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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News, Stryker Hip Replacement lawyers

Hip Replacement Surgery And Failure Of the Implant Lawyers

Workers’ Compensation and Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a common method used to treat serious job related hip injuries. Hip fractures are serious, and are often the result of an occupational accident, like a car accident or fall. Other hip fractures can be the result of a repetitive motion injury, such as heavy lifting in a warehouse environment. If you have suffered a hip fracture on the job and need hip replacement surgery, your employer’s workers compensation benefits should cover the cost.

 

The hip joint is responsible for moving the legs and providing support to the upper body. When damaged either from a workplace accident or repetitive injury, your movements will be painful and restricted. To restore the hip, a surgeon will use medically approved parts to emulate the movement of the joint and alleviate your pain. The ball of the joint, which sits at the top of your thigh bone, will be replaced and held in place with a specialized surgical glue and the prosthetic socket will be put into place.

After the surgery has been completed, you will begin physical therapy in order to regain full use of the hip joint and muscles that control it. At first, you may not be permitted to apply weight to the leg, and may need to get around with the help of crutches or a walker. Recovery time differs for each person. This could entitle you to both medical and disability benefits during the time it takes for you to recover. If you are unsure of how workers’ comp benefits work call our law offices for assistance.
How to File a Claim for Workers’ Comp Benefits

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers

 

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Criteria

You must have a Stryker Rejuvinate, ABG II Modular Stems or Accolade implanted

You must have had or have been told you need revision surgery

OR

You have a blood test showing high levels of Chromium and Cobalt

Stryker Hip Implant  Attorneys Accepting

  • Stryker Rejuvinate
  • Stryker ABG II Modular Stems
  • Stryker Accolade/Citation/ MeridianStryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Criteria

    You must have a Stryker Rejuvinate, ABG II Modular Stems or Accolade implanted

    You must have had or have been told you need revision surgery

    OR

    You have a blood test showing high levels of Chromium and Cobalt

    Stryker Hip Implant Cases Our Attorneys Are Accepting

        Stryker Rejuvinate
        Stryker ABG II Modular Stems
        Stryker Accolade/Citation/ Meridian

Women are Losing Jobs Due to the Vaginal Mesh, Seeking Social Security Disability

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Stories and Sharing

The vaginal mesh is a Prolene fiber used to help women with Prolapse and urinary incontinence, let's face it. it is awfully hard to work at certain jobs if you have problems with SUI or other urinary incontinence issues. These medical conditions are not always from the aging process. Mnay women have poor genetics, are in early menopause or have had a rough child birtth experience that has weakened the vaginal wall. These mesh products were supposed to solve these problems but instead, have created worse problems. The result is many women can no longer work and are seeking social security disability.

There are over 300,000 women with a vaginal mesh implant in the United States. This has become a pandemic of huge proportions.

six women came together in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They all had a common enemy, the vaginal mesh. They came from Utah, Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas. All six These women were there to speak publicly and give tesitmony about their personal vaginal mesh medical horror stories in front of an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"Between them, the women figured they had undergone 45 surgical procedures to try to undo the damage resulting from vaginal surgery using synthetic mesh devices. The mesh implants were supposed to free them from the intimate discomforts that millions of women face after childbirth and as they age: pelvic organ prolapse, in which stretched, weakened tissues can allow the bladder or other organs to sag or bulge into the vagina, and stress urinary incontinence, which can lead to involuntary leakage with every laugh or cough. Once implanted, the hammock-like mesh was meant to shore up the supportive pelvic tissues and help keep sagging organs in place." (Online source). Obviously it is very difficult to work with these issues. But, the problems that have resulted from this mesh has made it impossible for many women to work, Just imagine a school bus driver or truck driver with mesh complications. This woud be difficult for a UPS driver or mailman (lady) as well. Any emergency staff or medical staff would also have a problem with the mesh causing severe incontnence, leakage and lower back and leg pain, difficulty walking and sitting and other complications. Work has become out of the question for many women.

These are only a few of the women with stories. There are 1000's with mesh horror stories.

If you cannot work due to a vaginal mesh implant speak to a vaginal mesh lawyer at the vaginalmeshhelpline.com . They can also help you locate a vaginal mesh doctor. Speak to a workers compensation lawyer about light duty. Speak to a social security diability lawyer to see if that is and option as well.

Hip Injury Lawyers, Stryker and DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If you had an injury on the job which resulted in a metal on metal recalled hip replacement contact for the injured worker hip replacement recall lawyers. The hip replacement recalls our lawyer are filing lawsuits for include the DePuy Hip Replacements and the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement products,Rejuvenate or ABG II neck stem, hIp replacements.

Workers Compensation for  Hip Injuries and Recalled Hip Replacements
Accidents at work can result in any number of injuries. Some of the most common work injuries include back, neck, shoulder, knee injuries and hip injuries. Your hips connect your legs to your body basically, and bear much of the weight of your body. They are essential to your ability to move around and perform your job duties. If your hip is damaged, it can limit your range of motion, cause permanent disability and loss of income now and in the future, and can even require a hip replacement surgery in some severe injuries. If you were injured on the job and needed a DePuy or recently recalled Stryker Hip replacement be aware that these were recalled and revision surgery may be required.

Besides a workers compensation claim you may have a claim against the manufacturers of these defective hip replacements for injury or cobalt or chromium toxicity.

Hip injuries at work can range from fractured or dislocated hips, fractured pelvis and severe pain which prevents you from going back to work right away. Hip injuries will often require physical therapy, possibly surgical repair, or in some cases – full hip replacement surgery.

If you've been injured at work, you have a right to seek workers' compensation to help pay for your medical bills, loss of income while out of work, and other related expenses. You may want to seek the experience and knowledge of a NY workers' compensation attorney to expedite your workers' comp claim and get the help you deserve.

Call our dangerous drugs and devices department today to speak to a Stryker hip recall lawyer or a DePuy hip replacement lawyer today.

DePuy Hip Replacement And Your Work Injury, Workers Compensation Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If you work in a hazardous occupation where you must do alot of strenous bending and heavy lifting you may have found that you have had injuries to your hip. Your physician may have recommended hip replacement surgery. You may have opted for this surgery as a means to continue working. However there have been numerous metal on metal or metal component hip replacement systems that have been recalled and have had very serious side effects. If you have a DePuy Hip Replacement or Stryker Hip Replacement you may have been told you need revision surgery. This faulty hip replacement instead of helping, may have put you out of work.

Hip replacement lawyers are filing lawsuits for the victims of a number of recalled hip replacements:

Many painful  side effects exist for the patients who have undergone these hip replacement surgeries. Metal poisoning is a frequent problem with the ASR and Pinnacle hip. Loosening of the implant is another design complication that frequently affects patients with both the ASR and Pinnacle.

Side effects from a Depuy ASR or Pinnacle hip replacement include;

    Metallosis or metal poisoning
    Loosening of the implant
    Implant dislocation
    Bone fractures
    Hip revision surgery

The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement and ABG II Hip has been recalled by the manufacturer for complications as well.

Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems can be used as a component of either metal or ceramic hip implants. The metal-on-metal modular junction can fret or corrode, which may cause toxic metal debris to loosen and enter the bloodstream. This can result in pain, inflammation, swelling, tissue damage, and even metallosis.

Many hardworking people with these implants have found it hard to continue working. If you have been injured by a failed recalled metal on metal hip replacement contact our Hip replacement lawyers today.

 

 

Spinal Cord Injury On The Job, Workers Compensation lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury from an On the Job Injury. A Workers Compensation lawyer can help. Parapalegic injury

After a  Spinal Cord work related  Injury
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most devastating of all traumatic events. It results in a loss of some or all of an individual’s sensation and movement. It is common for individuals who are newly injured to have health problems. Plus, it takes time to build enough strength to be able to fully participate in daily activities.

The first step in treatment of a suspected spinal cord injury is to verify the patient is breathing and the heart is beating. A spinal cord injury in the upper neck can cause a loss of control of normal breathing. This may require the placement of a breathing tube and use of a ventilator.

The next step in treatment of a spinal cord injury is immobilization. This often occurs at the time of injury prior to being transported to the hospital. Emergency medical technicians may place the patient in a cervical collar or on a backboard to help prevent the spine from moving. If the patient has a spinal cord injury, further movement of the spine could lead to further damage.

What is the spinal cord?

The spinal cord is a collection of nerves that travels from the bottom of the brain down your back. There are 31 pairs of nerves that leave the spinal cord and go to your arms, legs, chest and abdomen. These nerves allow your brain to give commands to your muscles and cause movements of your arms and legs. The nerves that control your arms exit from the upper portion of the spinal cord, while the nerves to your legs exit from the lower portion of the spinal cord. The nerves also control the function of your organs including your heart, lungs, bowels, and bladder. For example, signals from the spinal cord control how fast your heart beats and your rate of breathing.

Other nerves travel from your arms and legs back to the spinal cord. These nerves bring back information from your body to your brain including the senses of touch, pain, temperature, and position. The spinal cord runs through the spinal canal. This canal is surrounded by the bones in your neck and back called vertebrae which make up your back bone. The vertebrae are divided into 7 neck (cervical) vertebrae, 12 chest (thoracic) vertebrae and 5 lower back (lumbar) vertebrae. The vertebrae help protect the spinal cord from injury.

What is a spinal cord injury?

The spinal cord is very sensitive to injury. Unlike other parts of your body, the spinal cord does not have the ability to repair itself if it is damaged. A spinal cord injury occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord either from trauma, loss of its normal blood supply, or compression from tumor or infection. There are approximately 10,000 new cases of spinal cord injury each year in the United States. They are most common in white males. Specifically, 80% of spinal cord injuries occur in males, and 2/3 occur in whites. Most injuries occur in patients 16-30 years of age.

Spinal cord injuries are described as either complete or incomplete. In a complete spinal cord injury there is complete loss of sensation and muscle function in the body below the level of the injury. In an incomplete spinal cord injury there is some remaining function below the level of the injury. In most cases both sides of the body are affected equally.

An injury to the upper portion of the spinal cord in the neck can cause quadriplegia-paralysis of both arms and both legs. If the injury to the spinal cord occurs lower in the back it can cause paraplegia-paralysis of both legs only.

Spinal Cord Work Injuries  often  result in Paraplegic Injury which can stop your ability to earn a living dead in it's tracks

Among the most devastating injuries anyone could suffer are spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries change lives, often causing permanent paralysis and inhibiting normal bodily functions like breathing and controlling the bladder and bowels.

There is also the psychological and emotinal trauma.

You or a caregiver must locate and experienced workers compensation lawyer to protect your legal rights.

 

On The Job Amputee Injuries, Amputee Accident and Injury Cases

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Every year in the United States there are thousands of people have amputations performed due to work related or serious injury. The most common types of work related amputations include partial hand, arm, wrist, finger, foot, wrist, and leg amputations.  The most common work related accidents, include:

  •     Operating Heavy Machinery,
  •     Using Saws, (often times table or chain saws),
  •     firemen, and ,Forestry worker, fire fighters due to severe burns, and, loss of limb
  •     Using Farm Equipment,
  •     Construction Work, (either in an industry or while in a facility).

Traumatic Amputations can also occur from work related accidents that include

  •     Car or Truck Accidents,
  •     18 Wheeler Accidents,
  •     Maritime injury, and injury on the high seas
  •     kitchen workers,
  •     Oil Field Workers,
  •     airplane crashes aviation workers,
  •     Train crashes,
  •     High impact accidents, explosions, chemicals, Burns,
  •     Work aboard Sea Vessels.

Can work related injuries resulting in amputations be avoided?  They can be avoided. Precautions can be taken regarding safety, adequate supervision, keeping machinery safe, effective warnings regarding workplace hazards, as well as other  safety measures, can be  helpful in the prevention of workplace injuries that result in amputation.

If you or a loved one is injured on the job resulting in an amputation call the workers compensation lawyers of for the injured worker.