Joseph H. Saunders

Sorin Stockert 3T Blood Heater Surgical Infection Lawsuits

After linking dozens of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in patients to blood heater-cooler devices, the the FDA issued a national safety communication in 2015. An additional safety communication followed in the summer of 2016 specifically noting Sorin’s Stockert 3T heater-cooler […]

John Bair

Essure Litigation Update: New Safety Warnings

During Women’s History Month, we at Milestone are reflecting particularly on the ways our civil justice system works to protect women who have been harmed by negligence. The legal battle against the pharmaceutical company Bayer over its permanent birth control […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Knee Implant Patients Furious at DePuy Attune Failures

Knee Implant Patients Furious at DePuy Attune Failures. We are fielding many inquiries from knee implant patients who have been injured by the best selling knee implant device made by Johnson and Johnson and its unit DePuy Orthopaedics. Many of […]

Mike Daly

The Complications of Severe Hypophosphatemia and the Drug that Causes it: Injectafer

In recent years, intravenous iron medication has skyrocketed in popularity in the United States as a means of treatment for those 4.5 million Americans who suffer from Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). IDA is caused by a shortage of iron and […]

Mark Emison

Lax Medical Device Regulations Pose Threat to Public Health

Thousands of Americans have filed lawsuits against manufacturers of hip implants for failing to warn doctors and patients about their dangers. According to The New York Times, the medical device industry is ripe with loopholes that allow hip implants and other medical devices to be rushed to market, bypassing critical testing that would protect consumers.

James Humann

Complications Associated with Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter May be Introduced in Upcoming Trial Concerning Bard’s G2 IVC Filter

On March 1, 2018, the Court ruled that evidence of the Bard Recovery IVC filter problems may be introduced during the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation 2641 (MDL 2641). The Court stated that it would be difficult to try the Booker case without evidence of the Recovery filter and the problems it encountered. Accordingly, Bard’s motion to exclude the evidence was denied and reported problems with the Bard Recovery filter will be fair play in the Booker trial next week.

Joseph H. Saunders

Surgical Warming Blanket Infection Lawsuits Move Forward

In December 2017 thousands of plaintiffs pursuing Bair Hugger lawsuits for hip and knee replacement infections allegedly caused by the surgical warming system learned that the federal judge overseeing their cases refused to bar their preferred expert witnesses from testifying. This was […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Cordis Surgical Blood Filter Device Lawsuits Grow

Litigation continues to grow against Cordis Corportion, manufacturer of the Trap OptEase and TrapEase IVC filters, nickel titanium alloy devices indicated for use in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism. Three IVC filter lawsuits are currently pending in Florida’s Palm Beach […]

Roopal Luhana

Nuvasive Magec System Linked to Corrosion and Implant Failure

Children with early onset scoliosis are often prescribed a treatment in which “growing rods” are implanted in the body along the spine to help straighten out the curvature of the spine as the child grows. The treatment is difficult because, […]

Joseph H. Saunders

DePuy Attune Knee Implant Failures Continue

Patients who have received a DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement have experienced an unusually high rate of early failure of the tibial component. Many experts say that estimate is far to low since it fails to consider unreported events. A […]