Product Liability

Getting Help for Your Injury

According to an Institute of Medicine study published more than a decade ago, nearly 100,000 people are injured as a result of preventable medical errors.1 To.... Read more

Finding a Defective Medical Device ...

Medical devices improve the health of millions of Americans every year. Manufacturers are constantly developing new devices to help correct medical .... Read more

Why You Need an Attorney

Medical devices help improve the health of millions of Americans every day. Unfortunately, some defective medical devices can also cause serious injury. If yo.... Read more

Products Liability Basics

What Caused Michael Jackson's Sudden Death?

Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop" died on June 25, 2009 at age 50. His death was sudden and unexpected, leaving many grieving fans wondering what happened. How did he die? The Call "HE'S NOT RESPONDING" An unidentified man called 911 from Jackson's California mansion at 12:21 p.m. He reported that Jackson was unconscious and not breathing. In excerpts from the call, t... Read More

IVC Filter

Compatibility of IVC Filter

Medical professionals use inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent blood clots and other material from interfering with the operation of your heart’s inferior vena cava. They generally insert these filters through a vein and use imaging technology to place them near your heart. These filters are not always compatible with MRI machines. IVC filter and MRI compatibility depends on both the f... Read More

Medtronic Infuse

Class Action Lawsuit for Medtronic Infuse

In 2008, the Minneapolis Firefighters’ Relief Association filed a Consolidated Class Action Complaint against Medtronic, Inc. maker of the Infuse® Bone Graft.1 The legal action resulted in an $85 million settlement.2 Parties to the class action lawsuit A class action is a specific type of suit brought by a group ("class") whose members have similar legal complaints. The plainti... Read More

Pelvic Mesh

Basics of a Pelvic Mesh Bladder Sling

After childbirth, menopause, and even hysterectomies, some women find that the muscles that support internal organs weaken.1 Pelvic organs, including the uterus, bowels, and bladder, slip out of place, resulting in pain and other problems. To correct problems with urinary incontinence and prolapse problems, surgery is often recommended; however, over the past several years, the use of ... Read More

Metal on Metal Hips

About Metal on Metal Hips and Hip Implant Recalls

Hip replacement surgery, first performed in 1960, has long been considered an important advance in modern medicine.1 People suffering from joint pain, loss of mobility, and degenerative disease have been given hope for an improved quality of life. However, these surgeries sometimes cause serious complications. As recently as summer 2012, metal-on-metal hip implant recalls have been in t... Read More

Drug Medical Device Litigation

Some Medical Devices Can Hurt You More Than Help

Most people trust that medical devices used to treat medical issues are safe. They expect that they will feel better after the device is used, not worse. Sometimes, medical devices may be defective or used for unintended purposes, which can make your medical problems worse or even create new ones. If this ever happens, you have the right to seek damages from the manufacturer, hospitals... Read More

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