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FDA’s Hidden Reports on Medical Devices

FDA Hidden Reports

March 8, 2019. In an article published by Kaiser Health News, we learned that some medical device manufacturers have been using a secret reporting mechanism to let the FDA know of problems with their devices.

The problem? The data is hidden so that neither the public nor doctors are aware of any problems reported.

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Common Delayed Accident Symptoms

common delayed accident symptoms

When you have been in a car accident, sometimes serious and even life-threatening injuries are not always visible immediately. What you may not realize is that your body may be in shock and not registering what is wrong. In fact, it is not uncommon for symptoms to show up hours or days, sometimes even weeks, after an accident.

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Vets Suing 3M Over Defective Military Earplugs

Defective Combat Earplugs

Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. In fact, about 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job making occupational hearing loss the third most common chronic physical condition among adults. Statistics from NIOSH show:

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Semi-Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

SemiTruck Accident with Car

Approximately, 5,000 people in passenger vehicles die every year in automotive accidents involving semi-trucks. Large commercial truck accidents tend to be more complex than those that occur between standard passenger vehicles.

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Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits Closing in on a Settlement

Pinnacle Settlement Pending

Johnson & Johnson and the maker of its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics, have been in settlement talks to resolve thousands of individual lawsuits alleging the devices were defective.

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Personal Injury Claims: Dealing with Insurance Companies

Personal Injury - Insurance Claims

In a personal injury accident where you are looking to receive compensation for your injuries, some type of insurance company will more than likely be involved.

  • In a car accident, this may be the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
  • In a premises liability situation, such as a slip and fall accident at a restaurant, this may be the business’ insurance company.

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J&J, DePuy to Pay $120 Million Over Deceptive Hip Marketing Claims

J&J Deceptive Marketing Consent Judgment

The attorneys general of 46 states who sued Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. over deceptive and misleading marketing practices reached a $120 million consent judgment.

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Recall Alert: Ford Recalls Over 953,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbag

Takata Recall Kansas City

You may have already heard, Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators because they can explode and hurl shrapnel.

This recall of Ford vehicles includes over 782,000 vehicles in the United States and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history.

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Implant Files: A Global Investigation of the Medical Device Industry

Implant Files Investigation

In 2018, the medical device industry and the FDA came under fire from:

  • The powerful Netflix documentary, The Bleeding Edge, which chronicled the pain and suffering caused by complications of medical devices with little or no testing.
  • The Implant Files, a year-long investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists focused on the medical device industry and its overseers.

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Essure Device: FDA Safety Oversight after Discontinuation of US Sales

Essure FDA Oversight

December 20, 2018. FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, issued a statement on the new steps the FDA will take to strengthen the long-term safety oversight of Essure.  In his statement, Gottlieb said the FDA will continue to evaluate the product’s long-term safety profile even after it has been discontinued in the US market.

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