Nearly 25 million adults in the United States have sleep apnea, a condition that disrupts a person’s breathing while asleep. Many patients stop and start breathing repeatedly while sleeping, which can be dangerous and potentially fatal, but generally, sleep apnea sufferers cannot get a good night’s sleep from constantly waking […]
Category: Defective Medical Devices
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning patients and healthcare providers of a “higher than expected risk” of failure in Stryker Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) devices.
In April of 2017, multi-district litigation (known as “MDL 2775”) was established in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland before United States District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake against Smith & Nephew, which is based in England and sells its products, which are not limited to hip implants, in 90 countries […]
The JPML consolidated 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Lawsuits on April 3, 2019. The 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs may have cause hearing loss in military service members who used them.
On March 28, 2019, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hear arguments from attorneys representing individual service members across the country and attorneys from 3M Company regarding whether claims against 3M for hearing loss injuries stemming from use of the earplugs during active duty should be consolidated […]
Almost half a million pacemakers implanted in patients with heart disease have been recalled because of a scary and shocking scenario: The life-saving devices could be tampered with remotely by computer hackers – pacemaker hacking is becoming a possibility. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a safety alert in […]