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January 2013 Archives

Hip replacements from company at staggering 40 percent fail rate

Louisiana residents likely understand the kind of frustration and fear that come with learning about potential risks of a consumer product. Sometimes the risks aren't so bad, but there are many cases when a product's liability comes up that has seriously affected many people. One such case that may be of interest to those in Louisiana is the recent trail regarding one company's hip implants having a significant amount of failures shortly after surgery.

Dreamliners' nightmare week ends in FAA grounding

Last week the pilot of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing when a problem was discovered with a lithium ion battery on the plane. In response, Federal Aviation Administration regulators ordered Boeing to temporarily ground all 787s until they can develop a corrective action plan.

Injured seaman sues in federal court over brain injury

A case recently filed in federal court in New Orleans highlights the risk of sustaining a brain injury in the course of his employment at sea. The lawsuit was filed on Jan. 2 by a seaman who claims that his employer was negligent after a serious maritime accident.

Treatment gap highlights shortages in brain injury care

Last year the shooting of former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords shone a spotlight on traumatic brain injuries and how they are treated. Giffords spent five months in a rehabilitation center that was covered by federal workers' compensation insurance. She worked with a team of specialists, receiving several kinds of therapy to aid her recovery.

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