Category Archives: Defective Medical Devices

First DePuy Artificial Hip Case Goes to Trial

The American Association for Justice in citing Bloomberg News, reports that the Plaintiff in the first artificial hip case against DePuy has gone to trial. The Plaintiff has testified in a Los Angeles courtroom that even though he had had … Continue reading

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Voluntary Recall of the Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System

The Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System, manufactured by St. Jude Medical Inc., has been voluntarily recalled following concerns the product could fatally injure patients. The tool is used to insert heart implants and has attracted a Class I recall status … Continue reading

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Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Moves Ahead

Even as a renowned expert testified that surgical mesh manufacturers were aware of the risks associated with their products, lawsuits were being filed against the product’s manufacturers across the country. There are many manufacturers involved in the multidistrict litigation (MDL). … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Pulled from Market after FDA Request for Information

The New York Times (3/23, B1, Meier, Subscription Publication) reports, “Johnson & Johnson executives decided in 2009 to phase out a hip implant and sell off its inventories for use in patients just weeks after the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Reptile

There was a period of time in the past decade where I said about jurors that “if it ain’t  their pain there ain’t no pain”.  This was based upon an observation from my own trials as well as the experience … Continue reading

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Medtronic recalls insulin-infusion sets

The Wall Street Journal (7/11, Kamp) reported, “Medtronic Inc. is recalling three million insulin-infusion sets, estimating that 60,000 of them could cause improper insulin delivery and lead to serious injury or death.” The company “said nearly two percent of the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: Consumers Can Sue Drug makers

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Bush Administration and Big Pharma’s claim that FDA approval of a warning label on a drug preempts any claim of inadequete warnings concerning the drug. This is an important … Continue reading

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Medtronic Infusion Pumps Recalled

Serious Risk for Life-Threatening Blockages Medtronic and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a Class I Recall of the Medtronic Neuromodulation INDURA IP.  Class I Recall’s are the most serious of type of product recall issued by the … Continue reading

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