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Wayne Parsons

Trump, Ryan and King exposed: H. R. 1215 promotes unsafe medicine

  The Bill is H. R. 1215 – and Rep. Steve King (R – IA)) gave it the title “Protecting Access to Health Care Act of 2017″. For starters it is interesting to note that at the same time H. […]

Roopal Luhana

Doctors Seek Improved Communication About Medical Device Problems

In a recent letter to the editor published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), three University of Melbourne researchers have raised concerns that thousands of patients in hospitals around the world could be exposed to medical devices contaminated […]

Emily Beeson

DePuy ASR Settlement Program – deadline extended

Recipients of the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant who have undergone revision surgery between January 31, 2015, and February 15, 2017, are finally able to participate in the Settlement Program created by the manufacturer. The ASR hip implant, which was […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Breast Cancer Lymphoma after Breast Implants

This week, federal regulators (FDA) announced an increased risk of a certain form of breast cancer after the popular breast implant surgery. The FDA warned that at least nine people have died from a rare form of lymphoma cancer linked to […]

Roopal Luhana

LivaNova Objects to Consolidation of Heater-Cooler Lawsuits

At the end of January 2017, plaintiffs involved in heater-cooler lawsuits filed a petition with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all federally filed cases into one court for pre-trial proceedings. They argued that all the […]

James Humann

Court Schedules Settlement Conferences for Cook IVC Litigation

The Cook Medical, Inc. IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2570) was established in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation on October 15, 2014. Presently, […]

Roopal Luhana

Plaintiffs Seek Consolidation of Federal Heater-Cooler Device Lawsuits

Plaintiffs filed a petition with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on January 26, 2017, to consolidate all federally filed Stockert 3T heater-cooler lawsuits into one court for pre-trial proceedings. The petition comes as more people across the […]

Roopal Luhana

Two Pennsylvania Heart Surgery Patients File Heater-Cooler Device Lawsuits

Two more patients have filed heater-cooler lawsuits against the manufacturers of the devices that were used during their open-chest surgeries. Both underwent heart surgeries in Pennsylvania hospitals and later developed dangerous infections linked to the devices. Both cases were filed […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Metal Hip Implants Blood Poisoning Lawsuit

Metal hip implants are linked to metal poisoning, an early indicator of their premature failure, leading to painful hip implant repairs and revision surgery. Massachusetts Stryker Metal Hip Implant Blood Poisoning Linda Regan, from Massachusetts filed her personal injury and […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Web-Based System Quickly Detects Medical Device Safety Issues

Right now, if something goes wrong with a medical device like a hip replacement system, diagnostic tool, or surgical device, patients, doctors, hospitals and medical centers are supposed to report it through the FDA’s adverse event reporting system. Critics have […]