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Meridian EpiPen Issues Recall


The last few years have not been good to people with severe food and insect allergies. Many people with severe allergies rely on epinephrine injector pens to save their lives in cases of emergency but there are only a few manufacturers of these pens. Recalls and price hikes have placed allergy sufferers in a precarious » Read More

Medical Device Recall Rates Depend on Inspection Rotations


Research conducted by a team from Indiana University, University of Wisconsin, and University of Minnesota considered the impact of inspection rotations on recalls. The team looked at seven years of data in conducting the study, examining medical device recalls from over two thousand U.S. manufacturers. The research team sought to understand the impact of regulatory » Read More

Potential Risks in New Olympus Power Morcellator Study


In 1995, the Food and Drug Administration approved the laparoscopic power morcellator, a tool for OB/GYN surgeons to use in the removal of uterine fibroids. After Dr. Amy Reed of Philadelphia underwent a hysterectomy in 2013, she developed a uterine sarcoma. She and her husband, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, discovered fabricated studies and increased cancer risks » Read More

Maquet Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) Recall


New Jersey-based Datascope Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of the Maquet Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump System 98/98XT. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially issued the Class I recall on June 16, 2017. The defective medical device affects 9,194 patients in the United States. The company, located in Wayne, New Jersey, entered the recall after » Read More

NHS Turns Blind Eye to Mesh


Most of us take the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for granted. However, a recent issue involving the National Health Service (NHS), a key British organization for citizens seeking medical advice, provides us with reason to be pleased with our American counterpart. The NHS is ignoring the facts related to defective vaginal mesh while » Read More

More Updates on Defective IVC Filters


In a recent medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, a woman who initially received an Option ELITE Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter alleged that she suffered physical pain and anxiety about the filter’s retrieval and potential future complications after it took doctors three attempts to retrieve the filter, which had become stuck in her » Read More

Medical Device Safety Not Often Properly Evaluated


As published in the Internal Medicine Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Yale University researchers have uncovered a dangerous trend related to medical device safety evaluations. The study found that older patients, women, and minorities were underrepresented in clinical trials. Although this may seem a minor oversight on the part of those who evaluate » Read More

Complications from Transvaginal Mesh Implants


Serious side effects caused by transvaginal mesh implants are making headlines across the globe. This problem is not new. Patients experiencing severe problems are growing in number including many in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many point the blame at the manufacturers of the medical devices. After successes using mesh to treat hernias, manufacturers quickly began » Read More

Hospitals Are at Risk for Cyber Hacking of Medical Devices


Philadelphia defective medical device lawyers are gaining new information about potential gaps in security of medical devices at hospitals. Doctors and hospitals are becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of hackers trying to gain access to a hospital internet system by first hacking into devices that are connected to the system. EKG machines, defibrillators, vital » Read More

Recent Essure Lawsuit Cases


For women seeking permanent sterilization, a product known as Essure can provide the desired result without requiring the invasive procedure of a tubal ligation. The product, manufactured by Bayer, contains a set of tiny stainless steel coils placed in the fallopian tubes, which are held in place by scar tissue as they heal. This tissue » Read More

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