Having your hip replaced is a huge deal that requires a lot of thought and planning. One thing that you don't want to happen is that you end up having a problem with the hip after the surgery.
As scientific advances make new medical treatments possible, it is easy for those with serious medical needs to place all their hopes and fears in one treatment or another. Unfortunately, these treatments often come with entirely new complications that take time and effort to work through.
Back in the day, no one questioned whether or not baby powder was dangerous. After all, if it's marketed for infants, it must be fine for those with sensitive skin. It must be natural and safe, right?
Although baby powder has been a product on the market for decades, its potential danger has only been recognized in the last 15 years or so. While the scientific community remains divided on some of the specifics, there is a growing amount of research that indicates some uses of baby powder increase the risk of certain kinds of cancer.
A Texas jury determined last week that Johnson & Johnson should pay over $1 billion in damages for defective Pinnacle hip implants. This could be this year's largest product liability settlement.
For years, talcum powder has been marketed as a mild and effective personal care product. Because of this, many women have used talcum powder to care for their feminine hygiene.
It's nearly impossible to read the news these days and not see something about an automaker lying to the public and putting consumers' wellbeing at risk.
A woman is slated to receive a $12.5 million award for pain and suffering she has endured since undergoing a transvaginal mesh implant back in 2009. That recent decision is one of many in recent years reached by juries against various makers of these defective products and it surely will not be the last.