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Fahe Provides Retrofits in Senior Citizen Apartments to Improve Quality of Life

Mount Sterling, KY (PRWEB) February 21, 2014

Main Cross Senior Apartments, located in Mt. Sterling Kentucky, have recently been rehabbed and retrofitted to become more energy efficient, reduce energy usage, and to help low-income elderly tenants save money on utility bills. Energy efficient building techniques have been proven to produce savings of upwards of $ 70 per month on utility bills in some situations. Apartment renovations include new energy efficient appliances, carpet, paint, plumbing, and a new Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system.

In 1994, the second and third floors of 11 historic downtown commercial buildings located on Main Street were renovated into 51 units of affordable senior housing.

Fahe, an Appalachian-based nonprofit, helped make the 2013 renovation possible by utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) along with various other funding. Another source of backing for the project was made possible by the investors of the Housing Equity Fund of Kentucky III (HEKF-III). These investors include Traditional Bank, Community Trust Bank, Kentucky Bank, Whitaker Bank, Springfield State Bank, Peoples Exchange Bank, Cecilian Bank, Forcht Bank, Bank Trust Financial, and Commercial Bank.

Fahe network member Community Housing Partners (CHP) performed the recent rehabilitation and energy retrofit. The project utilized $ 1,091,951 in the form of HOME funds, $ 3,305,162 from HEFK-III, $ 468,261 in Affordable Housing Program Funds from Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), $ 184,500 in the form of a permanent loan from Fahe, and a $ 2,200 owner contribution. The total cost of the energy retrofit and rehab came to $ 5,052,434.

The 11 buildings used in developing the Main Cross Apartments are on the National Register of Historic Places. The existing exterior building envelope will remain essentially untouched with existing brick and concrete block walls undergoing minor repairs and cleaning only. A new metal ramp that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will also be installed.

Low-income senior rental is at a premium in Appalachia. Apartments such as Main Cross provide vulnerable seniors with quality affordable homes. Fahe and network members work with Appalachian communities to provide funding and consulting to make these types of facilities available.

Fahe is a nationally recognized, regional nonprofit based in Berea, Kentucky that leads a network of 53 Appalachian organizations to create affordable housing and promote community development in AL, KY, TN, VA, and WV. For more information visit http://www.fahe.org

Community Housing Partners is a nonprofit based in Christiansburg, VA that focuses on energy efficient and affordable housing and community development. In 2013 CHP was ranked as one of the nations Top 50 affordable housing owners by Affordable Housing Finance magazine and ranked by The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) as one of the 100 largest affordable multifamily property managers in the U.S. For more information visit http://www.communityhousingpartners.org.







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Hallmark Coins Releases Guide to Investing in Gold Coins Following the Recent Rise in Gold Prices


London (PRWEB UK) 17 February 2014

Following a recent rise in gold prices, many are looking for investment opportunities in the gold market. New investors are presented with many choices including whether to invest in bullion or numismatic (collectible) coins and it can be difficult to understand the investment potential of each option. Collectible coin experts, Hallmark Coins, explains the difference between bullion and collectible (numismatic) coins and aims to arm investors with the facts relating to gold coins.

The value of a collectible coin is always on the rise, as it gets older and gets rarer. Not only that, numismatic or collectible coins offer more stable investment potential compared to bullion, which is a slave to the constant fluctuations of the price of gold, said Elliott Basker, of London-based coin dealers Hallmark Coins.

The Guide to Investing in Coins is available on the Hallmark Coins blog, where the company refers to specific examples to illustrate the difference between the two gold investment types.

Basker offers a summary for potential investors: Set objectives early into your investment planning. Is your priority to own a piece of history or invest in the future?

Hallmark Coins organises regular investment seminars for collectors to speak to coin experts and gather more information about the benefits of investment.

Bullion refers to contemporary precious metal coins minted by official agencies for investment purposes. The value of bullion fluctuates according to the current price of gold, silver or platinum. Buying gold bullion in the UK is normally classed as Investment Gold and as such, is exempt from Capital Gains Tax and VAT. This makes them attractive to a large number of investors.

Collectible coins present another attractive investment option. These are different from bullion in that they are valued mainly for their rarity and carry a collectors premium based on historical supply and demand.

It is common for a numismatic coin to hold far greater value than its alloy content if it is particularly rare and in excellent condition.

According to worldwide-recognised numismatic coin catalogue SPINK, the value of the 1841 Queen Victoria gold sovereign was booked at

Biomet Hip Lawsuit News: Settlement Reached in Federal Biomet Hip Replacement Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports


New York, New York (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

Biomet Inc. has agreed to settle hundreds of Biomet hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/biomet-magnum-hip-replacement) currently pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District, Northern District of Indiana, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the settlement would resolve claims alleging injury due to Biomets M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System. The agreement was approved on Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert R. Miller, who is presiding over the federal Biomet hip replacement litigation.( In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2391)

Our Firm is representing numerous Biomet hip lawsuit clients in this litigation who will be eligible to participate in this settlement. After fully evaluating its terms, we will determine how best to advise each of our clients, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free and confidential legal consultations to individuals who may have allegedly been injured by Biomet hip replacements.

Biomet Hip Lawsuits

According to court documents, more than 950 Biomet hip lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Indiana since the multidistrict litigation was established in October 2012. All of the lawsuits claim that the metal-on-metal design of the M2a Magnum hip system caused plaintiffs to suffer serious complications, including metallosis, pseudotumor formation, and premature device failure, due to their propensity to shed toxic metal debris into recipients tissue and blood stream.

According to a report from Reuters, cases now filed in the litigation may be eligible for the settlement, as may be future lawsuits filed on or before April 15, 2014. Under the terms of the accord, plaintiffs who received one of the affected Biomet hip replacements as part of an initial surgery that was rectified more than 180 days after it was implanted will be eligible for a base award of $ 200,000, Reuters said.*

Biomet hip replacement patients who allegedly suffered serious complications due to the metal-on-metal design of the M2a Magnum hip system may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To learn more about filing a Biomet hip lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website. To arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.

*reuters.com/article/2014/02/04/us-biomet-settlement-idUSBREA1305Y20140204, Reuters, February 4, 2014

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SupplierSoft Announces Multiple Wins with S&P 500 Customers for Conflict Minerals Software


Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2014

SupplierSoft Inc, a pioneer in cloud-computing based supplier relationship management software, today announced several wins for its Conflict Minerals Software, including multiple S&P 500 customers.

SupplierSoft Conflict Minerals Solution helps manufacturers comply with SEC filing requirements as defined in section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act. Starting in 2014, public US companies and certain foreign companies must declare in their annual SEC filing whether they have Tantalum, Tin, Gold or Tungsten (3TG) in their products, and if so whether these metals originate from mines fueling civil conflict in one of nine covered countries in Africa. While SEC estimates that 6000 US companies will be required to file a Conflict Minerals Report, the expected supply chain ripple will require as many as 12,000 US companies and potentially 195,000 companies to perform some level of supply chain analysis. SupplierSoft automates the achilles heel of Conflict Minerals Management – reaching out to suppliers, collecting and validating supplier responses, and finally rolling-up supplier responses so that companies can do their SEC filings or respond to customer inquiries. The software supports the industry standard EICC/GeSI Template (Conflict Minerals Reporting Template) created by the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). The system delivers rapid ROI through improved productivity, reduced risk of errors and improved customer satisfaction.

In an era of relentless outsourcing, the Conflict Minerals reporting requirement represents yet another example of business processes where manufacturers must efficiently collaborate with their suppliers whether it is on compliance, quality or commercial aspects of the relationship. To effectively manage suppliers in this environment, companies are looking for strategic Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) cloud-based platforms that can help them manage all facets of a supplier relationship and are quick-to-implement, while delivering quick ROI,” said Balu Sharma, CEO of SupplierSoft. “We are excited to have multiple S&P 500 customers select SupplierSoft after doing an extensive review of 10+ different software vendors.

About SupplierSoft

SupplierSoft, Inc, a pioneer in cloud-computing based Supplier Management platform, helps companies automate any and all supplier-facing business processes. SupplierSoft was named in Top-10-Companies to Watch by Managing Automation. SupplierSoft Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) software suite includes Conflict Minerals Management, RoHS/REACH, Procure-To-Pay, Supplier Risk, Supplier Information Management, Supplier Scorecards, Component Qualification/PPAP, Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR), Supplier Contract Management and Supplier Audits. The solutions complement and extend ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle by managing supplier processes that are not managed by these systems.

Customers start by automating the highest ROI processes, knowing that they can manage other processes in future. Ease-of-use, a consistent user-interface, global performance and a single login across multiple solutions makes supplier adoption high. SupplierSoft solutions help reduce operational costs and supplier risk, ensure supplier compliance, improve supplier quality and improve customer satisfaction.

The solutions are built on top of Force.com, a proven enterprise platform from salesforce.com for building and running business applications in the cloud. The platform dramatically reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by speeding development time and costs by more than 50% over traditional platforms.

Suppliersoft customers include leading edge companies such as KLA-Tencor, Novatel Wireless, and Stampede Global.

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New Rockwell Sonicrafter Compatible Titanium Blade Now Available at MultiFitBlades.com


(PRWEB) January 12, 2014

MultiFitBlades.com is pleased to announce the release of their latest oscillating tool blade the Original Style Rockwell SoniCrafter Fitting Titanium Coated Bi-Metal Blade. To celebrate the release, MultiFitBlades.com is currently offering special pricing and a Customer Appreciation Titanium Blade Giveaway.

The 45mm blade features a long-lasting titanium coating giving it the ability to cut through a vast array of materials. The new titanium blade is capable of cutting:

Emerging New Innovative End-Use Applications to Drive the Market for Metal Oxide Nanopowders, According to a New Trend Report Published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2014

Follow us on LinkedIn Nanopowders can be primarily categorized as metal oxides, pure metals, compounds, and compound oxides. Metal oxides account for about 75% of the overall nanopowder production, followed by pure metal nanopowders. Key benefits of metal oxide nanopowders driving its adoption include superior dispersability features, small particle size, and greater mechanical and structural stability, among others. The market is also expected to benefit from encouraging industrial applications in plastics, paints, paper, and cosmetics.

The trend report titled Metal Oxide Nanopowders announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., is a focused research paper which provides cursory insights into the product, its applications, and future prospects. In addition to providing coverage on corporate initiatives of key companies worldwide, the report also offers global market estimates and projections for Metal Oxide Nanopowder in US dollars and tons for years 2012 through 2017. Also covered in the report are companies such as Advanced Fibers & Powders LLC, American Elements, EPRUI Nanoparticles & Microspheres Co. Ltd., Nanograde Ltd., Nanophase Technologies Corporation, Showa Denko KK, and Tosoh Corp., among others.

For more details about this trend report, please visit http://www.strategyr.com/TrendReport.asp?code=146039.

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world’s largest and reputed market research firms.

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Next Generation Trust Services Prepares to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in Business with Community Outreach Programs and Charitable Giving


Roseland, NJ (PRWEB) December 30, 2013

In 2014, Next Generation Trust Services, LLC in Roseland, N.J. will enter its tenth year in usiness serving investors who self-direct their retirement plans. Founded in 2004, Next Generation has grown from startup to holding nearly half a billion dollars in assets today, offering comprehensive account administration and transaction support for self-directed accounts; these include IRAs, SIMPLE and SEP IRAs, HSAs, Coverdell Education Accounts, and solo 401K plans.

I started the company out of my own desire to make real estate investments within my retirement accounts but being unable to find someone to help me make those transactions, said founder and CEO Jaime Raskulinecz, who is also a certified property manager, licensed real estate broker, and a long-time real estate investor. After doing my own research into the administration of self-directed retirement plans, I was inspired to start my own firm to help others build their retirement portfolios with nontraditional investments.

In honor of its tenth anniversary and the companys success, Next Generation Trust Services will start a nonprofit foundation in 2014 to support charitable organizations and programs that have special meaning to Raskulinecz and her staff. Raskulinecz said that the formation of a foundation will enable the firm to better formalize its philanthropic endeavors company-wide.

It is important to all of us here to help nonprofit organizations continue their good work, and to support those in need in our communities. We look forward to putting together some charitable initiatives through our foundation in 2014.

A History of Growth and Service

Next Generation Trust Services was originally founded under a different name as part of a national network of third-party administrators of self-directed retirement accounts. Within five years, Raskulinecz built the company from start-up to over $ 150 million in holdings. She decided to break away from the national network to start her own truly independent firm and in 2011 the company emerged as Next Generation TS, LLC, an independently owned and operated corporation that currently holds nearly $ 500 million in assets.

Next Generation Trust Services has undergone a complete corporate rebranding, updated its website, and upgraded office technology to provide greater security and efficiency for its clients and staff. It recently launched an in-house education program to provide continuing education courses and a reference library to its employees so they may better serve clients. All employees are cross-trained to provide immediate and effective customer service, which, combined with the conveniences of Next Generations online tools, is central to the companys success.

Account holders of self-directed retirement accounts make all their own investment decisions; Next Generation Trust Services executes the transactions, manages all the mandatory paperwork and report filing, and ensures its clients are investing within IRS guidelines. Self-direction allows for a much broader array of investment types including non-publicly traded alternative assets; these include residential and commercial real estate, precious metals, commercial paper, mortgages, hedge funds, and much more.

Were so appreciative of our clients support and of Next Generations steady growth through the years; giving back to the community is a powerful way for us to express that appreciation, said Raskulinecz.

For more information about self-directed retirement plans or to open a new account, contact Next Generation Trust Services at (888) 857-8058 or Info(at)NextGenerationTrust(dot)com, or visit http://NextGenerationTrust.com.

About Next Generation Trust

Next Generation Trust Services (NGTS), headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey, is a professional third-party administrator of self-directed retirement plans. NGTS provides education, administrative support, and account maintenance to individuals interested in self-directing their retirement portfolios with a wide variety of investments that are not typically found in an IRA, such as real estate, precious metals, notes and mortgages, private placements, accounts receivables, limited partnerships, hedge funds, and much more. Next Generation Trust Services serves clients globally via its website, http://www.NextGenerationTrust.com. For more information on self-directing a retirement plan, call 973-533-1880, 888-857-8058 (toll free), or e-mail Info(at)NextGenerationTrust(dot)com.







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Growing Interest in the Physics of Nanostructures to Drive Demand for Thin Films, According to a Soon to be Released Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) December 06, 2013

Follow us on LinkedIn GIA invites senior industry executives, domain experts, technologists and market strategists to participate in a comprehensive global research initiative studying the Thin Films markets. The study will examine key drivers and trends impacting the market such as growing interest in understanding atomistic properties of materials to discover newer ways to improve material performance; developments in thin film deposition technologies; innovation in material synthesis, processing, and computation; ever increasing performance requirements of optoelectronic components, semiconductor circuits, electric contacts, and coatings and the ensuing increased focus on advanced material research and nanotechnology; and expanding application areas such as in photovoltaics.

Defined as microscopic layers of material deposited onto metal, ceramic or plastic substrates, Thin Films are expected to witness strong demand in the integrated circuit industry. A technologically effervescent area of physics, thin films represents a branch of material science that marks the convergence of physics, electronic engineering, material science and metallurgy. Measuring less than one micron thick, thin films play an important role in the development of next generation semiconductor devices. Key application areas of thin films include communication, coating, microelectronics, optical electronics, and renewable energy generation systems, among others. The market is expected to benefit from the ever growing demand for smaller, miniaturized electronic devices with energy efficient high-speed computing performance. In this regard, thin film materials with new elemental composition, superconductivity, superior mechanical and dielectric strength, are poised to score the highest gains.

The growing focus on renewable energy against a backdrop of depleting fossil fuels and global warming, is forecast to drive demand for thin-film solar cell (TFSC), in turn benefitting the market for thin films. The continuous need to enhance the performance of medical devices will additionally generate demand for thin film coatings for medical equipment. The market is also forecast to witness the evolution of the new concept of growing thin films onto substrates as against the conventional deposition techniques. The trend of growing thin films is forecast to open up new growth avenues. Research is currently underway to explore methods to grow thin films of germanium crystals, the fruition of which can result in thin films replacing silicon in semiconductors. In the medium term however, growth in the market will largely benefit from advancements in deposition processes, improvements in surface characterization, and developments in nanomaterials, optical materials, organic thin films, magnetic thin films, and nano-metal oxide thin films, among others.

The study estimates Thin Films to be a multi-million dollar market worldwide, while more precise market-size and growth projections for a 14-year period will be made available during the 2nd stage of report preparation, and data analysis.

The research and analyses will be released shortly in the form of a comprehensive research report. The report by design, will attempt to provide exhaustive analysis, data, trends, market share, market size, statistics, forecasts and competitive intelligence. The report is modeled to offer precise and unbiased, actionable market insights including in-depth segmentation of market sub-sectors, demand estimates and projections and analysis of trends in each of the sectors, identification of leading players, and the competitive structure, among others.

Developed for Chip Designers, Fabricators, Manufacturers, Strategic Planners, Business Development Executives, Management Consultants, Investment Bankers, Consulting Firms, Marketing & Sales Executives, C-Level Decision Makers, Market Strategists and Technology Domain Experts, the report helps identify the biggest opportunities in this space and offers accurate latent demand forecasting that empowers quantitative decision making among existing market players and new entrants.

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Restaurant Furniture Supply Helps Scottsboro, AL Restaurant 50 Taters Open New Location with Booths and Chairs


Scottsboro, AL (PRWEB) December 05, 2013

Leading commercial furniture distributor, Restaurant Furniture Supply recently helped Scottsboro, AL restaurant successfully open their new location.

50 Taters is a casual dining restaurant which used to have a restaurant on Market Street. They have become so successful they decided to move to a new, bigger location on John T. Reid Parkway in the Walmart shopping center. The restaurant has a cinematic theme, with a monitor showing old time movies and television shows in the background. 50 Taters specializes in BBQ with a lunch emphasis, though they do have a few dinner entrees. They have about a dozen lunch sandwiches, and an assortment of stuffed baked potatoes. Their menu includes a full line of barbecue offerings including ribs and desert. One of their famous sandwiches is the Triple Bypass which has pulled pork, beef brisket and sausage link on a po’boy roll topped with a sweet barbecue sauce.

The owner contacted to Restaurant Furniture Supply for new restaurant booths and chairs because of their reputation for high quality at competitive prices explained sales person Zach. He decided to go with Restaurant Furniture Supply’s Standard Single Quick Ship Booth which is 48″ long and comes in heights of 36″ or 42″. He went with the 42″ height which is currently available at the sale price of $ 212. He also bought the Standard Double Quick Ship Booths which are also on sale for $ 330 for the 42″ height. The Quick Ship booths are available in black and wine.

“The Quick Ship Booths are becoming very popular with restaurants,” said Zach. “The quick ship booths are comfortable and functional and durable. They give customers the privacy they are looking for, and are reputed for their fine craftsmanship. Restaurant Furniture Supply has a wide selection of dining booths in many shapes, colors and fabrics and can also be custom made in any shape, size or fabric. We are proud that all of our booths are made here in the U.S.A. by skilled artisans”.

For chairs he chose the Metal Ladder Back Chair with a black frame finish and black vinyl padded seat. “It’s a favorite chair of restaurant owners nationwide. As a restaurant that experiences heavy customer traffic, the owner knew he would need a chair that would look great and would be durable and stand up to heavy usage,” Zach remarked.

Restaurant Furniture Supply’s Metal Ladder Back Chair sells for $ 35. The frame comes in black, gold, copper vein, silver vein or gold vein. The padded seat comes in vinyl or fabric and can be custom made in any material for an additional fee. The chair also comes with a solid wood, saddle shaped seat which comes in mahogany, cherry, dark mahogany, walnut, natural and black finishes. A custom finish can also be made upon request. A matching bar stool is also available.

Browse Restaurant Furniture Supply’s full selection of commercial grade chairs, bar stools, table tops, table bases, booths and patio furniture at http://www.restaurantfurnituresupply.com/ or talk to a customer service representative at (888) 346-9992.

50 Taters is located at 24961 John T. Reid Parkway, in Scottsboro, AL. They can be reached at (256) 259-3222.







DePuy Knee Sleeve Lawyers Update: Resource4thePeople Clarifies Effect of Huge DePuy Court Settlement

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013

http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivemedicaldevices/depuy-knee-sleeve-lawsuits.html

Resource4thePeople today announced a clarification of the services being offered involving recent developments in litigation involving allegations of defective products manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics that have both been the subject of Class 1 Recalls by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

There have been recent media reports* involving a $ 4 billion settlement by Johnson & Johnson of thousands of lawsuits against its subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics, involving metal-on-metal hip implants that has caused confusion among the consumer inquiries we have been receiving, said Resource4thePeople.

To provide complete clarification, this proposed settlement does not in any way affect any consumer claim involving allegations over the DePuy Orthopaedics knee sleeve, which is a completely different product.

Our lawyers are still offering free consultations to any consumer who is seeking information about what legal options may be available to seek compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and other expenses caused by allegations of a defective DePuy knee sleeve.

The proposed $ 4 billion settlement involves over 8,000 lawsuits** grouped together in a multidistrict litigation being overseen by a U.S. District Court judge in the Northern District of Ohio over claims that the DePuy ASR metal hip system was defectively designed.

The DePuy ASR metal hip implant system was the subject of an Aug. 24, 2010 Class 1 Recall*** by the FDA and the DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve was the subject of a Feb. 15, 2013 Class 1 Recall**** by the FDA.

Some of the consumer confusion may have occurred because both DePuy products were the subject of similar Class 1 Recalls, which are the most serious issued by the FDA, said Resource4thePeople.

Any consumer affected by the concerns raised in these recalls is welcome to contact us for a free consultation in which the specifics of the allegations involving two different products will be explained.

The FDA provided the following details in its recall notice involving the DePuy knee sleeve:

“The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve to Diaphyseal Sleeve Base taper connection may not be sufficient to accommodate potential physiologic loads that may be transferred to the junction during normal gait activities by some patients. This may result in fracture of the sleeve at the taper joint which may also lead to loss of function or loss of limb, infection, compromised soft tissue or death.”

Resource4thePeople notes that the FDA describes Class I recalls such as those issued for the DePuy knee sleeve as the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

“We urge any consumers who have suffered any of the following medical conditions allegedly as a result of an operation involving a DePuy knee sleeve to take advantage of our complimentary consultations,” said Resource4thePeople.

Here is a partial list of the conditions being investigated: