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July 2015 Archives

NC Residents - Call To Action Re: Workers Comp For Truck Drivers

North Carolina residents are urged to call their state senators immediately and ask them to oppose HB 532.  This pending bill repeals existing state law under NC General Statute 97-19.1.  This bill would allow eliminate the requirement that these trucking companies cover their drivers under the company's workers compensation policy.

Bad Infection After Knee Or Hip Replacement Surgery?

If you suffered a serious infection following a knee or hip replacement, you may have a defective medical device claim.  The Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin PLLC is investigating claims of patients who developed MRSA, sepsis and other bad infections as a result of the use of a warming blanket during hip or knee replacement surgery.

Current Investigation: Zimmer Persona Knee Replacements

The Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin PLLC is cuurently investigating legal claims on behalf of those who have suffered complications as a result of the Zimmer Persona Knee Implant.  This defective medical device was recalled by the FDA in March 2015.  The Zimmer Persona knee replacement recall was due to complaints of loosening.  Symptoms of loosening can be: knee pain, loss of range of motion, difficulty walking, instability and popping.

Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit Settled Before Trial

Another important medical device injury lawsuit has settled before trial.  The first federal lawsuit filed against the makers of power morcellators alleging a risk of spreading cancer in women has been settled.   The lawsuit had been brought on behalf of Scott Burkart whose wife, Donna, died from an aggressive uterine cancer, diagnosed days after having a hysterectomy using a power morcellator.  This case was expected to be the first to go to trial.

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