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New Lawsuit Increases Number of Bair Hugger Cases to 457

A New York couple has filed a lawsuit against 3M and Arizant Healthcare alleging that the husband contracted a deep joint infection after a Bair Hugger warming blanket was used during his surgery. This brings the total number of pending lawsuits over… Read More

Study Reveals Perforation Dangers of Cook IVC Filters

According to a study on IVC filters, Cook Medical manufactured and sold defective blood clot filters that were implanted into patients, causing severe injuries and even fatalities. With a 43-percent perforation rate, researchers discovered that the Cook… Read More

Company Continued Selling IVC Filters that Endangered and Killed Patients

According to an investigation by NBC news, medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard knowingly sold IVC blood clot filters that were potentially deadly, then replaced the product line with new filters that were also defective and deadly. To date, Bard’s… Read More

Boston Scientific Accused of Using Toxic Substance in Transvaginal Mesh

U.S. medical device company Boston Scientific is facing allegations of fraud and criminal negligence for allegedly using illegal, poisonous materials to manufacture its already controversial transvaginal mesh implants. A class action lawsuit, which was… Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Patients May Need Corrective Surgery

Transvaginal mesh is a plastic, net-like surgical implant intended to treat conditions that can occur after a hysterectomy, menopause or childbirth, including stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Unfortunately, complications… Read More

Risperdal Jury Trial Verdict Returns $2.5M in Philadelphia

Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical giant and parent company of Risperdal's manufacturer Janssen, has lost its first trial. A Philadelphia jury recently awarded an injured autistic man $2.5 million after he developed 46DD breasts. The young man was… Read More

NYT Investigation: Herbal Supplements Lack Primary Ingredients

A recent investigation by the New York State Attorney General has revealed that large retailers in America may be selling dangerous herbal supplements. They identified two problems with the supplements: they did not contain the ingredients that were listed… Read More

Hospitals Abandon Power Morcellators

While many insurance companies began to restrict the use of power morcellators in the aftermath of the FDA's uterine cancer alerts in April 2014, hospitals have been slow to follow in their wake. On November 24, 2014, the FDA issued a  power morcellation… Read More

Power Morcellators Can Spread Uterine Cancer

Increasing evidence has demonstrated that hysterectomies or uterine fibroid removal surgeries where a doctor uses a power morcellator may increase the risk of cancer. Patients who have developed cancer in the pelvic region after undergoing laparoscopic… Read More

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