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Philips CPAP Machines – More Wrongful Death Lawsuits?

Philips CPAP Machines – More Wrongful Death Lawsuits? May 27, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CAWith the FDA suspecting 124 deaths from recalled CPAP sleep apnea machines, more wrongful death lawsuits could be filed against Philips Respironics.
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Bard v. Milanesi Good News for Hernia Mesh Victims

Bard v. Milanesi Good News for Hernia Mesh Victims May 17, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Pensacola, FL Lorna P., one of many hernia mesh victims, is hopeful that she will receive compensation after hearing that the jury in the second C.R. Bard bellwether trial awarded $255,000 to a man allegedly injured by C.R. Bard’s hernia mesh.
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Two Open-Heart Surgery Outcomes Involving Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System

Two Open-Heart Surgery Outcomes Involving Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System April 29, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA The chances of developing an infection after cardiac surgery is slim – an estimated 1 in 5,000 patients who had heart valve surgery and even lower for other types of surgery. But that percentage is higher if a Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler was used during surgery. Rod says he hasn’t recovered from his heart surgery and Carol’s husband died from infection. Now they are pursuing a claim against Sorin, the heater-cooler device manufacturer.   
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Medical Device Suppliers Hit Philips Respironics with Class Action

Medical Device Suppliers Hit Philips Respironics with Class Action April 21, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Glenside, PA Philips is hit again with a class action lawsuit, but this time medical device makers join thousands of consumers who filed complaints over the defective sleep apnea machines alleged to cause cancers and respiratory injuries. Baird Respiratory Therapy, Inc., filed in March 2022 a class action lawsuit against Philips in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeking to represent durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers nationwide who purchased Philips’ recalled breathing machines.
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More Hospital Overcharges Lawsuits against TeamHealth “Cartel”

More Hospital Overcharges Lawsuits against TeamHealth “Cartel” April 6, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Baton Rouge, LA No sooner has TeamHealth settled a $15 million class action lawsuit brought by physicians than it’s slammed with another class action claiming inappropriate ER billing and systematic overcharges from its central billing office which is controlled in a “cartel-like manner”. 
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Exactech Lawsuits Claim Defective Hip Implant

Exactech Lawsuits Claim Defective Hip Implant April 1, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA A product liability lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas last month claims the Exactech Novation hip implant was defectively designed, which led to early failure of the hip replacement. And this month a similar lawsuit was filed in New York claiming that Exactech knew or should have known that the polyethylene liners in its hip replacements would prematurely loosen and fail, but delayed a recall.
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UnitedHealthcare Cites Upcoding Fraud in Lawsuit against Emergency Room Staffing Company

UnitedHealthcare Cites Upcoding Fraud in Lawsuit against Emergency Room Staffing Company March 9, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Knoxville, TN On October 27, 2021, UnitedHealthcare filed a lawsuit against TeamHealth Holdings in the Eastern District of Tennessee. UnitedHealthcare Services v. TeamHealth Holdings, the ER fees lawsuit, charges that TeamHealth routinely overcharged emergency room patients for minor medical needs. UHC, as the administrator for many of those claims, alleges that it overpaid by as much as $100 million. The company claims that TeamHealth’s tactics crossed the line from aggressive profit maximization to outright fraud.
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Stockert 3T Heater Cooler System and the FDA

Stockert 3T Heater Cooler System and the FDA March 8, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Since M. chimaera contamination was found during tests at Sorin’s manufacturing facility in 2014, and its 3T Heater-Cooler devices subsequently recalled, the FDA has kept close tabs on Sorin, now known as LivaNova.
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The No Surprises Act Not Foolproof

The No Surprises Act Not Foolproof February 23, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA The No Surprises Act, that went into effect January 1, 2022 intends to provide protection against surprise medical bills such out-of-network bills for in-network hospitals and services such as an air ambulance ride (not ground ambulance) to an in-network hospital. But don’t be surprised if you get a surprise bill…

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CPAP Sleep Machines Kidney Cancer Lawsuit

CPAP Sleep Machines Kidney Cancer Lawsuit February 16, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Pittsburgh, PA Yet another CPAP lawsuit against Philips alleges the toxic foam used in its System One BiPAP device causes cancer. Joseph Martin’s kidney cancer, and the company knew about the problem with its 15 million DreamStation devices, CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilators since at least 2015, at least two years before Martin was diagnosed with kidney cancer. And like countless sleep machine users, Martin didn’t make the connection to cancer until the recall.
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