How to Report Defective Medical Devices to the Food & Drug Administration

Defective medical devices cost more than just money: they lead to additional time spent in hospitals and away from work, family, and friends. While most medical facilities are required by law to inform the Food & Drug Administration if a defective medical device leads to the death of a patient, Maryland is notoriously lax […]

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Dangerous Drugs: Penile Injections

Men who suffer with erectile dysfunction may be prescribed drugs like Cialis or Viagra. When medications do not work, however, a doctor may prescribe a different course of action. Intracavernous pharmacotherapy (ICP), also known as a penile injection, is supposed to help those with severe E.D. – like a man recovering from prostate cancer […]

Dangerous Medical Devices: Power Morcellators

A power morcellator is a tiny device that allows surgeons to remove uterine fibroids and perform hysterectomies laproscopically. By using this device, a surgeon can perform a procedure in a minimally invasive way, which means faster recovery times and less pain for women patients. A power morcellator may also be used in nephrectomies or […]

Malpractice Is Not Always Reported to the Proper Authorities

We wrote about an abortion practitioner named Steve Brigham back in October, 2014. Brigham had his license to practice pulled after multiple complaints about his practice and his facilities came to light. Now a new story has come about regarding a 2013 case involving abortionist Dr. Timothy Liveright of Delaware. Liveright surrendered his license […]

Lipitor Lawsuits Still Being Filed

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer, who manufactures and distributes Lipitor, is facing a class-action lawsuit with more than 4,000 plaintiffs – and more lawsuits are filed every day. These suits alleges that some women who used Lipitor to help control their cholesterol have developed Type 2 diabetes as a result, and that Pfizer was aware […]

Defective Medical Devices: Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is used to help women suffering from a prolapsed uterus and/or stress urinary incontinence. These conditions often develop after a woman has given birth, but may also occur after menopause or after a hysterectomy, as well as after certain kinds of trauma. The material is the same that is used to […]

Understanding Defective Medical Devices and Medication

Manufacturers of medical devises can be responsible for harm caused by their products. There are a large percentage of medical malpractice cases, which don’t primarily target healthcare professionals. Those cases usually involve a defective medical device or a dangerous drugs. It is important to note, however, that a product or pill’s failure to work […]

Defective Medical Devices: DePuy Knee Replacements

DePuy has manufactured medical devices since 1895, and merged with Johnson & Johnson in 1998. It is the second-largest manufacturer of orthopedic devices in the world. Like Stryker Corp., the DePuy Synthes Company also manufacturers hip replacements and devices for those with spinal trauma. Defective Depuy Knee replacements have been recalled.
What are the problems […]

Defective Medical Devices: Medtronic Pain Pumps

A pain pump is the more common name for patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). It is surgically implanted into your lower abdomen, and pushes a set amount of pain killers directly into your cerebrospinal fluid. Because the pain medication enters the fluid around the spinal cord directly, patients usually need a lesser amount of medication than […]

Compounded Drugs Recalled to Prevent Potential Contaminated Injections

In 2012, a Massachusetts pharmacy shipped out thousands of contaminated steroid injections; the drugs caused an outbreak of meningitis.  Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to doctors about a Texas facility whose drugs may be contaminated as well.

Unique Pharmaceuticals, located in Temple, Texas, is a compounding pharmacy: their drugs are […]

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