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Zimmer Hip Implant Recall

Alfredo Torrijos | May 20, 2016 | Defective Drugs & Medical Devices , Mass Torts , Products Liability

The Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant was a metal on metal device implanted in patients from 2006 through 2008, before it was recalled. The implant used new metal on metal technology, which was claimed to last longer than non-metal on metal implants. The hip implant was recalled after complaints of metal toxicity and failure of the implant. The metal toxicity was a result of the metal parts grinding against each other causing the metal to be released into the body. Side effects of metal toxicity include severe pain, infection and tissue disease and often required surgical removal of the implant.

Class Action Lawsuit Against Central Mortgage

Alfredo Torrijos | March 3, 2016 | Class Actions , Consumer Protection

Central Mortgage has been named in a consumer class action for failure to pay property tax refunds in a case currently pending in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. The case alleges that Central Mortgage, a mortgage servicer, was required to return tax refunds from the county to the property tax owners. The refunds were… Read more

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants

Alfredo Torrijos | May 20, 2016 | Defective Drugs & Medical Devices , Mass Torts , Products Liability

DePuy began marketing its Pinnacle hip implant system in the early 2000s as an alternative to other hip implants. The implant is a metal on metal device claimed to be longer lasting and ideal for younger and more active patients. The metal on metal system has been found to have far more complications and adverse side effects than non-metal on metal devices. The metal on metal system often fails sooner than non-metal on metal systems. It also has caused serious side effects due to the metal components. Specifically, the grinding of metal parts causes the metal to enter into the body and blood system causing metal toxicity, which can cause severe pain, weakness, fatigue, numbness, shortness of breath and other debilitating conditions. Often a replacement of the Pinnacle system is required to help resolve these side effects.

IVC Filters

Alfredo Torrijos | May 20, 2016 | Defective Drugs & Medical Devices , Mass Torts , Products Liability

An inferior vena cava or IVC filter is used when a patient is at risk for blood clots. The IVC filter is implanted into the patient to prevent life threatening clots from migrating to major organs including the lungs and heart. While the IVC filter device can be lifesaving, it can also cause serious harm and death, if it is not used appropriately.

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against County of Monterey, California Forensic Medical Group, and Members of Law Enforcement

Alfredo Torrijos | October 12, 2018 | Personal Injury

Hon. Lucy Koh of the United States District Court approved a global settlement against the County of Monterey and California Forensic Medical Group in the amount of $825,000 to end a lawsuit filed by the surviving children of a woman who died while in police custody on December 19, 2015. The County and CFMG will… Read more

Class Action Against CVS

Alfredo Torrijos | April 16, 2016 | Class Actions , Employment Class Actions , Employment Law

An employer is required to follow certain laws when determining if an employee should be classified as an exempt or non-exempt employee. If employees are misclassified, they can lose wages they have a right to collect. In this wage and hour class action, it is alleged that CVS misclassified many employees and did not pay… Read more