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Defective hip implant lawsuits mount against Stryker

Lawsuits against Stryker Orthopaedics continue to advance across the country. The medical device maker faces hundreds of lawsuits in connection with its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems. Walkup Melodia attorneys, who tried the first successful ASR metal on metal hip case in Los Angeles, are seeing a steady stream of new clients interested… read more

San Francisco Bike Coalition Petitions Mayor Lee for Safer Streets

The Walkup Melodia law firm in San Francisco specializes in prosecuting cases on behalf of injured bicyclists, both on urban streets and rural roadways. The firm is a supporter of the San Francisco bicycle coalition, and endorses the bicycle coalition’s concerns about the safety of cyclists on San Francisco’s city streets. The SF Bicycle Coalition… read more

Ruling Obtained for Eidson v. Medtronic “Infuse” Case in U.S. District Court – Northern District of California

(Reuters) – A federal judge in California said a plaintiff’s fraud claims against Medtronic over its Infuse bone graft device were not pre-empted by federal law, in a ruling that could bolster plaintiffs in hundreds of similar lawsuits. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in the Northern District of California on Thursday rejected Medtronic’s argument that… read more

DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Breaking News: California Settlement Reached

The law firms of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger (San Francisco) and Panish, Shea & Boyle (Los Angeles) today reached a resolution of what was scheduled to be the first California “bellwether” trial of a failed DePuy ASR XL hip lawsuit.    The trial in the case which settled today, Ottman v. DePuy, was slated… read more