FDA Recalls Johnson & Johnson Heart Device
The FDA has recalled a Johnson & Johnson heart device. The U.S. Food & Drug Agency announced Jan. 2, 2018 its strictest form of recall for a cardiac device made by Sterilmed.  A faulty valve
Failed Medical Procedures Proliferate
In November 2017, new studies revealed that stents put into heart disease patients to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo. Hundreds of thousands of US patients receive expensive stents each year

PPI Lawsuit Settlements

PPI Lawsuit Settlements
Proton pump inhibitor lawsuits are being filed for people who developed kidney problems after taking popular PPI drugs like Nexium, Protonix, Prilosec, Prevacid, and Aciphex. The lawsuits were spurred largely by a study published in

Xarelto Verdict $28M

Xarelto Verdict $28M
On December 5, 2017, a Philadelphia jury delivered a Xarelto verdict of nearly $28 million in damages against Johnson & Johnson and Bayer. The jury found the companies had provided inadequate warnings about bleeding risks
IVC Filter use decreases after FDA Advisory
Science Daily has noted IVC filter use has decreased following an FDA advisory.  IVC filter use began declining last year after the National Institutes of Health noted in June 2016 that IVC filters carry real
Third Hip Implant Verdict against Johnson & Johnson: $247 Million
(Nov. 17, 2017)  Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Dallas jury to pay $247 million to six people who claimed J&J hid defects in its Pinnacle artificial hips.  It was the third multi-million-dollar
Proton Pump Inhibitor – Kidney Injury Lawsuits Consolidated
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized all federally-filed proton pump inhibitor (PPI) – kidney injury lawsuits on August 2, 2017. All the suits involve kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, and other kidney
Hernia Mesh vs. Suture Repair
Most people considering surgery for hernia repair will find themselves facing a difficult choice.  Of course, one can always “wait and see” in the event of a hernia (more on that below).  And it
Hernia Mesh 10-20% Complication Rate, says Surgeon
Hernia mesh has a 10-20% complication rate, says a surgeon who has performed dozens of hernia mesh removals.  That's much higher than the 1-2% complication rate that has been reported by mainstream doctors who
Cook IVC Filter Lawyers can depose ex-Cook President, says Judge
Cook IVC filter lawyers can depose an ex-Cook president, a judge ruled on September 13, 2017.  Cook defense lawyers had moved to block the deposition.  Attorney David Matthews of Matthews & Associates Law Firm will
Illinois Man files Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit
An Illinois man filed a Bard IVC filter lawsuit August 25, 2017, in the multi-district litigation (MDL) court set in Arizona.  The man was implanted with the Meridian® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC Filter) made
Alabama Man files IVC Filter Lawsuit
An Alabama man who required open-heart surgery when an IVC Filter migrated to his heart six days after being implanted has filed a lawsuit against Cordis Corporation and Johnson & Johnson. The IVC filter makers
Morcellator Device Violates Standard of Care
A California surgeon has said the morcellation device violates the standard of care.  V.G. Hufnagel, MD, said that she warned Johnson & Johnson back in 1993 that the morcellator would spread disease. The doctor
Seven Deaths Follow Weight Loss Balloon Treatment
Seven Deaths Follow Weight Loss Balloon Treatment Seven people have died following weight loss balloon treatment since 2016, according to the FDA.  The obesity balloons were placed inside the people’s stomachs. FDA Issues Alert
Acthar linked with Hospitalizations, Deaths
Acthar has been linked with hospitalizations and deaths at a rising rate. Adverse events from Acthar spiked in 2016. FDA data shows that hospitalizations tripled, while "other serious" Acthar side effects quadrupled. Those injuries