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Essure Complications and Medical Device Lawsuits


In 2002, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Essure. Essure was designed as a medical device to prevent pregnancies in women. Women are inserted with two of the devices, which resemble a coil, one in each fallopian tube, to assist the body in creating a natural blockage in the tubes in order to » Read More

Attune Knee Replacement Failures


Individuals suffering from chronic knee pain and immobility have turned to artificial knee replacements to regain an active lifestyle. Artificial knee replacement surgery can help a patient increase the range of motion in their knees and regain the use of their muscles and ligaments. DePuy Synthes’s Attune Knee Replacement System, a Johnson & Johnson product » 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

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

Philadelphia Medical Product Liability Lawyers: Mounting Suits Against Xarelto


Johnson & Johnson has recently come under fire in the form of multiple lawsuits for their medications and medical devices, but Xarelto is proving to be even more of a liability for the company. Xarelto, generic name rivaroxaban, is a medication designed to prevent a particular type of blood clot known as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), » Read More

Philadelphia Medical Product Liability Lawyers: Defective Pacemakers, Recalls, and Alerts


A pacemaker is a medical device that delivers electrical impulses to the heart to stabilize heart rhythms. Irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans, but in most cases, the defect causes no serious problems. For some though, an irregular heart rhythm can be life-threatening. Pacemakers were introduced in the 1950s, when Medtronic, Inc. developed the first » Read More

Philadelphia Defective Medical Device Lawyers Discuss Case of Defective IVC Filters


A plaintiff in California has filed a lawsuit, accusing major medical device companies of manufacturing faulty models of vena cava filters (IVC filter). A vena cava filter is used to prevent a pulmonary embolism, or a blood clot in the lungs. While this particular filter was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) before » Read More

Philadelphia Medical Product Liability Lawyers: Hernia Surgical Mesh


Each year, over one million people in America undergo surgery to correct a hernia. The first laparoscopic hernia surgery took place in 1979 but physicians noted that recurrence was a common problem. The medical device known as hernia mesh was developed to solve this problem, and was introduced in 1989. Use of the medical device » Read More

Philadelphia Defective Medical Device Lawyers: Risk of Cobalt Toxicity from Hip Replacements


Hip replacements are a very common procedure that has undergone some recent advancements in durability of design. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint and for a long time, the standard for a hip replacement was a metal ball in a plastic socket. However, metal sockets have become common as they help make the artificial hip » Read More

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