Roopal Luhana

Pennsylvania Man Says Physiomesh is Made of Inflammatory Materials

On September 1, 2017, a Pennsylvania man filed a Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturer Ethicon and its parent company Johnson & Johnson. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, but was transferred […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

DePuy Attune Knee Implant Failure Lawsuit

DePuy Attune Knee Implant Failure Lawsuit. Rocky Thompson recently filed a product liability lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device maker and it’s DePuy Synthes subsidiary. Thompson claimed that the DePuy Attune knee replacement […]

Roopal Luhana

Concerns Remain About Bair Hugger Infections, Despite FDA Conclusion

On August 30, 2017, the FDA issued a letter to health care providers regarding the use of forced-air warming systems like the Bair Hugger warming blankets. These systems have been under scrutiny lately because of concerns that they can increase […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Oregon Woman Blames Physiomesh for Multiple Corrective Surgeries

On August 22, 2017, an Oregon woman filed a Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturers Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She claims that after being implanted with Ethicon’s hernia mesh, she suffered serious injuries. The case was filed in […]

James Humann

MDL Court Denies Cook Medical’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to the Defective Design of its IVC Filter and Finds that Defendants Argued the Wrong Law 

With less than two weeks before the start of the first bellwether trial in the Cook Medical IVC multidistrict litigation, on October 10, 2017, the Court issued an Order denying Defendant Cook’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to negligence and strict liability design defect claims. The denial was at least partially due to the Defendant’s arguing the wrong legal standard under Florida law.

Roopal Luhana

Tennessee Man Blames Stryker Metal-on-Metal Design for Hip Failure

On August 17, 2017, a Tennessee man filed a complaint against Howmedica Osteonics (d.b.a. Stryker Orthopaedics) and Stryker Corporation, claiming that after he was implanted with a Stryker LFIT femoral head, he suffered from serious injuries. The case is pending […]

M. Brandon Smith

Breaking News: First Georgia Case Filed Against Exactech for Issues with Optetrak Knee Replacement System

Medical device manufacturer Exactech has been making knee replacement components for a number of years now, servicing the growing market for joint replacement surgery that currently is a byproduct of aging Baby Boomers—once the largest living generation in history. This […]

T. Thomas Metier

In a Products Liability Case, Does the Statute of Limitations Run at the First Sign of Harm?

In Adams v. American Medical System, No. 14-4057 (D. Utah, 2017), the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit determines the timetable for the statute of limitations. Gerry Adams (“Adams”) alleged that a mesh sling that she had surgically implanted […]

Roopal Luhana

Pennsylvania Woman Suffers Bowel Injury from Proceed Surgical Mesh

On August 17, 2017, a Pennsylvania woman filed an Ethicon Proceed mesh lawsuit in the Western District of Pennsylvania. She claims that after being implanted with the mesh product, she suffered serious injuries. Plaintiff Implanted with Proceed Mesh; Suffers Bowel Adhesion According […]

Roopal Luhana

FDA Reports Five Deaths Linked with Gastric Balloon Obesity Treatment

On August 10, 2017, the FDA released an update alerting health care providers to concerning developments with gastric balloons, which are used to help treat obesity. From 2016 to the date of the update, the FDA had received five reports […]