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Category: Medical Malpractice

UCLA Failed to Warn the Public About Sexual Battery Allegations Against Gynecologist

By Brian Chase on June 17, 2019 - No comments

UCLA Failed to Warn the Public About Sexual Battery Allegations Against Gynecologist

UCLA officials have failed to warn the public about complaints of inappropriate sexual conduct against a gynecologist, according to a Los Angeles Times news report. According to the article, as far back in June 2017, a married mother of four alleged that UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Mason Heaps improperly touched her genitals, fondled her breast and buttock and made sexual remarks during the exam. She reported the conduct to UCLA in December of 2017. UCLA’s actions have now come under scrutiny after criminal charges were announced against Heap on June 10. …Read the rest »

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Health Canada Bans Biocell Macro-Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer

By Brian Chase on June 5, 2019 - No comments

Health Canada has barred the sale of a brand of breast implant that has been linked to a rare form of cancer. According to a CBC news report, Health Canada has suspended the licenses of Ireland-based Allergan for its Biocell implants after finding significantly higher rates of a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among patients implanted with the macro-textured breast implants. Biocell implants are the only textured breast implants available in Canada. …Read the rest »

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12 Hospitalized with Bacterial Infections from Stem Cell Injections

By Brian Chase on January 4, 2019 - No comments

12 Hospitalized with Bacterial Infections from Stem Cell Injections

Twelve patients have suffered serious illnesses after getting injections, which contained stem cells from umbilical cord blood, the New York Times reports. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to California-based Genetech, the company that made the blood products these patients were given. The patients who became ill had been given injections to their knees, shoulders or spines to treat painful conditions such as arthritis. …Read the rest »

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Pennsylvania Judge Orders New Trial in J&J Vaginal Mesh Case

By Brian Chase on November 12, 2018 - No comments

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

A state judge in Pennsylvania has ordered a new trial in a vaginal mesh lawsuit brought by a woman alleging that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon’s TVT-Secur caused her severe injuries. According to a report on Mass Devices, the jury had previously ruled that TVT-Secur device was defective in design and that the company did not properly warn pelvic floor surgeons of the risks of using the device. However, the same jury also determined that neither the warnings nor the defect caused the plaintiff’s injuries. …Read the rest »

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Plastic Surgery Horrors: Risks and Complications You Face When Going Under the Knife

By Brian Chase on September 12, 2018 - No comments

Plastic Surgery Horrors: Risks and Complications You Face When Going Under the Knife

They say beauty is pain, but how much pain is too much?

The plastic surgery industry is a billion-dollar business that continues to grow day by day. People line up for free consultations to look and feel better about themselves. What is not often publicized though is the plastic surgery dangers that follow a procedure. Some people looking to make minor changes on their face or body end up having major health or physical deformities, which begs the question of is plastic surgery safe?

Here’s more on how plastic surgery risks and complications can leave you with ugly results. …Read the rest »

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UK Government Stops Vaginal Mesh Surgeries Due to Serious Injury Risks

By Brian Chase on July 16, 2018 - No comments

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

The UK government has ordered the suspension of transvaginal mesh surgeries to avoid the risk of life-changing injuries to women. According to an article in the Guardian, the government has accepted that the use of vaginal mesh implants to treat complications after childbirth should be stopped right away to prevent the threat of injury and serious side effects to women. It would essentially stop these surgeries in government-run NHS hospitals. This decision follows an independent inquiry ordered in February, which determined that the surgery must not be performed until steps have been taken to mitigate risks to patients. …Read the rest »

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C.R. Bard Ordered to Pay $35 Million in Punitive Damages in Vaginal Mesh Case

By Brian Chase on April 16, 2018 - No comments

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

Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard has been ordered to pay $35 million in punitive damages to a woman who has blamed her injuries on the company’s vaginal mesh implants. According to a Bloomberg news report, the punitive damages handed down April 13 in New Jersey brings to $68 million the amount that Bard must pay to the plaintiffs, Mary McGinnis and her husband. McGinnis said the Bard vaginal mesh inserts, which are designed to support sagging pelvic organs and address incontinence issues, were defective and left her in a state of chronic pain. …Read the rest »

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Mother of Six Suffers Crippling Nerve Injury After Botched Mesh Surgery

By Brian Chase on January 30, 2018 - No comments

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

An Atlanta woman is reportedly suffering chronic, excruciating pain that has made it difficult for her to perform everyday activities from walking and using the toilet to having sex after surgical mesh used to treat a hernia tore her pelvic nerve. According to a news report in The Daily Mail, the strong painkillers 36-year-old Amy Whitaker took in order to numb that pain erased memories of her children. As she suffered, Whitaker’s parents took out two mortgages to help Whitaker and her husband care for their children. …Read the rest »

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British Health Watchdog Group Warns Against Using Vaginal Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Brian Chase on December 22, 2017 - No comments

British Health Watchdog Group Warns Against Using Vaginal Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Vaginal mesh implants should not be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, according to the United Kingdom’s health watchdog group. The Independent reports that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has ruled that evidence for the long-term efficacy of treating pelvic organ prolapse with transvaginal mesh implants is “inadequate in quality and quantity.” This decision mirrors Australia’s recent decision to ban mesh implants specifically to treat prolapse declaring them too risky and riddled with horrific side effects. …Read the rest »

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Family Alleges Hospital’s Negligence Led to Cheerleader’s Sudden Death

By Brian Chase on July 20, 2017 - No comments

Family Alleges Hospital's Negligence Led to Cheerleader's Sudden Death Image courtesy of www.thegrio.com

The family of 15-year-old Yunique Morris is alleging that a Stockton hospital’s negligence caused their daughter’s sudden death from blood clots. According to a KTLA news report, Yunique was a healthy, active student and cheerleader at Weston Ranch High School. Two years ago, the teen complained of ongoing chest pain and was seen by her doctor at San Joaquin General Hospital. …Read the rest »

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