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Friday, 20 January 2017 14:37

Heater-Cooler Device Lawsuits

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Offices of Gary Green is currently investigating claims against heater-cooler devices, used to warm or cool a patient during certain open heart surgeries. These devices have been linked to a rare bacterial infection caused by nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). The most common of these devices is the Stockert 3T, although there are others on the market.

Surgeries that may call for a heater-cooler device include:

  • Heart transplant

  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

  • Lung transplant

  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant

  • Heart valve replacement

  • Pulmonary artery banding

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

NTM infections are very slow-growing, and it is possible to develop symptoms months or years after surgery. Symptoms of a current NTM infection may include:

  • Night sweats

  • Muscle aches

  • Weight loss

  • Fatigue

  • Unexplained fever

These devices use water tanks to control the temperature of heating and cooling blankets placed on the patient. Due to a design flaw, the cleaning, disinfecting, and drying processes of these devices can lead to contaminated water, which can reach the patient and other surfaces when released via the device’s exhaust vent.

FDA reports show that Sorin, the manufacturer of the Stockert 3T, was aware of the potential risk of severe infections as early as 2014, yet failed to implement design changes that would correct this flaw.

NTM infections caused by heater-cooler devices can be severe, so it is important to contact your primary care doctor right away if you notice any of these symptoms following an open-heart surgery.

To discuss your heater-cooler lawsuit, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 20:07

Potential Recall of Chrysler Vehicles

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Office of Gary Green is investigating claims involving rollaway incidents occurring in newer model Jeep Cherokee and other Dodge vehicles.

It has been alleged that these Chrysler vehicles have been designed with a faulty electronic rotary shifter that allows the vehicle to begin rolling after being placed into the parked position.

Complainants claim that the faulty rotary shifters have caused dozens of injures and over 121 accidents across the country since 2013.

During December, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a new investigation of upwards to 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles. This current investigation is focused on Dodge Ram 1500 pickups produced between 2013 to 2016, as well as 2014 to 2016 Dodge Durangos.

The rollaway complaints involving Dodge are similar to those that resulted in the recall of 1.1 million Jeep Grand Cherokees earlier in 2016. Public interest in the defective rotary shifters increased after the death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin, who is best known for his role in the Star Trek movies. Yelchin’s death was caused when his parked Jeep Cherokee suddenly rolled forward and pinned him against the gate of his home.

The critics of the new electronic rotary shifters have claimed that the new shifters are malfunctioning and causing injuries, as well as confusing drivers who are accustomed to the conventional, mechanical method.

The NHTSA investigation into newer model Dodge trucks and SUVs has not been upgraded to a product recall, though the implementation of such investigations is a typical precursor to a formal recall.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollaway incident involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Chrysler-Dodge vehicle, please call Law Offices of Gary Green at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

Attorney Gary Green was recently on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas to discuss what you should do when you get pulled over by the police. CLICK HERE or on the image below to watch the segment.

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Monday, 5 January 2015 15:44

Attorney Alliance

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Need an attorney in another jurisdiction? Call Law Offices of Gary Green.

Tell us the kind of case and the city and state where you need an attorney, and we’ll send you contact information. Email us at ggreen@gGreen.com or call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 18:10

Stryker Settlement: It’s Not Too Late!

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

If you’ve had a hip revision, it’s not too late to claim the money that’s been set aside for you. There are hundreds of thousands of dollars waiting to be claimed by those who have had a Stryker ABG II or Rejuvenate hip replacement, and then subsequent revision surgery to replace the recalled Stryker model.

If there’s someone in your life who may have missed the publicity surrounding the Stryker recall, urge them to contact Law Offices of Gary Green. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 4 November 2016 18:07

IVC Filters: Warnings & Complications

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are devices used to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs. They are implanted into the lungs of patients who can’t take anticoagulants. The filters capture clots in the bloodstream and dissolve them before they can move to the lungs.

Recently, we took on a case for a client who had to have her IVC filter removed — an option chosen by doctors only when absolutely medically necessary because of the grave risks involved. Her surgery, projected to last two hours, became a harrowing, six hour ordeal when it was discovered her device had no hook or loop to aid in retrieval. These devices have caused harm while in the body, and removing them can cause harm as well.

Law Offices of Gary Green is investigating IVC filter cases involving several serious complications, including:

  • device migration
  • heart/lung perforation
  • perforation or puncture of tissue or other organ(s)
  • cardiac tamponade

Five filters in particular are now at the center of many lawsuits: Bard Recovery Filter, Bard G2 Filter, Bard G2 Express Filter, Cook Gunther Tulip Filter, and Cook Celect Filter.

Law Offices of Gary Green is investigating IVC filter claims involving the aforementioned filters. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 15:47

Medical Marijuana Amendment 2016

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Arkansas officially legalized medical marijuana November 8, 2016, paving the way for those who have any of 18 qualifying conditions to legally access dispensaries. These conditions include glaucoma, Alzheimer’s, cancer, Tourette’s, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Crohn’s disease. Patients with a written statement from their doctor and ID cards from the Department of Health will be able to acquire marijuana for medicinal purposes from licensed businesses; they will not be able to grow their own marijuana plants.

This new law of the land in Arkansas is still unfolding before our eyes, and it’s a new practice area for Law Offices of Gary Green. We aim to help clients navigate the application process, and we will help successful applicants with systems, compliance, and litigation.

The Department of Health is expected to begin accepting applications for medical dispensaries by June 1, 2017. The recently passed amendment states that there must be at least 20 and no more than 40 dispensaries statewide, and there must be at least 4 cultivation facilities and no more than 8. The new program will be overseen by a not-yet-created medical marijuana commission, as well as the ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) Division.

There are still conflicts with federal laws, and dispensaries and users must comply with all state laws and regulations.

Common sense and safety must be used, and it’s imperative to remember that driving high is deadly dangerous. Don’t use and drive, even if you have a prescription.

Local governments can enact zoning regulations, as long as those regulations are the same as for a traditional pharmacy. Much like wet/dry counties in Arkansas, voters can ban medical marijuana use in their city, town, or county via local elections.

For those who don’t acquire a licence, there will still be opportunities to support this burgeoning industry, which is expected to bring hundreds of tax-paying jobs and taxes to the mainstream.

This is a cash crop in many ways, and can provide income to farmers and dispensaries licensed to grow and sell it. It’s also a cash business, because banks are afraid to violate federal banking laws.

From grow-masters to trimmers to bud-tenders, this is a new deal with new jargon and will require seed-to-sale accounting and compliance.

Questions? Call Law Offices of Gary Green toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.  Read the entire Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 by clicking on the link below:

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016

 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 22:04

No Recovery, No Fee Promise

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

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