Stryker Hip Implants Under Fire

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stryker is one of several hip implant manufacturers facing legal action over their products. There are many hip implants on the market, and a number of manufacturers are under increasing legal pressure because of the effects that their products can have on recipients. Stryker hip implants have...

Actos Lawsuit Ends in Multi-Billion Dollar Verdict

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Actos manufacturers have been hit with a $9 billion judgment. Two pharmaceutical companies are facing a $9 billion damages bill after a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in a Louisiana courtroom. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Eli Lilly & Co. were partners in producing the drug Actos, which ha...

What Should You Do After Your Tucson Car Accident

Posted by Sarah Showard | Feb 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first moments after a car accident can be crucial. Those first moments after a Tucson car accident can be chaotic. The confusion, the sirens, the police and other first responders, and any number of other elements can create a sensory overload for victims. If possible, there are a few thin...

The Stress of Being a Victim Can Take Its Own Toll

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 02, 2013 | 0 Comments

The days and months after an accident can be stressful. When we think of a case involving defective products, medical devices, car accidents, or premises liability, it can sometimes be easy to forget the very human toll that these types of cases take on victims. In many of these cases, there a...

Another Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Set To Begin

Posted by Sarah Showard | Nov 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another bellwether lawsuit against manufacturer Bard is set to begin. Another transvaginal mesh lawsuit against manufacturer C. R. Bard is set to begin next week in a federal court in West Virginia. Court documents say the case is set to begin on December 3. This case is the last of four sch...

Settlement Reached in DePuy Hip Implant Case

Posted by Sarah Showard | Nov 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Patients around the country could soon see resolution to their hip implant claims. A $2.5 billion settlement has been reached in a massive lawsuit against ASR hip implant manufacturer DePuy that could impact thousands of plaintiffs around the country, including some that have been in contact w...

Keeping Children Safe From Medication Errors

Posted by Sarah Showard | Nov 08, 2013 | 0 Comments

A few tips can help families avoid medication errors in their children. One of the biggest reasons that medication errors are so common in children is that most medications are designed with adults in mind. For the child, the dosages are simply reduced based on the child's size. In a hospital...

Medical Malpractice and Teaching Hospitals

Posted by Sarah Showard | Nov 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

Medical malpractice is more common in teaching hospitals at the start of residency. Studies suggest that there may be a linkage between getting medical care in a teaching hospital and medical malpractice, and this can even become more of a possibility when it comes to medication errors. A par...

Tucson Concussion Causes

Posted by Sarah Showard | Oct 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

There can be several risk factors that put people at risk for concussions. After a car accident, concussions can be the dangerous injuries that nobody sees right away at an accident scene. The symptoms can often be so mild that they would escape a first responder, but they can also be so sever...

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Posted by Sarah Showard | Oct 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

In some cases, medical malpractice stems from hospital acquired conditions. Each year, thousands of people each year file medical malpractice claims and many of them are the result of carelessness or negligence on the part of a medical professional. However, sometimes being in the hospital ca...

Making Sure You Are Getting the Right Medication

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Finding out what medications are supposed to do is a great way to know when they are going wrong. Pharmacology has given us a number of medications that have produced near miracles in patients. Think for a moment how many new treatments have emerged over the last 50 years for diseases thanks t...

Choosing the Right Hospital

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Choosing a hospital can be stressful, and choosing the right one can make a difference. Hospitalization is stressful, and it is a completely understandable response. Even choosing a hospital for care can be stressful. Patients are often concerned that they are choosing the right hospital for t...

Car Accident Burns Can Require Long Term Care

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are more than a quarter million car fires each year, and many result in serious injury. Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries. The laws of physics are often unforgiving when they are applied to heavy vehicles moving at high speed. One of the biggest dangers in an accident is fire...

Wrongful Death Survivors Can Help Their Cases Succeed

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

A family's senseless loss can mean the family seeks justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. When a family member dies it is a heart-wrenching experience. It can be made even more painful when surviving family members know that their loved one's death could have been avoided. In a wrongful d...

Tucson Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Motorcyclists have the odds against them every time they ride. Over the last several years, an increase in a popularity of motorcycles has led to an increase in the fatal motorcycle accidents. Between 1997 and 2006, there was a 127 percent increase in the number of motorcycle related fatalitie...

Medication Errors Often Overlooked In Hospitals

Posted by Sarah Showard | Aug 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Keeping children safe from medication errors requires awareness. At the Showard Law Firm, we help patients who have been the victims of medications that have not performed as they were intended. A variety of medications for several different illnesses and conditions have caused serious side ef...

Second Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settled

Posted by Sarah Showard | Aug 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

A second lawsuit against transvaginal mesh manufacturer Bard has been settled. The second of four bellwether lawsuits against transvaginal mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard has ended in a settlement. The case was part of federal litigation being heard in the Southern District of West Virginia. The ...

Post Concussion Syndrome and Tucson Car Accidents

Posted by Sarah Showard | Aug 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Post concussion syndrome can be a lingering effect of your car accident. After a car accident, one of the hidden dangers can be a concussion. In the moments after the accident a concussion might not be readily apparent, but victims may experience nausea, headaches, and sensitivity to light or ...

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Jury Says Bard Liable

Posted by Sarah Showard | Aug 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Transvaginal mesh lawsuit manufacturer Bard is facing more legal action after a $2 million judgement. A federal jury in Charleston, WV says that C.R. Bard is liable for flaws in some of the company's transvaginal mesh implants, and they say the company needs to pay $2 million for its irrespons...

DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits a Global Issue

Posted by Sarah Showard | Aug 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

While U.S. hip implant lawsuits are dominating headlines, more patients are suffering around the world. Thousands of patients are coming forward in the United States to fight for their rights against DePuy, the medical device manufacturer behind metal-on-metal hip implants. There has already b...

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Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits


Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants that have been used for years have been publicly touted by manufacturers as being cutting-edge because they can allegedly improve mobility in patients with serious hip problems. However, research on the safety and efficacy of these MoM hip implants has pointed out that these devices can actually do more harm than good for some patients.

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