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Shezad Malik MD JD

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuits

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuits. Rosetta Ventimiglia from Michigan recently filed a product liability and personal injury claim against Smith & Nephew. According to Ventimiglia, the premature failure of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) metal hip device lead her to develop […]

Roopal Luhana

JPML Denies Motion to Centralize Heater-Cooler Lawsuits

In January 2017, a group of plaintiffs filed a petition with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all federally-filed Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler lawsuits in one court for more efficient pre-trial proceedings. They argued that the pending […]

Roopal Luhana

JPML Centralizes Stryker LFIT Litigation in Massachusetts

In January of this year, plaintiffs filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to transfer all federally filed Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuits to one court. They argued that centralization of cases would help […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Redesigned Olympus Duodenoscope Tied to New Infection Outbreak

Medical device manufacturer Olympus America recalled its controversial TJF-Z180V duodenoscope in January 2016 to update it with a new design and new labeling. The changes were taken after reports linked the duodenoscopes to serious “superbug” bacterial infections in patients.  The […]

Roopal Luhana

Heater-Cooler Infections Hitting Australia

In October 2016, the FDA issued a safety communication to health care providers to warn of the potential risk of infection for patients who had undergone open-chest surgeries. The FDA reported that certain heating-cooling units used during these procedures were […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

J&J to Pay $20M in Vaginal-Mesh Trial

As reported in Bloomberg news, the Philadelphia jury found that the Ethicon mesh device had a defective design, verdict includes $17.5 million in punishment damages. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $20 million to a New Jersey woman who […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

What is the Real Cancer Risk for Women with Breast Implants?

The FDA recently warned women and their healthcare providers on March 21, 2017, of a potential cancer risk associated with breast implants. They noted that since 2011, they had received hundreds of reports of breast-implant-related anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

FDA Announces Recall of Medtronic Newport Ventilators

On April 5, 2017, the FDA announced a worldwide recall of about 14,000 Medtronic Newport HT70 and Newport HT70 Plus ventilators manufactured since 2010. The manufacturer recalled these devices because of reports showing that the ventilator may reset during normal […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Medtronic Synchromed Pain Pump failure

Medtronic Synchromed Pain Pump failure. According to a warning notice sent to doctors by the Medtronic, some older Medtronic Synchromed II pain drug infusion pumps may have a failure rate that is greater than three percent. The implanted pain pumps […]

Roopal Luhana

Texas Woman Suffers Pseudotumor from Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head

A Texas woman recently joined the many individuals that have filed Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuits. She filed her case on March 7, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and claims that after […]