July 2012 In the News

From July 28th-31st, 2012 Howard Ankin attended the Annual National Convention of the American Association for Justice at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Accomplished trial lawyers and experts discussed the latest developments in trial advocacy and specialized topics. The convention will help Ankin Law stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the […]

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Metal Hip Implant Safety Issues

The safety of metal hip implants has come under much scrutiny lately. On July 6, 2012, Styker announced that it was recalling its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant Systems and discontinuing global production of the implant systems. The Stryker hip implants were recalled due to risks of corrosion and fretting which can damage […]

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Understanding a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When a loved one is unexpectedly killed in an accident, your world is turned upside down. You are reeling from the emotional losses, and you may be suffering from the financial impact of the death as well. Legal issues may further complicate the situation, but you do not have to deal with those issues alone. […]

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Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits Consolidated in MDL

Zoloft, or sertraline hydrocholoride, is an antidepressant used to treat major depression in adult patients, as well as obsessive-compulsive, panic, and social anxiety disorders in both children and adults. Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that works by increasing the body’s levels of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain […]

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Ford Recalls 11,500 2013 Escape SUVs

Ford Motor Co. recently recalled about 11,500 Ford Escape SUVs due to fire hazards caused by faulty fuel lines that were supplied by TI Automotive. According to Reuters, some of the fuel lines were “mechanically scored” at TI Automotive’s plant in Ashley, Indiana. The cuts on the surface of the fuel lines could split open […]

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Update on DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

In 2010, two hip replacement systems manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics (a division of Johnson & Johnson) – the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System –were recalled due to a higher-than-normal failure rates associated with the devices and complaints that many patients were experiencing serious side effects from the hip replacement […]

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What Are Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants?

Hip and knee replacement systems are one of the most popular medical devices used today.  Each year, more than a million Americans receive an artificial hip or knee replacement. Although the implants are designed to last up to 15 years, many times a patient who receives a total joint replacement will need to have the […]

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Overview of Stryker Hip Implant Recall

Hip replacements and hip implants have become a common medical procedure in recent years. Unfortunately, many hip replacement systems – particularly metal-on-metal hip implant systems – can end up causing more pain and discomfort due to dangerous or defective implant systems, and a number of hip replacement systems have been recalled as a result. In […]

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Are English-Only Labels Adequate Warning?

Under product liability law, manufacturers and distributors of “dangerous or defective” products are responsible for the injuries those products cause. Injured parties can seek compensation through personal injury lawsuits. Product liability suits can be filed against anyone along a product’s supply chain including the designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, marketer and retailer. There are three types of defects […]

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300,000 Discovery Kids Lamps Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week the recall of approximately 300,000 Discovery Kids Animated Marine and Safari Lamps imported by Innovage. The products have been recalled due to fire and burn hazards. According to the CPSC, the product’s importer, Innovage, has received 11 reports of short circuiting, including three reports of […]

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