Defective Medical Device

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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Defective Medical Device Reporting: The Basics

When you’re injured or ill and have a surgery to address the injury or illness, the last thing on your mind is dealing with a lawsuit after the fact. In fact, common sense dictates that after a traumatic event such as this, the most important step to recovery is to rest and avoid stressful endeavors—such as a lawsuit.
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Medtronic Faces Allegations of Off-Label Marketing

When industry giant Medtronic Inc. announced that it had come up with an implant known as INFUSE, that could potentially replace the bone graft procedure, it was big news in the medical world. The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates procedures such as these, approved INFUSE for use in spinal surgery, specifically in a lower spine operation known as an anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Medtronic, however, had other ideas for INFUSE. One of these was in dental restoration surgery.
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Are Hip Implants Safe?

When it comes to medical devices that have been in the news, defective hip implants have been a constant player. Lawsuits surrounding hip implants have pointed out numerous weaknesses in the devices geared to help people, including complications requiring additional surgeries and even metal poisoning from implants that have broken down and released dangerous substances into the body.
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Types of Product Liability

Product liability law is a highly specialized niche of tort law that enables injured plaintiffs to hold those responsible, usually large corporations with even larger law firms, accountable for their actions. In order to bring an action based on product liability, plaintiffs must pigeonhole their claim into at least one of the product liability theories. The main theories of liability are:
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL