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Eric T. Chaffin

Paragard and Other IUD’s Linked with Serious Injuries

The Paragard copper intrauterine device (IUD) has recently been linked to serious injuries and complications. Women have begun filing lawsuits against the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, claiming the company failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks. Paragard Linked with Serious […]

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Abbott Warns Doctors About Possible Malfunction with HeartMate 3™ Devices

On May 22, 2018, the FDA announced a Class 1 Recall—the most serious kind—of nearly 5,000 HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist Systems. These medical devices are used for patients with end-stage left ventricular heart failure to assist the heart in […]

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FDA Approves Update for Problematic St. Jude Defibrillators

On April 17, 2018, the FDA released a new safety communication warning patients and caregivers about a potential issue with St. Jude Medical implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and St. Jude Medical cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds). These devices are implanted […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits May Be Consolidated in New Jersey MCL

In May 2016, Ethicon released an urgent field safety notice alerting hospitals, surgeons, and medical center personnel worldwide to stop using their “Physiomesh” mesh products because recurrence and revision rates after laparoscopic repair were “higher than the average rates of […]

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Bard About to Face Second IVC Filter Bellwether Trial

C.R. Bard is soon to face its second bellwether trial in the consolidated litigation in the District of Arizona. This, after the first one ended in favor of the plaintiff, with a verdict of $3.6 million. These two cases are […]

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Minnesota Man Blames Smith & Nephew for Hip-Implant Failure

On March 28, 2018, a Minnesota man filed a new Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip replacement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. He claims that after he was implanted with the hip replacement, he experienced […]

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Mississippi Man Blames Medtronic MiniMed for His Wife’s Death

On February 9, 2018, a Mississippi man filed a new Medtronic MiniMed lawsuit as a representative of his deceased wife. He claims that his wife’s Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump caused serious injuries that led to her death. He seeks in […]

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FDA Announces Zoll LifeVest Recall After One Reported Death

On January 14, 2018, the FDA alerted the public and healthcare professionals to a Class 2 recall of the Zoll LifeVest Sure-T Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Model 4000).  A Class 2 recall indicates a situation in which the use of the […]

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Mississippi Man Claims Bard Ventralex Incompatible with Human Tissue

On January 2, 2018, a Mississippi man filed a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit in the Southern District of Mississippi. The plaintiff claims that after he was implanted with a Bard Ventralex mesh, he suffered from serious injuries. Plaintiff Claims that […]

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JPML Soon to Hear Arguments on Potential Heater-Cooler Consolidation

Nearly 50 lawsuits have been filed against LivaNova Deutschland GmbH (LivaNova) the manufacturers of the 3T Heater-Cooler device, which is used to keep patients warm during open-heart surgery. These units have been linked with certain bacteria that can contaminate the […]