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IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuits Filed in Canada

IVC filters are designed to protect patients from life-threatening blood clots, but two recently filed class action lawsuits in Canada claim the opposite. In January, Wendy Kopeck filed a $200 million class action lawsuit against Cook Medical after doctors deemed her IVC filter removal surgery too risky to perform back in... Read more »

DePuy Admits to Measurement Errors in Hip Implants

Measuring errors at a manufacturing plant in England have left thousands of hip implant recipients vulnerable to the possibility of injury and early implant failure. DePuy Orthopedics has admitted errors in the manufacturing of some of its metal-on-metal implants at a Yorkshire factory and now faces questions from patients and... Read more »

Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Costs J&J $120 Million

The multi-sector health care company, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), has agreed to pay upwards of $120 million to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed by women who sustained injuries after utilizing their transvaginal mesh devices. This first settlement from the company’s Ethicon Inc. unit—which will compensate 2,000 to 3,000 women—is the initial move... Read more »

Zimmer Durom Complaint Alleges Faulty Hip Device

Hip replacement Complications
According to a recent Zimmer hip lawsuit, the device’s faulty design left the plaintiff with ongoing pain and severe injuries. The plaintiff cites a history of premature failure associated with this device, which the company allegedly knew about even as they continued to market their product to the medical community and general... Read more »

Plaintiff Claims Mirena Caused Intracranial Hypertension

Jacqueline Goyena of North Carolina is demanding that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals be held liable for injuries that allegedly stemmed from her use of the defendant’s birth control device, Mirena. Specifically, she claims she was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IH), which is a serious... Read more »