Blog Posts in October, 2015

FDA Discourages Use of Laparoscopic Power Morcellation When Removing the Uterus or Uterine Fibroids

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the use of laparoscopic power morcellation poses a risk of causing the spread of uterine sarcomas if used during uterus removal (hysterectomy) or ...
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U.S. Representative Looks to Ban Essure®

United States Representative Mike Fitzpatrick plans to introduce a bipartisan bill aiming to ban Bayer HealthCare’s product, Essure® . Fitzpatrick, serving Pennsylvania’s eighth congressional ...
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Common Types of Product Liability Claims

When a manufacturing company fails in their duty to provide a high quality, safe product, any consumer who has been harmed as a result may be able to take legal action. For instance, if there was a ...
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Side Effects of Essure® Birth Control

The Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals released Essure® almost thirteen years ago. Since then, thousands of women have reported complications and damage they have experienced because of the device. The ...
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FDA Warnings Against IVC Filter Usage

The IVC filter is a device that is supposed to help prevent blood clots in patients. Inserted into the inferior vena cava (the largest vein in the human body), these devices are small and cage-like, ...
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New Study Shows More Likely to Require Follow-up Surgery

In a recent study documented in the British Medical Journal, it was found that of the women who received an Essure implant, 2.4% of them needed to have follow-up surgeries within one year. This is in ...
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MicroPort Recalls Its Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant System

In August 2015, MicroPort voluntarily recalled its Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant System. The recall came after MicroPort received twenty-eight reports of the modular neck fracturing. The Food and ...
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IVC Filters, Broken Prongs & Filter Migration

When an IVC filter is implanted into the inferior vena cava, it is intended to help make sure blood clots don’t reach the lungs. This is a great idea for individuals who have been diagnosed to be at ...
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Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheter Product Recall

On October 7, 2015, it was announced by Cook Medical that they would initiate a voluntary recall of certain sizes of its Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters. This recall serves as an extension of the ...
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Common Side Effects of Essure

If you are looking for an effective, permanent method of birth control, odds are, you have done your research regarding the available options. One of the names that you may have noticed is Essure. ...
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FDA Approval of the Essure System

Bayer’s Essure System, a method of permanent female sterilization, was originally given Premarket Approval (PMA) by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in April of 2002. As a condition of its PMA, ...
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More Bad News for Bayer

More bad news today for Bayer’s Essure contraceptive implant. The New York Times reports on a recent study that found that women who underwent an Essure procedure for permanent sterilization were ten ...
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Troubles for Bayer

Troubles are mounting for Bayer Pharmaceutical’s permanent female birth-control device, Essure. Amid allegations that Bayer falsified medical records and reports of adverse events related to Essure, ...
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Essure Birth Control and Perforation

Essure has become a popular name in birth control for a number of reasons. It is a long-term, implanted birth control device that is supposed to help prevent conception by using metallic coils to ...
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News Regarding Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits

When Stryker Corporations recalled two of their hip replacement products, it was bound to lead to not only concern, but also lawsuits from individuals who were suffering from pain and discomfort ...
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Common Issues with the Stryker Hip Replacement

When individuals have an issue with their hip and a replacement is recommended, the patient has the right to expect the replacement to be safe and free of problems. One of the most recognizable names ...
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