DePuy Hip Replacement Recall: What You Need to Know

DePuy Orthopaedics, owned by Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall for two of its devices in August 2010: the DePuy ASR XL and ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Earlier that same year in July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a class 2 recall for those same devices, indicating the seriousness posed by the failure […]

What Are the Side Effects of Pradaxa?

Designed to prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of stroke, Pradaxa is an anticoagulant typically prescribed to individuals with atrial fibrillation—who do not have heart disease—but who may be at risk for stroke or blood clots. The drug was created to replace the more commonly used warfarin; however, Pradaxa has side effects that could […]

Largest Medical Malpractice Settlements

Unfortunately, our experiences with doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals don’t always have a happy ending. For whatever reason, these professionals and their hospitals make costly mistakes that drastically affect the quality of life for their patients. Although we can’t expect every hospital employee to be perfect, there are times when mistakes come about through […]