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IVC Filter Migration Sep 22, 2016

When someone is at risk of stroke due to blood clots and is not a candidate for blood thinning medication, a doctor may opt to implant an IVC filter into the patient’s inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body. The filter is intended to act as ...

How Are Medical Devices Approved? Jul 19, 2016

When we require a medical device to help with our health, it’s not often that you think the device will fail. After all, before these medical devices can be offered to patients, they must be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration ...

FDA Approving Medical Devices Too Quickly With Little to No Research Nov 4, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under scrutiny by several groups for approving medical devices too quickly, allowing them to go to market with little to no testing. The concern is for patients who rely on these devices and end up dead or ...

Stryker Extends Settlement Deadline Apr 2, 2015

The deadline for filing a claim with the Stryker settlement fund has been extended to April 17, 2015 . Injured patients have until 5 p.m. on the 17 th to file their claims with appropriate documentation. Stryker hip implant devices were used by more ...

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $5 Million in Mesh Implant Case Mar 6, 2015

Johnson & Johnson has lost a jury trial in California in regard to a plaintiff injured by the companies vaginal mesh inserts. The plaintiff, Coleen Perry, was awarded $5.7 million after she suffered from the companies Abbrevo sling implant. Her ...

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Pay $420 Million in ASR Implant Cases Feb 23, 2015

ASR hip implant devices produced by DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, have been recalled since 2010. Upon discovering that 12 percent of the devices failed within the first five years, more than 93,000 ASR implants were recalled ...

Top Reasons Medical Devices Fail Jan 16, 2015

Advancements in medical device technology have been instrumental in helping elderly and severely injured persons heal, increase their life expectancy and retain their mobility as they age. The most implanted devices in America include defibrillators, ...

Stryker Corporation Settles Hip Cases Nov 10, 2014

Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading hip replacement medical device companies, has reached a settlement with thousands of patients who were injured by their hip implant devices. In 2009, the company introduced what it claimed were ...

Power Morcellators May Increase the Risk of Cancer in Women Oct 21, 2014

A morcellator is a surgical instrument used to complete hysterectomies or remove fibroids in a woman’s uterus. The procedure is called a laparoscopic power morcellation. To understand the popularity of laparoscopic morcellation procedures, it is ...

Insurance Companies Begin To End Coverage For Power Morcellation Procedures Aug 5, 2014

The medical, insurance and legal industries continue to reflect on the impact of Johnson & Johnson’s voluntary withdrawal of power morcellators from the market. While the medical establishment is responding with more studies and calls for ending the ...

Medtronic Infuse®-Off-Use Side Effects Mar 21, 2012

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit Information In 2002, the FDA granted Medtronic approval for its Infuse Bone Graft, a man made bone growth product for limited use in the lumbar spine region. Despite this limited scope of approval, Medtronic, Inc., ...

Breaking News: Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Off-Label Promotion Mar 15, 2012

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit Information In 2002, the FDA granted Medtronic approval for its Infuse Bone Graft, a man made bone growth product for limited use in the lumbar spine region. Despite this limited scope of approval, Medtronic, Inc., ...

Do You Have A DePuy ASRTM Hip Replacement? Aug 13, 2011

If you are uncertain if you have either of the recalled DePuy Hip Systems, contact your orthopedic surgeon. Your primary care physician or the hospital where the surgery took place should be able to provide you with the name of your surgeon if you ...

Medical Device Lawsuits Jun 13, 2011

When medical devices, such as pacemakers, prosthetics, ultrasound machines, lasers, life support devices and blood pressure cuffs do not work as promised, the effects can be damaging and extensive. A defect can result from many things including ...

DePuy President Resigns after DePuy Hip Recall Mar 13, 2011

DePuy ASR President Resigns after DePuy Hip Recall - The following is an excerpt from wsj.com: "The president of DePuy Orthopaedics, Johnson & Johnson unit that makes replacement hips and knees and is dealing with an expensive product recall, has ...

DePuy Hip Implant Symptoms & Side Effects Feb 16, 2011

Symptoms of a DePuy ASR™ hip implant failure include: Unexplained Hip Pain Thigh Pain or Groin Pain Pain with Walking Pain Rising from a Seated Position Pain with Weight Bearing These symptoms could be a warning that there may be a DePuy ASR™ Hip ...

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