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Wrongful Death da Vinci Robotic Surgical Robot Lawsuit to Proceed
A da Vinci surgical robot wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of this device, Intuitive Surgical, has been approved to proceed by a Washington state court judge, despite the defendant's attempt to have the suit dismissed.  Continue Reading

April 20, 2013 | Tags: Da Vinci Surgical Robot, Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Fresenius Regarding Dialysis Product Design
largest provider of dialysis products and services in the United States, did not conduct adequate research into artificial kidneys used in their dialysis machines. Continue Reading

April 10, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Drugs, GranuFlo

Study Links Januvia, Byetta to Risk of Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer
Recent research has suggested a possible link between the diabetes drugs Januvia and Byetta and a heightened risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Continue Reading

April 8, 2013 | Tags: Byetta, Dangerous Drugs, Januvia

FDA Launches Investigation into Januvia, Byetta Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Earlier this month, the FDA announced the launch of an investigation into the potential for an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer linked to an entire family of diabetes medications, including Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza. Continue Reading

April 5, 2013 | Tags: Byetta, Dangerous Drugs, Januvia, Victoza

OB/GYN Group: Avoid da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy
Earlier this month, the largest organization to represent obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States formally advised doctors not to employ the da Vinci surgical robot system to perform hysterectomies. Continue Reading

April 4, 2013 | Tags: Da Vinci Surgical Robot, Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices

FDA Warning to Covidien: Stapling Device Safety Issues
Three years after receiving reports of multiple deaths and serious injuries, the FDA has sited Covidien for failing to promptly correct issues with their tissue stapling system. Continue Reading

April 1, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices

Is Stryker increasing their reserves in preparation of recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip lawsuit settlements?
In a press release published yesterday, Stryker Corporation announced that it will be hosting a conference call on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  Continue Reading

March 29, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices, Stryker Hip

Plaintiffs File Motion to Consolidate Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Lawsuits
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has been served with a request to consolidate all federal Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II lawsuits so that the suits will be centralized before one judge for pretrial proceedings. Continue Reading

March 27, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices, Stryker Hip

Growing Number of Fresenius Dialysis Lawsuits as MDL Considered
The number of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) continues to grow in the United States.  Continue Reading

March 26, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Drugs, GranuFlo

FDA Issues Manufacturing Process Warning Letter to Stryker
After inspecting a Stryker production facility in Portage, Michigan the FDA issued the formal warning to Stryker regarding quality concerns regarding the company’s medical device manufacturing practices. Continue Reading

March 24, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices, Stryker Hip

Yaz Deep Vein Thrombosis Led to Amputation
In Oklahoma, a woman has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare based on claims that she needed to have her arm amputated after suffering deep vein thrombosis (DVT) caused by Yaz birth control pill side effects. Continue Reading

March 20, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Drugs, Yaz

Study: Robotic Hysterectomy is More Expensive with No Added Benefits
According to a recent study, hysterectomy surgery with the da Vinci surgical robot system is more costly than traditional surgery and presents few, if any, added benefits for the patient. Continue Reading

March 18, 2013 | Tags: Da Vinci Surgical Robot, Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices

Estimates for Stryker Lawsuits on the Rise
After the recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip implant systems in June 2012, Stryker is facing a growing number of dangerous medical device lawsuits. Continue Reading

March 14, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices, Stryker Hip

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Metal Poisoning Lawsuit
In La Salle County, Illinois, a woman has filed a dangerous medical device lawsuit against the makers of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement system. Continue Reading

March 13, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices, Stryker Hip

Florida Stryker Rejuvenate Class Action Lawsuit Filed
In Florida, a man has filed a Stryker Rejuvenate class action lawsuit based on claims that individuals who were implanted with the defective medical device should receive free medical monitoring against metal blood poisoning known as metallosis. Continue Reading

March 11, 2013 | Tags: Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices, Stryker Hip

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