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Multimillion-Dollar IVC Filter Verdict

April 13, 2018

$3.6 Million IVC Filter Verdict Good News for Plaintiffs in Thousands of Pending Lawsuits

A federal jury in Arizona just last week ordered medical device maker C.R. Bard to pay $3.6 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the first IVC filter lawsuit to go to trial. And while the…

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Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

March 28, 2017

A rare but deadly cancer first linked to breast implants in 2011 has now been tied to nine patient deaths, and women with breast implants are being warned that they could be at risk for breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed…

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Stryker LFIT COCR Femoral Head

November 1, 2016

Problems with the recalled Stryker LFIT COCR femoral heads may cause the implants to fail unexpectedly, resulting in debilitating pain, dislocation, fractures, and other serious injuries to patients.

Stryker Orthopaedics has voluntarily recalled certain lots and sizes of its LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Heads, in light of the potential…

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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System

October 31, 2016

The Stockert 3T heater-cooler system used to regulate body temperature during cardiopulmonary surgeries has been linked to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections and other serious side effects.

Patients who undergo open-heart surgery and other cardiopulmonary operations where the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system is used, may be at risk for contamination by…

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Hernia Mesh

October 26, 2016

Ethicon’s Physiomesh and other potentially harmful hernia mesh devices have been linked to an increased risk of mesh erosion, mesh infection, hernia recurrence and other serious complications.

Patients with a hernia who were implanted with a synthetic mesh device like Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh to repair their hernia…

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$55 Million Talc Powder Verdict

May 3, 2016

J&J Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

In the second major talcum powder trial loss for Johnson & Johnson this year, the pharmaceutical company was ordered by a St. Louis jury earlier this week to pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who blamed…

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