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M. Brandon Smith

FDA Strengthens Warning on Invokana Labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently revised its May 2015 warning to now include an increased risk of bone fractures and decreased bone mineral density. Bone mineral density relates to the strength of a person’s bones. The original […]

M. Brandon Smith

New Study Highlights Perforation Risk of Cook Celect IVC Filters

Researchers from the University of Colorado and Northwestern University recently compared the retrievability factor of the Cook Celect IVC filter to the Reed Option filter and found that although retrieval figures between the two were similar, the perforation rate for […]

M. Brandon Smith

IVC Filters Found to Cause Deadly Complications

The IVC (inferior vena cava) filter is a spider-like medical device used to filter blood clots and prevent them from reaching a patient’s lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism, which could mean permanent lung damage or even death. Despite the […]

M. Brandon Smith

Top 10 Things Invokana Patients Need To Know

Based on the recent updates and a study concerning Invokana* for type II diabetes, there seem to be a lot of questions being asked about its use and whether it is the best option for a particular patient. Although these […]

M. Brandon Smith

Mesh Implant Litigation Continues

Transvaginal mesh devices are surgically implanted in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The devices are designed to prevent internal organs from coming into contact with each other, but have resulted in numerous complications […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Persona Knee Implant Component Parts Recalled

The Food & Drug Administration on March 12, 2015 announced a Class 2 Recall of about 11,658 Zimmer Persona knee implant Tibial components parts because of radiolucent lines and premature loosening. Distributed from 2012 through January 2015 due to the […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Update-Round 2 DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement Announced

On Friday, February 20, 2015, DePuy/ Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay approximately $420 million more to resolve approximately 1400 additional DePuy ASR lawsuits. The order came from the Court extending the settlement offer to Plaintiffs who had revision surgery […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Design Defects Plague Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System

The Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System was approved in the U.S. as a substantial equivalent to existing hip replacement systems, but it is becoming apparent that design defects may make the device prone to early failure. Signs indicating potential […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Hip Implant Settlement Proposal Announced On Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Cases

Just over two years since the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implant products were recalled from the market in June 2012, national leadership in the multi-district litigation (MDL) today announced a global settlement proposal for all Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII […]

Richard R. Schlueter

First DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Jury Trial Begins

The first bellwether jury trial began yesterday over the controversial DePuy Pinnacle hip implant that has caused thousands of patients to needlessly suffer as a result of the product’s defective design and questionable marketing practices. Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, claims the metal […]