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Mesothelioma Cancer – What You Should Know

Mesothelioma Cancer

Only an estimated 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma annually in the United States. With a 5-year survival rate, that means that more than 43,000 people worldwide die from it each year. If a loved one or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s time to educate yourself and others on this rare form of cancer.

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FDA Restrictions Placed on Essure

Essure FDA Restrictions

Permanent birth control is one of the most widely used methods of contraception today. It can be highly effective, doesn’t require a surgical procedure and women no longer have to remember to take a daily pill. So why has the FDA restricted the sale and distribution of the Essure device and required boxed warnings?

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Debilitating Problems with DePuy Synthes Attune© Knee Implant System

Total knee replacement

An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with artificial knee implants reports Consumer Safety Watch. For about 90% who have a total knee replacement, it is a very successful surgery “relieving the pain, enabling patients to return to work and improving quality of life. However, for some, the procedure is not quite so successful.

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Zimmer Ordered to Pay $2 Million in Hip Implant Case

Zimmer hip implant case

In a March 31, 2017 ruling, Zimmer was ordered to pay more than $2 million to a New Mexico man for a defective hip implant with an “unreasonably dangerous design.”

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FDA 510(k) – aka, Substantially Equivalent

FDA Pre-market approval

Products such as new drugs and complex medical devices must be proven safe and effective before companies can put them on the market.

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Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Tractor spraying herbicide

In October 2016, a panel of federal judges created MDL No. 2741 to centralize dozens of Roundup lawsuits in one federal court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Judge Vince Chhabria.

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Gaining Market Approval for Medical Devices

FDA Market Approval

It is the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure the products they bring to market are safe for public use. While the US FDA reviews the products before going to market, what do medical device manufacturers do to gain market approval?

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Do IVC Filters Make a Difference?

IVC Filter lawsuits

A new study, published in the scientific journal, JAMA Surgical on September 28, 2016, suggests that IVC filters may not help people who are at risk of dangerous blood clots to improve their chances of survival.

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FDA 101: Product Recalls

FDA 101 Product Recalls

Unfortunately, in recent years, drug and product recalls have become more common. Why? What happens and how does the process work? Who is responsible for making sure these products are adequately tested before hitting the market?

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Record $1 Billion Verdict in Pinnacle Hip Replacement Trial

Hip Replacement Trial - gavel and scales of justice

Yesterday, a federal jury in Dallas, TX, awarded a record $1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to six plaintiffs injured by the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants.

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