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    • Essure Birth Control Device Not Properly Tested Says FDA Panel

      Essure Birth Control Device Not Properly Tested Says FDA Panel

        On September 24, an FDA advisory committee heard emotional testimony from women and medical experts across the country urging them to take the Essure contraceptive device off the market. The Essure device went on the market in 2001, and […]

    • COOK MEDICAL PREPARES FOR TRIAL OVER ITS PELVIC MESH PRODUCTS

      COOK MEDICAL PREPARES FOR TRIAL OVER ITS PELVIC MESH PRODUCTS

      While the mainstream media occasionally reports on the multi-million dollar jury awards against pelvic mesh makers Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific, one of the lesser known manufacturers will soon face (a wave of) injured women in court. Cook Medical […]

    • Naples  Priest  On Leave After Sexual Abuse Allegation

      Naples Priest On Leave After Sexual Abuse Allegation

      Father Leo P. Riley, a priest working at St. Peter the Apostle church in Naples, Florida has been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of molesting a child while he was an associate pastor at Resurrection Parish in Dubuque, […]

    • FDA Warns that Medical Scopes May Cause Serious Bacterial Infections

      FDA Warns that Medical Scopes May Cause Serious Bacterial Infections

      FDA officials warned yesterday about medical scopes inserted down a patient’s throat that may be spreading serious bacterial infections. The scopes are called duodenoscopes and they are used to diagnose and treat diseases of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. […]

    • Biomet Hip Implant Settlement Deadline to be Extended

      Biomet Hip Implant Settlement Deadline to be Extended

      The Biomet Magnum metal on metal hip implant settlement announced last year is proceeding forward. All of the participation percentage requirements have been met. The original deadline for individual settlements to be completed or for cases to go forward in litigation […]

    • Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Settlement Registration Extended

      Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Settlement Registration Extended

      Registration for the $1 billion dollar plus settlement of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant lawsuits has been extended until Friday December 19, 2014. This settlement pays a base amount of $300,000 per hip for those Stryker hip implant patients who […]

    • Update on Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

      Update on Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

      Over 70,000 lawsuits are pending in the U.S. federal courts against seven different manufacturers of transvaginal mesh implants. Ethicon, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems (AMS), Coloplast, Cook, and Neomedic all marketed these products to OB physicians for implantation […]

    • Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall Lawsuits Settled

      Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall Lawsuits Settled

      This week a settlement was announced in the thousands of lawsuits pending against Stryker over the recalled Rejuvenate and AGB ll hip implants. These Stryker implants were recalled in 2012 as a result of a high failure rate due to […]

    • Financial Links Between Doctors and Drug Manufacturers Exposed

      Financial Links Between Doctors and Drug Manufacturers Exposed

      Finally, information is available about the millions of dollars paid by drug companies to doctors to influence them to prescribe specific drugs. It has been known for years that the drug manufacturers have been spending money to influence doctors to […]

    • Biomet Magnum M2A Hip Implant Settlement News

      Biomet Magnum M2A Hip Implant Settlement News

        The Biomet metal on metal hip implant settlement that was announced in January 2014 is expected to pay out more than $100 million in compensation. Biomet hip implant patients who had to undergo revision surgery to have their metal […]