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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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

$417 Million California Jury Verdict in Talcum Powder Cancer Trial

Johnson & Johnson baby powder with Talc would be a product that most consumers would assume to be safe. But the evidence presented to the California jury in Los Angeles over the last three weeks demonstrated that J&J had known […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Inferior Vena Cava Blood Filter Lawsuits Increase

  Lawsuits over retrievable IVC filters continue to grow. In two separate federal litigations there are almost 4000 filings against Cook Medical and C.R. Bard, the two largest manufacturers of IVC filters. Another smaller manufacturer, Cordis Corporation is facing nearly […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Update

Johnson & Johnson Baby  Powder has been implicated in hundreds of cases of ovarian cancer in women.  Many women have used talcum powder for decades for feminine hygiene believing in the safety of the powder. Johnson & Johnson markets the […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Stryker Hip Implant Recall of LFIT V40 Femoral Head

  Stryker Orthopedics issued a recall letter on August 19, 2016 for one of its hip implant heads. Stryker sent a letter to medical professionals advising them that the LFIT V40 femoral head was involved in a higher than expected […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuits

Cordis Corporation, makers of OptEase and TrapEase IVC filters, currently faces over 140 lawsuits alleging life-threatening injuries after being implanted with their filters. IVC, inferior vena cava filters are spider-like device that are inserted into the vena cava and designed […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Hip Implant Recall Lawsuits Continue to be Filed

  Tens of thousands of lawsuits over defective hip implants have been settled over the last two years for billions of dollars. But hip implant litigation is far from over. Poorly designed hips are still failing and new lawsuits are […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward

  Today there are more than 100,000 lawsuits filed worldwide against seven pelvic mesh manufacturers. The majority of them are consolidated in one federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, but you would not know that from the media coverage. There […]