‘Medical Device Injury’ Category

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...

IVC Filter Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal Court

Hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard Inc. (Bard) have been transferred to a federal multi-district litigation (MDL) judge in Phoenix, Arizona. To date, more than 400 blood clot filter cases have been filed in federal court against the New Jersey-based medical device maker. Bard has marketed and sold its IVC blood clot filters as a way to capture blood clots before they reach the...

700 Sue Metal-on-Metal Hip Manufacturers in Britain

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Seven hundred Britains have filed a massive metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuit against three makers of the dangerously defective implants. The defendants in the case reportedly include: Zimmer, which made the Durom cup implant; DePuy, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that made the Pinnacle system; and Corin, which manufactured the Cormet hip replacement system. Metal-on-metal hip implants...

Cost and Risk of IVC Filters Outweigh Benefits for Many

Inferior vena caval (IVC) filters are not worth the cost and risk involved to justify their widespread use, concludes a study by Yale researchers published in the March 2016 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. IVC filters are implanted in the body in an effort to prevent pulmonary embolism, in which blood flow in the arteries is blocked by air or blood clots. The...

Transvaginal Mesh Maker to Shut Down

The Astora Women’s Health division of Endo International PLC is calling it quits as the division faces thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Endo is just one manufacturer of dangerous vaginal mesh — implanted in thousands of women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, the medical device often does more to hurt than to help. Transvaginal mesh may...

Ban Transvaginal Mesh, California Women Urge

Around 100,000 women have filed transvaginal mesh (TVM) lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, Bard, Boston Scientific and others as a result of severe and debilitating injuries they’ve suffered after being implanted with TVM. In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new warning about vaginal mesh, now classifying the device as “high risk.” Transvaginal mesh is...

Discovery Schedule Proposed in Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits

A discovery schedule has been proposed in the roughly 100 IVC Filter lawsuits pending in a federal MDL in Arizona before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. The medical device lawsuits include claims based on injuries caused by the Bard Recovery, G2, and G2 Express retrievable filters. The discovery schedule would apply to the earliest cases filed in the MDL. Those cases might see a trial...

Stricter Requirements for Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

Metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturers must now submit a premarket approval application (PMA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for two types of hip systems, one having a cemented acetabular component and the other having an uncemented acetabular component. The FDA’s final order released this past February reportedly gives medical device makers until May 18 to submit their new...

Bard Sold Blood Clot Filters Despite Dangers

What did medical device maker C.R. Bard do after it learned problems existed with its blood clot filter? The medical device in question was developed to replace a different filter implicated in the deaths of 27 people? Bard continued selling the filters — more than 160,000 of them in a five-year period.

Bard is a New Jersey-based corporation that manufacturers medical devices,...

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