A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday.
The company was accused of seeking ...
The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.
DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...
Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...
The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...
A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.
During the holiday season, parents and relatives purchase millions of toys to fulfill their children’s wishes. But many toys, instead of bringing pleasure to the recipient can put the child at risk for injury or, in the worst cases, death. … Continue reading →
Following government advice, Britain’s biggest retailers have recalled hoverboards. The government said the self-balancing scooters are unsafe and recommends that consumers think carefully about buying a hoverboard as a Christmas gift. A large number of hoverboards have been shipped to … Continue reading →
Vera Bradley has recalled all of its Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny stuffed animal toys because the toy’s pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle or the bunny, posing a choking hazard to a young child. … Continue reading →
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 3,600 BebeLove Baby Walkers, which fail to meet federal safety standards and pose injury risks to babies. The BebeLove style number 358 walker can fit through a standard doorway and … Continue reading →
Fred & Friends has recalled three of its infant pacifier styles because they pose a choking hazard to young children. The Chill Baby Artiste, Volume, and Panic pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. About 200,000 pacifiers were recalled (183,000 … Continue reading →
Consumer experts warn shoppers to be aware this holiday season of dangerous toys that are still on store shelves and which are putting children at risk of injury. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) found that hazardous toys are … Continue reading →
Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors are being recalled, according to an announcement just released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This recall involves the Movement and Sound Monitor manufactured by Angelcare. This baby monitor includes a unique … Continue reading →
Magnets and children have long been a dangerous combination with a growing number of kids ending up in emergency rooms (ER) after swallowing two or more of the dangerous products. New data reveals a sharp rise in ER visits associated … Continue reading →
Bounce houses, also known as moon walks or jump houses, popular at children’s parties, are being associated with an increase in pediatric injuries. A report from the journal Pediatrics revealed that, nationwide, the number of bounce house injuries had increased … Continue reading →
The now-recalled Walter Balz and Orbeez toys, which remain on the market, were recently tested by Consumer Reports. The small, round, brightly colored, marble-like toys are constructed of super-absorbent polymer that can quickly expand to much larger sizes when wet. … Continue reading →