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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.

DePuy Hip Settlement Agreement Extended

Johnson & Johnson and their DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary recently announced that they would extend the terms of a previously agreed upon settlement deal pertaining to DePuy hip lawsuits. The settlement deal previously applied to approximately 8,000 DePuy ASR plaintiffs, who had alleged that their hip replacement devices failed prematurely and... Read more »

Da Vinci Class Action Lawsuit Demands $5 Million

  With the recent filing of a class action lawsuit, a group of plaintiffs is demanding compensation in excess of $5 million for medical complications allegedly related to the da Vinci robot surgery system. They claim that the defendants, Intuitive Surgical, Inc., engaged in false and deceptive advertising practices by... Read more »

Bard Mesh Settlement Recently Announced

Zimmer knee lawsuit
After a jury ordered transvaginal mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard to pay a substantial amount to a plaintiff last year, the company began exploring settlement agreements. Now, the company has announced that it has reached an agreement with more than 500 plaintiffs, which is the first large scale effort to settle... Read more »