Medical Device Lawsuits

Surgical Stapler Manufacturers Support Reclassification, with Caveats

The FDA has recommended changing the classification of surgical staplers—medical devices used to close wounds during surgery—because of the safety risks associated with them. The proposed change would move the devices out of the Class I category and place them into the Class II category, which describes devices considered to have a moderate to high… read more

CoaguChek Recall: What You Need To Know

Warfarin sodium (Coumadin or Marevan) is the most widely used anticoagulant in the United States. This medication is vital for patients with venous thromboembolism, chronic atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, and mechanical prosthetic heart valves. However, due to the risk of internal hemorrhaging, monitoring is required every one to four weeks to ensure appropriate dosing…. read more

5 Possible Complications After A Hernia Mesh Repair

A report published in the British Medical Journal last year found that up to 170,000 patients could be experiencing hernia mesh complications from an operation within the last six years. Leading surgeons say the complication rate could be 12 to 30 percent of the 570,000 hernia mesh repairs performed in England. Here in America, similar… read more

Who is Eligible to File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

If you underwent a hernia mesh repair and experienced serious complications, including but not limited to excruciating pain, mesh migration, infection, organ puncture, and bowel perforation – you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Thousands of injured patients have already done so. And with more than 1 million people undergoing hernia repairs in the… read more

Spotlight on Defective Medical Devices and Their Complications

Thanks to modern medicine, people are living longer, healthier lives. Advancements in  medical devices can improve quality of life as well as wellness. But, unfortunately, some medical devices  are defective in design or manufacture. Defective medical devices can cause serious, sometimes permanent, health complications for patients. And in some cases, the complications may be worse… read more

North Carolina Woman Claims Bard Ventralex Hernia Mesh Failed, Causing Infection

A North Carolina woman recently filed a new Bard hernia mesh lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The plaintiff claims that after she was implanted with the defendants’ hernia mesh product, she suffered significant and permanent injuries and significant pain and suffering. Plaintiff Undergoes Revision Surgery to Remove Failed… read more

Injuries Linked to Ethicon’s Physiomesh [Timeline]

Ethicon Applies for FDA Approval of Physiomesh March 8, 2010 – Ethicon, Inc. applies for FDA approval of Phsyiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, used to repair abdominal hernias. Ethicon uses the FDA’s “fast-track” 510(k) approval process, which does not require Ethicon to conduct clinical safety and efficacy trials. Source FDA Approves Physiomesh to Use for Hernia… read more

New Studies Raise Questions About Quality of Drug & Medical Device Testing

In medical device and pharmaceutical lawsuits, plaintiffs often allege that the product manufacturer conducted inadequate testing on its product before releasing it on the market. Plaintiffs also claim that the manufacturer failed to conduct adequate post-approval studies to identify and prevent serious side effects. Now, a recent study published in a prominent medical journal lends… read more

New Study Questions the Use and Safety of IVC Filters in Trauma Patients

A new study published in the scientific journal JAMA Surgery has questioned the effectiveness and safety of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. These are small, cage-like medical devices that are implanted in the main vein that takes blood from the lower legs back to the heart. The device is designed to capture and dissipate any… read more

Georgia Woman Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery to Remove Bard G2 Filter Piece

On August 17, 2015, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federal lawsuits concerning Bard IVC filters into the District of Arizona for coordinated pre-trial proceedings. Since that time, more plaintiffs have come forward with complaints against the manufacturer, with many more expected to join the litigation in the coming months. On… read more