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Posts tagged "medical device"

NuvaRing Settles Birth Control Claims for $100 Million

NuvaRing, a hormonal contraceptive for women, has been known to cause adverse side effects in users. Thousands of claims have been brought against Merck & Co., the maker of NuvaRing, and were finally settled for $100 million recently. Users of the birth control device have reported blood clots, strokes and...

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: 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...