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FDA Recalls Breast Implants Linked to Dozen Fatalities

The FDA recalled breast implants that have been linked to a dozen fatalities stemming from the development of a rare cancer. They discovered that the implants are linked to a higher risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, which adversely affects the immune system. Out of nearly 575 reported cases, around 480 cases[…] Read More

Exploring Product Liability Claims

Product liability law exists to protect consumers from being harmed by dangerous or defective products. Injuries can result because of poor product design, manufacturing defects, and more. Product manufacturers and sellers may also be responsible for consumer injury if they fail to warn consumers about known issues. Product liability claims have been filed over defects[…] Read More

Hernia Mesh

Two well-known composite mesh manufacturers, Ethicon Physiomesh and Atrium C-Qur, are being investigated over claims their products have presented serious health complications when used for hernia repair. Issues of infection, failure of the product, and the need for additional surgery are the primary problems with these two types of composite mesh. Though both manufacturers have[…] Read More

Medical Scopes Still Contaminated Despite Cleaning Practices

According to a new study published by the American Journal of Infection Control, it was found that many medical scopes used to detect infection and treat medical issues still harbored bacteria and other remaining fluids and tissue despite thorough cleaning practices. The most prevalent reason for this is that the scopes, including colonoscopes, gastroscopes, and[…] Read More

Timelines for seeking relief from injuries caused by a DePuy hip replacement

As our population ages, and people are active into later years the demand for joint replacement surgeries has increased. Medical device manufacturers have sought to find ways to extend the lives of various implants, such as hip and knee replacements. In the mid-2000s, DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, marketed and sold a hip[…] Read More

Time Running Out for FDA to Choose Study Parameters for Hip Implants

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — the federal agency tasked with ensuring the safety of America’s food supplies, pharmaceuticals and medical devices — has been inundated in recent months by consumer complaints about allegedly faulty hip replacements. In response to the thousands of patient submissions complaining about the performance of the implants, the FDA[…] Read More