Roopal Luhana

Younger Patients at Higher Risk for Implant Revision Surgery: Study

Joint replacement surgeries continue to gain popularity, but a recent study suggests that younger adults may want to approach them with more caution. A study published in the medical journal Lancet, found that people who went through either knee or […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

FDA Reports Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Blood Cancer

According to a recent FDA safety update, as of February 1, 2017, the administration had received 359 medical device reports (“MDR”) of a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma related to breast implants. Nine of those reports involved patient deaths. This […]

Roopal Luhana

Massachusetts Woman Files Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Stem Lawsuit

Back in January 2017, plaintiffs filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) seeking consolidation of all Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuits, stating that consolidation would serve the convenience of all parties involved, and would […]

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 […]