‘Medical Device Injury’ Category

Mesh Lawsuits Reveal the Effect of Poorly Regulated Medical Devices

More than 80,000 deaths in the past decade were linked to complications from medical devices, according to a recent New York Times article. This shocking statistic has resulted from manufacturers concerning themselves more with the benefits of introducing new medical equipment quickly, rather than thoroughly testing for safety. Once the products were released, device makers failed to...

$7.68M Hip Implant Verdict Against Zimmer, Inc.

Plaintiff prevails over hip implant maker in this damages-only retrial of a defective medical device.

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has awarded $7.68 million to a former California resident injured by a defective metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Zimmer, Inc. This was a retrial in which the jury was asked to rule on damages only. Zimmer’s Durom...

Are Medical Device Manufacturers Risking Your Safety?

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Medical device makers gaming the FDA approval system are endangering millions of Americans in the race to compete. Some are even committing medical device fraud.  

More than 200,000 malfunctioned medical devices and over 2,000 device-related deaths are reported each year — sometimes leading to medical device injury lawsuits. These cases and more show that some medical device...

Hernia Mesh Medical Devices: Hurting Rather than Helping

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Companies continue to manufacture and distribute hernia mesh medical devices for doctors to use on patients even after numerous recalls.

A well-known surgical mesh material often used to manufacturer hernia mesh devices, has been found to cause life-altering problems in patients who have it implanted in their bodies. Despite knowing of the dangers associated with polypropylene...

Lack of Mesh Regulation Leads to Lawsuits

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Lacking stringent testing and regulation, hernia mesh implants created severe and potentially life-threatening complications — and 50,000 lawsuits.

Medical devices are more common in American society than one might believe. Seventy million Americans have a medical device implanted within their bodies. Even the doctors implanting the devices often fail to appreciate how loosely...

Women Remain Strong in Fight Against Dangerous Mesh

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Choosing profits over women’s safety continues to be a battle worth fighting against.

Women’s History Month may be over, but it does not mean that the opportunity to celebrate women and all of their accomplishments, contributions, and strengths ends there. Many of these have been hard-fought against people and organizations that have put money and personal...

When Consumer Safety Does Not Seem to Matter

opioid lawyer AAJ article highlights the ongoing problem with corporations choosing money over honesty and consumer safety.

The American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) newest report highlights corporate misconduct and how it impacts the average U.S. citizen’s everyday life. A consistent lack of transparency from these corporations demonstrates how “when corporations put profits before safety and...

Potential UK Mesh Ban Increases U.S. Scrutiny

Will a potential UK transvaginal mesh ban increase US scrutiny UK health institute is to recommend that vaginal mesh operation be banned from treating organ prolapse in England.

The BBC reports that the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) may recommend that vaginal mesh medical devices be banned for general use and used only for research.  These mesh products are intended to treat a common condition known as pelvic...

CR Bard to Stay Put in IVC Filter Multidistrict Litigation

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C.R. Bard’s argument to get out of multidistrict litigation is denied.

An Arizona federal judge has dismissed C.R. Bard Inc.’s request to evade multidistrict litigation, ruling the state law claims are not preempted by federal law. Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a procedure the federal courts use to handle hundreds or thousands of lawsuits that may be filed in federal courts...

Ethicon Withholds Info to Protect Mesh Profits

unsafe medical devices A consistent chain of behavior demonstrates Ethicon’s disregard for patient safety, making profit its first priority, and dragging its heels on reprinting mesh instructions with proper warnings.

On November 29th, company officials from Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson unit, presented deposition testimony admitting the company was aware of potential complications related to a mesh medical...

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