Archive for the ‘Medical Device Claims’ Category


April 2009

The Mulligan Law Firm Is Investigating Potential Calaxo® Screw Injury Cases

The Mulligan Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of Smith & Nephew’s Calaxo® Screw to its medical-device litigation service.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 7, 2009 — The Mulligan Law Firm ( has begun to evaluate and investigate potential injuries caused by the Calaxo® Screw medical-device.

Smith & Nephew’s Calaxo® Screw received approval for use in March 2006, and was used until August 2007. At that point in time, Smith & Nephew recalled the device after a number of patients experienced swelling, pain, fluid build-up, and screw fragmentation.

If you or a loved one has been fitted with Smith & Nephew’s Calaxo® Screw medical-device and suffered from joint-swelling, fever, excessive and/or constant pain, contact The Mulligan Law Firm immediately.

As a part of its medical-device litigation service, The Mulligan Law Firm is now offering free evaluation of possible claims connected to health issues that may have resulted from the Calaxo® Screw.

Those who may have been injured are invited to contact The Mulligan Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss their potential claim and litigation issues. We have medical-device litigation attorneys on stand-by right now to answer your questions and advise you.

The attorneys of The Mulligan Law Firm stress that in each and every personal injury case and lawsuit it is vital that measures are taken to preserve all available evidence, and to enable physicians and additional expert witnesses to evaluate any injuries at an in-depth level.

In addition, statutes of limitations require potential plaintiffs to act within statutory time-frames. Therefore, any failure or delay in contacting an attorney may cause a potential claimant to lose his or her rights.

About The Mulligan Law Firm:

The Mulligan Law Firm was formed in 1995. The firm has successfully represented thousands of individuals in a wide variety of practice areas in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and has achieved recoveries for its clients exceeding well over $600 million U.S. dollars. The firm obtained an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell which indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.

The Mulligan Law Firm would like to hear from you to discuss your potential claim.

For more information on Smith & Nephew’s Calaxo® Screw and The Mulligan Law Firm, see the web site:

Calaxo® is a registered trademark of Smith & Nephew. 

The Mulligan Law Firm’s Texas, California, and Florida Lawyers / Attorneys are evauating nationwide claims. 

The Mulligan Law Firm represents clients throughout the United States in conjunction with local counsel licensed in other jurisdictions.

Patrick J. Mulligan, Attorney / Lawyer*
Eric W. Gruenwald, Attorney / Lawyer+
The Mulligan Law Firm
214-219-9779, EXT. 245

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+ Licensed in California only

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Calaxo Screw Recall – Contact Us

March 2009

The CALAXO® screw was in use from roughly March, 2006 to August, 2007. It is a bioabsorbable polymer and calcium carbonate device designed to promote bone growth and reabsorb more rapidly by the body, thus producing a quicker recovery time. If you had ACL surgery during this time and suspect a CALAXO® screw was used, you should contact us. 

In March, 2006 the CALAXO® screw from Smith & Nephew was approved for use in the U.S. In August, 2007 Smith & Nephew did an immediate recall following reports of swelling, pain, pockets of fluid build up, and screw fragmentation. According to their recall letter, in rare cases, patients have developed pre-tibial soft tissue swelling between 2 - 36 weeks after insertion of the CALAXO screw. Smith & Nephew stated: “because the area of swelling and soft tissue irritation can mimic the appearance of an infection, our medical experts recommend that consideration should be given to aspirating the area for routine cultures”. Some cases require further surgery involving debridement (removal of dead or infected tissue and bone) and removal of any remaining screw fragments.

In some cases, surgeons have further replaced the fragmented polymer screw with an alternate screw or bone graft.