Roopal Luhana

Texas Couple Blames Physiomesh for Revision Surgery

A Texas couple filed a lawsuit against Physiomesh manufacturer Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson on May 11, 2017. They claim the Physiomesh Flexible Composit Mesh, which is used to repair hernias, caused serious injuries to the wife, who […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

CDC Warns About Growing Threat of C. Auris Superbug Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released another warning about the risk of superbug infections. These are potentially dangerous and even life-threatening infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatments. The infection is particularly dangerous for those with […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

California Stryker Accolade LFit V40 Hip failure lawsuit

California Stryker Accolade LFit V40 Hip failure lawsuit. Joyce Ulrich, from Rancho Mirage, California recently filed a defective product liability and personal injury claim against Howmedica Osteonics Corp., and its subsidiary Stryker Orthopaedics, the makers of a popular line of […]

Roopal Luhana

Study Shows Evidence that Textured Breast Implants Increase Risk of ALCL

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery supports the FDA’s recent warning linking textured breast implants to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). On March 21, 2017, the FDA issued a safety update, warning doctors and patients that breast […]

Dori Milner

Stryker Prepares to Make Payments in Recalled Hip Settlement

In July 2012, Stryker Othorpaedics initiated a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, due to potential risks of fretting and/or corrosion at the modular-neck junction. Such corrosion could lead to pain, swelling, tissue damage […]

Roopal Luhana

FDA Working with Specialists to Prevent Heater-Cooler Infections

The FDA recently released an update on its ongoing investigation into serious non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections related to heater-cooler units used during open-heart and certain transplant surgeries. The administration noted that these units can transmit bacteria through the exhaust vent […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Florida Woman Suffers Cancer 23 Years After Receiving Textured Breast Implant

On March 21, 2017, the FDA issued a safety communication updating physicians and patients about a potential cancer risk associated with textured breast implants. They released a similar warning back in 2011 when it linked breast implants to an increased […]

Randy Appleton

FDA Bans Powdered Surgical Gloves

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a ban on the use of powdered gloves in surgery and other medical and dental procedures. The FDA originally issued a proposal to ban the gloves in March of last year but […]

Wayne Parsons

808 not 800: Hire a Kama’aina lawyer to explain your rights and represent you if you choose to seek Justice

I live and work in Hawai‘i as a lawyer and it has been my home for me since 1967. I mention “Kama’aina” in the title. It means “child of the land”. Of course you want your lawyer to be excellent. But […]

Craig Kelley

Contaminated Devices by LivaNova (fka Sorin) Dangerous for Heart Surgery Patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have put out warnings about contaminated devices used in open heart surgery made with LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH).  The device is a […]