Defective Medical Devices

FDA Commissioner Meets with Those Concerned About Essure Birth Control Implant
After holding a meeting with patients and attorneys regarding the birth control implant Essure, the FDA Commissioner issued a statement regarding the device and the concerns of those he met with. Bayer, the maker of the device, estimates that more...
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Phoenix Woman Awarded $3.6 Million for Bard IVC Device
A Phoenix woman was awarded $3.6 million in damages when a jury found C.R. Bard Inc. 80 percent responsible when her clot-stopping, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter device broke apart in her body. However, the jury found that Bard was...
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Pelvic Mesh Labeled a High-Risk Medical Device by FDA
Pelvic mesh implants have been known to cause some serious harm to women who have had them implanted within their bodies. Commonly used to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP), they are supposed to strengthen the pelvic wall and support internal...
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IVC Filter Dangers
Have you or someone you love had an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter implanted in your body to prevent pulmonary emboli? Thousands of individuals have had the dangerous medical devices implanted, and hundreds of users have experienced severe side effects...
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IVC Filters Causing Injuries in Patients
IVC filters have been found to be highly dangerous for those they are implanted within. The defective medical devices, which are designed to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolisms in patients, have been linked to hundreds of adverse event reports,...
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Boston Scientific to Face First Federal Trials
In the last six years transvaginal mesh has become one of the most sued-over medical devices in U.S. history. Adding to that legacy is Boston Scientific Corp., set to face its first federal trials in two courts over claims from...
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Thousands Injured from Transvaginal Mesh Device, Litigation Continues
Surgical mesh was first approved by the FDA in the 1950s to repair hernias. In the 1990s, the product was expanded to treat pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence conditions, particularly for women post-childbirth. However, thousands of women have...
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Record Setting Verdict of $73 Million in Mesh Case
Boston Scientific, a Massachusetts-based medical device company, was ordered to pay $73 million after a jury found that it was liable for leaving a woman in severe pain following a vaginal mesh implant. The award was comprised of $23 million...
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Johnson & Johnson Pulls Device Linked with Spreading Cancer
Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest seller of health-care products, is pulling a device from the global market used during hysterectomies and other uterine procedures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported previously that the device may spread and accelerate...
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Partner Post: Problems with Robotic Surgery
by Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 22, 2013 | Defective Medical Devices | 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...
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