Medical Products Liability Posts in September, 2013

Johnson & Johnson Poised To Consider Settlement

The world’s largest provider of products in the health care field is considering the benefits of settling a huge case regarding hip implant recalls. There are approximately 11,500 lawsuits pending around the country with regard to the defective medical devices, with numerous plaintiffs alleging serious medical conditions and side effects after their hip implants were installed....
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Understanding FDA Recall Classification

Our law firm uses this forum to help keep readers informed of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls. When the FDA does issue a recall, the also ‘classify’ it – Class I, Class II or Class III, depending on the hazard involved. But what exactly are the differences between those three FDA recall classifications?...
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Veteran Files Lawsuit Due to Tainted Shots

A nasty fungal meningitis outbreak in Tennessee has left several families and patients reeling with new injuries sustained after a tainted steroid shot was administered in several facilities across the state, according to The Tennessean. One of the recent lawsuits to be filed due to this incident was filed on behalf of Major Adam Ziegler, 33. Major Ziegler is a veteran of wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan....
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Troubled Hip Implant Maker Faces Class I Spine Plate Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall on the Stryker Spine OASYS Midline Occiput Plate. The device is used as an implant in spinal surgeries. The products affected were distributed between April 23, 2010 and February 12, 2013. The plate is designed to stabilize the junction between the occipital bone and vertebrae in the cervical spine....
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Am I a Victim of Defective Transvaginal Mesh?

A net-like implant made of plastic that is put into the vagina is raising concerns around the country due to patient complications. The mesh was created to alleviate pelvic organ prolapse as well as stress urinary incontinence, two issues that tend to affect women after childbirth, menopause, or a hysterectomy. Pelvic organ prolapse involves the weakening of pelvic muscles, causing the organs to drop into the vagina....
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Legal Preemption in Medical Device Lawsuits

Having an attorney in defective medical devices cases is important, and having the right attorney can mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful case. Medical device lawsuits are complicated and highly technical. Moreover, defendants in these cases are usually large medical device manufacturers who have high profile attorneys on retainer. Plaintiffs, thus, have to be careful in choosing an attorney. They must ensure that the attorney not only understands the complexities of medical device lawsuits, but he or she also is experienced in federal and state litigation....
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When Strips Malfunction

Nova Diabetes Care engaged in an aggressive campaign to recall blood sugar test strips because of a potential defect that causes the strips to provide incorrect readings. The devices were sold in the United States as well as in 13 other countries and Puerto Rico, and the recall applies to strips marketed under the name of Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits....
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL