Category: Defective Medical Devices

Medtronic Pacemaker Battery Depletion
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FDA: Medtronic Pacemaker Battery Depletion May Lead to Loss of Function

On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication about issues with certain Medtronic implantable pacemakers or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps). […]

Concerned Woman – Essure Implant Lawsuit
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Report: Bayer to Discontinue Essure After FDA Restrictions, Decline in Sales

Attorneys are currently investigating allegations of adverse health events associated with a permanent form of birth control known as Essure. After continued monitoring and possible penalties imposed by […]

Child with Scoliosis - Metal Ions from MAGEC Spinal System
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Study: Magnetic Growing Rods Could Release Metal Ions into Soft Tissues

Researchers reportedly indicate that metal ions released from traditional and magnetically controlled growing rods can potentially “cause localized debris and distribute systemically to settle on distant organs.” Magnetically […]

Placing Catheter in Patient | Coronary Catheter Recall
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FDA: Abbott Issues Voluntary Recall of Coronary Catheters

Abbott Vascular has initiated a voluntary coronary catheter recall for specific lots of three catheters manufactured and distributed between 2015 and 2017. According to the U.S. Food and […]

Pacemaker X-Ray | St. Jude Defibrillator Warning
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Report: FDA Warns St. Jude for Failing to Investigate Defibrillator Problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly sent a St. Jude defibrillator warning letter accusing the device manufacturer of failing to adequately investigate problems related to […]

EpiPen Auto-Injector 0.3 mg | EpiPen Recall
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Report: Nationwide EpiPen Recall Issued Due to Potential Device Failure

A nationwide Mylan EpiPen recall has been issued by Meridian Medical Technologies for 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors used for the emergency treatment of severe […]

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HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator Recall
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FDA: Philips Healthcare Recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator

Philips Healthcare has initiated a recall for the HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator because of issues with the electrical and battery connections that could prevent the device from powering up, charging […]

Breast Implants | Defective Breast Implant Attorney
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Lawsuit: Leaking Breast Implants Led to Serious Health Problems

A defective breast implant attorney notes that a lawsuit alleges silicone breast implants sold by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary may leak and lead to serious problems for […]

Woman | Greatbatch Standard Offset Cup Impactor Recall
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Greatbatch Medical Recalls Standard Offset Cup Impactors

A Greatbatch Standard Offset Cup Impactor recall has been initiated due to failed sterilization testing of the reusable surgical devices. Devices that have failed such testing can potentially […]

Catheter | Centurion Multi-Med Catheter Recall
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Centurion Announces Multi-Med Single Lumen Catheter Recall

A Centurion Multi-Med Catheter recall has been initiated because the catheters have a potential for excess material to remain at the tip of the catheter, possibly leading to […]

Court Steps | DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Attorney
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Federal Jury Awards Over $1 Billion in DePuy Pinnacle Case

A DePuy Pinnacle hip implant attorney notes that a jury awarded over $1 billion to six plaintiffs in a third case against multinational medical device manufacturer Johnson & […]

Gavel | Ventralex Hernia Patch Lawyer
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Lawsuit: Ventralex Hernia Patch Incompatible with Human Tissue

A Ventralex Hernia Patch lawyer notes that a lawsuit alleges the devices may be made of materials biologically incompatible with human tissue, potentially leading to severe health complications. […]

Surgeon | Medtronic Neurovascular Product Recall

Medtronic Announces Voluntary Recall of Neurovascular Products

A Medtronic neurovascular product recall has been initiated for certain lots of devices due to the potential separation and detachment of the coating on parts of the devices. […]

Doctor and Patient | St. Jude Heart Device Recall
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Report: Two Deaths Linked to St. Jude Heart Device Battery Failure

A St. Jude heart device recall lawyer notes that St. Jude Medical, Inc. is recalling its Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds) due to […]

Court Steps | IVC Filter Injury Attorney
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Report: Patients Request Alternate IVC Filter Bellwether Case

An IVC filter injury attorney notes that patients who claim they were injured by Cook Medical IVC filters have requested that a federal court in Indiana reject Cook’s […]