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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, […]

Roopal Luhana

New Heater-Cooler Class Action Filed in South Carolina

A new class action lawsuit was filed against 3T heater-cooler device manufacturer LivaNova, formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH, on January 24, 2017. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Columbia Division. The […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Alaska Plaintiffs Blame Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head for Implant Failure

An Alaska couple has filed a new Stryker hip lawsuit concerning the Accolade TMZF femoral stem with the LFIT V40 head against the hip implant manufacturer. A number of other plaintiffs have filed similar lawsuits claiming that the LFIT V40 […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Will New Disposable Duodenscopes Limit Infection Risk?

Duodenoscopes — small, tube-like devices used to diagnose and treat health problems in the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas — have been the subject of investigation lately because of their link to dangerous superbug infections. Last year, the FDA announced […]

Dori Milner

Olympus Executives Refuse to Answer Questions About Duodenoscope Emails

In 2016, the U.S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee released a report on closed-channel duodenoscope-related infections, noting that they had sickened at least 250 patients worldwide. Duodenoscopes are small tube-like medical devices used to diagnose and treat health problems […]

Eric T. Chaffin

It’s Not Just LivaNova Heating-Cooling Devices That May Cause Infections

In October 2016, the FDA warned that surgery with LivaNova PLC Stockert 3T heating-cooling devices had been linked to serious and potentially deadly infections. Recent reports, however, have indicated that it’s not only this particular device that may be to […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Plaintiffs Seek Consolidation of PPI Lawsuits

A group of plaintiffs who filed lawsuits because of injuries caused by proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have filed a motion seeking consolidation of all of these lawsuits into one federal court. PPIs are a class of medications that can block […]