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Randy Appleton

FDA: Dozen U.S. Hospitals Fail to Report Medical Device Deaths and Injuries as Required

Federal law requires hospitals to report any serious injury which was potentially caused by a medical device to the manufacturer of that device within 10 days the injury occurred. Hospitals are also required to notify both the manufacturer and the […]

Rick Shapiro

Several States File Lawsuits Against J and J for Pelvic Mesh Implants

Johnson & Johnson for many years represented the risks of vaginal mesh implants for thousands of patients, according to the attorneys general of Washington state and California this week as they filed lawsuits against the healthcare giant. One of the […]

Randy Appleton

Transvaginal Mesh Claims on the Rise

The number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits has now increased to more than 100,000 in the US. Women in the US who have had the procedure are continuing to have complications from these relatively new defective devices. What Is Transvaginal Mesh? […]

Kevin Duffan

What Needs to Be Established for a Defective Product Case in Virginia

If you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a defective product, you may be able to pursue financial restitution through a defective product liability claim. In determining whether you have a valid claim, it is […]

Jim Lewis

Recent Study Says Robotic Surgery Costly Alternative With Questionable Medical Benefit

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association threw cold water on the recent trend of huge increases in the numbers of robotic surgeries performed each year. Though the number of procedures performed by robots, such […]

Mark Favaloro

CA Man Sues Medtronic for Off-Label Medical Device Use

A man in California last month filed a lawsuit against Medtronic for its Infuse spine surgery product, which is shedding more light on the off-label uses of the company’s Infuse Bone Graft device. The complaint of 85 pages was filed in LA […]

Jim Lewis

Respironics California Ventilator Possesses Potentially-Fatal Software Error

Respironics California, Inc., a medical supply company, is undergoing a Class 1 Recall for defective ventilators, the company reports.

The ventilators, under the model number V60, have…

Kevin Duffan

Stryker Issues Class I Recall for Neptune Devices After Death

A recent report by Bloomberg revealed that the medical device giant, Stryker Corp., will stop selling three versions of its Neptune Waste Management System after two people were…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Recognizing Signs of Hip Implant Failure

DePuy ASR hip implants made news after failure rates skyrocketed worldwide. The rash of patient problems can be traced to the fact that the implant was never tested or approved before being…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Boston Scientific Heart Device Recall Raises Question About Commitment to Patient Safety

Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued a Class I recall of nearly 230,000 iCross coronary imaging catheters. The recall category…