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Court orders Mediation in N.J. Stryker Cases

A court-mandated mediation of possible Stryker Rejuvenate hip settlements is about to get underway in New Jersey state court. Currently, there are more than 430 cases pending in coordinated litigation in the court. Ten of these cases were chosen for mediation. Six of these 10 cases were selected by the Court, while plaintiffs and defense… read more

National Settlement of ASR Hip Cases Announced – Walkup Lawyers Appointed To Oversight Committee

U.S. District Court Judge David Katz has appointed Walkup Attorneys Michael A. Kelly and Khaldoun Baghdadi to a national committee of attorneys overseeing a proposed multibillion dollar settlement of as many as 7,700 ASR metal-on-metal defective hip cases. Kelly, Baghdadi and Walkup partner Matthew Davis were part of the trial team that prevailed in the… read more

Seniors Protest Inadequate Care at Manteca’s Kaiser Hospital

The quality of healthcare in smaller California communities is a growing concern. Recently 50 seniors and nurses from Manteca went to Kaiser Permanente Corporate Headquarters in Oakland to protest what they call substandard service at the city’s Kaiser Hospital. The seniors and nurses held a vigil that included photos of individuals who were purportedly harmed… read more

ASR Hearing Set For November 19 in Ohio Federal Court

A hearing in the courtroom of the MDL Judge supervising the federal litigation in the DePuy hip cases has been scheduled in Toledo, Ohio, next Tuesday, November 19, 2013. It is expected that the hearing will deal with the recent rumors of a partial settlement of the litigation. If you are a DePuy ASR patient… read more

Pro-parking Advocates Fight Efforts to Increase Pedestrian and Biker Safety

Bicyclists in Northern California and around the country are panning a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed authored by law professor Frank H. Buckley. The George Mason University School of Law professor lives in Alexandra, Virginia, and penned an article that was highly critical of that city’s installation of bike lanes. Tanya Snyder, of the San… read more

ASR Hip Settlement Program Announced

A number of unsubstantiuated report s have recently appeared in the mass media regarding settlement of the DePuy/Johnson and Jonson ASR hip litigation. No settlement has been confirmed by the court or lead counsel in the litigation but ASR patients continue to suffer the consequences of the faulty device. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger has… read more

San Fran Police Officer Injured in South of Market Motorcycle Accident

Many San Francisco motorcycle accidents are attributable to inattentive car drivers. Motorists often fail to notice motorcycles and engage in driving behaviors which greatly increase the likelihood of a crash. One San Francisco police motorcycle officer was recently injured in the South of Market neighborhood. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the officer was driving… read more

Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue to Increase

More than 700 Stryker hip lawsuits stemming from last year’s recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems are now pending in courts throughout the country with than 400 Stryker hip lawsuits filed in Bergen County New Jersey Superior Court. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation,… read more

H&H Medical Corporation Recalls Defective Medical Kit

Walkup Melodia’s medical device attorneys handle cases across the country relating to government approved devices. Recently attorneys at the firm have been made aware of the FDA’s emergency recall of a potentially defective medical tool kit. H&H Medical Corporation is recalling its H&H Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit. Some of these kits could have a defective endotracheal… read more