Implanted spinal cord stimulators for pain relief pose high risk for injury

Medical device companies and doctors prescribe spinal cord stimulators as a cure for millions of patients who suffer from pain disorders. Touted as an alternative to opioids, spinal cord stimulators have become one of the fastest growing sectors in a …
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FDA issues warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers as part of ongoing efforts to protect patients

Two breast implant manufacturers were issued warning letters from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 14th for failure to comply with required studies and manufacturing and reporting requirements. Allergan of Irvine, California was issued a warning …
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Critical errors in California nursing homes led to COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths among residents and staff

California nursing homes hit hard by coronavirus (COVID-19) cases among residents and staff have been less than transparent in reporting known cases and deaths.  Many also failed to adequately protect staff and residents from exposure to COVID-19. A recent public …
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Cowper Law PC along with DiCello Levitt and Matthew S. Miller LLC File Class Action Against University of California and California State For Failure to Return Student Fees in Wake of COVID-19

LOS ANGELES and OAKLAND, Calif. – April 28, 2020 – The two major California university systems, which serve more than 700,000 students, have profited from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by refusing to refund unused portions of their campus fees, according to …
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Thirty-four people die in Conception dive boat fire: Owners of dive boat that went up in flames use pre-Civil War maritime law provision to avoid liability

On September 5th—only three days after a fatal fire on the dive boat, Conception, that killed 33 passengers and a crew member— the boat’s owner, Truth Aquatics, Inc., filed an action in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to avoid …
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Allergan’s Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders Recalled

Are Allergan’s Natrelle BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders safe? If you are one of the more than the 10 million women who have received breast implants over the past decade, then we encourage you to read about the …
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Differences Between The 510(k) And PMA Approval Processes And How This Affects Lawsuits

As per U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules, anyone planning to manufacture or distribute a medical device within the United States must either obtain premarket approval (PMA) or complete a 510(k) submission for that device. Either way, the specific …
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Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play Recall and Litigation

  On April 12, 2019, children’s toy company Fischer-Price announced they are in the process of recalling 4.7 million of their Rock ’n Play sleepers. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) posted a recall notification on their website …
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Xarelto MDL: Settlement

An In Depth Look At The Xarelto Case Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, who were recently sued as part of several mass tort litigations on both state and federal levels, have agreed to pay $775 million to settle approximately 25,000 …
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Surgical Staplers

FDA Moves On Surgical Stapler Malfunctions Surgical staplers and implantable staples are used in a variety of surgical procedures, including gynecological surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, appendectomies, lung surgery, heart surgery, and thoracic surgery. Compared to manual suturing, surgical staplers and staples …
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