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Category: Defective Medical Device

Defective Medical Device - Bisnar Chase Blog

There are a variety of medical implants such as hip and knee replacements, or vaginal mesh implants, that have been created with potential dangers to their users. Bisnar Chase provides updates on defective medical devices that can be dangerous to keep our readers educated on the dangers of these products.

Philadelphia Jury Awards $120 Million Against Johnson & Johnson in Vaginal Mesh Case

By Brian Chase on April 29, 2019 - No comments

Philadelphia Jury Awards $120 Million Against Johnson & Johnson in Vaginal Mesh Case

A jury in Philadelphia has ordered Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to pay $120 million to a woman who was severely injured by a vaginal mesh implanted to treat urinary incontinence. According to a report on Philly.com, jurors found that Ethicon was negligent in the design of the transvaginal mesh device, a strip of mesh, which has eroded into the woman’s vagina. The plaintiff, 68-year-old Susan McFarland, had the medical device implanted in 2008 and was left suffering from pelvic pain and chronic urinary tract infections. Like many others, surgeries to remove the mesh failed to help her. …Read the rest »

 

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $10 Million to Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit with Washington State

By Brian Chase on April 25, 2019 - No comments

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $10 Million to Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit with Washington State

Johnson & Johnson will pay about $10 million to Washington State to settle a lawsuit over vaginal mesh implants that have caused painful, life-changing health complications for tens of thousands of women worldwide. According to a KNKX news report, J&J and other mesh implant manufacturers have been sued by thousands of patients who allege several horrific side effects from the devices including chronic pain, inability to have sexual intercourse and ongoing urinary tract infections. …Read the rest »

 

One in 20 Women with Vaginal Mesh Have Attempted Suicide Due to Severe Pain

By Brian Chase on March 22, 2019 - 2 comments

One in 20 Women with Vaginal Mesh Have Attempted Suicide Due to Severe Pain

New research in the United Kingdom is showing that one in 20 women who have received vaginal mesh implants have attempted suicide largely due to the excruciating pain they suffer as a side effect. According to a report in the Daily Mail, researchers surveyed around 650 women who have the controversial implant, which is used worldwide to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The survey found that 5 percent of women with vaginal mesh are in such severe pain that they have attempted suicide or self-harm regularly. …Read the rest »

 

Pennsylvania Woman Awarded $41 Million against J&J in Vaginal Mesh Case

By Brian Chase on February 4, 2019 - No comments

Philadelphia Jury Awards $120 Million Against Johnson & Johnson in Vaginal Mesh Case

A Philadelphia jury has awarded 57-year-old Suzanne Emmett and her husband, Michael, a $41 million verdict in a product liability lawsuit the couple brought against medical device maker Ethicon and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, over a vaginal mesh implant, which Emmett alleged, caused irreversible injuries. According to a news report in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Emmett said in her lawsuit that she went through surgery after surgery to get rid of the discomfort, bleeding, infections, painful sex and other horrific side effects from her vaginal mesh implant. …Read the rest »

 

Surgeons Concerned About Vaginal Mesh Side Effects in Women

By Brian Chase on January 24, 2019 - No comments

One in 20 Women with Vaginal Mesh Have Attempted Suicide Due to Severe Pain

Vaginal mesh, a medical device that is used to repair and improve weakened pelvic tissues, is typically implanted in the vaginal wall. Back in the late 1990s, when it was first introduced, it was believed to a safe and easy solution for women suffering from conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. But, a Washington Post article reports that over time, tens of thousands of women, have reported horrific side effects and complications including chronic inflammation and mesh that shrinks and becomes encased in scar tissue causing pain, infection and vaginal erosion. …Read the rest »

 

Patient Dies After Being Administered Extremely High Dose of Blood Pressure Drug

By Brian Chase on January 11, 2019 - No comments

Quest Diagnostics Data Breach May Have Compromised 12 Million Patients' Personal Information

The family of a California man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Vibra Hospital of Sacramento after a nurse injected him with as much as 8,000 times the prescribed dosage or a blood pressure medication, causing his heart to stop. According to a report in The Daily Mail, the lawsuit alleged the nurse failed to check the IV package or the patient’s current blood pressure. She allegedly injected the patient with a concentrate of Levonphed, a powerful drug used to treat severe low blood pressure. …Read the rest »

 

Da Vinci Surgical Robot Poses Serious Risks for Patients

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2018 - No comments

Da Vinci Surgical Robot Poses Serious Risks for Patients

An in-depth NBC news report this week went into the risks posed by the Da Vinci surgical robot, which is being used by hospitals nationwide to perform a variety of surgeries including hysterectomies. NBC spoke with patient Laurie Featherstone who opted for robotic surgery to remove her uterus after her doctor convinced her that it would be “minimally invasive” and would involve “less downtime, less scarring and less than a 3 percent complication risk.” …Read the rest »

 

Pharma Giant Sold Vaginal Mesh Products Despite Major Risk Warnings

By Brian Chase on November 27, 2018 - No comments

One in 20 Women with Vaginal Mesh Have Attempted Suicide Due to Severe Pain

It has been revealed that a company sold vaginal mesh products despite knowing that they could cause serious risks to women. Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson released the mesh implants in 2005 as a treatment for prolapse and urinary incontinence. But the products left thousands of women in severe pain and discomfort. Some have even reported life-altering side-effects, and many have taken legal action against Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Now The Guardian newspaper is reporting that J&J knew the risks of the vaginal mesh before it was released – but decided to launch it anyway. …Read the rest »

 

Transvaginal Mesh Surgery: What You Should Know about the Procedure

By Brian Chase on November 21, 2018 - No comments

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $10 Million to Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit with Washington State

Transvaginal mesh implants have been offered as a solution for women who suffer from a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse — where muscles supporting the pelvic organs begin to sag — and to treat urinary incontinence. However, it is increasingly becoming apparent that these medical devices can cause serious side effects and disabling injuries. Some women suffer such debilitating and horrific side effects that many choose to get these implants removed. …Read the rest »

 

FDA Warns Consumers About Danger of Severe Eye Damage with Use of CyPass Micro-Stents

By Brian Chase on September 21, 2018 - No comments

FDA Warns Consumers About Danger of Severe Eye Damage with Use of CyPass Micro-Stents

The Swiss medical firm Alcon has announced an immediate recall of its CyPass Micro-Stents from the global market after a study linked the device to an increased risk for severe, potentially irreversible eye damage and other serious health complications. According to a report in the Daily Hornet, the recall came after preliminary data from the COMPASS-XT study found an increased risk of endothelial cell loss among patients who were implanted with the device during cataract surgery compared to others who underwent cataract surgery alone. …Read the rest »

 



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