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San Fran safety experts blast SF Fire Department chief after interview

The bicycle injury team at Walkup Melodia has been closely following the ongoing debate about the SFPD’s investigation of bicycle accidents on city streets. As Bicycle advocates, the Walkup Melodia team recognizes the importance of making city streets as safe as possible for cyclists. Cycling safety advocates are sharply criticizing recent statements made by San… read more

Stryker may pay up to $1.13 Billion to Settle Hip Implant Lawsuits

The defective hip design team at Walkup Melodia in San Francisco is representing clients with defective Stryker hips in claims against the manufacturer. Stryker Corporation recalled its ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implant systems last year after patients began to suffer injuries from corrosion. The company recently told reporters that it will spend between $700… read more

More Problems For da Vinci Robots

An increase in adverse event reports for Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robots has prompted the FDA to urge doctors to engage in additional training before using these devices. In 2013, there were 3,697 adverse event reports associated with the da Vinic surgical robot. These reports involved patient death, injury, and machine malfunction. The number of… read more

Cerebral Palsy Often Associated With Medical Errors

Cerebral palsy is a severe surgical disorder that can be caused by fetal oxygen deprivation in the birthing process. Cerebral palsy can be associated with a lifetime of disability, assistance with activities of daily living and medical bills. Children with cerebral palsy must cope with a variety of problems in addition to impaired mobility, including:… read more

Intuitive Surgical Announces Recall of da Vinci Surgical Robot Parts

Intuitive surgical has issued a voluntary recall for instruments associated with its da Vinci robotic surgical system. Intuitive Surgical issued a field notice to physicians that announced a recall related to its da Vinci surgical system. Walkup Melodia’s defective medical device team has been monitoring a number of post-surgical da Vinci patients and evaluating their… read more

San Francisco Uber Crash Raises Complicated Legal Issues

A serious New Years’ Eve pedestrian accident is raising several complicated legal issues surrounding taxi services such as Uber Car. ABC7 News affiliate KGO-TV previously reported that a 57-year-old Uber driver struck and killed a 6-year-old child last Tuesday, in addition to injuring her brother and mother. One legal issue raised in this accident is… read more