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Consumer Complaint report is a site where consumers can talk about their annoying experiences with products and services. This is for the primary assistance of future consumers who can then learn from the experience of others and make an informed decision. This way, errant companies selling dubious quality goods, are checked.

The site is an ideal platform for those consumers were unfortunate to get cheated by companies who didn’t deliver on their promises. Consumer complaint report helps consumers make better informed purchase decisions, get better service from manufacturers and service providers and also help businesses provide better service to consumers.

We allow you to post your complaints which can be viewed by other visitors on the site. This helps others avoid the same problem and alerts them to the activities and unethical practices followed by such companies and service providers. Moreover, using the platform you can also gain leverage against the company and solve your dispute amicably.

We can help you learn from other complaints, read real experiences of duped consumers, share your own good or bad experiences in the consumer industry and also check out the customer services of many companies. By using our services you can help yourself and others in many ways. You can:

- Conduct research on consumer products and services.

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Consumer complaint report is a powerful and informative source for consumers to publicize the unscrupulous acts of some business houses. For the postings to be allowed on our site it is important that they be authentic and verifiable. We help consumers as well as businesses serve each other better and improve market ethics.

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C.A.R. Recognizes Local REALTOR

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C.A.R. Recognizes Local REALTOR® as “Champions of Home” for Exemplary Service











Robyn Webb and Barbara Corcoran, at the C.A.R Champions of Home Award Presentation October 9th, 2013


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2013

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today honored Robyn Webb, a REALTOR® in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., as a “Champions of Home,” Award recipient. Webb was recognized for being a California REALTOR® who has changed her clients’ lives for the better, raised the standards for others, and led by example. In its first year, the award honors REALTORS® who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for their clients and have made a difference in their lives.

“The lengths that Robyn Webb has gone to, and the compassion and care she’s given on behalf of her clients go well above and beyond what is expected in the normal course of business,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught. “She sets a tremendous example to others for her dedication and passion, and I’m proud to recognize her as one of our first Champions of Home.”

Despite being in the midst of suffering her own financial hardship, Robyn Webb didn’t hesitate to help others in similar difficult circumstances. Co-owner of a real estate company with her husband, Robyn Webb decided to specialize in short sales at a time when not many people were doing them, hoping to help homeowners come out on the other side of financial ruin. Many of the cases she took on were difficult, inspiring her to rise at 4 a.m. so she could be the first person to call a client’s bank on the East Coast. One couple in a short sale had two loans and four lien holders on their house. The short sale would only have yielded Webb about $ 600 in commission, but Webb took on the mission of righting a wrong. She escalated the case to higher departments at Fannie Mae four times and finally had to escalate it to the Treasury Department, even offering to sacrifice her commission if the bank would approve the short sale. After helping the couple for over a year, the sale was approved, and the couple’s debt was settled. In 2011, Webb created a non-profit organization, Under Water Home 411, to help people who weren’t good short sale candidates, but still needed assistance. It is funded by her and her husband and has helped almost as many people stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure scams as Webb has helped through the short sale process.

View a video of why Robyn was recognized as a Champion of Home:

As a Champion of Home Award recipient, Webb was recognized at C.A.R.’s CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., and will receive statewide media exposure via an article in California Real Estate magazine, the official publication of C.A.R.

For additional information about the Champions of Home Awards, please visit http://car.org/members/cohawards/faq.

Leading the way…® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (http://www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.























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The Protective Group, a Long Island Private Investigator Provider, Discusses the Consequences of Filing False or Fraudulent Insurance Claims











Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

The Protective Group, a leading security company on Long Island, responds to a September 30th article published by the Observer-Reporter titled “Local businessman charged with filing false claim.”

According to the article, a Rices Landing, PA resident was recently charged with “two counts of filing a false, fraudulent or incomplete insurance claim, theft by deception and forgery.” A criminal complaint, which was filed with Glenn Bates, a Greene County Magisterial District Judge, stated that the man “wrecked his 1966 Cobra kit car in late 2008 and filed claims with both State Farm Insurance and American National Property and Casualty Company for the accident.”

Initially, the man received a vehicle damage estimate from Wade’s Body and Frame Shop of approximately $ 13,000. The article quotes one of the man’s personal assistants, who noted that he “complained to her about the estimate because he felt the car was certainly worth more than that” and “disagreed with the low estimate and directed her to pull an old estimate from his files from Volker’s Auto Body.” According to the article, “she allegedly saw the estimate and noticed that it has been whited out and new information for the Cobra was on it.”

That article also states, a special insurance investigator for State Farm Insurance “reported that the company paid a $ 35,379.40 claim to Alan based on what he said was Volker’s estimate, when the actual estimate from Wade’s was $ 14,240.”

“The punishment for auto insurance fraud depends on the location and severity of the crime,” says John Monderine, CEO of the Protective Group, a leading event security company. “Insurance companies are very vigilant when it comes to finding cases of fraud. They may call on an insurance investigator or a private investigator if they believe someone is trying to commit fraud.”

The Protective Group is an elite full service private security firm with specializations in special event security, corporate security, private investigators, insurance investigators and surveillance. Its top-notch professional security guards have over 150 years of combined law enforcement service and its security personnel are physically fit, professional, athletic, and completely dedicated to ensuring events proceeds without a hitch. From charity runs and fashion shows, to fundraisers and art shows, the Protective Group instills confidence and assures safety at an exclusive event or place of business.

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NSA to Create a New Position — Privacy Officer










Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

According to a Sept. 27, 2013 report from CBS News, the National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that it is planning to fill a brand new position: a civil liberties and privacy officer who will “serve as the primary advisor to the Director of NSA for ensuring that privacy is protected and civil liberties are maintained by all of NSA’s missions, programs, policies and technologies,” according to the job description.

The NSA promises that the new position will be filled by someone who ensures that “adequate procedures are in place to receive, investigate, respond to, and redress complaints from individuals who raise (civil liberties/privacy) concerns,” and who will be “well known and highly regarded by U.S. privacy and civil liberties protection professionals.”

Privacy4Patriots, the publisher of an upcoming report on how to protect one’s privacy, commends the NSA for creating this position in response to the outcry over violations of civil liberties and privacy that followed recent revelations of the agency’s surveillance programs.

But Privacy4Patriots also calls on the NSA to ensure that the new officer will possess free reign to investigate charges of privacy violations. The company hopes that the officer will not be a powerless figurehead, placed in this position merely to appease those who have complained about the agency’s past behavior.

Among those who have voiced displeasure with the NSA is Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who according to a June 9, 2013, Fox News report is mounting a Supreme Court challenge to the federal government’s surveillance of American citizens. Paul argues that the Fourth Amendment prevents unreasonable search and seizure, and he is interested in getting 10 million Americans to speak up about not wanting their phone records being looked at.

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Scambook Cautions That With the Government Shutdown, Car Recalls and Vehicle Inspections Are Halted












Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013

Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advisory platform, is warning the public that the government shutdown has halted all vehicle safety notices, recalls, and other activity that helps keep the public safe on the road. Auto-related safety recalls have essentially stopped and the only way a car safety recall will be issued is if the automakers do so voluntarily.

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been unable to do its job thanks to the current federal government shutdown,” says Kase Chong, Scambook’s Director of Marketing, “With a little over half its employees having been furloughed, consumers will need to look to other outlets to make sure they and their vehicles are safe on the road.”

The Los Angeles Times has explained the situation saying, “Traditionally, announcing vehicle recalls is the duty of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an arm of the Department of Transportation. Like many government-funded entities, NHTSA has had to dramatically curtail its operations since the federal government shut down on Tuesday.” *

What many consumers do not know is that the NHTSA is responsible for issuing and announcing vehicle recalls, but it’s also in charge of testing new cars to make sure they meet safety ratings and other important benchmarks. The NHTSA also investigates defects and reviews complaints from the public about cars.

When recalls need to be renewed, the NHTSA does that, too. They also research safety information and look through all information provided by automakers when a complaint is filed by the public.

Therefore, to make up for the lack of employees and government backing, the Highway Trust Fund is paying for all that the NHTSA is able to accomplish during this government shutdown. The Highway Trust Fund was created to draw money from a federal tax on every gallon of gas bought at the pump. As of August, they had $ 5 billion in the fund.

Scambook also recommends that consumers have their vehicles regularly inspected by a trusted mechanic and perform auto maintenance such as oil changes on a regular schedule to ensure their car is functioning properly.

About Scambook

Scambook is an online complaint resolution platform dedicated to obtaining justice for victims of fraud with unprecedented speed and accuracy. By building communities and providing resources on the latest scams, Scambook arms consumers with the up-to-date information they need to stay on top of emerging schemes. Since its inception, Scambook has resolved over $ 18 million in reported consumer damages. For more information, visit scambook.com.

*Undercoffler, David, “Government shutdown halts vehicle recalls, safety notices,” http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-autos-government-shutdown-halts-vehicle-recalls-safety-notices-20131004,0,6879659.story 10/4/2013























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US Federal Contractor Registration: 232 Available Government Contracts in the State of New Jersey













US Federal Contractor Registration

Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in New Jersey. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 232 contracting opportunities/awards in the state of New Jersey. In order for businesses in New Jersey to start bidding on these opportunities and awards, they must first become registered in System for Award Management (SAM). Contractors can call (877) 252-2700 Ext 1 to start the government registration process or go to their SAM.gov Online Registration page.

Georgia Tech PTAC office “estimates that a high percentage of the 600,000 firms presently registered in SAM have errors in their records. The mistakes range from misspelled words to empty data fields, to incomplete entries, to selection of incorrect procurement codes, and other flaws. As a result, these vendors miss-out on government contract opportunities either because they are screened out for not exhibiting attention to detail or because of incomplete information they cannot be identified by government buyers.” This shows that there is a real need for US Federal Contractor Registration’s services.

In an effort to help businesses become registered and help the small business initiative US Federal Contractor Registration is encouraging businesses to use other their full service or their self-service options. Investing in US Federal Contractor Registration’s full service plan prepares a contractor for all that is ahead. The full service includes yearlong technical support, annual SAM migration updates, added to the USFCR federal buyer newsletter, creation of a FEMA Vendor profile, grant assistance if needed, NAICS code research and the highly-recognized Verified Vendor Seal of Approval. US Federal Contractor Registration complaints are handled very seriously due to the gravity and importance of federal paperwork compliance.

US Federal Contractor Registration has registered over 60,000 private sector businesses in the SAM registration some of which include McGraw Hill, HP, Wells Fargo, Xerox, GoodWill, Dixie, UPS, Heinz, Sheraton Hotels, Marriott, Westin, Interstate Oil, CITI, and Coldwell Banker. As well as academic institutions and colleges like NYC, Northwestern, Oxford, Southwestern, and Mercer. Numerous federal agencies like US Army, US Navy, Veteran Affairs and United States Department of Agriculture have also had their government paperwork facilitated by US Federal Contractor Registration Case Managers.














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FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Risk Management Workshop, Nov. 6-7, Chicago, IL











Medical Device Risk Management


Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013

Medical Device Risk Management

Beyond FMEA —New Tools to Assure Your Risk Management Program Meets New Standards

**Presented by Ombu Enterprises and FDAnews**

Nov. 5-6, 2013 — Chicago, IL

http://www.fdanews.com/MDRiskMgmnt

FDAnews and Dan O’Leary, President of Ombu Enterprises, have developed a comprehensive workshop that is packed with immediate use tools and techniques to improve current programs. This course goes well beyond FMEA to show attendees how its limitations could be their downfall.

Plus, the program provides interactive sessions to put the tools to use in mock scenarios.

Learn how ETA, FTA, HACCP, PHA and HAZOP could be the keys to avoiding a device disaster.

And as a bonus; this tightly focused workshop, will explain 4 new standards that call out ISO 14971 and how they can be integrated into a risk management program. The new standards include:


    IEC 60601-1, Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements         for basic safety and essential performance
    IEC 62304, Medical device software — Software life-cycle processes
    FDA Draft Guidance — Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering             to Optimize Medical Device Design
    The basic concepts of the assurance case

Seating is at a premium for this event — Register today. Other areas the event will focus on include:

    How the FDA and international regulatory bodies measure the severity of a risk and what the different levels of seriousness are

    How to create and administer a risk management file — think of it as your risk management file cabinet

    Understand how to score risks and create a risk “scorecard” — how to use severity and probability

    Tips to assure that all your risk management reports contain the 9 checklist items all reports should have

    And much more

Attendees will leave this workshop a much better risk management professional.

Register today

WHO WILL BENEFIT

    Project managers involved in design and development
    Design engineers
    Quality engineers
    Manufacturing engineers
    Quality auditors
    Production managers
    Scientists involved in device research and development
    Medical staff evaluating risk, safety or effectiveness
    Quality or regulatory staff assigned to complaint, CAPA or MDR management
    Training personnel
    General/corporate counsel

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Dan O’Leary has more than 30 years of experience in quality, operations and program management in regulated industries including aviation, defense, medical devices and clinical labs. He is president of Ombu Enterprises LLC, a consultancy focused on operational excellence and regulatory compliance serving small manufacturing companies. O’Leary has a master’s degree in mathematics; is an ASQ certified biomedical auditor, quality auditor, quality engineer, reliability engineer, and six sigma black belt; and is certified by APICS in resource management.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Medical Device Risk Management

Beyond FMEA —New Tools to Assure Your Risk Management Program Meets New Standards

**Presented by Ombu Enterprises and FDAnews**

Nov. 5-6, 2013 — Chicago, IL

http://www.fdanews.com/MDRiskMgmnt

TUITION: $ 1,797 per attendee

EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

Online:     http://www.fdanews.com/MDRiskMgmnt

By phone: 888-838-5578 or 703-538-7600

ABOUT FDANEWS

FDAnews is the premier provider of domestic and international regulatory, legislative, and business news and information for executives in industries regulated by the US FDA and the European Medicines Agency. Pharmaceutical and medical device professionals rely on FDAnews’ print and electronic newsletters, books and conferences to stay in compliance with international standards and the FDA’s complex and ever-changing regulations.
















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Cottage Care Rentals Offers Advice to Avoid Ontario Cottage Rental Scams











Haliburton, Ontario (PRWEB) October 16, 2013

In response to a number of troubling stories of cottage rental scams in Ontario this year; both in the news and from talking directly with people who have had their cottage vacation ruined by trusting a fraudulent rental company, Don Critchley, the owner of Cottage Care Rentals & Property Management (http://www.cottagecarerentals.com), an established Ontario cottage rental management company warns consumers and offers advice on how to avoid being scammed.

“This July, I received a call on a Friday night from a distraught lady,” recalls Critchley. “She had been cheated by a bogus cottage rental firm. The cottage that she had booked online turned out to be no more than a shack. Unable to stay there, she called Cottage Care Rentals hoping that we had a cottage available for her family starting that night. She had been driving aimlessly around Haliburton for hours with her husband and two children in a car loaded for a two week cottage rental vacation. She was desperate to find a rental cottage to save her family’s holiday. Unfortunately, our inventory of rental properties was totally booked so I had to refer her to another cottage rental agency that I knew, in the hope that they had available inventory. It infuriates me that this kind of illegitimate activity can destroy a family’s vacation dreams. By taking just a few precautions, people can avoid getting ripped off and having their vacation ruined,” says Critchley.    

Cottage Care Rentals recommends that people should do a little research before signing with any cottage rental company to ensure that they are professional and above board. A few quick checks could save a great deal of trouble and heartache.

1) Visit the area’s tourism web site and see if the firm is listed there.

2) Check with the local Chamber of Commerce to determine if the firm is a member.

3) Do not hesitate to ask the rental firm for references.

4) Don’t rely solely on email exchanges. Call the firm directly or ask them to call you.

5) If you are renting from a Travel Agency, verify that they are a member of TICO.

Critchley states that there are many excellent cottage rental companies and highly reputable vacation property management operators out there and finds it frustrating that a few bad apples tarnish the reputation of the entire industry. “Cottage Care Rentals operates the way most legitimate cottage rental firm do. We are registered with the Haliburton and Bancroft Chambers of Commerce, Haliburton County Tourism, the Algonquin Gateway Business Association and other municipal agencies in our operating area. We offer only clean and well-maintained cottages for rent. We take pictures and provide descriptions of each cottage, without embellishment, so that our customers know exactly what they will be renting. By doing a little research, it is easy to ensure your cottage dreams don’t turn into a nightmare. Finding the right rental cottage for your family’s cottage country vacation can be as simple as finding the right cottage rental agency,” adds Critchley.

About Cottage Care Rentals & Property Management: Serving the Haliburton Highlands, Algonquin Park, Bancroft and the Kawartha Lakes regions, Cottage Care Rentals & Property Management offers trusted turn-key cottage rental management for cottagers who want to make income from their vacant vacation properties, but don’t want the work and the hassle of marketing it themselves. Cottage Care Rentals takes care of all the details of marketing and managing your cottage rental property. With a wide selection of lakefront cottages for rent, Cottage Care Rentals is one of the most popular sites for Ontario cottages for rent and vacation rentals. For more information and to view waterfront cottage rentals in the Haliburton, Bancroft and Kawartha areas, visit their website: http://www.cottagecarerentals.com or call 705-448-1861 or 416-729-5474.

Contact Information:

Don Critchley, Owner

Cottage Care Rentals & Property Management

705-448-1861

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New Thai Dating Site Launched – ThaiLoveWeb.com – Already Dominating Thailand Dating Sites










Phuket, Thailand (PRWEB) October 02, 2013

Does Thailand need another Online Dating Site? The answer is a resounding “Yes”, if you have seen the latest entry into this field, ThaiLoveWeb.com, and have taken the time to compare it to the other Thai Dating Sites. Just throwing up a dating site on the web does not make for excellence in Thai Dating. It is easy to see that the folks at ThaiLoveWeb.com put a lot of thought and time into the structure of their site.

Ever since the site launched, there has been a steady increase in site traffic, and new members. It has also created quite a buzz on the Thai Dating Forums and Blogs. Industry insiders are concerned because of the large number of dating site members who have “jumped ship” to sign-up with ThaiLoveWeb.com. This is a great example of taking an existing idea, and making it better. Some of the important factors are the many site features, and ease of navigation. Some Thailand Dating Sites are very difficult to get around, and require a visitor to fill out the answers to questions that are like applying for a mortgage.

ThaiLoveWeb.com takes the position that online dating should be a safe, and pleasurable experience. Both men and women find the site a fun experience, even the guys looking for Thai Girls Wild, and the famous Pattaya Girls. Members of other Thai Dating Sites are leaving in droves to join ThaiLoveWeb. These people say they are sick and tired of paying high monthly charges only to find the same tiny group of members every time they log-in. Another common complaint is the number of other members online at any given time. This translates to doing a “Search”, and maybe only 6 people are online.

The idea is to have a massive amount of members in order to deliver the type of search results that members expect to see. It is very frustrating to see the same old profiles every time a “Search” is performed. Then you have the problem of Profiles being kept alive when the member has not even logged-in for many months, or even over one year. This is clearly an attempt to make the site look like they have a larger active membership than they really do. It is no secret why members are switching to ThaiLoveWeb.com.

Another factor are the fees. Other sites have an “A La Carte” menu, and it really can add-up quickly. A Free Membership is not worth much more than a person had paid for it. They cannot contact anyone and carry on a conversation unless they pay extra, and often pay through the nose. Want to show a Video? ….Pay extra. Want to make a phone contact? ….Pay Extra. This is not the way the management at ThaiLoveWeb is approaching the business.

New visitors to this new site can send 5 Free email messages before a membership is required. To

send a “Wink” to other members is Free, not an extra charge. Instant messaging is available. A great feature is the Live Video Broadcasting right from the Profile Web Page, this way nobody has to leave the page to see a video of a prospective date. Live Video Chat is also part of this online experience. Cutting-edge site security is employed to control spam and track scammers. There is a zero tolerance for those kinds of people. The cost for a three-month Silver Membership is only $ 39.00, or the Gold Membership is only $ 69.00 for a whole year. Silver and Gold Members are able to access all parts of the website including unlimited messaging and instant message chat.

ThaiLoveWeb.com reports that it is their intention to dominate the Thai Dating Sites Market, and they are well on their way to doing just that. Most people do not know that online dating is huge,

with over 40 million people in the U.S. alone that have tried it. This is an industry that is generating over $ 1 Billion dollars annually, which is why it is an attractive industry for entrepreneurs. Customer Testimonials have been coming into the site in reams, which adds a lot of credibility to how people love this site.

Take a look at what Steve Stanley, from Phuket, Thailand had to say about this new site: “When I first moved to Thailand, it was tough to meet Thai girls cause I am not much of a drinker, and do not like to hang out in bars. I joined at least 4 Thai Dating Sites in an attempt to meet some hot Thai girls. I was so disappointed by what I saw, and all the money I dumped. When I came across ThaiLoveWeb, I almost passed on it, but thank-goodness I gave it a try. I met a super-hot young Thai Girl, and we have been together ever since. We are never apart. All I can say is — Thank-You ThaiLoveWeb.com.”























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DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleges Metallosis, Kidney Failure and Multiple Hip Revision Surgeries











DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleges Metallosis, Kidney Failure and Multiple Hip Revision Surgeries


Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 11, 2014

A DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit has been filed by Wright & Schulte LLC against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, on behalf of an Ohio man who alleges that he suffered serious health complications including metallosis, kidney failure from infection, and numerous revision surgeries after receiving a metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement in March 2010. (3:14-cv-406) The DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas as part of multidistrict litigation pending in the same federal court regarding the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According court documents there are 5,704 DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement lawsuits pending in the Texas federal court, as of April 15, 2014. (In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation– MDL No. 2244)

The firm continues to speak with individuals who have had complications due to the DePuy Hip Replacement system and encourages people who believe they have sustained DePuy Pinnacle complications to speak with our knowledgeable attorneys for a free legal evaluation by calling 1-800-395-0795 or by visiting ww.yourlegalhelp.com.

According to the DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit the man experienced pain and tenderness in his right hip and groin. Which resulted in blood tests that showed high levels of cobalt and chromium (or metallosis) in his blood allegedly due to the defective metal-on-metal Pinnacle Hip replacement device. The DePuy hip replacement complaint further states the man underwent multiple revision surgeries beginning in March 2012 to replace the hip device in his right leg. The DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit also contends that revision surgeries are painful, risky and complex than the original hip replacement surgery, often because there is a reduced amount of bone in which to place the new hip implants.

The DePuy hip complaint further stated that an infection developed in the man’s right hip in July 2012 and due to this infection, his hip prosthesis was removed and an antibiotic spacer placed in his right hip, resulting in him having to live without a hip for months while his infection was treated. The complaint also purports that he suffered other complications due to his defective Pinnacle hip implant, including a heart attack and kidney failure.

According to the Pinnacle complaint, the kidney failure was caused by the antibiotics the man was given to treat his infection. As a result of his kidney failure, the man stated that he was placed on dialysis and hospitalized from September 2012 until November 2012. The DePuy hip replacement lawsuit further contends that the defendants failed to sufficiently test the Pinnacle Hip System and did not adequately warn health care providers and consumers about the significant risks of serious bodily harm and death the device poses. (3:14-cv-406)

In January 2013, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a proposed order requiring manufacturers of all-metal hip replacement systems to submit clinical studies proving that the hip replacement devices are safe and effective if the companies wanted to continue marketing and selling the device in the United States. According to the FDA, metal-on-metal hip replacement systems were marketed before 1976, the year when federal law allowed the FDA to have premarket authority over medical devices. Because companies did not have to submit clinical studies before selling their medical devices prior to the 1976 legislation, the devices were designated as “higher risk” devices but regulated according to similar medical devices already sold in the United States.

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class-iii-preamendments-devices, January 18, 2013]

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/ucm241769.htm, January 17, 2013]

The New York Times reported that DePuy Orthopaedics recalled a metal-on-metal hip replacement model called the Articular Surface Replacement in 2010, due to complaints that the device failed only a few years after implant. The company continued to sell the all-metal Pinnacle hip replacement. However, DePuy announced in May 2013 it was phasing out the Pinnacle system because of lack of demand for all-metal devices and the FDA’s requirement to submit clinical studies on all-metal hip replacement systems.

[mobile.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/business/jj-is-phasing-out-metal-replacement-hips.html May 16, 2013]

About Wright & Schulte LLLC

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.























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Management Mentors Celebrates 25 Years in 2014 While Mentoring Celebrates Nearly 3000











Management Mentors


Chestnut Hill, MA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014

Back in 1989 when Rene Petrin founded Management Mentors, Inc., the first George Bush was president. A gallon of gas cost roughly 97 cents. The founder of Facebook was getting ready to enter kindergarten. And Taylor Swift was getting ready to enter the world. While much has changed on the planet since Petrin hung his virtual shingle, one thing that has remained true is this: people still need—and want—mentoring.

Petrin says, “Mentoring is as old as civilization itself. The word ‘mentor’ is derived from Greek mythology. In Homer’s The Odyssey, which was believed to be written in the 8th century B.C.E., Mentor and Odysseus are friends, and Mentor guides Odysseus’s son while Odysseus is away during the Trojan War. This need for guidance—for mentorship—is something that has followed human beings throughout the ages. Yes, the process of mentoring has evolved. But the need and desire for mentoring has endured.”

You could say that mentoring is Petrin’s passion. After spending years in human resources and discovering that most companies weren’t doing an adequate job developing their number one asset—employees—Petrin decided to go out on his own. His mission was straightforward: to create an organization devoted solely to teaching businesses how to mentor the talent they already had within their own walls. Twenty-five years later, the business landscape has certainly transformed, but Petrin says that mentoring is still one of the most effective ways to nurture and grow talent.

That’s not to say that the mentoring process hasn’t changed. Petrin explains, “Back in 1989, I’d work one-on-one with companies and teach them how to manually create a mentoring program. We were living in a 9-5, non-digital world. Today, all of that legwork is now web-based, including the all-important matching process. Our system, MentoringComplete, allows people to access their mentoring program online. It doesn’t matter where they are or what time it is. Even our resources—like our white paper on how to create a pilot mentoring program—are available online. Technology has absolutely revolutionized the mentoring process.”

MentoringComplete isn’t the only technological advancement Management Mentors has made in the last quarter century. The company also offers online mentoring training and certification courses with a new course slated for late 2014. Within the last several years, the company has released 11 ebooks for Kindle, Nook, and iPad on a wide variety of mentoring topics, including how to find a mentor and mentor/mentee readiness instruments.

But it’s not just technology that has affected mentoring. “We’re experiencing a generational shift right now,” Petrin says. “Millennials are entering the workforce in droves. And just like we did for the generations that came before them, we need to adjust and recalibrate certain work processes to accommodate this new and eager generation of workers. I think this is a good thing. Many people grouse about change, and I’ve heard my fair share of complaints about Millennials, but the thing is we all need to evolve and adjust, and mentoring can go a long way at making sure this adjustment goes smoothly for everyone. In fact, we just released a white paper on how to mentor Millennials, because it’s that important. It’s an exciting time be a mentor and mentee, and all of us at Management Mentors can’t wait to see what happens in the next 25 years.”

About Management Mentors:

Since 1989, Management Mentors has been designing and implementing world-class business mentoring programs and helping companies attract and retain high potential employees. Based outside of Boston, Mass., Management Mentors’ corporate mentoring programs develop future leaders and create a more diverse workforce by removing the barriers to equal opportunity. Management Mentors has achieved a 90% success rate with pairs it matches using a thoughtful, proven process. Current and past clients include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, The New York Times Corporation, The City of Tallahassee, Cooper Tire, FedEx Kinkos, Quaker Oats, Schering Plough, TJX Corporation, and Sony Music Corporation. For more information on how your firm can enjoy greater success through mentoring, contact us at 617.789.4622 or visit us at http://www.management-mentors.com.











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