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  • Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed Among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny
    Sep-18-17 Washington, DC: The honeymoon the then-fresh Obama Administration was still largely enjoying in 2010 was nonetheless tainted two years into Barack Obama’s Presidency with revelations that hundreds of Americans supposedly had died due to malfunctioning infusion pumps. The Medtronic SynchroMed pump was among the plethora of infusion pumps that were com...
  • Coming Unglued – DePuy Synthes Attune Buckles at the Knees
    Sep-9-17 West Chester, PA: Evidence continues to mount that the DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement device may be a defective product that can harm patients. There are many reasons for hip and knee implant failure , but a major culprit in the malfunction of Attune knees appears to be something rather technically referred to as “tibial baseplate fail...
  • Florida Man Died from his Airbag Injuries in 2016
    Sep-7-17 Hialeah, FL: Thankfully, there appears to be little new on the airbag injuries front since the horrific airbag injuries suffered by teen Karina Dorado back in March, when the recalled Takata airbag inflator in her used car blew apart following a relatively minor collision, sending shards of shrapnel into her throat and trachea, damaging her vocal chord...
  • Honda Pays $605M To Exit Takata Air Bag Litigation
    Miami, FL: Honda has agreed to pay $603 million to exit the defective Takata air bag multidistrict litigation. This will hasten the removal of the exploding airbags from about 16.5 million Honda vehicles. According to Honda, a $200 million fund will be established to expand the Takata air bag inflator recall in an effort to reach owners of affect...
  • Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers
    Aug-23-17 Las Vegas, NV: On Friday, August 18, 2017, attorneys for Karina Dorado, a young woman who suffered severe airbag injuries , filed suit in a Nevada state court. The case highlights the danger consumers face from replacement airbags. These are situations that slip through the cracks of massive airbag recall efforts and remain largely unaddressed by law. ...
  • Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections
    Aug-22-17 Toronto, ON: Four years ago David had triple bypass heart surgery and he has been suffering from infections ever since. “Nobody could tell us why he was getting so many infections, until we got a letter from the hospital that said this Stockert 3T heater-cooler system used during surgery is linked to a rare bacterial infection,” says Shelly,...
  • Recycled Defective Airbags Akin to ‘Ticking Time Bombs’
    Aug-17-17 Orlando, FL: The dead do not tell tales about airbag injuries , and there are sixteen people around the world (11 in the US alone) who can no longer speak for themselves after shrapnel from an airbag failure ripped into them and snuffed out their lives in deaths that the Associated Press (AP 06/26/17) characterize as “grisly.” Karina Do...
  • Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action
    Aug-12-17 Toronto, Ontario Thousands of Canadians and American cardiac arrhythmia patients with implantable defibrillators powered by faulty ion batteries and manufactured by St. Jude’s Medical Inc. and St. Jude’s Medical Canada are or will soon be eligible to join class actions suits in Canada and the US. Attorney Paul Miller, from the Toronto l...
  • Airbag Recall: My Subaru Passengers in the Back Seat
    Aug-9-17 Vancouver, BC: I drive a Subaru because it consistently gets top marks in safety from Consumers Reports and the insurance industry. It constantly gets "top safety pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And it looks good. But all these years that I’ve been driving a Subaru, it never occurred to me that there was a risk of airba...
  • Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death
    Aug-3-17 Worcester, MA “The nurses in the hospital explained to me that baby Amber’s infection was due to the catheter . And my daughter’s autopsy states that infection was the cause of death,” says Tara. Amber was born prematurely and although she was underweight, she was healthy. “Amber needed a feeding tube that went from her...
  • Recycled Airbags Can be Checked, but Most Aren’t
    Jul-27-17 Milwaukee, WI: Percolating just under the radar of the massive Takata airbag recall (and subsequent bankruptcy of the Japanese manufacturer) are airbag injuries resulting from use of recycled airbags in repaired vehicles either worthy of repair, or which had been deemed as salvage for scrap and parts but incredibly, were repaired and returned to the ro...
  • Abdominal Mesh Agony and Advice
    Jul-26-17 Bend, OR: Since undergoing abdominal mesh surgery four years ago, Dale has experienced more pain than he did before the mesh was used to repair a hernia. “I get severe pain in the area of my hernia repair and sometimes a burning feeling but I never knew what was causing it, and neither did my doctor,” he says. These symptoms and more are s...
  • Another Catheter Recalled
    Jul-23-17 Washington, DC: Yet another catheter recall has been issued by the FDA. Vascular Solutions, Inc. recalled its Venture Catheters because they can potentially cause a blood clot, which can result in serious injury and even death. The FDA on June 22 defined the Venture catheters as a Class I recall, meaning "a situation in which there is a reasona...
  • Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says
    Jul-18-17 Tucson, AZ: Medtronic devices which have been around since 1988 and 1999 respectively have been the focus of much scrutiny in recent years, with the most recent concern landing earlier this year with a Class 1 recall related to software associated with the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pump . A Class 1 recall, about which anyone considering a Medtroni...
  • Automakers Agree to Compensate Takata Airbag Recall Consumers
    Jul-15-17 Miami, FL: Four auto manufacturers have agreed to compensate owners of vehicles with recalled Takata airbags in a proposed class action settlement worth $553 million. Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit reached the settlement agreement on May 18, 2017 with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW. The money is intended to reimburse current and former owners fo...
  • Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuit Filed
    Jul-5-17 Santa Clara, CA: Smith & Nephew is the latest hip replacement maker to face a lawsuit over defective design resulting in personal injury. The complaint was filed by a woman who alleges she developed metallosis, or metal blood poisoning, after having a Smith and Nephew 50mm Birmingham Resurfacing femoral head, and a 56mm Birmingham Resurfacing a...
  • Woman Burned When Pressure Cooker Explodes
    Jun-27-17 Miami, FL: A Miami woman allegedly suffered burns to part of her body when a pressure cooker exploded while she was cooking, according to WPLG-10 news. The Broward County news station reported that the woman, who lives in Miami suburb Miami Gardens, was cooking beans and rice in a pressure cooker on May 2, 2017 when the machine exploded. Neighbors...
  • Recalled Catheters All Approved Through FDA 510(k) Clearance Protocol
    Jun-20-17 Washington, DC: Various reports of defective catheters causing injury have also been associated with product recalls initiated by respective manufacturers and supported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Three recalls that have been the focus of frequent reports involve the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter, manufactured by Boston Scientific, a...
  • Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company based in England, is facing lawsuits over some of its Birmingham Hip Replacement (BHR) and R3 metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. The lawsuits concern the alleged premature failure of Smith & Nephew's metal-on-metal hip implant devices, which can cause pain, limited mobility and the need fo...
  • Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US
    Jun-17-17 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A Nova Scotia man is the latest Canadian to report complications with surgical abdominal mesh , and will likely join hundreds of other Canadian hernia surgery patients in a class action lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Physiomesh. Eric Hagen, 86, along with many other Canadian herni...
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