ClickCease Defective Medical Devices Archives | Page 4 of 4 | Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Lawmakers Push To Hold Foreign Manufacturers Liable for Dangerous Products

Dangerous consumer products are recalled on almost a daily basis. From defective child seats to dangerous medical devices, thousands of California consumers are harmed by defective products every year. In many cases, a person’s ability to be compensated for their injuries depends on where a product was manufactured. Foreign products account for almost 80 percent…

Read More

Lead Surgeon Designer of the Recalled DePuy ASR™ Hip Tells Orthopedic Community that All ASR Patients Are At Increased Risk and Must Be Monitored Closely

Before DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled the ASR model artificial hip in August 2010, Dr. Thomas P. Schmalzried of the Joint Replacement Institute in Los Angeles, the self-proclaimed “lead surgeon designer” of the heavily-marketed metal-on-metal device, extolled the ASR as superior to other artificial hips and he encouraged fellow orthopedic surgeons to implant the ASR in…

Read More

Investigation Shows That Dangerous Medical Implants Are Rarely Tested

A recent investigation by Consumer Reports indicates that medical devices such as artificial hip implants are often not tested thoroughly enough to protect consumers. The Consumer Reports investigation suggests that metal-on-metal hip implants were rushed to the marketplace without adequate safety testing to ensure that implant recipients would not be harmed. Metal-on-metal hip implants made…

Read More