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Joseph H. Saunders

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, […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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. […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Metal Hip Implants and the Failure of the FDA to Regulate Medical Devices

Roughly 1 in 10 Americans, 32 million, have a medical device implanted – artificial hips, knees, shoulders, ankles, pace makers, stents, cataract lenses, surgical mesh, breasts, IUD’s, – are all just a part of a rapidly growing list. A study […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Aesculap and Attune Knee Implant Failure Lawsuits Filed

Another artificial knee implant has come under scrutiny after 25 plaintiffs filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court over allegedly defective knee replacement devices marketed by B. Braun’s Aesculap Implant Systems subsidiary. The lawsuit alleges that B. Braun concealed from […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuits

  With over 1,500 Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter lawsuits filed, most of the attention has been focused on two of the largest IVC filter manufacturers – C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. But it is important to remember that other […]