‘Medical Device Injury’ Category

Extra Duty to Warn Could Equal Extra Patient Safety

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Washington Supreme Court Decision Could Lead to Increased Patient Safety Across the Country

On February 9, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court issued an important ruling in the case of Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., requiring manufacturers of medical devices to give warnings to purchasing hospitals about the dangers of their products. In Taylor, a man died four years after surgery...

Manufacturers Profit at the Expense of Women’s Safety

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AAJ Article Highlights a History of Manufacturers Putting Profits Ahead of Safety for Products Marketed Towards Women

A new report by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) highlights a history of dangerous products sold to women. Manufacturers have sold unsafe products targeted to women in order to “cure” nerve conditions, menstruation, and menopause, as far back as at least...

Manufacturers of IVC Filters Gamble With Patients’ Lives

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B. Braun Medical Inc. Faces Another Law Suit Alleging it Knew the IVC Filter it Sold was Defective and Dangerous.

A North Carolina man is dead, the result of a defective device implanted in his body in 2015. Keith A. Waters died when an inferior vena cava (“IVC”) filter put into his body to prevent blood clots broke apart, causing pieces of the device to lodge in...

Hernia Mesh – Common But Potentially Deadly

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Surgery Using a Defective Mesh Medical Device to Repair Hernias Can Be Deadly

Hernia surgery, a common procedure in the United States, often involves the use of a mesh medical device to repair the hernia and prevent future hernias from occurring. However, many problems with hernia mesh have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), leading to recalls of certain mesh...

Illinois Hospital Warns of IVC Filter Dangers

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A hospital in Joliet, Illinois is urging its patients implanted with inferior vena cava filters to have the medical devices removed. Peter Kraus, partner with blood clot filters law firm Waters Kraus & Paul, says the announcement is not surprising given the number of adverse reports about IVC filters received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Patients and their physicians have...

Kentucky Attorney General Files Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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Kentucky has followed the lead of other states and vaginal mesh attorneys, like Waters Kraus & Paul. The state has filed suit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, the company’s medical device unit. The lawsuit alleges that the mesh medical device maker engaged in deceptive advertising to promote sales of its transvaginal mesh implants. They were marketed as a way to help women...

Power Morcellator Tissue Containment System Approved

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A tissue containment system for use with power morcellators has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to Gibbs Henderson with Waters Kraus & Paul in Dallas, power morcellator lawsuits have highlighted the risks for women undergoing laparoscopic procedures in which the surgeon uses a power morcellator. The medical device is essentially a rotating blade on...

Texas Vaginal Mesh Attorney Praises California, Washington Lawsuit

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California and Washington state have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, charging that the medical device maker misrepresented the risks of its mesh implants. Transvaginal mesh was supposed to help women suffering from urinary incontinence or pelvic prolapse. Waters Kraus & Paul Texas vaginal mesh attorney Gibbs Henderson, who is also licensed in Texas and...

Metal-On-Metal Implants by Zimmer Cup May Impair New Bone Growth, Study Shows

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Researchers in Berlin have developed further confirmation that the chromium and cobalt ions released into the body from metal-on-metal hip implants, like the Zimmer Durom Cup, contribute to osteolysis, or bone loss. The study was conducted by physicians and scientists with DRK Klinikum Westend and Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It has been published in the most recent edition of...

2016 Transvaginal Mesh Study Reports Continued Incontinence Problem

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A recent study of transvaginal mesh published in the May 2016 issue of International Urogynecology Journal reports what many Waters Kraus & Paul clients have experienced firsthand. “Even after undergoing surgery,” says Rachel Gross, Texas transvaginal mesh attorney, “problems with stress urinary incontinence often continue.” For women treated with the Elevate Anterior device, the...

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