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2018 Medical Device Recalls

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its list of recalled medical products for 2018. When malfunctioning and dangerous medical products are used by consumers, permanent disabilities can occur. The complete list of recalled medical devices is posted online in the FDA’s Medical Device Recall Database. Some commonly used medical devices that were » Read More

Illnesses Due to Breast Implants

Millions of women worldwide have breast implants for cosmetic reasons and undergo this procedure for surgical reconstruction following mastectomies. Yet, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a stark new warning to two implant manufacturers as part of a larger federal review of the safety and long-term effects of medical devices. Women have alleged for » Read More

FDA Regulatory Requirement Changes

Implanted medical devices can save lives or restore mobility, but many of them have proven to have unforeseen consequences long after implantation. While medications must go through a human testing process prior to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that is not the case with many medical devices. Currently, manufacturers going through » Read More

Hip Implant Lawsuit Agreements

Attorneys general for 46 states recently came to an agreement for a multi-million-dollar settlement from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for deceptive advertising about the durability of hip implants. The states sued the hip implant manufacturer alleging that they knowingly made false statements in promoting the longevity of two of their widely used hip replacement systems. » Read More

New Medical Devices

The field of medical technology advances every year as new devices are developed, tested, and approved for patients. Companies from around the world research and produce new medical devices targeted toward promoting health and wellness, providing therapeutic actions, aiding with procedures, and more. Some may even be life-saving. Some of the many innovative new devices » Read More

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

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