August 11, 2014

Recalled Hip Implant: Who do I trust for legal advice?

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Ward Black Law - Hip Implant RecallThe attorneys at Ward Black Law are representing an increasing number of individuals with recalled hip implants, especially the DePuy ASR® hip. Two products from DePuy Orthopaedics, the ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement and ASR Hip Resurfacing System, have caused a great deal of pain and suffering. Are you or a loved one among this population? If so, you have probably sought out your doctor’s opinion on pain management and revision surgery. While it is important to understand your options for medical treatment, it is equally valuable to know your legal rights. Doctors are qualified to address your physical needs, but only a dangerous products attorney should provide information on your rights to a lawsuit. Additionally, an attorney can discuss any compensation you deserve for lost wages, pain, suffering and expensive medical treatment.

If you are among the thousands suffering with a hip implant manufactured by DePuy®, Wright Medical®, Stryker Rejuvenate®, Biomet® or Zimmer Kinectiv®, it is crucial that you seek qualified legal assistance as soon as possible. The attorneys at Ward Black Law are experienced in this practice area and eager to share more about your rights. Here is some of what you need to know:

July 11, 2014

A Deadly Disaster: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Asbestos

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Terms like asbestos cancer and mesothelioma often incite a state of distress. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, you may be – like many – plagued with questions. Should you call an asbestos cancer lawyer? What is the outcome of a typical NC mesothelioma lawsuit? Do you even have reason to worry? If these are the thoughts that keep you awake at night, you’re not alone. Millions have been affected by asbestos and concern continues to grow. Here are eight things you need to know:

June 4, 2014

The Truth About Transvaginal Mesh

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Are you or a loved one suffering from transvaginal mesh (TVM) or pelvic mesh complications? Unfortunately, some products that were designed to treat common pelvic and urinary conditions are not only failing – but subjecting patients to a range of side effects and injuries, many of which are life changing. Over the past year, a significant number of women have come forward reporting injuries from transvaginal mesh. In fact, according to recent research, approximately 3,000 new TVM lawsuits are still being filed each month. The compassionate pelvic mesh attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C. understand that that this is a private, but serious matter. Here are some common questions we receive about TVM and pelvic mesh lawsuits.

June 2, 2014

What You Don’t Know About Testosterone Therapy May Kill You

Posted By: Ward Black Law

When you receive a prescription to improve your lifestyle, such as testosterone gel, you hope for results and expect to maintain good overall health. But far too often, men determined to have “Low T” suffer from dangerous side effects after using testosterone gel or cream. These side effects, including heart attack and stroke, can be life threatening. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack by testosterone therapy without proper warning, you are not alone. Read on to discover more about this growing issue.

April 9, 2014

Do I Have a Case? 7 Dangerous Product Claims

Posted By: Ward Black Law

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Have you or a loved one suffered harm from a defective medical product?

Far too often, medications and products that are designed to improve our quality of life end up doing just the opposite. There are numerous companies in Greensboro, NC and across the country to be held responsible for these incidents. At Ward Black Law, we’re constantly tackling dangerous product cases – seeing consistent, successful outcomes for our clients. The list of dangerous products is always evolving and there’s a limited window to get compensation. If you’ve suffered serious injury from a certain medicine, vaccination or product, don’t hesitate—contact a product liability attorney at Ward Black Law. There are no out-of-pocket costs for your case review.    

January 9, 2014

Johnson & Johnson Loses or Destroys Thousands of Records Relating to Transvaginal Mesh Implants

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For many women in North Carolina suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence, the medical procedure that should have brought relief instead brought untold pain and suffering.

In 2010 alone, doctors implanted more than 75,000 patients nationally with transvaginal mesh devices. In theory, these small, synthetic slings provide permanent reinforcement to strengthen weakened urological tissue. For many women, however, the meshes eroded or shrunk over time, causing chronic pain and internal injuries.

November 20, 2013

Thousands Face Hip Revision Surgery From Recalled Implants

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The Greensboro, N.C., attorneys at Ward Black Law continue to follow the progression of claims and lawsuits against Stryker® Orthopaedics and its partners in the wake of their recall of the Stryker® Rejuvenate hip implant device and related ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem devices. The faulty devices have left many Americans who received the implant in an artificial hip replacement surgery facing a painful hip revision surgery to repair damage done by failed devices.

July 8, 2013

Stryker Hip Update: Attorney Discovers Client’s Suffering from Implant Firsthand

Posted By: Ward Black Law

hip-revision-surgery-ncAfter years of representing clients harmed by dangerous products, Florida attorney Doug Blankman experienced firsthand how it felt to be the victim of a defective medical device. According to the Chicago Tribune, the 58-year-old lawyer recently underwent hip revision surgery, following a doctor’s discovery of damaged tissue caused by corroding metal from his Stryker® Rejuvenate hip implant.

June 20, 2013

Update: Production Halted on DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements

Posted By: Ward Black Law

iStock000006043851XSmallJohnson & Johnson recently announced that it will begin phasing out the production of metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-metal hip replacement products manufactured by their DePuy Orthopaedics division. The world’s leading manufacturer of healthcare products also stated that it will cease selling DePuy’s all-metal hip implants effective August 31, 2013.

April 15, 2013

The Remington 700: A Target of Misfire Lawsuits

Posted By: Ward Black Law

remington700A typical family hunting trip in October, 2000 quickly turned into a nightmare for the Barbers when mom Barbara switched off the safety to unload her Remington 700. A shot rang out, and her nine-year-old son, Gus, was dead. Her hand was nowhere near the trigger.

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