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Partner Post: Medtronic Issues Recall for Defective Guidewires

Medtronic Orders Recall of Dangerous Defective Medical Devices Written by James P. Nevin The Food and Drug Administration has classified the recall of "some Medtronic devices used during heart procedures" as Class I, a category reserved for products with reasonable potential to cause serious injury or death. An estimated 15,000...

Partner Post: Johnson & Johnson "Misplaces" Documents

Lawyers Contend Johnson & Johnson Lost or Destroyed Vaginal-Mesh Files Written by James P. Nevin   Johnson & Johnson officials destroyed or misplaced documents regarding its vaginal-mesh implants and therefore should be barred from relying on some defenses in upcoming trials, according to patients' lawyers. J&J's Ethicon unit made the...

Partner Post: Scientific Research Funding

Biased Scientific Articles' Content Based on Funding Written by James P. Nevin   Scientific journals publish articles that industries often rely on, courts rely on, and other scientists rely on. When a journal publishes less than factual information as a scientific opinion this delicate balance of trust is thrown off....

Partner Post: Energy Drink Lawsuit

Red Bull Energy Drink's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Written by James P. Nevin   The beverage giant Red Bull is facing its first wrongful death lawsuit, with the family of the deceased seeking $85 million in damages. Brooklyn father Cory Terry, 33, died during a basketball game after downing the caffeine-laden...

Partner Post: Dr. Wheeler and Black Lung Diagnoses

Doctor Works Against Patients for Profit  Written by James P. Nevin   When Dr. Paul Wheeler, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave his opinion the court listened. Until lately. Research has proved there is an unmistakable pattern in Wheeler's readings. There have been more than 1,500 cases decided since 2000 in...

Partner Post: Problems with Robotic Surgery

Unreported Injuries Caused by Robotic Surgery Complications  Written by James P. Nevin   Robot-assisted surgery may surprisingly be more dangerous than traditional surgery techniques. The problem is that the FDA does not know absolutely either way because injuries and deaths from using the da Vinci Robotic System are going underreported...

Raising the MICRA Cap to Account for Inflation

In the past few weeks, you might have noticed our social network updates focusing on the battle to reform California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Since 1975 in California, non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims have been capped at $250,000 thanks to MICRA. This amount may have seemed extraordinary...