Implanted with a Wright/Tornier Shoulder Replacement Device. Then Your Case may be Worth Pursuing Legally
The first shoulder replacement surgery was performed in the U.S. during the 1950s. The surgical procedure involved the removal of damaged shoulder parts, replacing these with artificial components, called a prosthesis (artificial component materials are typically metal or durable plastic). This had to be performed, by the way to treat a severe shoulder fracture.
The shoulder is made up of three bones that are surrounded and protected by ligaments and muscles, and lubricated by a smooth substance to enable it to move easily and rotate in a great range of motion, greater than any other ball-and-socket joint in the human body.
However, despite all the protection and support that provide stability to the shoulder joint, certain conditions and diseases cause the shoulder bones fracture, resulting to inflammation, extreme joint pain or a limited range of shoulder motion. To remedy this shoulder problem, and if the more conservative methods cannot provide solutions, what doctors recommended is a shoulder replacement surgery.
Shoulder replacement surgery is a safe procedure for providing pain relief and for restoring shoulder motion, function and strength. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), says that about 53,000 people in the U.S. undergo shoulder replacement surgery or shoulder arthroplasty every year.
Shoulder replacement surgery can only be safe, however, if the prosthesis implanted is not a faulty replacement device, otherwise, instead of increased function and minimized pain, the surgery will only cause much more, additional medical expenses and the need for corrective surgery.
One device that is said to be causing greater harm than good in patients is the Wright/Tornier shoulder replacement device. Doctors and patients say that the defectively designed Wright and Tornier shoulder replacement products have only caused these devices to fail immediately after implant. In many other cases, instead of delivering the promised corrective solution to shoulder pain, these have only caused harmful effects, such as metal poisoning, bone and tissue damage, implantation failure, dislocation of implanted parts and revision surgery.
Though there are other shoulder replacement devices available, focus now is just centered on the ones designed by Wright Medical Technology, Inc. and Tornier, Inc. due to additional injuries in patients including significant bone loss, instability, weakness, and unexplained pain, (aside from the ones already mentioned above).
It may be advisable for patients who experience increased shoulder pain or limited mobility following the implantation of a Wright or Tornier shoulder replacement device to consult with shoulder replacement lawsuit attorneys immediately for advice as to whether their case is worth pursuing legally.
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The Benefits of Renting a Self-Storage Facility
Since it began in the 1960s the U.S. self-storage industry has had only one direction: growth. The self-storage or mini-storage business provides individuals, families and business firms all the extra space that they need for anything they need or want to store safely. There are more than 50,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S., most of which are located in Sun Belt states, like California, Florida and Texas, where houses, especially the ones that are newly-built, are designed without either an attic or a basement, the usual spaces where people can keep their things which may be old but are too precious to be thrown away. While the idea of renting a self-storage may be remote to others, those who are currently leasing one know that having a self-storage space can really be beneficial, especially if you:
- Love to buy new things, like furniture;
- Intend to move to a new residence;
- Want to enjoy the freedom of being able to rotate your furnishings regularly;
- Want or need to reduce some of your furnishings for more excellent showing; and,
- Lack space for old things, like old toys or mom’s and pop’s favorites, but just cannot throw these out.
Self-storage facilities give assurance that your belongings will be safe and accessible to you 24/7. There are also facilities that guarantee drive up access, personal access codes, security cameras, a fully-fenced property, climate controlled self-storage units, and a resident manager, who is always available to provide assistance and answer questions. Moreover, you can choose to rent small units if all you need is to store just a boxed and/or “not-so-big” items; there are big units too where you can keep furnishings from an entire home. Most self-storage facilities lease spaces on a month-to-month basis which, of course, you can always renew. Besides being affordable, you can also pay your rent in cash, by using your credit card or with a personal check.
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Real Estate Litigation Arguments which may Help You Save Your Property
Losing your home due to foreclosure can definitely be a lot of pain; not only did you work so hard for it, but also this foreclosure could be due to an error that someone else committed. Proving that the mistake is not your fault can be pretty hard, though, as real estate laws can be too complicated, especially for a homeowner who does not have any background in real estate law. One thing you should know, however, is that, despite missing payments on mortgage, the law offers various means for you to retain your property. This means that no bank or creditor can simply foreclose on it.
Various studies and litigations reveal how majority of the foreclosures made during the height of the U.S. housing crisis were not even due to homeowners defaulting in their loan obligations; rather, these were results of errors committed by banks or due to practices, which greatly favor banks and other creditors, that are now considered illegal. But while banks and creditors will deny any wrongdoing, one fact is real – that wrongful foreclosures are real, besides being widespread too.
From 2009 to 2010, about 1.2 million homeowners lost their properties after these were foreclosed by 11 major financing institutions. The move, though, was discovered to be illegal as many of the homeowners had properties that were protected by federal laws, many of the homeowners had acquired bank approval either for the restructuring of their payment scheme or for a temporary delay in the payment of their mortgage, or so many of them were not even late in their mortgage payment.
There are different ways through which fraud may be committed during a foreclosure process, such as: unscrupulous lenders, botched documents, predatory foreclosure mediators and, the most common cases of wrongful foreclosure – forged signatures, altered documents and fraudulent eviction of homeowners by lenders, lawyers or consultants.
Fighting for your property can be done through a civil action called wrongful foreclosure – a legal pursuit based on claims of foreclosure fraud. This real estate litigation can help homeowners retain their property by putting the blame on creditors instead, accusing them of: failing to provide homeowners with appropriate notices; overcharging homeowners for late payment fees;and lender bad faith.
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