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The Multi-District Litigation (MDL 2391) for the Biomet metal-on-metal hip closed September 1, 2018 to any new cases. However, this does not mean that potential Biomet Magnum and M2a clients should be turned away.
The documentary, The Bleeding Edge, has focused some much-needed attention on the medical device industry and the process to bring these devices to market.
The film documents the following four medical devices, raising the question as to how well our system is working in regulating medical devices.
September 4, 2018. Insurance giant, State Farm, agreed to pay $250 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that the company broke federal racketeering laws by secretly funneling money to help elect an Illinois high court justice [Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier who was a candidate for the high court in 2004] to help overturn a billion-dollar judgment against the company.
August 28, 2018. More lawsuits have been filed against Zimmer Biomet on behalf of patients who had to undergo a traumatic second revision surgery to remove the Biomet Magnum metal-on-metal hip implants.
On August 24, 2018, Zimmer Biomet received a Warning Letter from the FDA regarding quality violations found during 2016 and 2018 inspections at a facility in Warsaw, IN.
Medical devices, many of which save lives every day or give us a better quality of life, are everywhere.
Over the past 10 years, nearly 70 million Americans have been implanted with medical devices.
– Jeanne Lenzer, The Danger Within Us [quote from The Bleeding Edge]
August 10, 2018. After only three days deliberation, a jury came back with a verdict for plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, in the first trial over claims that the weed killer Roundup causes cancer.
Have you heard of the documentary, The Bleeding Edge? It chronicles the unnecessary pain and suffering of patients caused by complications of medical devices that received little or no testing.
Available on Netflix, this documentary is extremely powerful. It is worth taking the time to watch and share with everyone you know especially if you will be undergoing an expensive or risky medical procedure.
Thousands of women have said the Essure birth control device caused serious health issues. On Friday, July 20, 2018 (just days before the release of The Bleeding Edge documentary), Bayer announced that it would discontinue sales of its Essure permanent birth control device in the United States after December 31. This was welcome news to the many women who have advocated against the device.