//Medical Devices
Mar 1, 2017

The Latest Offering From the Panoply of Horrifying Defective Medical Devices is Threatening Untold Millions

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A recent investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uncovered a connection between a piece of equipment used during invasive open-chest surgeries and bacterial infections that surgery patients developed years later. The report serves as confirmation of a problem that healthcare professionals identified in the last few years; namely, that serious systemic infections [...]

Nov 23, 2016

FDA Changes Reporting Rules for Defective Medical Devices: What You Need to Know

By |Nov 23, 2016|Medical Devices|0 Comments

Federal law requires that hospitals report “adverse events” that involve medical devices to the US Food & Drug Administration, but hospitals are the only entities that are required to make these reports. Participation in reporting adverse events is voluntary for doctors and staff. While hospitals have their own internal agreements regarding reporting rules, most healthcare [...]

Jan 19, 2016

FDA’s Reclassification of Pelvic Mesh a Milestone for Consumer Advocates

By |Jan 19, 2016|Medical Devices|0 Comments

Good news comes early this year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a press release on January 4th that strengthens the requirements for surgical mesh to continue to be used in surgeries. The release announced that surgical mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) will now be classified as a class III, or high-risk, [...]

Oct 21, 2015

The FDA Is Investigating Essure Contraceptive

By |Oct 21, 2015|Medical Devices|0 Comments

The Essure contraceptive device was developed by Conceptus, Inc., a subsidiary of Bayer AG. After being approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Essure has been on the market for over a decade. The device consists of two coils made from a nickel alloy that are designed to produce scar tissue in the fallopian tubes, [...]

Jun 17, 2015

The Story Behind Transvaginal Mesh: Life After Mesh

By |Jun 17, 2015|Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

In an earlier post, we told you about the origins of transvaginal mesh; how it was originally developed for abdominal surgeries, how surgeons adapted it for other uses, and the different types of meshes that are available. If you have had transvaginal mesh implanted and suffered complications, there are options for life after mesh. Why [...]

May 11, 2015

Transvaginal Mesh: The History Behind the Product

By |May 11, 2015|Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Transvaginal mesh has been making headlines for years. The technology was a boon to women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Conditions that once required radical surgery or a lifetime of incontinence supplies could suddenly be permanently fixed. It seemed a miracle cure; unfortunately, it was a little to good to be [...]