UPDATE: Defective Medical Devices in the News

J&J to Pay $20M in Vaginal-Mesh Trial

http://fortworth.legalexaminer.com/medical-devices-implants/jj-to-pay-20m-in-vaginal-mesh-trial/The world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device maker hasn’t faced any vaginal mesh injury trials while it tried to negotiate settlements in some of the more than 54,000 lawsuits filed over the alleged defective medical device products.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits: We’ve Seen This Before

https://trofire.com/2017/05/01/hernia-mesh-lawsuits-weve-seen/Given Johnson & Johnson’s track record with defective medical devices, it should come as little surprise that the current Physiomesh is a virtual replay of an earlier tragedy involving Ethicon’s Prolift vaginal mesh, which has cost that company $120 …

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Congressional critics fault FDA over handling of defective defibrillators

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/congressional-critics-fault-fda-over-handling-of-defective-defibrillators-042817.htmlEarlier this month, the New York Times reported on a warning letter sent by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that addressed defibrillators made by St. Jude Medical.

The agency said the devices were prone to failure …

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Amid ‘Tincher’ Confusion, Judge OKs Hip Implant Case

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/id=1202784815274/Amid-Tincher-Confusion-Judge-OKs-Hip-Implant-CaseInstead, Beetlestone looked to the prior state-court decisions to make a prediction, noting, “This court predicts that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would not bar strict liability claims asserting a manufacturing defect against medical device …

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Patient alleges Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Inc. manufactured defective Physiomesh device

http://louisianarecord.com/stories/511104561-patient-alleges-johnson-johnson-ethicon-inc-manufactured-defective-physiomesh-deviceNEW ORLEANS
A Port Sulphur woman alleges she was injured by a defective medical device.

Laura Lutz filed a complaint on April 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc. alleging¬†…

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GOP bill would make medical malpractice suits harder to win

https://www.pharmacist.com/article/gop-bill-would-make-medical-malpractice-suits-harder-winLawmakers have drafted a bill as part of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act that would make it more difficult for low-income people and older Americans to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice or defective drugs or medical devices.

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Device maker ignored defibrillator defect that killed patients, FDA says

http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/device-maker-was-hush-defibrillator-defect-killed-patients-fda-saysThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday sent a warning letter to Abbott, charging the Chicago-based medical device provider with failing to reveal a deadly defect with defibrillators marketed by St. Jude Medical.

Abbott acquired St. Jude …

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The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/id=1202783349691/The-Liability-of-Hospitals-and-Doctors-Printing-3D-Medical-DevicesAs 3D printing becomes more accessible, it will present significant liability questions for those injured by these devices.

If a traditional manufacturer cre…

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Zimmer Ordered to Pay $2M for Defective Hip Implant

http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202783354944/Zimmer-Ordered-to-Pay-2M-for-Defective-Hip-ImplantA Boca Raton attorney won a finding of strict liability against the manufacturer for a hip implant that caused metal poisoning.

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