defective medical

Jury Awards $3.27 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Suit

Surgical mesh was developed in the mid-20th century as a way to treat hernias. The implant was originally intended to be placed beneath the skin to patch the hole in the abdomen and block intestines and other tissues from protruding, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It can be made from either biological or synthetic materials.
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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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Scleral Plugs to Change FDA Classification

In January 2013, according to the Federal Register, Volume 78, the Food and Drug Administration proposed for the first time that the scleral plug should be classified as a Class II (special controls) medical device.
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Bad Shot Linked to Meningitis

Many families are still feeling the effects of a bad steroid shot that was administered to people in northern Indiana and the Chicago-land area. According to a USA Today article, “as many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak,” but it wasn’t, and still isn’t, clear just how many people are in danger.
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL