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Ava Lawson

Ava is an editor and contributing writer for Surgical Watch, where her specialties include legal reporting, medical research, and issues pertaining to consumer safety.

Wright Hip Lawsuit Tried in CA State Court

One of more than 1,200 Wright hip lawsuits alleging complications from the Profemur replacement system is being tried before a state jury in California Superior Court. The case, brought by Alan Warner, levels counts of failure to warn, design defects and breach of warranty against Wright Medical Group. On May... Read more »

New Studies Confirm Morcellator Hysterectomy Risks

The power morcellator is a small surgical tool commonly employed in routine gynecological procedures such as fibroid tumor removal (myomectomy) and hysterectomies. Used in laparoscopic or key-hole surgeries, the instrument enables surgeons to break down tissue, allowing for easy extraction and a faster recovery. Recent studies on power morcellation during gynecological... Read more »

Stryker Hip Recall Settlement Tops $1 Billion

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Leading orthopedics manufacturer, Stryker Corp. recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement implants in July 2012 after discovering the devices could cause adverse tissue reactions and other incapacitating health problems. The company announced that it has earmarked some $1.4 billion for Stryker Rejuvenate settlements to cover litigation and medical... Read more »