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Defective Medical Devices Archives

Essure is Not the Assurance It Claims to Be

To many women, the Essure birth control device seemed like a dream come true. For those seeking permanent birth control, it's an easier and cheaper version of a tubal ligation than the traditional way of getting your tubes tied. A quick, minimally invasive procedure and a fast recovery made the device seem like a wonderful alternative to other birth control strategies. Women soon found out that this dream could easily turn into a nightmare.

The 2 top reasons medical devices were recalled in 2017

A five-year study carried out by Stericycle Expert Solutions shows alarming trends when it comes to why medical devices are recalled. Researchers found that 25.7 percent of them in the final quarter of 2017 had software flaws that prevented them from functioning as intended. This wasn't a new trend. This had been the leading reason for recalls for seven quarters.

Medical device manufacturer settles over faulty diagnostics

Alere, a company that manufactures various medical devices including diagnostic machines, settled a $33 million dollar claim with the government over claims it sold hospitals unreliable testing devices. As a result, the hospitals ended up submitting fraudulent claims to Medicaid and Medicare.

Can I sue a robotic surgical device manufacturer for my injuries?

Nowadays, doctors aren't always the ones with their hands on the scapel cutting into your body during a surgery, but instead, it's a robot guided by a doctor in another room, city or state instead. This leads many patients to wonder what avenues they can pursue if an autonomous robotic surgical device malfunctions, botches a surgery or otherwise maims or kills them.

Has your hernia mesh caused more complication than repair?

If you have suffered from a hernia, you may need surgery to correct the issue. Knowing you need surgery may make you apprehensive, even while you look forward to experiencing relief from your pain and other complications. Unfortunately, if your surgeon uses hernia mesh as part of your operation, you could face further complications.

Replacement knee patients sue B. Braun for hiding product defect

A lawsuit was filed on Nov. 7 on behalf of 25 patients who had ceramic-coated B. Braun artificial knees implanted. In the filing, the plaintiffs accuse the medical device manufacturer of deliberately concealing the long track record of failures the product had when marketing it to surgeons.

A Texas spine surgeon sued for using defective medical devices

New complaints have emerged against a North Texas spine surgeon accused of having left several patients of his either permanently disabled or dead. According to lawsuits that have been filed against him so far, some of the patients' injuries may be related to doctor's use of titanium surgical devices made in-house.

Vascular Solutions catheters are upgraded to a Class 1 recall

The Minnesota-based Teleflex Inc., on Thursday, June 22, 2017, issued a voluntary recall of what's estimated to be around 4,000 surgical catheters. The recall, which has been classified as the most critical, Class 1 variety, covers any catheters manufactured by Teleflex's subsidiary Vascular Solutions.

Are breast implants causing cancer? 3 FAQs

The choice to get breast implants is a very personal decision. This decision can be part of the healing process after a mastectomy or can stem from a desire to build confidence in one's appearance. Regardless of the reasoning behind the decision, it is a fairly common one. Recent statistics show that approximately 400,000 women in the United States get breast implants every year.

Defective shoulder implant device recalled by FDA

There have been many medical devices invented over the years and people have received these devices. Medical devices are valuable and allow people to do things they could not do before or allow them to do things without pain. However, they need to work as intended to be effective. If the design was defective or faulty, the medical device can actually do more damage than there was before the device was implanted in the body.

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