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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.

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 »

 

Study Shows Medical Device Manufacturers Rely on Doctors to Screen for Product Defects

By Brian Chase on August 27, 2018 - No comments

Medical Center Virus Outbreak Leaves Six Children Dead and 12 Fighting Illness

A new behavioral study that looks into what influences the decision to recall a defective product, found that medical device manufacturers rely on physicians to screen out product defects instead of issuing a recall. According to the results of the study posted on Indiana University’s website, the study also found that some manufacturers appear to hesitate to recall a product until the root cause of the defect is clearly understood as this can reduce recall costs to the firm. …Read the rest »

 

Woman Says Vaginal Mesh Cut Her Internal Organs Like a Cheese Wire

By Brian Chase on June 7, 2018 - No comments

Oregon's Attorney General Sues Johnson & Johnson for Deceptive Marketing of Vaginal Mesh Devices

Susan Morgan, a 60-year-old mother of two, tells the Daily Mail that the pain she is suffering from receiving a transvaginal mesh implant is so severe that it feels like her internal organs are being cut by a cheese wire. Morgan has been left homebound after botched vaginal mesh surgery nearly a decade ago. The pain, she says, started immediately after the surgery and felt like a chemical burn. Morgan said she suffered pain so severe that she thought about committing suicide. …Read the rest »

 

Women Complain of Intense Pain from Essure Birth Control Device

By Brian Chase on May 24, 2018 - No comments

Women Complain of Intense Pain from Essure Birth Control Device

Tens of thousands of women are complaining about painful and serious side effects after using Essure, a medical device that promises to be a form of permanent birth control. According to a CBS news report, the device has generated nearly 27,000 complaints to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since it was approved in 2002. Women who have gotten this device have complained of excessive pain, severe allergic reactions and in some cases, even perforated organs. …Read the rest »

 

FDA Reports 30 Essure Deaths and 10,000 Injuries

By Brian Chase on May 8, 2017 - No comments

FDA Reports 30 Essure Deaths and 10,000 Injuries Image Courtesy of EveryDayHealth.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had updated its ongoing safety review of birth control device Essure saying that it is now linked to 30 deaths and 10,000 serious injuries. According to a report in the Daily Hornet, the FDA received 5,016 reports involving Essure in 2016 another 6,176 reports in 2015 and 30 reports of fatalities. The deaths include four adult women, 18 pregnancy losses, two infants who died after they were born and a possibly stillborn baby. …Read the rest »

 



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