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Many medical devices and prescription drugs claim to be the resolution to all your problems, but while they may solve your current issue, it’s possible they may cause another. Medical products are often rushed to market before they’re adequately tested. Clay Hodges wants to educate you on these products and their side effects before they lead to litigation.
 
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The HIV medication tenofovir has been prescribed for years to delay the progression of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Studies are now showing serious problems from this medication, including toxicity to kidneys, bone loss, and bone injury. Join us on this episode to learn more about tenofovir and its problems. We are joined by my friend and fello…
 
Paraquat is a popular chemical used as a pesticide for many farms and vineyards in the United States. Unfortunately, many consumers are unaware of the harmful and deadly effects this toxic chemical can have on their health. In this conversation, Clay Hodges shares the inside scoop on Paraquat and reveals the many deadly side effects this product ca…
 
We all try to be conscious of what we eat, so shouldn’t we be conscious of what medical devices are implanted in our bodies? Unfortunately, most people can’t make sense of the millions of adverse events filed with the FDA. Today’s guest, Madris Kinard, left the FDA after years of seeing patients not get the data they need and started Device Events.…
 
In this week’s episode, Clay’s friend and former client shares her experience from recovering from not one, but three hip replacement surgeries. “Amy” discusses her journey from discovering her need for hip replacement surgery, to having the surgery, to how she knew the product was defective, and through her recovery process. This conversation is f…
 
While many of us think critically and “do our own research” when it comes to our healthcare, that often is not enough when the media we consume is inaccurate and driven by profit. Today’s guest, Dr. Jerome Hoffman, is a professor of medicine and emergency medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, who is passionate about the problems of over-diagnosi…
 
Zantac was a popular drug for many years but has now been removed from shelves. If you are wondering why this once popular heart burn medication is now facing recall and litigation, listen to this podcast episode. In this episode Clay Hodges shares the story of Zantac, how successful marketing turned the medication into a blockbuster, and how harmf…
 
As a product liability lawyer, Clay Hodges has seen many cases of failed hip replacements. In this episode, Clay shares insight as to why your artificial hip may be failing and how to recognize evidence that it is. This episode is not medical advice, but is meant to offer insight as to whether or not you should inquire with your doctor about your h…
 
Soldiers are often exposed to excessive and potentially hazardous noises on a daily basis. This can result in long term and extreme cases of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Today’s guest, Chet Sechrest, is a retired member of the Army, a trained Medic, who spent almost three decades as an Army Ranger and later as a member of the Special Forces. …
 
While mild hearing loss can be a side effect of aging, often people suffer hearing loss from working in loud environments. Military service can be a loud environment. There are many avoidable environmental factors that can help avoid hearing damage if you have an awareness of them. Your ability to hear is important and it can be debilitating to suf…
 
There are many factors to consider when taking a product liability case to court, including the financial costs. Even after you win your case, there are litigation and other costs and payments that have to be handled. In today’s podcast, Product Liability Lawyer Clay Hodges talks about how to manage these costs after your lawsuit is won, the financ…
 
Do you have pain that seems irregular after Hip Surgery? Today’s guest will guide us through the expectations of hip surgery, what it is like to go through the surgery, what rehab is like, and what happens to a person when an artificial hip fails inside the body. Amy Dougherty a physical therapist on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is the owner …
 
On today’s episode we get to hear from Jeanne Lenzer, a medical investigative journalist. Last year she wrote, The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated, Medical Device Industry, and One Man’s Battle to Survive It. Jeanne has also written for many publications including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Discover, Slate and many…
 
Medical and health cases typically arise from detrimental effects to one’s health due to a faulty product. If this is the case, an individual may need to file a product liability lawsuit. Bringing cases like this to court can take years to resolve and there are many factors that can dictate the process. If you are currently involved in a product li…
 
If you are experiencing chronic pain due to a hip replacement, it is vital you take the right precautions in order to receive compensation. There are many steps to take in regards to dealing with a defective product and each of them is necessary to create a potential case. In this episode of Failed Hips and Harmful Drugs, Clay Hodges will teach you…
 
Many medical devices and prescription drugs claim to be the resolution to all your problems, but while they may solve your current issue it’s possible they may cause another. Medical products are often rushed and put onto shelves before they’re adequately tested. Clay Hodges wants to educate you on these products and their side effects before they …
 
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