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St. Louis Surgeon Gains Renown for Mesh Removal

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshsurgeryA St. Louis surgeon at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur has gained a positive reputation among women who have visited him for transvaginal mesh removal surgery. The surgeon, Dr. Dionysios Veronikis, or Dr. V, as he is called by his patients, has seen women from all over the world.

As detailed in a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, Dr. V’s patients have endured an incredible amount of pain as a result of their transvaginal mesh implants. For many women, this pain has altered their lives to the point where their movement became extremely limited, leading to a poor quality of life.

One of the women interviewed for the article described receiving a transvaginal mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Though the implant solved her incontinence, it brought a new, and arguably, much worse health problem. The woman described being in severe pain doing any kind of movement. Continuing to live her life with the mesh was no longer an option for her, so she began her search for someone who could successfully remove it.

The woman flew to the U.S. from Australia, underwent the removal surgery, and thankfully, reported being pain-free following the surgery.

Severe pain is one of many transvaginal mesh side effects. Others include bleeding, organ damage, infection, painful intercourse, and urinary problems.

Thanks to Dr. V, many of the women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh can go back to enjoying life.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mesh Victims

A St. Louis law firm practicing defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe represents women across the U.S. in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. When you seek legal assistance from Carey Danis & Lowe, you can rest assured that our lawyers work tirelessly to recover losses for our clients.

We are currently accepting transvaginal mesh cases, and are available to provide you with our professional advice during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call 800.721.2519, or submit a confidential personal injury claim form.

Australian News Program Discusses DePuy ASR Hip

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Hip/Knee Replacement, Uncategorized

depuy_hip_replacement_asr_kransky_settlement_verdict_lawsuitNow a recalled device , the DePuy ASR hip replacement has significantly changed the lives of thousands of people around the world, and not in the way for which it was intended. According to a Four Corners program recently aired by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) in late May 2014, patients who received a DePuy ASR hip replacement have experienced cobalt and chromium poisoning, numerous revision surgeries, and neurological problems.

Failure to accept responsibility for injuries to DePuy ASR patients is common in Johnson & Johnson’s handling of the matter. It is said that Johnson & Johnson knew about the design defects of the DePuy ASR hip as early as 2007, yet still decided to move forward with a deceptively positive marketing campaign.

Furthermore, doctors who reported complications with the metal-on-metal hip implant to Johnson & Johnson, and their subsidiary DePuy, were made to feel at fault.

One U.S. patient, Joan Wager, was interviewed for the Four Corners program, and shared that two years after receiving a DePuy ASR hip implant, she developed a swollen hip. After getting her hip checked out by a doctor, it was determined that she needed a revision surgery.

Notes taken by her surgeon reveal the defective quality of the DePuy ASR hip replacement. With the major components of the hip implant improperly fitting, and as such, releasing metal particles into the surrounding area, Wager’s hip joint had become severely inflamed, creating a yellow fluid most likely caused by the presence of cobalt and chromium particles.

As DePuy ASR hip lawsuits continue to move forward in the U.S., a class action lawsuit in Australia is scheduled to be heard over a ten week period some time next year. According to Four Corners, the class action lawsuit has been delayed on account of Johnson & Johnson submitting approximately 23,000 pages of new evidence that they claim reveals that the DePuy ASR hip replacement is not defective.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help You

If you received an implant of the DePuy ASR hip, and have experienced injuries as a result, explore your legal options and compensation eligibility. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free initial case evaluations.

Share your DePuy ASR hip story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Give us a call at 800.721.2519, or complete a personal injury claim form.

Our personal injury lawyers look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.

Biomedical Engineer Delivers Testimony in California DePuy ASR Hip Trial: Hip Implant Designed with Life-Threatening Defects

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Hip/Knee Replacement, Uncategorized

Biomedical Engineer Delivers Testimony in California DePuy ASR Hip Trial: Hip Implant Designed with Life-Threatening DefectsTestimony in the DePuy ASR Hip trial in California continues to shed light on the defective quality of Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy ASR Hip Replacement system. A biomedical engineer and McGill University professor served as an expert witness for the plaintiff, Loren Kransky, in the first DePuy ASR Hip lawsuit to go to trial. Kransky v. DePuy is being heard in a California Superior Court in Los Angeles County.

According to a Bloomberg News report, the biomedical engineer, Dennis Bobyn, stated that he believed the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement system was designed by Johnson & Johnson with several design flaws that caused an abnormally high rate of failure.

One of these DePuy ASR Hip implant defects involves the metal components, specifically the metal cup and the metal ball, that slide against one another causing a release of metal debris, which then enters the bloodstream and damages local tissues, bones, and muscles.

Metallosis, or metal poisoning, is a major health complication associated with the implantation of the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement system.

In their defense, lawyers for Johnson & Johnson are attempting to build an argument that Kransky’s health complications are unrelated to any defects with Kransky’s DePuy ASR Hip Replacement.

As detailed in a Bloomberg News report dating from February 8, the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement system has a recorded rate of failure in the United Kingdom of 12 percent in five years. An even high failure rate has been recorded in Australia at 40 percent.

In light of the DePuy ASR Hip implant’s abnormally high failure rates, Johnson & Johnson’s defense appears to be flimsy and inadequate.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are keeping a watchful eye on the court proceedings of Kransky v. DePuy. Furthermore, Carey Danis & Lowe is currently providing free legal consultations regarding DePuy ASR Hip cases. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation and to file a DePuy ASR Hip Replacement lawsuit by calling 800.721.2519.