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Media, FDA Join W&L in Warning Women of Morcellation Dangers

Expanding news coverage of the cancer-spread risks posed by power morcellators is helping show why women are right to seek compensation from the makers of the surgical devices, Weitz & Luxenberg said.   The most recent reports of injuries to women appeared in The Wall Street Journal, which in late November ran two major stories…

W&L, Allied Firms Obtain Stryker Hip Implants Settlement; Could Top $1 Billion

Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay potentially more than $1 billion to settle claims from patients injured by the company’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants, the nationally prominent personal-injury law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg today announced. The settlement capped nearly four months of intensive negotiations between Stryker and Weitz & Luxenberg’s Ellen Relkin…

Resolution Reached in Stryker Hips Lawsuit

On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey. The settlement was finalized after four months of negotiations before retired United States Magistrate Judge Diane Welsh of JAMS in Philadelphia. Stryker…

Infant Death-Risk Sparks Dental Implant Recall

Weitz & Luxenberg today opened an investigation into a dental implant suspected of putting infants at risk of respiratory arrest and death. The investigation comes on the heels of news that certain lots of this device —the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System —have been recalled, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Class…

W&L Resolves to Get Justice for Women Harmed By Power Morcellators

A devastating new study published in a leading medical journal reaffirms the growing body of literature that suggests power morcellators pose a cancer-spreading threat much worse than previously recognized. Appearing in the authoritative Journal of the American Medical Association, the study paints use of power morcellators as flatly ill-advised, as the authors found the likelihood…

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