Sales of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System, manufactured by DePuy, a medical device divison of Johnson & Johnson, were halted in 2013 but that was too late for many recipients who needed revision surgery. Larger settement amounts will be awarded to those with more serious injuries and illnesses caused by this metal-on-metal hip implant. These include hip pain, hip replacement failure, infection, tissue necrosis and metallosis.More>>
After Canada's health agency suspended Allergan's licenses for their Biocell textured breast implants, the company stated it will voluntarily recall and cease selling them in Canada. Allergan also removed these implants in Europe after France ordered a recall.Textured breast implants have been linked to breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lyphoma (BIA-ALCL), a rare form of cancer. As of now, the U.S. FDA has not banned textured breast implants.More>>
Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is the primary defendant in almost 90 pelvic mesh personal injury cases filed in Pennsylvania. They filed a motion to move the trials outside of the Philadelphia area or to have a pre-trial cooling off period. Attorneys for Ethicon contend that the amount of pelic mesh media coverage will unfairly influence the jury in this mass tort matter.More>>
The Medical Device Guardians Act, H.R. 2915 will amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to classify physicians as covered medical device users. This bill states that doctors are in the best position to identify and report defective devices. This bill will also provide some civil lawsuit protection to doctors who filed FDA reports.More>>
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