Monday, 24 November 2014 16:12

Stryker Settlement Update

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

The deadline to enroll in the Stryker hip replacement settlement is quickly approaching, and we know there are still patients out there who qualify.

Here are the basics:

  • $300,000 per revised (or redone) hip
  • For this settlement round, revisions must have been done by November 3, 2014
  • Settlements can be as high as $450,000 per revised (or redone) hip, at the discretion of the settlement administrator
  • If there are were problems post-revision, such as infection, settlements can be as high as $550,000
  • Registration deadline is December 14, 2014

Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com to find out if you qualify.

For more info, visit the official settlement website at strykermodularhipsettlement.com.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:35

Booster Seat Law Reminder

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Arkansas Law states that children up to 6 years of age or 60 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services advises: “The safest practice is that children remain in a belt-positioning booster seat until 8 years old (unless they are 4’9″ tall).”

Source: Arkansas DHS

 

Monday, 17 November 2014 18:26

You Now Know: Utility Poles & Liability

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

There is a federal law that says utility companies may be liable if their poles are too close to the road.

If you or a loved one has suffered significant injury from running your vehicle into a utility pole that was too close to the road, contact us today. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 14 November 2014 16:04

Drug Alert: Xarelto

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Xarelto is a relatively new blood thinner on the market that has been shown to cause uncontrolled bleeding. Though this is a risk shared by all blood thinners, Xarelto is different in that there is no known way to stop the hemorrhaging that it can cause. This has led to internal bleeding, stroke, and death in some users.

If someone you love has suffered a stroke or death from uncontrolled bleeding as a result of taking Xarelto, call Law Offices of Gary Green today at 1-888-4GARYGREEN, or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 15:26

In Case You Missed It: STRYKER SETTLEMENT

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Stryker, the manufacturer of several recalled metal-on-metal hip prostheses, has settled. This settlement is only applicable to those clients with revisions, or to those who are medically unable to get revisions.

If you think you might qualify, urgent action is needed! The sign-up deadline is quickly approaching. The base award for a single revised hip is $300,000, and $600,000 for both hips.

Read more about the settlement here.

If you have a revised Stryker hip, call 1-888-4GARYGREEN today to discuss your options.

A new study has found that laundry detergent pods were responsible for more than 17,000 calls to U.S. poison control centers in 2012 and 2013. Of those kids exposed to the chemicals in detergent pods, 700 were hospitalized and 1 died.

Laundry detergent pods contain highly concentrated detergent that’s released in the wash via a water-soluble sack. The pods are often packaged colorfully and look like candy, leading some kids to swallow or burst them open. Exposure to the chemicals in the pods has been linked to skin and eye irritation (including corneal abrasion), vomiting, lethargy, seizure, respiratory distress, coma, and one confirmed death.

Manufacturers of these products are reportedly working on more child-resistant packaging. In the meantime, health officials encourage parents of young children to recognize the toxicity of the pods and keep them out of reach in a locked cabinet or switch to traditional laundry detergent.

Sources: Washington Post, Business Insider

Friday, 7 November 2014 15:08

News You Can Use: Airbag Recall Update

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Since our last post about the massive Takata airbag recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new, updated list of all vehicles that may be affected. The airbags, which may deploy improperly due to faulty inflator and propellant devices, are thought to affect as many as 7.8 million vehicles.

Listed below are several ways to find out if your vehicle is affected by the recall:

  • The NHTSA has updated their list of recalled vehicles, which you can view here.
  • Go to https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ to look up your vehicle by VIN (vehicle identification number).
  • You can also call the NHTSA’s Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more info.

If your car has been recalled, contact your local dealer immediately to find out what your next steps should be.

 

Stryker has settled. The takeaway is that Stryker paid in the hundreds of thousands of dollars per revised hip – cases that were not revised (a new hip replacement) or scheduled to be revised by the date of the settlement will not be included in the settlement.

The official website will be strykermodularhipsettlement.com.

If you have been told by your doctor that you should consider having another brand of metal-on-metal hip replaced, this settlement template should factor into your decision!

Monday, 3 November 2014 15:13

Safe Driving Reminders

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

We all know to slow down our vehicles when it rains. Wet roads can be slick. But it doesn’t hurt to be reminded not to drive too fast when it’s raining.

A road sign that tells us about an upcoming curve is a reminder – even to people who drive that road all the time. A road sign that reads “Bridge may ice in cold weather” is a reminder we already know, but it doesn’t hurt as you’re traveling at highway speeds to see such a sign in icy weather.

Our public service ads are reminders. We’re not trying to make anybody mad – we’re just trying to remind all that drinking and driving is deadly dangerous, and texting and driving is deadly dangerous.

 

Friday, 31 October 2014 15:31

A Happy & Safe Halloween from gGreen.com!

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Here are some short and sweet safety tips from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control):

If you or your little ones are going trick-or-treating:

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks whenever possible.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.  

And if you’re expecting trick-or-treaters:

  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.  

To see more, visit the CDC website by clicking here.

Have a happy and safe Halloween from Law Offices of Gary Green!