Possible August 2013 Deadline Ahead for North Carolina DePuy ASR Hip Recall Lawsuits, Product Liability Lawyer Ben Cochran Says

Possible August 2013 Deadline Ahead for North Carolina DePuy ASR Hip Recall Lawsuits, Product Liability Lawyer Ben Cochran Says











Ben Cochran


Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) August 17, 2013

North Carolina product liability attorney Ben Cochran today warned patients who received the recalled DePuy ASR XL Acetubular Hip System to pay attention to what could be a deadline for taking legal action against the metal-on-metal hip implant’s manufacturer.

According to Cochran, North Carolina law provides a three-year statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury claim based on an alleged product defect. In other words, a party alleging injury and loss due to the product defect must file a lawsuit within three years after the injury occurred or when a person would have reasonably known about the injury.

For those in North Carolina who believe they may have suffered harm from a DePuy ASR all-metal hip implant, according to Cochran, the three-year statute of limitations could possibly be interpreted as ending on August 23, 2013, or three years from August 24, 2010 – the date on which DePuy announced a voluntary recall of the medical device.

“Every situation is different,” Cochran said. “For patients who received this recalled hip implant, what is important is that they contact an attorney who can fully evaluate their situation, including calculating the time period in which they can bring a claim.

“If a person doesn’t act within the time period that applies to their claim, they could lose their right to seek compensation,” he added.

According to information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), last updated in January 2013, the concern about metal-on-metal hip implants such as the DePuy ASR XL Acetubular Hip System is that tiny metal particles can wear off the devices where the metal ball and metal cup slide against each other.

Over time, the metal particles can damage the bone or tissue surrounding the implant and joint, which can lead to pain, loosening of the implant, failure of the device and the need for “revision surgery,” or the replacement of the implant with a new one.

Cochran said his firm currently is working with DePuy metal-on-metal hip implant patients and their families and offering free initial consultations to those who believe they have been impacted by the recalled product.

About Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law

Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, is a North Carolina personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law firm with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Dunn, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington. The firm’s practice areas include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, dog bites, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, nursing home abuse and negligence and traffic violations. For more information, call the firm toll-free at (800) 434-8399 or use the firm’s online contact form.
























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Dog Trainer, Caryl Wolff, Recommends Fresh Patch to Teacup Dog Owners in Her New Books Available August 31st

Dog Trainer, Caryl Wolff, Recommends Fresh Patch to Teacup Dog Owners in Her New Books Available August 31st












New York, NY (PRWEB) August 29, 2012

Caryl Wolff, a Los Angeles based dog trainer with over 20 years of experience, is recommending an innovative dog potty (http://www.freshpatch.com) for teacup pups and other small dogs.

Wolff says that Fresh Patch is particularly well-suited for owners who want to train small dogs, such as teacups, in their homes. She points out that teacups are not a breed. “The name refers to a size of dog,” says Wolff, “which is generally recognized as smaller than the breed standard for a toy dog. They usually weigh less than five pounds as adults.” Popular teacup breeds noted by Wolff include Chihuahua, Maltese, Pomeranian, and Shih-tzu.

“Because teacup dogs are so tiny,” says Wolff, “their owners can conveniently order Fresh Patch every two weeks, instead of weekly. The real grass instinctively attracts dogs, which is key to in-home training. The dog learns to ‘go’ on grass, whether inside or outside the home. Because Fresh Patch reinforces a dog’s natural instincts, it is superior to the plastic grass commonly found in indoor dog potties.” Wolff says that teacups are so small, they will think they have a whole backyard to themselves when their Fresh Patch arrives. She explains more about teacup dogs in her new books available August 31, Teacup Puppies and Dogs (http://www.teacuppuppiesanddogs.com).

According to Andrew Feld, the founder of Fresh Patch, a single unit is ideal for dogs under 25 pounds; however, units can be joined together for larger dogs. Based on his customers, Feld believes that people are gravitating more toward smaller dogs because they live in apartments and condos that have limited inside space and no access to outside grass. He also finds that his customers are often single people–young professionals and seniors–who enjoy the companionship of small dogs, but cannot always walk their dogs when nature calls. Feld says that “Fresh Patch is designed to meet the needs of these and other dog owners, by providing a convenient, reliable solution to their dogs’ bathroom issues.

Visit the company website at http://www.freshpatch.com for more information and to place orders.











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Ruff Ruff and Meow, THE Celebrity Loved Pet Clothes and Pet Accessories Retailer, Will Be Exhibiting at Pet Fashion Week New York, August 23-24, 2008

Ruff Ruff and Meow, THE Celebrity Loved Pet Clothes and Pet Accessories Retailer, Will Be Exhibiting at Pet Fashion Week New York, August 23-24, 2008










Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2008

Ruff Ruff and Meow, http://www.ruffruffandmeow.com, the place to shop for pet clothes and pet accessories, will be exhibiting their latest designs at Pet Fashion Week NY, which will be held August 23 and 24, 2008 at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building in New York City, New York.

Pet wholesalers, high end pet retailers and other pet industry professionals are invited to visit Ruff Ruff and Meow at booth # P158. This is your chance to preview the latest pet fashion trends, including designer dog clothes for big dogs and small dogs and cats of all sizes, and pet accessories from the designers at Ruff Ruff and Meow. Be one of the first to preview Ruff Ruff and Meow’s new designs for 2008, including thirteen funny sayings, such as “My Dad is Single,” “Only Child,” “Hottie,” “Got Leg?,” “Pugs Not Drugs” and “Trust Fund Baby.”    

“This show is perfectly timed for the fall/holiday buying season, and is the ultimate shopping solution for upscale pet industry buyers,” says Caroline Leedom the co-owner of Ruff Ruff & Meow.

From the designers who brought you the original “Bitches Love Me” and “I’m not Fat, just Fluffy” dog t-shirts and tank tops, to the line of politically fashionable pet apparel, such as “Bark for Barack” or “Mac is Back”, Ruff Ruff and Meow is where to go to find the cutest pet clothing to match your pet’s personality.

Ruff Ruff and Meow dog clothing is completely made in the USA and comes in sizes ranging from extra small to extra large (1 lb-over 100 lbs) – small enough to fit the smallest of small dogs and cats and of course perfect for all those large dogs as well.

About Ruff Ruff and Meow

Located in Costa Mesa, California, Ruff Ruff and Meow has been creating and designing fun and fashionable dog clothing since 2003. The designers who started Ruff Ruff and Meow, Bouaphet Inthivong and Caroline Leedom, have been developing hip, pet fashion apparel to answer the question: What’s Your Dog’s Personality? With celebrity clients like Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and many more, Ruff Ruff and Meow is the place where your pets can express their innermost selves. Shop from their wide selection of dog t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, bandanas, hair clips, dog steps, dog treats and more. Contact Ruff Ruff and Meow toll-free at 1-866-742-7833 or visit them at the showroom at: 1006 Brioso Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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