Despite last year’s $1 billion Stryker Rejuvenate settlement, the hip manufacturer continues to face new lawsuits from clients experiencing problems with their hip replacements.

A July 2012 recall prompted thousands of Stryker hip lawsuits filed by individuals who experienced extensive complications and required revision surgery. Last year, a settlement was reached to provide compensation for those who underwent revision surgery on or before November 2, 2014.

However, hundreds of additional claims continue to be brought against Stryker, and the manufacturer will likely be dealing with lawsuits involving Stryker Rejuvenate explants for years to come.

If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of a Stryker or DePuy hip replacement, it may not be too late to file a claim. Call Law Offices of Gary Green toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

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Gary Green was recently on Good Morning Arkansas to talk about the ongoing Stryker metal-on-metal hip settlements. Click here to watch the segment.

As always, big thanks to KATV and the Good Morning Arkansas team!

 

Sally Balch Hulme’s latest book, “ABA/AARP Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes” serves as a roadmap to organize all of your sensitive information in one place.

Here are Hulme’s top tips for staying in control of your personal history and assets while you’re still in the position to do so:

  • Keep up-to-date beneficiary designations on insurance policies and retirement plans.
  • Sort through, date, and identify family photos before those in the pictures are forgotten.
  • List all autopay bills, online and bank accounts, credit cards, and reward programs — but keep the list safe.
  • Be sure someone else knows where safe deposit boxes and keys are and what is in them.
  • Photograph or videotape special possessions.
  • Let a loved one know what medical treatments are wanted.

Read more about this publication at the American Bar Association.

Questions about trusts, wills, living wills or healthcare power of attorney? Call Law Offices of Gary Green toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

 

If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of a DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement, the deadline to enroll for compensation is quickly approaching.

The enrollment deadline for the ASR is May 1, 2015, and is now open for those clients who had a revision after August 31, 2013, up until January 31, 2015.

Call Law Offices of Gary Green toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

 

Grieving families and new lawsuits are raising questions about NuvaRing:

The NuvaRing is one of the most popular birth control products on the market. A flexible ring inserted vaginally, it releases a combination of hormones. By 2010 as many as 830,000 women were using the vaginal ring as a contraceptive method, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide. At least 10.5 million women use hormonal birth control pills.

While studies have shown that the number of severe adverse events is extremely low — fewer than 11 cases per 10,000 women who use it for a year — the families who have lost loved ones point out that the incidence of life-threatening blood clots is double with NuvaRing than with older birth control pills.

Since the mid-1990s there have been multiple studies suggesting that while third-generation progestins are generally safe, they are approximately twice as likely to cause blood clots than older, second-generation birth control pills.

If you or a loved one has experienced complications as a result of using NuvaRing or Mirena IUD, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today to discuss your legal options without obligation. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Source: CNN

The bad news just keeps coming for Santander Consumer, the auto loan giant currently embroiled in lawsuits alleging, among other things, that the bank violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

From the New York Times:

Santander Consumer USA reached a $9.35 million settlement with the Justice Department on Wednesday over accusations that the company, an auto lender, illegally seized cars from members of the military. The deal, which still requires the approval of a federal judge, involves the largest sum ever collected by the United States for the illegal repossession of cars, and is another setback for the giant auto lender.

Law Offices of Gary Green is aggressively pursuing cases against Santander USA. Pertinent allegations are telephone calls to clients’ cell phones numbers that were not listed on the original application for credit. (Some courts have deemed “consent” to be when the creditor calls are made to the phone number given on the application.) These calls are being made by the hundreds, many times robotically and sometimes to the people listed on the credit application as family or references.

Sometimes these harassing calls are made to people wholly unassociated with the debtor; e.g., a debtor might close his cell phone account, the cell provider will issue the old number to a new customer, and the new customer will receive hundreds of robotic calls!

If you or someone you know has been a victim of Santander’s unfair lending practices or harassing calls, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today to discuss your legal options without obligation. Click here to fill out our TCPA form, or you can reach us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or via email at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Source: New York Times

Friday, 3 April 2015 15:52

Metal Hip Recall Update

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

DePuy ASR has now opened enrollment for those clients who had a revision after August 31, 2013, up until January 31, 2015. The enrollment deadline is May 1, 2015.

While the deadline to enroll for Stryker settlements has passed, it’s likely that in a year a new round of settlements will begin. If you’ve had a Stryker Rejuvenate/ABGII hip replacement, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today to discuss your options.

Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

A new AP report shows that many tractor-trailers on American highways are driven much faster than their tires are manufactured to handle:

Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph.

But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Some of those states acted without consulting the tire industry.

Safety advocates and tire experts say that habitually driving faster than a tire’s rated speed can generate excessive heat that damages the rubber, with potentially catastrophic results.

Questions about tractor-trailer wrecks? Call Law Offices of Gary Green toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Source: AP News

Monday, 30 March 2015 15:39

SB877 Passed!

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

We are happy to report that SB877 – an Arkansas Senate bill regarding ignition interlocks – has passed!

The overall purpose of this bill was to remove the language which made “ignition interlock” optional. As the law reads currently, persons who are convicted of a first or second DWI have the option to have an “ignition interlock installed to drive or he/she can wait out their license suspension.” Many repeat offenders are caught driving without ignition interlock and driving on a suspended license. SB877 will strengthen this prevention tool and prevent repeat offenders from causing 100% preventable crashes on our Arkansas roadways.

Thanks to everyone at MADD Arkansas for their hard work and dedication.

Friday, 27 March 2015 16:05

Dangers of Zero Turn Radius Mowers

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

As the weather gets warmer, many of us will find ourselves outdoors, faced with the task of mowing our lawns. Although new developments in ride-on mowers certainly make the job easier, it’s important to remember that newer mowers do come with risks.

Zero-turn radius mowers allow for quicker and easier maneuvering, but they also pose a serious roll-over threat, especially on hills. Zero-turn mowers can get the job done much faster than older mowers, but their capacity for increased speed makes them much more difficult to control on some surfaces.

And remember – when operating a ride-on mower, the seat is only made for one person!

If you or someone you love has been in an accident involving a lawn mower, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today to discuss your legal options without obligation. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.