Category: Medical Devices

Distressed Woman

Vaginal Rejuvenation Lawsuit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has contacted several companies that manufacture laser devices, requesting that they stop marketing them for a procedure known as “vaginal rejuvenation,” claiming they are dangerous and could increase the risk of significant health...

Essure

Essure Removal Lawsuit

The Essure birth control device is a permanent form of contraception and not intended for removal. In cases where women have required the implant to be removed due to severe health complications, the procedure is complicated and often results in...

Essure

Bayer to Remove Essure Birth Control from U.S. Market

At long last, Bayer Pharmaceuticals has announced it will pull the Essure birth control device from the U.S. market permanently, sparing millions of women the risk of severe, potentially irreversible health complications.

DePuy Synthes Elbow

DePuy Synthes Elbow Lawsuit

DePuy Synthes Elbow Replacement linked to dozens of reports of complications including device loosening, osteolysis, poor joint mechanics, bone fractures, soft tissue damage, revision surgery. Manufacturer pulled the Radial Head Prosthesis System off the U.S. market in 2016 after it...

Surgeon at work

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lawsuit

Patients who underwent open-heart surgery or other invasive medical procedures in which a Stockert 3T heater-cooler device was used have been diagnosed with life-threatening infections from nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

Transvaginal Mesh

New Jersey Jury Awards Plaintiff $68 Million in Bard Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

A jury in Bergen County, New Jersey, has awarded $68 million ($33 million in compensatory damages & $35 million in punitive damages) to a woman who claims she was severely injured by C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Solo Support and Align Trans-Obturator...

Essure

Sales of Essure Contraceptive Restricted by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Monday that it would be implementing new legislation to protect women from Essure, a birth control implant that has been linked to complications including back / pelvic pain, bleeding, organ perforation,...

St. Jude Defibrillators

St. Jude Defibrillator Recall Lawsuit

St. Jude Medical is warning doctors and patients about a battery defect in its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) that can cause them to fail much earlier than expected, according to a Recall Notice issued by the U.S. Food & Drug...

Surgeons performing surgery

Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuits May Be Consolidated into MDL

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) is deciding whether to consolidate 42 lawsuits alleging severe infections from Stӧckert 3T Heater Cooler Machines for pretrial handling.

Knee Implant

Optetrak Knee Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania

Exactech is facing a products liability lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania woman who claims she suffered adverse health complications following knee replacement surgery with the company’s Optetrak implant.