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Roopal Luhana

Texas Couple Blames Physiomesh for Revision Surgery

A Texas couple filed a lawsuit against Physiomesh manufacturer Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson on May 11, 2017. They claim the Physiomesh Flexible Composit Mesh, which is used to repair hernias, caused serious injuries to the wife, who […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

CDC Warns About Growing Threat of C. Auris Superbug Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released another warning about the risk of superbug infections. These are potentially dangerous and even life-threatening infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatments. The infection is particularly dangerous for those with […]

Roopal Luhana

Study Shows Evidence that Textured Breast Implants Increase Risk of ALCL

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery supports the FDA’s recent warning linking textured breast implants to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). On March 21, 2017, the FDA issued a safety update, warning doctors and patients that breast […]

Dori Milner

Stryker Prepares to Make Payments in Recalled Hip Settlement

In July 2012, Stryker Othorpaedics initiated a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, due to potential risks of fretting and/or corrosion at the modular-neck junction. Such corrosion could lead to pain, swelling, tissue damage […]

Roopal Luhana

FDA Working with Specialists to Prevent Heater-Cooler Infections

The FDA recently released an update on its ongoing investigation into serious non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections related to heater-cooler units used during open-heart and certain transplant surgeries. The administration noted that these units can transmit bacteria through the exhaust vent […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Florida Woman Suffers Cancer 23 Years After Receiving Textured Breast Implant

On March 21, 2017, the FDA issued a safety communication updating physicians and patients about a potential cancer risk associated with textured breast implants. They released a similar warning back in 2011 when it linked breast implants to an increased […]

Roopal Luhana

JPML Denies Motion to Centralize Heater-Cooler Lawsuits

In January 2017, a group of plaintiffs filed a petition with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all federally-filed Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler lawsuits in one court for more efficient pre-trial proceedings. They argued that the pending […]

Roopal Luhana

JPML Centralizes Stryker LFIT Litigation in Massachusetts

In January of this year, plaintiffs filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to transfer all federally filed Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuits to one court. They argued that centralization of cases would help […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Redesigned Olympus Duodenoscope Tied to New Infection Outbreak

Medical device manufacturer Olympus America recalled its controversial TJF-Z180V duodenoscope in January 2016 to update it with a new design and new labeling. The changes were taken after reports linked the duodenoscopes to serious “superbug” bacterial infections in patients.  The […]

Roopal Luhana

Heater-Cooler Infections Hitting Australia

In October 2016, the FDA issued a safety communication to health care providers to warn of the potential risk of infection for patients who had undergone open-chest surgeries. The FDA reported that certain heating-cooling units used during these procedures were […]