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Jacky Gale

Jacky contributes to Surgical Watch out of the hope that patients will become more aware of the healthcare issues that may affect them, and that they can become more informed advocates for their well-being.

Couple Demands Punitive Damages for Stryker Hip Problems

With their lawsuit, Charles Dowdy III and Erica Dowdy of New Mexico are demanding that Stryker Orthopaedics be held liable for damages arising from the allegedly defective hip implant, the Stryker Rejuvenate ABG II device. The plaintiffs are demanding punitive damages arguing that the defendants’ actions were “willful, wanton, reckless, fraudulent,... Read more »

Concerns Raised Regarding Robotic Surgery Safety

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When it first entered the medical marketplace, robotic surgery was widely hailed as being the next frontier in medical technology. Proponents argued that this innovative approach to performing laparoscopic procedures would reduce the risk of complications to the patient, speed up recovery time, and even reduce post-surgical pain (which would... Read more »

After Mirena Removal, Plaintiff Claims Permanent Injuries

A woman who endured surgical Mirena removal has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., demanding compensatory damages for her medical expenses, physical injuries, and pain and suffering. Sonja Zimmerman filed her lawsuit against Bayer on September 3, 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.... Read more »