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Medical Device Cybersecurity

You are probably well aware of the need for cybersecurity when using your laptop, smartphone and other devices. What you may not consider is that medical devices inside or outside of your body are also at risk from hackers. If a cybercriminal targeted the kind of medical device you use, that could mean you might » Read More

FDA Medical Device Approval Change Coming

Over the past decade, approximately 83,000 Americans have died due to defective medical devices. That shocking number is a major reason behind the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to change its medical device approval process. The overhaul is necessary, as the current approval process dates back more than 40 years – eons ago, in » Read More

Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuit

In early December of 2018, twenty-seven people filed a lawsuit against the Cordis Corporation, the manufacturers of the OptEase® Vena Cava Filter, also known as an IVC filter. The plaintiffs allege that these defective IVC filters have resulted in life-threatening blood clots and other serious injuries. Because of the nature of the filter, some of » Read More

Can Spinal Cord Stimulators Do More Harm Than Good?

No one likes to be in pain; but for the millions struggling due to opioid addiction, and the massive generation of Baby Boomers growing older and experiencing the issues that come along with aging, this may be a daily reality. For many of those suffering and struggling with back pain, spinal cord stimulators have often » Read More

Power Morcellator Concerns

Undergoing a hysterectomy is always a difficult situation for a woman. She may hope it will change her life for the better, ending pain from noncancerous fibroid tumors or having to deal with constant bleeding. If the doctor used a device called a power morcellator on the patient, and the woman has undiagnosed cancer, there » Read More

Medical Device Defects

Medical devices of all types can provide significant benefits and improve the quality of life for many recipients. Medical devices include many varied items, ranging from hip replacement products, contraceptive implants, cardiac stents, pacemakers, and many others that patients rely on for their health and well-being. However, these same devices can have flaws or damages » Read More

Bleeding Edge Documentary Exposes Medical Device Industry Dangers

A Netflix documentary shares certain dangers that have been found within the $400 billion-dollar medical device industry, where they have existed for decades. The documentary looks at industry products, including robotic surgeons and hip implants, which have negatively impacted the lives of thousands of patients for years. An Un-Regulated Concern What many are unaware of » Read More

FDA Approves New XARELTO® Use

Although it is classified as a blood thinner/Factor Xa inhibitor, the anti-coagulant drug XARELTO® has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for another use. A recent report shows that it can be taken to reduce the risks of peripheral artery disease (PAD), chronic coronary disease (CAD), strokes, other cardiovascular events, and » Read More

Robotic Surgeons

There is room for human error in everything that we do. Despite the years of training that doctors endure, they, too, experience the reality of what it means to be human. And though they work long hours, they cannot be everywhere. For patients far away, and to help minimize the risk of human error, physicians » Read More

IVC Filter Complications

The inferior vena cava (IVC) is a vein located in the abdomen that returns the blood from the body’s lower half up to the heart. When clots form in an individual’s veins, in their pelvis or legs, they can travel up to the lungs or heart, causing blockages and pulmonary embolisms. This is called venous » Read More

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