What usually alarms the recipients of defective hip implants is the development of metallosis, which is commonly known as metal poisoning, medical experts say. Unfortunately, this complication from metal-on-metal devices has been associated with DePuy Orthopaedic, a business unit of Johnson and Johnson.In fact, metallosis is mentioned prominently in the present batch of 8,000 lawsuits filed against the company. There are compensatory damage claims that were being filed amid allegations of metallosis and the risks it bring to the men and women who have them.
Metallosis is a form of metal poisoning triggered by the increase of number of tiny metal particles being shred off artificial hip devices. Because these metallic shards slip into the blood stream, it has become a common side effect of some metal-on-metal hip implants which wear down in the body and leave behind metal shavings.
The indications that one is suffering from metallosis include pain and inflammation within the affected area, rash or redness and difficulty of movement.
Some medical expert says that the accumulated metal particles in the body may also cause cancer, and cardiac or neurological disorder. To know more about related cases, check the DePuy Recall News Center at www.depuyrecallnewscenter.com
Vaginal and bladder mesh devices have been marketed with significant benefits to women suffering from severe cases of POP and SUI, medical experts say. However, an increasing number of patients, whose lives have been greatly affected by complications from the use of these implants, have been reportedly seeking the assistance of a bladder sling recall attorney in their legal course.
It did not take long until 1999 that the first major device maker of surgical meshes reached the decision pulling their products off the market because of safety concerns linked to their device. Boston Scientific, the creator of Protegen Vaginal Sling reportedly removed the product from the market in 1999, and recalled their Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit in 2011, due to high failure rates and mechanical reasons, respectively.
Sales of ObTape, a vaginal sling which was released into the market in 2003 by Mentor Corporation, was also reportedly discontinued in 2006. Ethicon, a J&J’s unit, has also expressed their decision to end sales of their Prolift, Prolift+ M, TVT Secur and Prosima vaginal meshes, which is anticipated to fully halt at the first quarter of 2013.
When a person has already developed osteoarthritis, there is a tendency for the person to experience unbearable pains on the affected joints. One of the factors why osteoarthritis-stricken patients rely on surgical procedure is to get rid of the source of the pain and replace it with an artificial device such as the DePuy ASR hip implants. Unfortunately,it is facing about 8,000 DePuy hip lawsuits after being reported as defective.
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that usually affects the cartilage. The cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of the bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over each other and helps absorb the shock movement. What osteoarthritis does is that the top layer of the cartilage breaks down and wears away.
What is being frequently asked by patients who have osteoarthritis is how they can effectively manage their condition without significantly affecting their normal daily activities or can they live with the chronic osteoarthritis pain and get their symptoms under control and still live a productive life?
Here are some suggestions which offer the best chance for successfully managing osteoarthritis pain.
Recognize early symptoms of osteoarthritis. Its important to recognize and pay attention to any new symptoms a person is experiencing. Secondly, consult a doctor whom the patient really trust. Third, be compliant with your treatment plan, Fourth, exercise decrease pain. And lastly is eat well and maintain ideal weight.
The susceptibility of women to be diagnosed with osteoporosis or stress fracture risk may be mitigated by adequate vitamin D supplementation, medical experts say, citing a new evidence from a recent study. This further evidence that adds potential benefits to the sunshine vitamin which may also minimize potential risks from osteoporosis treatment, such as, Fosamax-related atypical fractures resulting in class action litigations.
The study authors noted that girls who had a large intake of vitamin D on average had a 51 percent higher chance of avoiding stress fractures compared to girls with lower average intakes. This independent finding supports the evidence shown by other studies conducted from the Institute of Medicine and others published on the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Researchers noted that among the 6,712 pre-adolescent and adolescent girls who participated in the seven year study, about 3.9 percent developed stress fractures, particularly those who had a low average vitamin D intake.
While it was noted that dairy and calcium intake did not influence overall resistance to osteoporosis, osteopenia, and fractures, vitamin D was associated with significant decrease in fracture risk.
Numerous medical reports from Zoloft patients, in addition to research studies, consistently show that the drug may bring more harm than benefits. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released several public health advisories saying that Zoloft side effects may increase suicidal thoughts and behavior, and may also cause birth defects to babies.
Other reported Zoloft side effects include sexual dysfunction, psychosis, delusion, hallucination, memory loss, sleeping problems, eating disorders, abnormal personality changes, unusual mood shifts, irritability, hostility, self-harm and other acts of violence.
People battling depression should know that these side effects can severely affect themselves and their families as well. Thus, a professional medical guidance is needed in treating depression.