IVC Filter Overuse and Potential Dangers

IVC Filter Overuse and Potential Dangers

In 2010, the FDA issued a safety warning over inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, a type of vascular filter implanted into the heart by radiologists or surgeons in order to presumably prevent life-threatening pulmonary emboli (PEs). In the years following the warning, the rate of implantation slowed, although it is still more than 10x higher than in Europe.

Securities Industry and the "Best Interest Standard" for Investors

Securities Industry and the "Best Interest Standard" for Investors

For decades, broker dealers and financial advisors were only required to uphold their “fiduciary duty” toward client-investors. Now the US Department of Labor and FINRA are working together to enforce a higher standard of care - the "best interest standard." But is it really a higher standard?

Green, Schafle & Gibbs Represents Couple in Stryker Hip Implant Suit

Green, Schafle & Gibbs Represents Couple in Stryker Hip Implant Suit

Green, Schafle & Gibbs represents a Pittsburgh couple who are suing Howmedica Osteonics Corporation d/b/a Stryker Orthopaedics for a defective hip implant. Attorneys Michael Schafle and Jon Acklen filed a complaint on behalf of their clients last month in US District Court alleging that Stryker’s hip implant had a design defect and failed.

Stryker Recalls Femoral Head Implants

Stryker Recalls Femoral Head Implants

Medical technology giant, Stryker Corporation, has issued an urgent voluntary recall of its femoral head implants due to evidence that they may cause serious medical issues.

Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen to Anyone

Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen to Anyone

Widely considered one of the most pressing problems of our times, elder abuse and particularly elderly financial abuse have received national attention, thanks to initiatives by the Department of Health, the Department of Labor, and the Obama Administration. These agencies have focused on the loss of billions of dollars per year in retirement savings among not just millionaires but ordinary hard-working and retired Americans.

FINRA Broker Disciplinary Action Report: April 2016

FINRA Broker Disciplinary Action Report: April 2016

Each month and again on a quarterly basis, the agency that regulates the financial industry, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), produces a detailed report that runs down all disciplinary actions recently taken against brokerage firms and brokers. This long list of alleged wrongdoing and misconduct reads a lot like a police blotter. We strongly encourage any investor who suspects their broker and/or broker-dealer of having lost them money on dubious terms to at least skim this report to see if you recognize any names, schemes, products, or securities.

Did Xarelto Makers Withhold Data from Medical Journal?

Did Xarelto Makers Withhold Data from Medical Journal?

A footnote in a recently filed legal briefing claims that the companies, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, withheld information from researchers in relation to a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the effects of Xarelto.

Philadelphia Tribune Applauds Charles Gibbs

Philadelphia Tribune Applauds Charles Gibbs

GREEN, SCHAFLE & GIBBS are proud to announce that firm partner, Charles Gibbs, has been profiled in the Philadelphia Tribune for his commitment to serving the local community through his thriving criminal practice.