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    • Cardinal McCarrick Suspended from Public Ministry for Sex Abuse

      Cardinal McCarrick Suspended from Public Ministry for Sex Abuse

        Rumors about retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick have swirled for years but nothing ever came of them.  Until now. A Vatican investigation found allegations of sexual abuse against the former Archbishop of the nation’s capital credible and substantiated. “The Vatican […]

    • Puppies Born at Tampa Airport Sparks Discussion About Fake Service Dogs

      Puppies Born at Tampa Airport Sparks Discussion About Fake Service Dogs

      Watching a dog give birth to her puppies at the airport was supposed to be a feel-good story that made headlines locally and nationally. But, in truth, it was a sad story because the dog who gave birth and the […]

    • Stryker Expands its Hip Implant Safety Notification Concerning its LFIT Femoral Head

      Stryker Expands its Hip Implant Safety Notification Concerning its LFIT Femoral Head

      On August 19, 2016, Stryker Orthopedics issued a recall letter concerning the LFIT V40 femoral head noting that the company had received a higher than normal number of product failures.  Since the medical device was manufactured between 2001 and 2011, […]

    • Jury Awards Texas Firefighter $1.2 Million in IVC Filter Trial

      Jury Awards Texas Firefighter $1.2 Million in IVC Filter Trial

        When Houston firefighter Jeffrey Pavlock entered the hospital for surgery, his surgeon had determined that he would need to use Cook Celect IVC filter in order to prevent blood clots from reaching the patient’s heart and lungs.  The IVC […]

    • Essure Birth Control Implant Restricted by FDA

      Essure Birth Control Implant Restricted by FDA

      In April the Food and Drug Administration announced new restrictions that would compel Bayer to restrict sales of its Essure birth control implant to medical practices, and those practices would be required to fully inform women about the device’s risks. […]

    • 3.6 Million Dollar Jury Award in Bard Blood Filter Lawsuit

      3.6 Million Dollar Jury Award in Bard Blood Filter Lawsuit

        A Phoenix, Arizona jury today found that C.R. Bard, a manufacturer of IVC blood filters should pay $3.6 million to plaintiff Sherri Booker who was 37 years old when a Bard G2 blood filter was implanted. Her blood filter […]

    • Biomet Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue

      Biomet Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue

      It wasn’t so long ago that medical device makers led us to believe that metal-on-metal hip implants would revolutionize the industry and provide a better, safer alternative to older implant designs. But the revolution was short lived and the metal-on-metal […]

    • Sorin Stockert 3T  Blood Heater Surgical Infection Lawsuits

      Sorin Stockert 3T Blood Heater Surgical Infection Lawsuits

      After linking dozens of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in patients to blood heater-cooler devices, the the FDA issued a national safety communication in 2015. An additional safety communication followed in the summer of 2016 specifically noting Sorin’s Stockert 3T heater-cooler […]

    • Criminal Charges in Miami Pedestrian Bridge Collapse at Florida International University?

      Criminal Charges in Miami Pedestrian Bridge Collapse at Florida International University?

      CBS TV Interview of attorney Joseph H. Saunders Six people were killed in Miami, Florida last Thursday, March 15th, when a pedestrian bridge under construction fell on a major highway crushing cars traveling underneath.  The huge concrete bridge was next […]

    • Cordis Surgical Blood Filter Device Lawsuits Grow

      Cordis Surgical Blood Filter Device Lawsuits Grow

      Litigation continues to grow against Cordis Corportion, manufacturer of the Trap OptEase and TrapEase IVC filters, nickel titanium alloy devices indicated for use in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism. Three IVC filter lawsuits are currently pending in Florida’s Palm Beach […]