Defective Product

FDA Warns Coatings on a Medical Device Could Pose Health Risks

by Staff | December 23rd, 2015

The human body is made up of as much as 65 percent water, which is why it’s crucial that many medical devices that are implanted into the body have a hydrophilic or hydrophobic coating. However, the Indiana personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that records show many of these coatings can…

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Talc Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Continue Moving Through the Court System

by Staff | October 21st, 2015

Talcum powder has been used for personal hygiene purposes for more than 50 years, but recent research suggests using products containing talcum powder increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer. In fact, a study published in the June 2013 issue of Cancer Prevention Research found that as many as 30 percent of women using hygiene…

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Investigation Shows Company Knew of IVC Filter Injury Risk and Took No Corrective Action

by Staff | October 1st, 2015

An investigation has determined the brand of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters made by medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. could pose a serious health risk to patients. Furthermore, documents show the company may have taken no corrective action despite being aware of the risks of patients suffering an IVC filter injury. Data from the…

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Congress Calls for Further Investigation Into Morcellator Cancer

by Staff | September 1st, 2015

The laparoscopic power morcellator is a medical device that is used to grind tissues so they can easily be removed from the body. The device was lauded as revolutionary when it was first released due to its ability to allow once complicated surgeries to be done faster and less invasively than traditional methods of performing…

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$200 Million Offered to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Failure Lawsuits

by Staff | August 20th, 2015

A settlement has been offered to as many as 3,000 women who have filed transvaginal mesh failure lawsuits against medical product manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. If the agreement is approved, officials say it would resolve roughly 1 out of every 5 transvaginal mesh failure cases. The women who filed the suits had the mesh product implanted in…

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Could the 21st Century Cures Act Compromise Patient Safety?

by Staff | August 14th, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating the safety of medical products released in the United States. They achieve this through strict policies that require testing of any new drug or medical device. Our defective product lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain a new law has been introduced to federal…

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Study Finds Mesothelioma-Causing Substance in Children’s Toys

by Staff | July 8th, 2015

Exposure to asbestos—a naturally occurring, toxic substance—is known to cause a number of serious health conditions, including a form of cancer known as mesothelioma. That’s why contact with asbestos should be avoided at all costs. Unfortunately, the substance is found in many of the items we come into contact with on a daily basis. One…

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Patients Continue to Experience Failures Years After Stryker Hip Recall

by Staff | June 24th, 2015

In 2007, medical device manufacturer Stryker Corp. released a new metal-on-metal hip implant that could be used in hip replacement procedures. However, the design of the device cause the metal parts to suffer from “fretting”. This occurs when the metal parts of the hip implant come into contact and small fragments of the metal are ground…

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Are IVC Filters an Ineffective Treatment for Blood Clots?

by Staff | June 3rd, 2015

There are many conditions that can cause serious, life-threatening blood clots in our bodies. Luckily, there are treatment options that are available to help prevent blood clots from occurring. It’s important to know that some of these options may put your health at serious risk while offering minimal benefits. Take, for instance, inferior vena cava…

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$119 Million Settlement Reached In Transvaginal Mesh Failure Cases

by Staff | May 27th, 2015

Several years ago, transvaginal mesh was being lauded as a breakthrough in medical technology that would allow patients undergoing procedures like hysterectomies and corrective surgery to undergo less invasive surgeries. But with the devices eroding in the body and perforating bowels, organs, and other tissues, many of the devices were recalled. Reports of transvaginal mesh failure…

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