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Why Do Medical Devices Fail?

Medical devices have come a long way in making patients’ lives more convenient. However, there have also been many issues with medical devices that have led to patients suffering injuries and even death. According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been over five million reports of failed medical devices in the » Read More

Medtronic Diabetes Insulin Infusion Pump Recall

Medtronic announced a voluntary recall of its diabetes insulin infusion pump last September after patient field reports alerted the manufacturer of a problem. Medtronic determined that a discontinued component within the device was causing the pumps to oversupply insulin. An overabundance of insulin can result in hypoglycemia and can prove fatal. Medtronic issued a voluntary » 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

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

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 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

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