Category Archives: Defective Medical Devices

Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns

Robotic surgical equipment, now solely made in the United States by Intuitive surgical Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has been a topic of controversy since its U.S Food and Drug Administration approval in 2000. Recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, … Continue reading

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Massachusetts sees an Overwhelming Jump in Hospital Mistakes

Within the last year, Massachusetts acute-care hospitals reported over 750 serious medical errors and patient injuries. This number is a 70 percent jump from previous years, causing concern for Hospital executives, as well as the patients and their families who … Continue reading

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Concerns About 3M’s Bair Hugger Patient Warming System

Life-threatening infections have become all too common in hospitals, particularly after surgeries. Catastrophic infection can occur in such settings if proper precautions by hospitals and medical personnel are not taken. Recent research suggests that there is reason to be concerned … Continue reading

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Firm probed in Meningitis Outbreak

On October 10, an agreement with the Department of Public Health’s Board of Registration in Pharmacy was signed, stating that Ameridose and its distribution partner, Alanaus Pharmaceuticals, are voluntarily shutting down operations until October 22 to allow inspectors the access … Continue reading

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First Lawsuits Begin Over Stryker Hip Implants

Within a few months after the Stryker hip replacement system was recalled, plaintiffs’ lawyers have filed the first lawsuits against the hip implants’ manufacturer, Howmedica Osteonics Corp. According to plaintiffs’ attorneys, the alleged problems with the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and … Continue reading

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Obama Makes Nomination for the Fifth CPSC Commissioner

President Obama has presented Marietta S Robinson as his nominee as a commissioner with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If confirmed, Ms. Robinson would be in place as the fifth commissioner now leading the government agency. The CPSC … Continue reading

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Drug Facility Malfunction: Are you Taking the Right Medication?

Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. has announced a voluntarily recall, along with a temporary shutdown of its Nebraska production facility. The recall relates to the over-the-counter drugs Bufferin, Excedrin, Gas-X Prevention and NoDoz and results from reports of chipped and broken … Continue reading

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A Simple Oral Procedure Leaves a Family in Mourning

In March, a simple tooth extraction procedure put 17-year-old Jennifer Olenicvk into cardiac arrest.  Allegations against the oral surgeon, Dr. Domenick Colleti, and anesthesiologist, Dr. Krista Mechelle Issacs, are based upon alleged negligence in addressing an apparent anesthesia error once … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson: Not So Kid Friendly?

After the death of their two year old son, Daniel and Katy Moore of Ellensburg, Washington claim Very Berry Strawberry to be the culprit in River Moore’s liver failure. The infant showed symptoms of infection only 30 seconds after ingestion … Continue reading

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More Lethal than Smoking?

Lately, scientists and doctors have become more suspicious of the stop-smoking drug, Chantix, due to its reported side effects. They have continuously urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to raise more awareness regarding the drug’s reported effect of increasing … Continue reading

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