Zimmer Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulator Recall

The FDA announced a recall of Zimmer Biomet’s SpF PLUS Mini and SpF XL IIb implantable spinal fusion stimulators.  This is due to the high levels of potentially harmful chemicals that are potentially harmful to tissues and organs (cytotoxicity). The recall of the implantable device affects certain serial numbers that were manufactured between Oct. 11, … Continued

Contaminated Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Linked to Mycobacterum Chimaera Cases

The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler, manufactured by LivaNova, has been linked to cases of mycobacterium chimaera, a type of non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM), due to water contamination. The Stockert system is commonly used in medical practice. The machine supplies temperature controlled water to external heat exchangers or warming/cooling blankets on patients who are undergoing cardiothoracic surgery. They … Continued

Invokana Under New Scrutiny as FDA Publishes Further Research

Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ type 2 diabetes medication is under new scrutiny. This new scrutiny follows confirmation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that use of the drug canagliflozin, sold as Invokana and Invokamet, potentially increases the risk of amputation of the feet or legs. Most of these amputations have involved the toe and middle of … Continued

JPML Hears Physiomesh Centralization Motion

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML” or “The Panel”) is a body of seven federal district judges who manage multidistrict litigation, meeting on a bimonthly basis to consider requests to establish MDLs. The Panel has the authority to determine whether civil actions pending in two or more federal judicial districts should be transferred … Continued

Xarelto Litigation – Bellwether Update

Searcy Denney Mass Tort Unit attorneys Brenda Fulmer and Cal Warriner have filed three more lawsuits on behalf of Florida and North Carolina residents who suffered bleeding in their brains and GI tracts following use of Xarelto. The dozens of individual personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits filed by Searcy Denney pharmaceutical lawyers over the … Continued

Class I Recall Issued Against Manufacturer of Prelude Short Sheath

The Prelude Short Sheath is a medical device used to guide catheters into the body to treat kidney disease, thrombosis and other conditions that require access to arteries and veins. It has recently been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA said Merit Medical’s Prelude Short Sheath could cause serious injuries or death … Continued

Hundreds of Cialis and Viagra Melanoma Lawsuits Filed

In April of 2016, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation determined that coordination of federal court lawsuits involving men who developed melanoma after taking Viagra was appropriate. MDL No. 2691, styled In Re:  Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation Viagra, was then established before Judge Seeborg, a federal court judge, in the Northern District of … Continued

Failing Fluoroquinolones – FDA Requires Manufacturers of Potentially Dangerous Antibiotics To Update Drug Labels

First, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication warning consumers about the dangerous side effects of a type of antibiotic known as fluoroquinolones. Aneurysms. Arrhythmia. Inflammation and pain to the joints, muscles and tendons. Permanent damage to the central-nervous system. Type 2 diabetes. All from the little pills intended to clear … Continued

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