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$8.3 Million Verdict Against J&J's DePuy Unit Over ASR Metal Hip

DePuy ASR Hip March 8, 2013 ~ Johnson & Johnson must pay the plaintiff who brought the first DePuy metal hip implant device to trial $8.3 million in damages, a Los Angeles jury decided this afternoon. This is the first of 10,750 product liability lawsuits against J&J’s DePuy Read more

By | 2013-03-08T16:41:30+00:00 March 8th, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Teresa Hughes and police officer, London Teresa Hughes, 61, a resident of Liverpool, England, and mother of two, has made so much noise about defective vaginal mesh that last year she was profiled in the UK paper, The Daily Mail. It started: “Thousands of women have been left Read more

By | 2012-11-05T21:23:04+00:00 November 5th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|78 Comments

FDA Closer to Funding Goals – Where is Patient Safety?

On May Tuesday, May 8, a House subcommittee unanimously voted to approve its version of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA) which funds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of medical devices for the next five years. However, the House voted 46-0 without approving legislation that Read more

By | 2012-05-14T21:18:41+00:00 May 14th, 2012|FDA News|2 Comments

FDA: Medical Device Complications Growing Faster than Industry

Understanding Barriers to Medical Device Quality is the name of an FDA report issued October 31 by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an attempt to get a handle on why the medical device industry is putting out poorly made, Read more

By | 2011-11-08T03:55:31+00:00 November 8th, 2011|FDA News|0 Comments