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Widow Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler for Husband’s Infection and Death

A New Mexico woman has filed a new Stockert 3T heater-cooler lawsuit against manufacturer Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH and the Sorin Group USA, Inc. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on September […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

FDA Approves New Duodenoscope That May Help Reduce Infections

Over the past several years, a number of hospitals have reported infectious disease outbreaks linked to contaminated duodenoscopes. These devices are most commonly used to diagnose and treat health problems associated with the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. The FDA […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Study Shows Synthetic Hernia Mesh Linked to Higher Rates of Failure

A study published in September 2017 reports that synthetic mesh, when used to help repair infected potentially contaminated abdominal hernia, may be more likely to lead to failure than biological mesh. Synthetic hernia mesh is often made of polypropylene, a […]

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At Least 12 Louisiana Children Develop Infections Linked to Heater-Cooler Units

A recent statement by the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans reports that at least 12 children who underwent heart surgery at the hospital in 2017, developed surgical site infections after their surgeries. Doctors believe the infections were caused by Mycobacterium […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Hernia Mesh Complications Require Florida Man to Live with a Colostomy Bag

In a hernia mesh lawsuit filed on August 31, 2017, a Florida man claims that after he was implanted with a C. R. Bard mesh product during a hernia repair, he suffered serious injuries. The case is pending in Volusia […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Oregon Woman Blames Physiomesh for Multiple Corrective Surgeries

On August 22, 2017, an Oregon woman filed a Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturers Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She claims that after being implanted with Ethicon’s hernia mesh, she suffered serious injuries. The case was filed in […]

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Tennessee Man Blames Stryker Metal-on-Metal Design for Hip Failure

On August 17, 2017, a Tennessee man filed a complaint against Howmedica Osteonics (d.b.a. Stryker Orthopaedics) and Stryker Corporation, claiming that after he was implanted with a Stryker LFIT femoral head, he suffered from serious injuries. The case is pending […]

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Case Management Order Gets Parties Moving Forward in New Jersey Stryker MCL

In May 2017, all New Jersey State Court Stryker LFIT V40 lawsuits were coordinated before the Bergen County Superior Court to reduce the risk of duplicative discovery and conflicting rulings. On July 31, 2017, the multicounty litigation (MCL) convened a […]

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U.K. Tells Hip Implant Manufacturers to Share the Burden of Follow-Up Costs

Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants have been the subject of scrutiny for many years. In 2013, for example, the FDA warned that they had “unique risks in addition to the general risks of all hip implants.” These include corrosion and fretting […]

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Jury Awards Hospital $6.6 Million in First Olympus Duodenoscope Trial

After an eight-week trial in King County, Washington, a jury ordered duodenoscope manufacturer, Olympus Corp., to pay Virginia Mason Medical Center $6.6 million in damages suffered as a result of a deadly superbug outbreak. They also ordered the hospital to […]