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More Than 40,000 Catheters Recalled


Two types of catheter models produced by Abbott Laboratories were recently recalled due to potentially severe safety issues. The two catheters are the NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter and the NC Traveler Coronary Dilatation Catheter. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defined them as Class I recalls, which is the most serious » Read More

Hernia Repair Mesh Problems


Surgeons increasingly rely on meshes, which are medical devices that are surgically implanted into a patient. A mesh is made from one or more sterile non-absorbent plastic materials. It serves as a prosthesis to support failing tissue, acting as a matrix or platform where normal tissue can grow. These medical devices require approval by the » 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

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