EMI Health to acquire Total Dental Administrators

The acquisition brings together two organizations focused on providing affordable high-quality healthcare benefits. Pending approval from Utah DOI.

MURRAY, UTAH, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — EMI Health announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Total Dental Administrators (TDA), which has headquarters in Arizona and Utah. The acquisition brings together two organizations focused on providing affordable high-quality healthcare benefits.
TDA is a licensed insurance company that offers dental health maintenance organization (DHMO) and preferred provider organization (PPO) dental insurance plans in Arizona and Utah.

EMI Health is one of the country’s longest-standing health insurance carriers, offering medical, dental, and vision products and services to nearly 320,000 members.

“This is a strategic acquisition that will help both entities fulfill their missions of providing a wide variety of high-quality, low-cost benefit programs to as many people as possible,” said Steve Morrison, EMI Health’s president and chief executive officer. “With our combined expertise, we are in an excellent position to fulfill the insurance needs of employers and individuals.”

Jeremy Spencer, chief executive officer of TDA, stated, “This is a case of friendly competitors becoming strategic partners. Clients of both organizations can expect the same great service and support, but with expanded product offerings and system enhancements. This is great news for our members, partners, and employees.”

The purchase is pending approval of the Utah Insurance Department.

About EMI Health EMI Health is a nonprofit organization providing health benefits to nearly 320,000 members. The company has been serving the insurance needs of employers and individuals for more than 85 years by maximizing health benefits while keeping premiums at a minimum. For more information, visit https://emihealth.com.

About TDA Originally founded as a small, regional dental company, TDA has grown into a national insurance benefits company, specializing in dental, life, disability, and vision. For more information, visit https://www.tdadental.com.

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Matthew Bussard Explains Current Medicare Coverage for Long-Term Care

Medicare expert Matthew Bussard explains what long-term care is and what Medicare covers for long-term care.

WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — More and more people retire every year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections, by 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65. This means that every 5th American citizen will be reaching their retirement age. The subjects of Medicare, senior care, and long-term care are now becoming more critical than ever.

Matthew Bussard, a financial services broker for Medicare users across Rhode Island, suggests that now is an excellent time for future retirees and their families to learn what is covered and not covered by Medicare.

Matthew graduated from Colby-Sawyer College and assists his clients with initial Medicare enrollment, billing, upgrading to better healthcare plans, finding a new service center, and any other service needed in between. As a financial broker, Bussard focuses on establishing trusting relationships and serving clients long-term.

Bussard says that according to the official United States government site for Medicare, Medicare.gov, long-term care, also referred to as custodial care, is a span of services and support for individual care needs. The majority of long-term care is not classified as medical care. If someone needed assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, using the restroom, eating, moving around, getting up from or into a bed or chair, or other related actions, they would need long-term care. Most nursing home care, assisted living facilities’ care, and assistance in people’s homes are considered long-term or custodial care.

“It is important for everyone eligible for Medicare to understand what personal care needs are covered. That is why I take the time to answer healthcare benefits questions, help clients enroll in Medicare, and alleviate unnecessary medical expenses. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover long-term care if that is the only personal care an individual needs,” said Matthew Bussard.

Due to long-term care not being considered medical care, Medicare does not cover any cost for living at long-term care facilities or expenses for an in-home assistant. An exception to Medicare coverage for long-term care may be when an individual goes through a Medicare-approved agency to get home health services.

When it comes to paying for long-term care, there are options. Most people pay for costs from their pocket or utilize assets like investments or property. If those resources are ever to run dry, at that point, Medicaid could be an option. Other individuals or families look into getting long-term care insurance to help cover costs. What is covered under long-term insurance depends on the policies’ terms. Those who have served in the military can receive long-term care benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information about Matthew Bussard, additional support revolving around Medicare, or to schedule a consultation, visit his website at https://www.matthewbussard.com/.

About Matthew Bussard
Matthew Bussard is a financial services broker offering support to Medicare users in Rhode Island. He is passionate about creating a difference in his clients’ lives by helping them enroll in Medicare with professionalism and care. Mr. Bussard volunteers with Medicare recipients at Oak Street Health Clinics, providing efficient, continual guidance to clients every step of the way. Matthew also participates in various charitable activities, including The Hunger Project, the MDRT Foundation, local clean-ups, and little league coaching. He donates to local charities and makes a difference in his community in every way possible.

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COVID-19 Has Families Talking About Their Wishes for Their Estate

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Tara Faquir, COO & Leah Del Percio, CEO

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Now is the time for families to sit down and share their wishes for their estates once they have passed on.

We help executors navigate the complex and stressful process of settling the estate of a loved one, regardless of circumstance.”

— Trustate

UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the last 12 months, more and more families have made time to clean closets, covert old video tapes to digital format and organize “their papers.”

“We have seen families disagree and experience frustration around what they believe their loved one wanted for their estate and having everything in order ahead of time, allows families to grieve without the stress of not having clear direction,” said Trustate Co-founder & COO Tara Faquir. “The key is to be prepared and have systems in place to make the process more efficient.”

Here are three things you can do to help your family avoid frustrations:
1. Call a meeting – Individuals can avoid frustration by speaking up and sharing their wishes and details outlined in their Will, particularly with beneficiaries and those making health decisions on their behalf. It is helpful for your beneficiaries to hear from you directly as you structure your estate, and if it is a more complicated estate, then having your lawyer participate is a good idea.
2. Communicate clearly – Let your friends and family know ahead of time how you want your estate structured. If you have made decisions about how to treat your family and friends, letting them while you are still with them, provides an opportunity for them to process the information. Note that this could open the door for them to try to convince you to make changes, resulting in an uncomfortable situation or worse, lasting family feuds. That is why communicating clearly is key to the family understanding your wishes.
3. Leave a note, letter, or a video – If you are not able to speak directly with your beneficiaries, family members and friends, then leaving a letter or video intended for the beneficiaries and family members to explain why you designed the estate plan a certain way is very helpful. The topic of your passing can be unpleasant for everyone and some family members would prefer to avoid it all together, but it is easier to accept when they read or see you sharing your wishes. At Trustate we strongly urge you to consult with an attorney before preparing something like that, as such writings, videos, and voice recordings are admissible as evidence (including any rough drafts, or deleted outtakes).

“If you believe your estate plan can cause drama among family members, we recommend you consult with an experienced estate attorney to coordinate an ‘all hands-on deck’ family meeting, with witnesses and that attorney present, to discuss your estate plan and set expectations. This way, everyone could hear the same information, at the same time, in front of objective observers. By choosing to share your estate plan now, you can get those discussions out of the way and keep everyone on the same page, whether they like it or not,” said Leah Del Percio, Founder and CEO of Trustate

Communicating ahead of time can bring relief and clarity to a family as they work through a very emotional process after a loved one has passed. Trustate is a unique estate administration concierges service that helps families deal with a loved one’s estate once they have passed on and allows the family to grief without the stress of the day-to-day administrative tasks of closing an estate. Trustate is where human empathy and technology meet. They are not a traditional technology firm, as their technology enables their estate concierges to complete estate-focused tasks less expensively if they were done manually.

Both Leah Del Percio and Tara Faquir are available for interviews on the topic of general estate supports and full estate administration services, once a loved one has passed.

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US BOARD MEMBER AND FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE GERRY SMITH AWARDED DCRO INSTITUTE CERTIFICATE IN RISK GOVERNANCE

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Award of the prestigious Certificate in Risk Governance to Gerry Smith of Phoenix, AZ, USA

Gerry brings chief executive and board experience to a perspective on risk that cuts across multiple industries and business plans, and this program further enhances the value he brings.”

— David R. Koenig, President and CEO of The DCRO Institute.

COLUMBUS, OH, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The DCRO Institute, a global non-profit focused on the advanced development of current and prospective board members, announced today the award of the prestigious Certificate in Risk Governance to Gerry Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The Certificate in Risk Governance is awarded to those who have successfully completed an intensive 17-course education program and evaluation. The curriculum is designed for board members who seek to advance the governance of risk-taking at their organizations and is taught by some of the world’s leading figures in risk governance. The program features lessons by nearly 50 board members, c-level executives, and well-known authors from five continents.

“We are pleased to award this distinction to Gerry as a board member committed to continuous improvement of his skills,” said David R. Koenig, President and Chief Executive Officer of The DCRO Institute. “Gerry brings chief executive and board experience to a perspective on risk that cuts across multiple industries and business plans, and this program further enhances the value he brings to his discussions with board colleagues,” he continued.

“For anyone that is trying to improve their corporate governance skills, I would definitely recommend the DCRO Institute program,” said Mr. Smith. “Completing the program will certainly enhance any executive’s ability to serve in a board or risk management executive position,” he continued.

The Certificate in Risk Governance program, also known as The Board Members’ Course on Risk™, is unique. No course on risk for board members as robust as this – depth, practicality, and global expertise – exists anywhere else. The fundamental Duty of Care for directors around risk is to ensure that our organizations are taking risk well in pursuit of our goals and ambitions. This course furthers the fulfillment of that duty. Information about the Certificate in Risk Governance program is available for download.

About the DCRO Institute – The DCRO Institute teaches current and aspiring board members to govern their organization’s risk-taking, so they are more likely to achieve their goals. Our goal, which is emblazoned on our logo, is to help organizations Innovate, Sustain, and Create Value. Visit www.dcroi.org to learn more.

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CARI.net and SSO Announce Technology Security Partnership

Partnership links two top local technology providers to provide suite of Cybersecurity and Compliance services along with world-class hosting.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —
CARI.net has partnered with Secure, Smart Office (SSO) to offer a full suite of cybersecurity and compliance services to clients in their world-class data centers.

Collaboration between both companies began in 2017; in support of a mutual client’s specific security, compliance and cloud infrastructure requirements. From working on that project, both sides recognized how the combined skills of both organizations could provide clients with an overall more secure, compliant cloud solution.

Partnership services are now publicly available. All CARI.net clients benefit with direct access to SSO’s expertise, capabilities, commitment to customer ‘delightedness’, along with their suite of security and compliance solutions. Existing clients will be contacted individually.

“Of everything I’ve seen in my 20 years at CARI.net, no risk is greater than a client’s need for proper security. Working with Secure Smart Office was an eye-opener. This is something clients need more than they realize. Add to that, the detail and care Secure Smart Office has for their clients, we knew this was a good match. We’re very excited about the solutions now available to our clients!”
– Daniel McMillen, President of CARI.net.

“The cyber risk organizations face has never been greater, from both adversaries and regulations. As CARI.net clients have Internet facing servers and services, they are front and center to all these risks. We are very excited to deploy SSO’s strong set of world-class security services and expertise available to help secure CARI.net clients. When they work with CARI.net to bring SSO on board, they will no longer have to rely on “hoping for the best” when it comes to protecting their business-critical data.”
– Rusty Sailors, CEO of Secure, Smart Office

ABOUT CARI.NET
We built our own data centers in San Diego, brought in the fastest fiber money could buy, and designed a customer service platform to systemize the delivery of your service better to you. Word got out and we grew, faster and faster, and we added services based on your demand. In came colocation cabinets and the latest Intel servers running any flavor of Linux and Microsoft Windows available. Backups and monitoring and virtualization and storage and every other service you could think of was built in to our growing list of offerings at a quality we could stand behind. And data centers were added – 7, to be exact – because you saw our desire to help you and your business Internet better.
“CARI.net is a service provider that renders IT invisible through software automation.”

ABOUT SECURE SMART OFFICE
SSO was built for the modern, distributed workforce of today – Scalable, easy to use in office and mobile remote worker solutions. Whether your company is designed to work in a traditional office space, full remote, or a hybrid of both, we know how to the best secured-IT configuration for your needs.
Leveraging decades of advanced research and development and intense operational experience in US DoD and Intelligence systems, SSO team members have focused for the last four years to develop and deploy secure solutions for small and medium sized businesses in the commercial market. The SSO team is dedicated to innovative solutions that provide visibility, analytics and security for network embedded devices. We have been working hard in the community for years researching, educating and guiding industry to take the cyber threat seriously. To learn more about Secure Smart Office, please visit https://www.ssowow.com/.

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RapidValue Achieves AWS Immersion Day Partner Status

AWS Immersion Day can be customized to our customers’ business goals and with the help of hands-on workshops, we can help companies unfamiliar with AWS services, to quickly evaluate its benefits.”

— Kiran Elengickal, Cloud Alliance Lead, RapidValue

PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — RapidValue Solutions, a leading digital product engineering firm, announced today that it is now a recognized Immersion Day Partner. Achieving the AWS Immersion Day Partner status resulted from RapidValue's demonstrated AWS expertise through a combination of customer success stories, technical certifications, and training program investments.

The AWS Immersion Day workshops provide a full day of hands-on AWS Cloud training, delivered virtually or in-person to organizations wanting to move to the cloud or who would like to understand and learn more about AWS-specific services. These workshops are run by qualified APN Immersion Day practitioners.

When asked more about the AWS Immersion Day, Kiran Elengickal, Director of Business Development & Cloud Alliance Lead, RapidValue, remarked, “The AWS Immersion Day workshops can be customized to our customers’ business goals and with the help of hands-on workshops, we can help companies unfamiliar with AWS services, to quickly evaluate the benefits and the best ways to use them. Beyond hands-on training, our certified AWS Cloud experts can answer the questions you want to know and share with you our first-hand experience in the field.”

Some of the key tracks of these workshops include General AWS Tools & Technologies, AWS Cloud Migration, Serverless Cloud Architecture, Microsoft Workloads on AWS, Continuous Delivery with AWS DevOps, etc. By the end of the Immersion Day workshop, customers will be able to evaluate multiple use cases and walk away with a better understanding of AWS architecture, and best practices for building scalable Native Cloud applications using AWS services.

Click here to learn more about RapidValue's AWS Immersion Day offering.

RapidValue has extensive expertise in AWS services and solutions, helping enterprises leverage broad services provided by the AWS Cloud platform to achieve their business and IT objectives. From modernizing legacy systems to developing enterprise and customer-focused Cloud & Mobile applications, RapidValue helps businesses across industries build scalable solutions powered by Agile & DevOps processes.

About RapidValue

RapidValue is a global leader in providing digital product engineering solutions including Mobility, Cloud, Omni-channel, IoT, AI, and RPA to enterprises worldwide. RapidValue offers its digital services to the world's top brands, Fortune 1000 companies, and innovative emerging start-ups. With offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and India and operations spread across the Middle-East, Europe and Canada, RapidValue delivers enterprise services and solutions across various industry verticals.
For more information, visit www.rapidvaluesolutions.com

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CCHR’s Baker Act Continuing Education Courses Help Protect Citizens from Abuse

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

Speakers included attorneys Dennis L. Webb of Fort Meyers, Justin Drach of Theole Drach Law, Kendra Parris of Parris Law and the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR, Diane Stein.

Speakers included attorneys Dennis L. Webb of Fort Meyers, Justin Drach of Theole Drach Law, Kendra Parris of Parris Law and the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR, Diane Stein.

Attorney Justin Drach stated that he feels like the group is moving in the right direction and that events such as this one will help bring about much needed change to the mental health law.

Attorney Justin Drach stated that he feels like the group is moving in the right direction and that events such as this one will help bring about much needed change to the mental health law.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., was the featured speaker at the seminar on mental health rights.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., was the featured speaker at the seminar on mental health rights.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The virtual courses note the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act, areas of abuse and the unintended consequences.

Over the past several years, the abusive use of the Baker Act, especially when dealing with children, has repeatedly been reported in the media.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) began hosting continuing education courses for attorneys in 2018 in response to the alarming number of people taken into custody each year under the Baker Act.

Florida’s mental health law, known as the Baker Act, allows for individuals of all ages to be taken into custody for an involuntary psychiatric examination. According to the most recent report there were over 210,000 Baker Acts initiated during 2018/2019 and more than 37,000 were on children. [1]

Over the past several years, the abusive use of the Baker Act, especially when dealing with children, has repeatedly been reported in the media. Headlines such as “6-year-old Florida girl “traumatized” after being involuntarily sent to mental health facility” and “Florida’s flawed Baker Act rips thousands of kids from school” are all too frequent and tell the stories of children and families that have suffered Baker Act abuse. [2,3]

Spurred into action by these stories and thousands of calls received from victims of Baker Act abuse, CCHR, a mental health watchdog, decided to begin offering continuing education on the law. After first receiving approval to host continuing education through the Florida Bar on the Baker Act for attorneys, the move to become a provider through the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling was a logical next step. The courses are now held virtually allowing attorneys and mental health professionals from across the state to attend.

Designed to educate those in attendance on the context and intentions of the mental health law as well as the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act and its unintended consequences, the course for mental health professionals is delivered by attorney Carmen Miller, a former assistant public defender in the Thirteenth Circuit in Tampa, with an extensive background in dealing with Baker Acts.

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

Both events are complimentary and are regularly held throughout the year. To learn more or to reserve a seat for the next virtual course, please call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

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[1] Baker Act Reporting Center https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/ba_usf_annual_report_2018_2019.pdf
[2] WUSF Health News Florida COMMITTED https://wfsu.org/committed/
[3] Baker Act Abuse – Media Stories https://www.cchrflorida.org/baker-act-abuse/

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Amazon Sellers Need a US Employer Identification Number to Obtain Insurance

Protecting your e-commerce business from claims is essential to its success. Many Amazon sellers acquire insurance to protect against a plethora of risks.

If you do not have an EIN and are having a difficult time obtaining insurance, get an EIN as soon as possible.”

— David Miller

LONG BEACH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Amazon Sellers Need a US Employer Identification Number to Obtain Insurance

Protecting your e-commerce business from claims is es-sential to its success. For this reason, many Amazon sellers acquire insurance to protect against a plethora of risks including intellectual property infringement and breach of contract lawsuits.

As many insurance companies now require a United States Employer Identification Number (EIN) and mailing address, foreign based Amazon sellers are facing roadblocks to protect themselves from these kinds of risks.

“All e-commerce businesses should have insurance,” said David Miller, Esq., managing attor-ney of the firm’s business law department. “If you do not have an EIN and are having a difficult time obtaining insurance, get an EIN as soon as possible.”

An EIN is also known as a federal tax identification number which is used to identify a business entity and may be required for opening a business bank account, paying employees or pur-chasing insurance coverage. While the process for non-U.S. citizens is a bit different than for U.S. citizens, non-U.S. citizens can also acquire EINs.

A common misconception is that one must have a Social Security Number to get a business EIN but non-U.S. citizens can still obtain an EIN even if they do not have a Social Security Number.

Many Amazon sellers get insurance because it can provide protection in the event of a claim and peace of mind to the insured. “Even if the motivation to start selling products on Amazon is for fun and not to replace full-time income, who is to say sales couldn’t grow exponentially, or an unfortunate situation arises that could turn a side business into a liability,” said CJ Rosen-baum, Esq., founding partner of the firm.”

Amazon or other e-commerce business owners looking to learn more can access the firm’s Business Law Library or visit its dedicated Business Law YouTube page.

About Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C.
Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C., is a law firm based in Long Beach, New York, dedicated to serving sellers, either individuals or companies, on Amazon.com and other Amazon websites around the world. The firm has staff in New York, Shenzhen, China and Yiwu, China. Interested sellers can contact the firm at AmazonSellersLawyer.com.

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Oklahoma Business Insurors Joins INSURICA

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Oklahoma Business Insurors Joins INSURICA

INSURICA is pleased to announce that Oklahoma Business Insurors (OBI) has signed an agreement to join the firm.

This is an exciting day. The addition of the OBI colleagues perfectly compliments the culture of integrity and innovation here at INSURICA.”

— Jeff Burton, president INSURICA of Central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — INSURICA is pleased to announce that Oklahoma Business Insurors (OBI) has signed an agreement to join the firm. OBI will become part of INSURICA’s Oklahoma City branch office.

“Oklahoma Business Insurors is a highly respected Oklahoma City-based insurance agency,” said Jeff Burton, president INSURICA of Central Oklahoma. “This is an exciting day. The addition of the OBI colleagues perfectly compliments the culture of integrity and innovation here at INSURICA.”

“Our team is excited to become part of INSURICA,” commented Ken Anderson, managing partner of OBI. “We’ve known the people at INSURICA for a long time and their reputation in our market is exceptional. Because of that, our decision to join the team was an easy one.”

Tobias Milchereit and Connor Carroll of MarshBerry acted as the broker for the seller. The INSURICA team was led by Sr. VP of Mergers and Partnerships, John Hester, with financial due diligence performed by CFO, Ed Young, and Enterprise Controller, Amy Herboek.

INSURICA is among the 40 largest brokers of U.S. business and has nearly 650 employees in 28 offices located throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona, and California.

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Hip Replacement Lawsuits Grow as Defective Metal Implants Pay over $65 Billion to Thousands of Patients

James A. Morris, Jr., Burbank, California Personal Injury & Products Liability Attorney

James A. Morris, Jr., Burbank, California Personal Injury & Products Liability Attorney

Hip implant manufacturers are being sued for creating serious medical conditions in thousands of patients who opted for metal hip implants. By Diane Lilli

If a patient has metallosis causing the implant to fail or cobalt/chromium poisoning due to metal ion leakage from the corrosion that occurs in metal on metal surfaces, a cause of action may exist.”

— James A. Morris, Jr., Attorney

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sometimes, the cure is worse than the disease. Hip implant manufacturers are being sued for creating serious medical conditions in thousands of patients who opted for metal hip implants. From metal poisoning to metal debris entering the joints, from chromosomal abnormalities and DNA damage to a risk of cancer, serious conditions have been impacting patients with metal hip implants.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports there are over 450,000 hip replacements each year in the US. Out of these almost half-million hip replacements, about one-third of patients have metal implants.

Major medical companies have been losing in court as plaintiffs with metal hip replacements sue for faulty implants. Already, over $65 billion has been awarded to thousands of patients due to lawsuits against major healthcare makers. James A. Morris, Jr. is a California-based personal injury lawyer who has successfully handled defective product claims across the country. According to Morris, while some have suggested that metal implants have a life expectancy of 15 years, many last longer while some do not last nearly as long. What is critical, according to Morris, is the reason for the revisions or removal surgery. “If a patient has metallosis that is causing the implant to fail or cobalt/chromium poisoning due to metal ion leakage from the corrosion that occurs in metal on metal surfaces, then a cause of action may exist.”

The key takeaway, says Morris, is that patients who have experienced a revision surgery or device removal in the last couple of years are likely eligible for representation now. “Each state has different statute of limitations laws which limits the time frame for filing a case,” Morris cautions, “so patients should contact a lawyer immediately to evaluate their claims.”

Numerous major medical companies have been involved in metal implant lawsuits. DePuy (a Johnson & Johnson Company), Stryker, Wright, Smith and Nephew, and others have all faced lawsuits for defects in their metal hip implants.

The specific hip replacement failures include the DePuy ASR; DePuy Pinnacle; Stryker Rejuvenate; Stryker Accolade; Stryker LFIT V40; Wright Conserve and Wright Profemur; and the Smith and Nephew Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System. Recalls for metal hip implants have been ongoing both in the US and internationally.

Johnson & Johnson, the largest healthcare manufacturer in the world, paid a $1 billion settlement in 2019 in the US when faced with an onslaught of defective metal on metal hip implants.

In the Johnson & Johnson lawsuits, about 6,000 plaintiffs sued for serious complications caused by the defective metal-on-metal hip implants created by DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

The Stryker LFIT V40 metal implant devices were involved in two recalls. A large settlement was agreed upon in a private agreement between the company and plaintiffs that is estimated to be $1 billion.

Wright Medical, which no longer manufactures hip implants, agreed to two separate settlements brought by about 2,000 plaintiffs. The company’s settlement payout was $330 million in total.

Smith & Nephew issued a recall of a metal liner used in metal hip implants after hundreds of patients complained of pain and other issues. Patients had to undergo revision surgery due to corrosion, wear, and metal toxicity.

Despite there being many settlements already, defective medical device lawyers like Morris handle each case individually, so a particular patient’s recovery is not tied to the values arrived at in a multi-district litigation (MDL). “We evaluate each case on its own merits and prepare the case for trial,” says Morris. “If a settlement occurs and that is the desire of our client, then we ensure that the process is fair and reasonable.” Morris urges persons with metal hip implants to contact a competent lawyer who is experienced in handling medical device claims and can guide them down the correct path to a fair and reasonable recovery.

On average, the cost for a hip replacement in the US is around $32,000. Other legal damages such as pain and suffering can raise the value of such a case significantly.

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