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Roopal Luhana

Illinois Man Suffers Heater-Cooler Infection, Files Lawsuit

An Illinois man recently filed a new lawsuit against LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH), concerning the use of its allegedly contaminated heater-cooler unit during his open-heart surgery. The case was filed on February 23, 2017, in the U.S. […]

Roopal Luhana

Alabama Man Blames Stryker LFIT Component for Hip Implant Failure

An Alabama man has filed a Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He claims that after being implanted with the Stryker LFIT component, he suffered serious injuries. He seeks […]

Roopal Luhana

Younger Patients at Higher Risk for Implant Revision Surgery: Study

Joint replacement surgeries continue to gain popularity, but a recent study suggests that younger adults may want to approach them with more caution. A study published in the medical journal Lancet, found that people who went through either knee or […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

FDA Reports Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Blood Cancer

According to a recent FDA safety update, as of February 1, 2017, the administration had received 359 medical device reports (“MDR”) of a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma related to breast implants. Nine of those reports involved patient deaths. This […]

Roopal Luhana

Massachusetts Woman Files Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Stem Lawsuit

Back in January 2017, plaintiffs filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) seeking consolidation of all Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuits, stating that consolidation would serve the convenience of all parties involved, and would […]

Roopal Luhana

Doctors Seek Improved Communication About Medical Device Problems

In a recent letter to the editor published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), three University of Melbourne researchers have raised concerns that thousands of patients in hospitals around the world could be exposed to medical devices contaminated […]

Roopal Luhana

Plaintiffs Seek Consolidation of Federal Heater-Cooler Device Lawsuits

Plaintiffs filed a petition with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on January 26, 2017, to consolidate all federally filed Stockert 3T heater-cooler lawsuits into one court for pre-trial proceedings. The petition comes as more people across the […]

Roopal Luhana

Two Pennsylvania Heart Surgery Patients File Heater-Cooler Device Lawsuits

Two more patients have filed heater-cooler lawsuits against the manufacturers of the devices that were used during their open-chest surgeries. Both underwent heart surgeries in Pennsylvania hospitals and later developed dangerous infections linked to the devices. Both cases were filed […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Web-Based System Quickly Detects Medical Device Safety Issues

Right now, if something goes wrong with a medical device like a hip replacement system, diagnostic tool, or surgical device, patients, doctors, hospitals and medical centers are supposed to report it through the FDA’s adverse event reporting system. Critics have […]

Roopal Luhana

Plaintiffs Move to Consolidate Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Lawsuits

Plaintiffs who have filed claims against Stryker regarding issues with its LFIT V40 femoral head would like to see the growing number of Stryker lawsuits consolidated before one court for pre-trial proceedings. They filed a motion on January 13, 2017, […]