Medical Device Lawsuits

Studies Show Problems with Scoliosis Device

Do you have a child with scoliosis—an abnormal curvature of the spine? If so, you may be familiar with the Nuvasive MAGEC System, which may be used to treat the condition. Unfortunately, recent studies have suggested it may be defective, so it’s best to proceed with caution. What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis affects about 100,000 children… read more

What Parents Should Know about Scoliosis

Did you know that approximately 3 million new cases of scoliosis are found in children each year? Many of them are identified between 10-12 years old, but sometimes even earlier. With so many things to worry about with our children these days, it’s easy to forget that the condition can get overlooked. Following are five… read more

What You Need to Know about Scoliosis in Children

Did you know that scoliosis—an abnormal curvature of the spine—affects about six to nine million people in the United States? While it typically develops in those is 10-15 years old, the disease can also develop in younger children. When that occurs, the condition — dubbed “early onset scoliosis (EOS)” — typically requires immediate treatment to… read more

What Happens if a Hernia Mesh Fails?

According to the FDA, more than 1 million hernia repairs are performed each year in the U.S.  While there are many ways to treat this, one of the most common ways is with a mesh implant, which helps to reduce the rate of recurrence.   A hernia mesh implant is a medical device implanted into… read more

CoaguChek Test Strip Lawsuits

  Physicians prescribe the blood thinner, warfarin (which is sold under the brand names Coumadin and Jantoven) to patients with cardiac diseases and other illnesses. Due to different responses to blood thinners, many doctors will direct their patients to monitor their blood clotting response. One of these products is  CoaguChek test strips, which measure how… read more

Risks and Injuries Associated With Surgical Staplers

Surgical staplers are used in gastrointestinal surgeries across the country. In fact, they have been in use for over half a century. However, over 92,000 of them have been recalled recently due to documented evidence of their causing significant injuries and death. Injuries linked to surgical staplers include internal organ damage, uncontrolled internal bleeding, and… read more

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