Filed Under: Florida News – Lawsuits, Settlements, Information

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 […]

Consolidated Docket Granted for Federal Physiomesh Lawsuits

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has granted a request for a consolidated docket of federal lawsuits claiming Ethicon’s Physiomesh device caused injury, according to Harris Martin Publishing. Physiomesh is an implantable device sold by Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson that is used during laparoscopic herniorrhaphy to repair hernias. Ethicon and J&J marketed Physiomesh […]

Onfi Linked To Stevens-Johnson Syndrome & Epidermal Necrolysis

Onfi, also known by its official name of clobazam, is a controversial drug that has recently been linked to Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Onfi is a benzodiazepine that is meant to affect unbalanced chemicals in patients’ brain that have anxiety, and is often prescribed to treat seizures correlated with such conditions as epilepsy […]

Hernia Recurrence, Surgeries Possible With Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh

There are many hernia meshes on the market today, including the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh, a device whose recurrence rates have led some patients to remove it and have ventral hernia repair. A surgical mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue — in this case, a hernia. […]

Hernia Recurrence, Surgeries Possible With Covidien Hernia Mesh

There are many hernia meshes on the market today, including the Covidien hernia mesh, a device whose recurrence rates have led some patients to remove it and have ventral hernia repair. A surgical mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue — in this case, a hernia. A […]

The True Secret To Weight Loss: Exercise vs. Diet

Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry filled with trendy diets, quick fixes and bogus weight loss claims.  And, nowadays, people will pay big bucks in an attempt to uncover the secret to shedding pounds. Yet, all the low-carb diets and self-help books don’t seem to be translating into successful weight loss for the general […]

Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Could Lead to Recurrence, More Surgeries

Ethicon is a medical device company that manufactures the Physiomesh hernia mesh, a controversial device whose reoccurring revision rates led some patients to remove it and have ventral hernia repair. A surgical mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue — in this case, a hernia. A hernia […]

Antipsychotic Pills Still Prescribed Even After Lawsuits

Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice has continued giving children antipsychotic pills despite a series of lawsuits filed against the drugs’ makers in the past three years, according to The Palm Beach Post. The cases sometimes accused drug companies of improperly pushing pills on children. They resulted in companies paying hundreds of millions of dollars in […]

Xigduo XR Linked To Kidney Disease & Diabetic Ketoacidosis

AstraZeneca is a medical device company that manufactures Xigduo XR — a controversial device that has recently been linked to Kidney disease and ketoacidosis. Xigduo XR contains two prescription medicines called dapagliflozin and metformin. The SGLT2 inhibitor is also used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with Type 2 diabetes when […]