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Jodi Marie Petrucelli

Jodi Petrucelli’s Legal Guides

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  • "Railroad Trespasser” – What Does it Mean?

    Early last Thursday morning, a man, referred to as a trespasser on the Commuter Rail tracks was struck and killed by an outbound train in Norwood. On August 21, a railroad trespasser was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter train in Lynn; and this past May, an Amtrack train stru...

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  • Finding Current Recalled Products In Your Home

    The majority of products sold in the United States have met minimum government safety standards, which are established by a variety of government agencies. Safety standards for most retail products are set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); vehicles, tires, and car...

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  • More Criticism for DePuy Orthopaedics and ASR Hip Replacement System

    Recent information further implicates DePuy Orthopaedics for the problems associated with its ASR artificial hip replacement system. On September 27, 2011, the Australian Senate Community Affairs Committee conducted an inquiry into that countrys regulatory standards for medical d...

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  • DePuy and Broadspire's Handling of ASR Artificial Hip Recall Claims Raising Concerns

    In August of 2010, when DePuy first issued a voluntary recall of its ASR XL Acetabular and its ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems, DePuy referenced data suggesting a hip replacement revision rate of 13 percent, or 1 out of every 8 patients. (a revision is when a second surgical proce...

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  • Recalled DePuy Replacement Hip Failure Rate: Revised Data Released

    In August of 2010, when DePuy first issued a voluntary recall of its ASR XL Acetabular and its ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems, DePuy referenced data suggesting a hip replacement revision rate of 13 percent, or 1 out of every 8 patients. (a revision is when a second surgical procedur...

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  • DePuy Artificial Hip Recall and Massachusetts Product Liability Law

    POSTED BY Jodi M. Petrucelli January 27, 2011 On August 24, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall of its ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and its ASR Hip Resurfacing System. In its recall notice, DePuy referenced data suggesting a higher than average revision rate (a r...

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  • What To Do If You Are In An Accident With An Underinsured Driver

    Posted onAugust 26, 2011 by Jodi M. Petrucelli Motor vehicle accidents are a daily occurrence. Sometimes accidents are minor, resulting in property damage and temporary bruising. But sometimes an accident is much more serious. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

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  • DePuy Update: ASR Hip System Under Fire By FDA

    Posted onSeptember 23, 2011 by Jodi M. Petrucelli On August 22, 2011 the NY times published the results of its own study of Adverse Event Reports to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by patients with metal on metal artificial hip systems. The results confirm widespread fai...

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