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Roopal Luhana

FDA Reports Five Deaths Linked with Gastric Balloon Obesity Treatment

On August 10, 2017, the FDA released an update alerting health care providers to concerning developments with gastric balloons, which are used to help treat obesity. From 2016 to the date of the update, the FDA had received five reports […]

Roopal Luhana

Arkansas Woman Claims Other Mesh is Safer and More Effective than Physiomesh

An Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit is pending in New Jersey state court. An Arkansas woman filed the case on August 3, 2017, in Middlesex County, claiming that after she was implanted with the mesh, she suffered from serious injuries. The manufacturer, […]

Roopal Luhana

Patients at Risk for Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder Dislocation

A recall announced in February 2017 could affect hundreds of patients who went through total shoulder replacement surgery. Shoulder replacements manufacturer Zimmer recalled a total of 3,662 Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral components because of higher than expected fracturing […]

Roopal Luhana

LivaNova Objects to Consolidation of Heater-Cooler Lawsuits

At the end of January 2017, plaintiffs involved in heater-cooler lawsuits filed a petition with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all federally filed cases into one court for pre-trial proceedings. They argued that all the […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

FDA Warning: Pentax Duodenoscope May Lead to Infection

About a year ago, the FDA announced that Olympus America was recalling their TJF-Q180V duodenoscope to update it with new design and labeling modifications. This was to help reduce the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections that have been linked to the […]

Roopal Luhana

Concerns over Cancer Risk Lead to Johnson & Johnson Halting Sales of Power Morcellators

Johnson & Johnson is stopping the sale of power morcellators after the FDA news release that discouraged doctors from using the device for uterine surgery due to the risk of spreading cancer.  According to The Wall Street Journal, J&J started […]

Roopal Luhana

Uterine Leiomyosarcoma a Potentially Dangerous Outcome of Uterine Surgery

Surgery to remove uterine fibroids is considered fairly routine. Usually the fibroids are benign, and modern-day procedures employ small incisions and a laparoscopic tube to remove the tissues, resulting in a speedy recovery with minimal scarring. For Philadelphia resident Donna […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Two DePuy ASR Lawsuits Scheduled for First NJ Bellwether Trial

While federal DePuy hip lawyers were looking ahead to the first federal bellwether trial scheduled to begin in Ohio in September 9, 2013 (now postponed), New Jersey is also preparing for the first trial to take place in the state’s […]

Eric T. Chaffin

St. Jude Medical Issues Class I Recall of Amplatzer TorqVue FX

On February 13, 2013, the FDA notified healthcare professionals of another product recall issued by St. Jude Medical, manufacturer of the previously recalled Eon Mini implantable pulse generator…

Eric T. Chaffin

FDA Updates Communication on Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

On January 17, 2013, the FDA released an updated safety communication on metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants. Prosthetics that place a metal ball inside a metal cup, or that have other all-metal…