Category: Medical Devices

Bair Hugger MDL Court Orders 2 Bellwether Trials

Two knee replacement lawsuits in the Bair Hugger MDL are being prepared for bellwether trials, which are scheduled to begin in April 2018.

Exactech Knee

DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Patient Claims Implant Left Him “Completely Disabled”

A California man who had total knee replacement with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee said he's worse after the surgery than when he was injured falling off a ladder.


Pennsylvania Man Alleges Inflammatory Reaction from Physiomesh

A Pennsylvania man who claims he was severely injured after being implanted with Physiomesh has filed a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturers.


Physiomesh Lawsuit Filed in Oregon

An Oregon woman who claims she was severely injured by the Physiomesh hernia patch has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit.

Surgeon at work

Pennsylvania Man Alleges Severe Infection from Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler

A Pennsylvania couple alleging a life-threatening infection M. Chimaera infection from a heater-cooler device has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers.

Exactech Knee

Exactech Knee Lawsuit Filed in Georgia

Exactech Inc. is facing a lawsuit in Georgia filed by a plaintiff who claims severe and permanent injuries after receiving the company's Optetrak knee replacement.

Medical team performing surgery

Louisiana Heart Patients Contract Rare Mycobacterial Infection at Children’s Hospital

Heart surgery patients treated with heater-cooler devices at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans have been diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection.


Pennsylvania Dehumidifier Lawsuit Settled Out of Court

A lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania woman who claims she had property damage from a 2014 house fire has been settled out of court.


Datascope Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Lawsuit

Intra-aortic balloon pumps recalled over alleged defects that could cause failure of the devices, adverse health complications, and death. At least one patient death due to failure of the balloon pump to initiate therapy has been reported.


Physiomesh Lawsuit Filed in Arkansas

Physiomesh complications lawsuit filed in Arkansas, transferred to MDL in Georgia.