St. Jude Heart Devices With Battery Defects Lead to Recalls

  St. Jude Medical has recalled some of its implanted heart devices due to the risk of premature battery depletion, a condition linked to two deaths in Europe. The device maker, in a letter to doctors, said potential battery depletion could occur among an estimated 398,740 company implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) worldwide—devices used to shock a dangerously racing heartbeat...
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Medtronic Announces Recall Of Several Neurovascular Products Due To Blood Clot Risk

The Wall Street Journal reported that Medtronic has announced a recall of specified lots of four neurovascular products because they can cause an increased risk of blood clots. Specifically, the recall includes the company’s Pipeline embolization device, Alligator retrieval device, X-Celerator hydrophilic guidewire, in addition to the stylet containing UltraFlow flow directed micro catheters and M...
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The Meyerson Law Firm Wins Medical Device Appeal to Texas Supreme Court

In the case of Wood v. Verticor, The Meyerson Law Firm recently won a long hard fight where the manufacturer of a medical device claimed that the fraud and negligence causes of action where claims against a health care provider.  They alleged that as such, the Plaintiff Mr. Wood would have to file a detailed expert report and be subjected to damages caps.  The Meyerson Law Firm won the arguments a...
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Blood Sugar Monitor Maker Hit With Suit Over Car Crash

Law360, New York (August 31, 2016, 4:59 PM ET) -- A North Carolina man who passed out behind the wheel and crashed when his blood sugar monitor allegedly failed to alert him of low blood sugar levels hit Dexcom Inc. with what’s believed to be the first suit over the recalled device in state court on Tuesday. Gordon Hunter said that he was driving alone in August 2015 when his blood sugar level ...
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Express Warranty Claims Filed Against Medtronic

The Meyerson Law Firm recently filed lawsuits against Medtronic alleging breach of warranty claims regarding the RestoreSensor spine stimulator.  Medtronic marketed the spine stimulators as being reliable for nine years, however, the Plaintiffs claim that their devices failed to operate properly after a much shorter period of time.  Medtronic has failed to offer any compensation.  The cases are cu...
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E-Cigarettes Are Dangerous to Children

As the use of e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in the United States in recent years, so have calls to poison centers about them. Yet many parents who use e-cigarettes -- or "vape" -- aren't aware of the dangers to children, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The devices are used like typical cigarettes but instead of tobacco, they vaporize ...
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Did you get a refund for the Janet Jackson cancelled concert?

According to the latest press releases, the Janet Jackson Unbreakable Tour in North America will be postponed until 2017. New dates will allegedly be announced at a later time and tickets will be honored for the re-scheduled dates. Refunds may be available at the point of purchase. All dates on the tour are being produced by Miss Jackson's Rhythm Nation. If you have purchased con...
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The Meyerson Law Firm Wins Appeal on Medical Device

Texas Tort Reforms Don't Bar Medical Device Claims Law360, Dallas (November 13, 2015, 5:00 PM ET) -- In a case of first impression, a Texas appeals court on Friday said personal injury claims against the manufacturer of a medical device accused of promoting off-label uses with kickbacks to doctors aren’t subject to the same requirements Texas imposes on health care liability claims. The Third ...
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Defective Medical Devices – How to Recover for Injuries and Costs

All medical devices must be approved by the FDA prior to use by doctors, however, most people don’t realize that there are two methods of approval, 1) pre-market approval (PMA), and 2) 510(k).  With a PMA approval, the manufacturer must submit a lengthy application which details the design and test results of the product.  However, with a 510(k) clearance, the manufacturer must merely show that th...
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Medtronic SynchroMed II Implantable Infusion Pumps

If you or someone you know has a Medtronic implantable medicine pump, it is important to know about a recent Complaint Filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in regards to manufacturing problems. This injunction filed April 27, 2015 against Medtronic and its CEO, seeks to prevent them from selling SynchroMeds that have been adulterated and to force them to improve the quality of their manufacturing m...
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