Recent Posts in Medical Devices Category

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Congressman Questions FDA About Essure®

On February 16, Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick wrote to the Food and Drug Administration with further concerns about the manufacturing of Essure® and the risks it poses to women. The letter ...
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Study Finds That IVC Filters Are Useless Junk

It is true, a research study in the October 2015 issue of Annals of Surgery reports that inferior vena cava filters are not only capable of injuring and killing people, but that they are also ...
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IVC Filter Studies Suggest Filter May Not Help Trauma Victims

The inferior vena cava (IVC) is one of the largest veins in the human body. It carries vital, deoxygenated blood into the right atrium of the heart. It helps supply the body with blood and the lungs ...
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Five Common Side Effects of the Stryker Hip Implant

Since 2012, there have been numerous complaints filed against the Stryker Corporation, one of the largest orthopedic and medical device manufacturers. Many patients who have received Stryker hip ...
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Essure Device Contains Nickel

A case has come forward involving a woman who developed systemic contact dermatitis due to nickel exposure allegedly caused by her Essure birth control implant . The woman’s dermatitis was totally ...
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IVC Filter Lawsuits - NBC Nightly News Investigates Bard IVC Filters

Another major defendant in the IVC filter litigation is CR Bard (“Bard”). Recently, NBC Nightly News aired a news story investigating the Recovery IVC Filter device in September 2015. Part one of 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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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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Cook Medical Catheter Recall

Cook Medical is recalling nearly 40,000 angiographic catheters in the United States after reports that the catheter tip may break off or split. If this happens, the tip could enter the patient's ...
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IVC Filter Lawsuits - The Basics

Recently, you may have heard of IVC filter lawsuits in the news or read something about these lawsuits online. This blog provides some of the basic information about these devices and lawsuits. What ...
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FDA Issues Updated Safety Communication For the Use of Power Morcellator Tools in Fibroid Removal Surgery

Throughout 2014, there have been significant developments by the FDA advising about the use of power morcellator tools in laparoscopic procedures. Power morcellator tools are used by surgeons to cut ...
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The Stage is Set First DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Trial Scheduled to Begin Sept 2014

Over the past year, you may have seen news that Johnson & Johnson has offered to settle many DePuy ASR hip lawsuits. However, it is important to note that the settlement only covers the ASR product ...
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Here Come the Feds: Fresenius Subpoenaed Over GranuFlo and NaturaLyte

Fresenius Medical Care has acknowledged receiving a subpoena over its dialysate concentrate products NaturaLyte and Granuflo. Hundreds of plaintiffs are filing lawsuits against the company alleging ...
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Chemistry 101: Fresenius' GranuFlo Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death

GranuFlo is a dialysate (A.K.A concentrate or bath). The purpose of a dialysate is to clean the blood, control PH and correct metabolic acidosis in dialysis patients. It is comprised of 3 fluids: 1) ...
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Common Sense Supports Congress' Push to Reform Medical Device Approval Process

A new bill, HR 3847, has been pending in the House since February. Its purpose is to give the FDA enhanced authority when approving new medical devices. Specifically, it would permit the FDA to reject ...
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Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Plans to Withdraw Several Mesh Systems from the Market

In a June 4, 2012 letter, Johnson & Johnson announced that it will cease sales of four of its Ethicon pelvic mesh product systems. Johnson & Johnson has requested approval from the Food & Drug ...
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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center was founded in 1941 by the Texas Legislature and is a world leader in the effort to conquer cancer. Their designation as one of the National Cancer ...
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Common Issues Persist and Prevail with Zimmer High Flex Knees

On July 28, 2011, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation held a hearing to determine whether to centralize the lawsuits involving the Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products . Centralization ...
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