DePuy Elbow Implant Recall: What You Should Know
When you’ve undergone surgery, you expect it to fix a medical problem. You trust your doctor and the hospital to take good care of you. What you might not think about is after the surgery. Unfortunately, some people who get implant surgeries get through the procedure fine, only to find out that the implant itself […]
Products Marketed to Women Have a History of Being Dangerous
The American Association for Justice (AAJ), a leading legal organization that focuses on enhancing the practice of law and advocating the civil justice system, recently published a report called From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women which brought to light many of the medical products that have negatively […]
Fidget Spinners: A Choking Hazard Without Warning
Fidget spinners are the latest toy craze sweeping the country. They consist of small pieces of plastic, metal, and a ball bearing that the user can rotate between their fingers. Fidget spinners act as a release mechanism for people with nervous energy or psychological stress. Initially the toy was marketed for children and adults who […]
Graco’s “My Ride 65” Car Seats Recalled
On May 24, 2017, Graco recalled 25,494 car seats. The specific car seat, My Ride 65, was produced between May and August 2014. According to CNN, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that the webbing of the car seat failed to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The agency found that the car seat […]
Can a Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Cause Surgical Complications?
When a patient undergoes lung or heart transplant surgery, it’s crucial that the operation occurs in a 100% sterile environment. Even a single trace of bacteria may cause a patient to develop a life-threatening infection. Transplant surgery patients are at an immunocompromised (weakened) state during surgery and they’re in an exposed condition for a long […]
Not All Types of Hernia Mesh Are Safe
When a patient suffers from a ventral hernia—a bulge of tissues, organs, or intestines that immerge from an opening in a patient’s abdominal wall—one of the safest ways to repair the hernia is by surgically inserting a bioabsorbable mesh patch over the opening in the abdominal wall. Bioabsorbable hernia patches are naturally absorbed by the […]
EpiPen Recalls Defective Devices with Life-Threatening Malfunction
Four batches of the life-saving anti-allergy prescription medication EpiPen have been recalled. The recall includes more than 80,000 devices that have already been distributed worldwide. These defective auto-injectors possess the potential for either the failure to administer a complete dose of medication or the failure to activate at all. EpiPen, a product of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, […]
Nutribullet Explosions Leave Victims Badly Burned
Nutribullet blenders are a staple appliance in millions of homes across America. With over 40 million units sold worldwide, their powerful blades and compact size make it fast and easy to blend smoothies and sauces for healthy meals at home with your family. But many consumers are learning the hard way the hidden dangers of […]
Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Device Places Patients at Risk
New warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are being issued to patients and medical facilities who have undergone or performed cardiothoracic surgery. Due to a contaminated water source during equipment manufacturing, these individuals have been exposed to dangerous bacteria and are at risk […]
Hyland’s Teething Tablets Linked to Ten Child Deaths
Ten deaths and 400 adverse events have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) involving children who have taken Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets, a small, white, quick dissolving tablet that contains ingredients used to soothe the pain and soreness occurring when children are getting their baby teeth. Side effects including fever, lethargy, vomiting, […]
Are Energy Drinks Really That Bad?
According to a 2013 market research report, manufacturers of energy drinks are making more money than ever before. The market for energy drinks climbed 60% from the years of 2008 to 2013, resulting in a net worth of over $12.5 billion. The report predicted sales would surpass $21 billion by 2017, and unless something changes, […]
Probiotics for Anxiety and Depression
In a recent study, researchers at University College Cork found that participants who took a specific probiotic capsule daily for a month reported less stress and anxiety — and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol — when compared to those who took a placebo instead.
Verdict for Cancer Victim – J&J Talc-Based Baby Powder Found to be the Cause
The family of a Missouri woman who died from ovarian cancer is being awarded $72 million from Johnson and Johnson. The family blamed the company’s talcum powder for causing the cancer. Jackie Fox had used Johnson’s baby powder and another talc-based product for years. This was one of about 1,200 suits claiming studies have linked […]
IVC Filter Manufacturer Continued to Sell Product Despite Knowing of Risks
A medical device, the IVC filter, designed to stop blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs, has been associated with 27 deaths and hundreds of more problems in its patients. The product manufacturer, C.R. Bard, was notified of potential problems before mass distribution even began, but continued to sell them.
Motion to Delay Punitive Damages in Indiana IVC Filter Cases Denied
In the continuing legal battle to bring justice to patients and family members whose lives have been negatively affected by complications caused by IVC filters, two IVC filter manufacturers are being held accountable: C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. While some Kentucky IVC filter lawsuits have been filed, during the past year, over 120 lawsuits have […]