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Disclaimers don't always protect makers of dangerous products

The written word is a powerful thing. All you have to do is look at the many wars that have been started over the centuries. Quite often, the forces on both sides of the battle line quote various snippets of their favorite religious books to show that their cause is righteous in the eyes of God. Sometimes they quote from the same book.

Believe it: more suspected duodenoscope 'superbugs'

Bacteria-resistant infections potentially connected to procedures involving the reusable duodenoscope have been reported across the country, notably in Southern California, where reportedly three infected patients died. If manufacturers and federal officials had thought they had contained the problem, they were mistaken, as another hospital announced Wednesday that some of its patients developed a suspected duodenoscope-related infection.

Believe it: more suspected duodenoscope 'superbugs'

Bacteria-resistant infections potentially connected to procedures involving the reusable duodenoscope have been reported across the country, notably in Southern California, where reportedly three infected patients died. If manufacturers and federal officials had thought they had contained the problem, they were mistaken, as another hospital announced Wednesday that some of its patients developed a suspected duodenoscope-related infection.

Courts receive IVC filter lawsuits

In case after case detailing injuries patients sustained after receiving the surgically implanted inferior vena cava filter, plaintiffs in these product liability lawsuits have heaped upon the court scientific evidence of device failure rates. As IVC lawsuits continue to be filed across the nation, a federal panel of judges are preparing to decide, perhaps as soon as August, whether one court should receive similar IVC lawsuits filed against Bard for uniform pretrial management.

Courts receive IVC filter lawsuits

In case after case detailing injuries patients sustained after receiving the surgically implanted inferior vena cava filter, plaintiffs in these product liability lawsuits have heaped upon the court scientific evidence of device failure rates. As IVC lawsuits continue to be filed across the nation, a federal panel of judges are preparing to decide, perhaps as soon as August, whether one court should receive similar IVC lawsuits filed against Bard for uniform pretrial management.

What types of defects can lead to a products liability claim?

Products liability occurs when a defective product winds up in the possession of a consumer. Product liability claims typically arise after someone has be injured by the defective product. Many people understand this definition, but what, exactly, does it mean? Where is the line drawn, and what constitutes a defect?

What types of defects can lead to a products liability claim?

Products liability occurs when a defective product winds up in the possession of a consumer. Product liability claims typically arise after someone has be injured by the defective product. Many people understand this definition, but what, exactly, does it mean? Where is the line drawn, and what constitutes a defect?

Transvaginal mesh settlements in negotiation

More than 54,000 federal transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been centralized before a single West Virginia court, and tens of thousands of additional cases have been filed in state courts nationwide. One of the manufacturers of the implanted medical device, which has been linked to excruciating internal injuries, has decided to settle.

Transvaginal mesh settlements in negotiation

More than 54,000 federal transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been centralized before a single West Virginia court, and tens of thousands of additional cases have been filed in state courts nationwide. One of the manufacturers of the implanted medical device, which has been linked to excruciating internal injuries, has decided to settle.

Some IVC filters can pose serious risks

Some of the cage-like filters designed to stop blood clots from flowing from the lower part of the body to the heart apparently turned out to be defective. Victims of those defects from several states want a panel of federal judges to decide July 30 to centralize the product liability litigation before a single federal judge for more economical pretrial management.

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