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What Does the Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II Hip Implant Settlement Mean?

Under the provisions of a new settlement, Stryker Corporation will provide a base payment of $300,000 to patients that received the Rejuvenate or ABG II hip systems and underwent revision surgery by November 3, 2014 to have the devices removed […]

Jamie Sheller

Gynocological Cancer After Laparoscopic Power Morcellator Procedure for Uterine Fibriods

If You or someone you know has been diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma cancer (cancerous uterine fibroids), a gynecologic cancer or occult malignancy (a cancer from an unknown source) following a gynecological surgery such as a hysterectomy or myomectomy that used a […]

Jamie Sheller

Stryker to pay $1B to Settle Hip Implant Cases

Stryker and its subsidiary Howmedica Osteonics Corp. said Monday that the company has agreed to pay at least $1 billion to settle thousands of claims in litigation in New Jersey and Minnesota related to its allegedly defective metal hip replacement […]

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Power Morcellation Linked to Spread of Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning that advised against the use of laparoscopic power morcellation for the removal of the uterus or uterine. The warning was prompted after current data showed that laparoscopic power morcellation […]

Jamie Sheller

Stryker Pegs Rejuvenate Settlements Over $1 Billion

Law 360 is reporting that Stryler Corp. is estimating it will pay around $1.1 billion to settle personal injury claims associated with its recalled Rejuvenate and ABG modular-neck stems. The settlement costs do not include “reasonable and customary costs of […]

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Is DePuy Settling ASR Hip Replacement Cases?

Several bloggers and The National Law Journal are reporting that DePuy Orthopedics Inc. — long embroiled in litigation over its ASR hip implant devices —  may have quietly settled bellwether cases that were scheduled for trial. According to Bloomberg News,  […]

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Consumer Alert: Medtronic Insulin Pump Risk Is Potentially Catastrophic

Safety issues are plaguing a popular insulin pump manufactured by Medtronic, which could lead to catastrophic over- or under-delivery of insulin for persons with diabetes, resulting in loss of consciousness or death. A June 7, 2013  “Dear Healthcare Professional” (DHCP) […]

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Botched da Vinci Robotic Surgeries Escaping Scrutiny

Considering da Vinci robotically assisted surgery? The reported risks may not tell the whole story. The popular da Vinci device used in robotic gynecological surgeries is being connected with injuries — including serious damage to the colon and other organs […]

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Report: FDA Received 60K Mirena Complaints Since 2008

An investigative report by WXYZ News in Michigan revealed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received nearly 60,000 complaints regarding the Mirena birth control intrauterine device (IUD) since 2008. Despite the reported problems, the FDA has not taken […]

Jamie Sheller

The da Vinci® Surgical System Poses Burn, Organ Injury Risks

The da Vinci® Surgical System — a complex robotic surgery system marketed by California-based Intuitive Surgical — may inadvertently burn tissue and cause injuries to patients.

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