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FDA Restricts Sale and Distribution of Essure Birth Control Device

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the controversial birth control device Essure, beginning on April 9. Essure is a non-invasive permanent birth control procedure involving the insertion of two small nickel-titanium coils placed inside the fallopian tubes to spur the growth of scar […]

Court Upholds $6.7 Million Verdict in Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Case

TAMPA, Fla. — A federal appeals court upheld a $6.7 million jury award to a Florida woman injured by the Pinnacle transvaginal mesh device, manufactured by Boston Scientific Corporation. BSC voluntarily recalled the Pinnacle device in 2011. The case was brought to the appeals court because BSC argued against consolidation of plaintiffs’ suits and the […]

NuVasive Scoliosis Growing Rod Metallosis Lawsuit Lawyers

A dangerous medical condition associated with scoliosis growing rods is metallosis. Metallosis is metal poisoning caused by the presence of metal ions in the body. Recently, there have been several reports of titanium debris found in young children from NuVasive MAGEC System growing rods used to treat Early Onset Scoliosis. Metallosis occurs when there is metal-on-metal contact within a medical […]

Metallosis Caused by Scoliosis Growing Rods: Lawsuits and Claims

Scoliosis in young children, also called Early Onset Scoliosis, is often treated with growing rods. A new type of growing rod that is controlled magnetically has recently come under litigation for causing serious complications in patients. The MAGEC System produced by NuVasive, Inc. is one such device and has been subject of many litigations due to […]

Bayer Ends Sales of Essure Birth Control Device Outside of U.S.

Bayer, the pharmaceutical company, will discontinue the marketing and sales of the controversial birth control device Essure in all countries outside of the United States, the company announced Monday. Multiple reports have linked the Essure implants to health problems, including chronic pain and bleeding, but Bayer said it’s pulling the device from non-U.S. markets for […]

Zimmer Recalls Spinal Fusion Stimulators Due to Harmful Chemicals

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that Zimmer Biomet is recalling its SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIb Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators after a routine monitoring procedure revealed high levels of potentially harmful chemicals, according to Harris Martin Publishing. Spinal Fusion Stimulator devices are implanted into a patient’s back during spinal fusion surgery to […]