‘Medical Device Injury’ Category

Justices Just Say “No” to Review of Removal of Filter Suits

inferior vena cava filters On Monday, November 27, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a medical device maker.

The appeal sought to remove eight consolidated suits involving more than 100 consumers allegedly harmed by the company’s vascular filters from California state court to federal court. The Supreme Court’s decision leaves intact the 9th Circuit’s ruling that the cases against Cordis Corp. do...

How Medical Device ID Numbers Could Be Saving the Public

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Identification numbers are key in tracking Medicare spending on recalled medical devices and protecting consumer health.

According to auditors with Medicare’s financial watchdog office, the federal Medicare program is spending billions of dollars on failed medical devices. Currently, the government lacks a reliable way to track public spending on the thousands of recalled or defective...

Johnson & Johnson is Causing a Mess with Transvaginal Mesh

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A jury verdict of $57 million was handed down against Johnson & Johnson and awarded to Ellla Baugh, a Philadelphia woman who was injured by a commonly used product: transvaginal mesh.

What is Transvaginal Mesh used for?

Around 40 percent of all women experience some form of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in their lives. POP occurs when the pelvic floor tissues holding up the uterus,...

$3 Million Verdict for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Upheld

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The Fourth Circuit Upheld a $3.27 Million Verdict Issued Against Johnson & Johnson’s Subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., for its Defective Transvaginal Mesh

A $3.27 million verdict was upheld by the Fourth Circuit for a woman who suffered pain from a defective transvaginal pelvic mesh implant. In 2012, the woman sued Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for its use of a...

Hip Implant Suits Against Stryker Corp. Consolidated in NJ

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A Bid by Consumers to Consolidate State Court Lawsuits Over Stryker Corp.’s Allegedly Defective Hip Replacement Device is Approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey

The Supreme Court of New Jersey approved a bid by consumers to consolidate claims against Stryker Corp. for its allegedly defective metal-on-metal hip implants – Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 femoral heads....

Johnson & Johnson Back in Court for Defective Mesh Device

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Johnson & Johnson’s Defective Transvaginal Mesh Products are, for the Fifth Time, the Subject of a Trial in Philadelphia

Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., is back in court in Philadelphia for the fifth time for its defective transvaginal mesh products. A woman who was implanted with pelvic mesh to treat her incontinence in July of 2010 is suing Ethicon over the...

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...

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