The benefits and risks of mammography screening have long been debated in the scientific community. According to the National Cancer Institute, while screening may be effective in reducing the number of deaths from breast cancer through early detection of a cancerous tumor, it can, at the same time, cause harm to the woman who is participating.
Though the manufacturer has come under fire for defective devices in the past, this year the da Vinci Sp Intuitive single port robot system used in surgical procedures is expected to hit the consumer market, according to MedGadget.com. The system is designed to allow for single-incision surgeries, and is a competitor to manufacturing giant Titan.
A federal multidistrict litigation panel has consolidated 21 Xarelto cases in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Eight of these cases were originally filed in the Southern District of Illinois. The others came from Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia. Writing on behalf of a seven-member panel, Judge Sarah Vance concluded that the cases all presented common factual issues, even though there were some differences, such as dosage amount and medical history.
Transvaginal mesh is a medical device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). It is a permanent implant designed to strengthen a weakened vaginal wall in the instance of POP or to reinforce the urethra to treat SUI. In 2011, the FDA issued a follow-up of its health notification from three years previous, which alerted people to the complications linked to transvaginal mesh when treating either of these medical conditions.
Side effects of certain medication can put people at high risk for harm, increasing pain, and long-term medical conditions. It is the responsibility of drug manufacturers to make publicly known the severity of side effects its products may cause.
Defective drug manufacturers that have not properly tested products or have been found to market illegally with misleading statements are facing the consequences of lawsuits. When someone is the victim of taking a defective drug, they can suffer medical, emotional, and financial hardships as a result.
A recent study, published by AdverseEvents.com, has found that a new class of diabetes treatment drugs may have serious side effects and are not necessarily being touted by the drug manufacturer or the doctors administering them. In April, AdverseEvents suggested a comparable safety research (CSR) study to offer a counterpoint to the report issued by the drug manufacturer.
The FDA-approved warning label for Mirena, an intrauterine system used by thousands across the country, lists critical side effects including perforation, embedment, expulsion, ovarian cysts and breast cancer. Additionally, women who become pregnant while using Mirena could miscarry. Mirena patients have reported a wide range of minor and major side effects, leading to defective medical device lawsuits.