due to the high incidence of Actos users developing congestive heart failure. The affected patients did not have pre-existing heart conditions. Takeda Pharmaceuticals “has been accused of concealing, or downplaying, the number and the severity of heart problems linked to Actos.”

Verdict: $13.9 million: Jury finds in favor of family in malpractice suit

October 22, 2010

Warren, Ohio – A jury awarded 10-year-old Haley Cobb $13.9 million in a lawsuit alleging her mother’s doctor failed to perform a timely Cesarean-section, depriving Haley of sufficient oxygen and leaving her brain injured with Cerebral Palsy.

Lee family awarded $19.2M in malpractice suit

February 7, 2011

Lee County, Florida – Kierra Smith, who was born prematurely, suffered profound developmental disabilities when the hospital’s neonatal staff administered nutrition through a central venous line that was 100-times more powerful than nutrition prescribed by Kierra’s doctor. Kierra suffered cardiac arrest, which left her with cerebral palsy and blindness.

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