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Why Women From Chicago, IL Are Taking Ethicon to Court

Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of parent company Johnson & Johnson, is being served with court papers in record numbers, as more and more women are bringing to light the adverse health effects brought by the use of their transvaginal mesh products. The brand names affected are the Gynecare Prolift line of transvaginal mesh, as well […]

Safe Medical Devices and the FDA

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently emphasized that “the most impactful way that we can promote innovation and improved safety in the 510(k) program is to drive innovators toward reliance on more modern predicate devices or objective performance criteria when they seek to bring new devices to patients.” Common sense indicates that when conducting comparative testing […]

Transvaginal Mesh and the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb first announced the agency would meet on surgical mesh safety and effectiveness of transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair in a statement November 20, 2018. The FDA reported approximately 2, 874 adverse events from January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2010. The most common adverse events for […]

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), is a brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen-rich blood in the baby’s brain. HIE results in infant seizures, difficulty feeding, low muscle tone, limpness, organ dysfunction, and breathing problems. HIE can also lead to cerebral palsy, intraventricular hemorrhages, hydrocephalus, and learning disabilities. HIE often occurs in utero, during labor and […]

Johnson & Johnson & Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case — Update

Johnson & Johnson & Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case — Update

In April of 2018, an Indiana jury found Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, liable to Barbara Kaiser, an Indiana native, for injuries sustained after Barbara was implanted with the Prolift transvaginal mesh, a product of Johnson & Johnson, and experienced severe discomfort, pain, and injuries. Aside from such discomfort […]

Stryker Accolade hip implants

Stryker Accolade implant revision patients report high blood metal levels with LFIT cobalt femoral heads. Mismatched implant metals can cause metallosis and dislocations requiring painful revision surgery. Over 500,000 patients in the United Stated were implanted with artificial “metal-on-metal” hip implants, also known as all-metal hips, during hip replacement surgery. There was a rash of […]

Bard ALIGN transvaginal mesh for stress urinary incontinence

New Jersey based C. R. Bard is a worldwide creator and distributor of medical products. Founded in 1907 by Charles R. Bard, the company specializes in creating surgical, vascular, oncology, and urology devices.   The Align Urethral Support System is one of Bard Medicals various products offered to treat stress urinary incontinence, or SUI, in […]

What is Product Liability?

Product liability Have you been severely injured by a product which had a significant malfunction? Believe it or not, this is an immensely common issue here in the United Stated. If you´re looking for a product liability lawyer here in Chicago, you´ve come to the right place. Most times, these cases are complicated and difficult […]