In April 2017, the Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation issued an order consolidating all Stryker LFIT V40 cases filed in federal court before a single judge in Massachusetts. The purpose of this consolidation is to provide oversight and assistance by the Court in conducting complex national discovery in a coordinated manner for all parties. This... Continue Reading →
Femoral Head Implant Recall: Stryker Orthopaedics
To read the original recall from Stryker Orthopaedics regarding the LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads manufactured between January 1, 2002 and March 4, 2011, please Click Here.
The FDA describes hernias, the different treatment options to repair hernias and recommendations for patients that are considering surgery for their hernias, including surgical mesh implants. Read More...
FDA: About Hernias and Surgical Mesh Implants
FDA wants to inform you about complications that may occur with the surgical mesh that is sometimes used to repair hernias, and to provide you with questions you may want to ask your surgeon before having this procedure. Read More...
FDA Safety Communication: Surgical Mesh
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Litigation
Litigation surrounding metal-on-metal hip replacements continues as more and more patients with the DePuy ASR and certain DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II, Wright Profemur-Z hip system, and the Zimmer Durom Cup all-metal implants experience negative reactions, including inflammation, groin pain, dead tissue, and bone loss, and require revision surgery to replace the implant entirely.... Continue Reading →
The reputation of Roundup, whose active ingredient is the world’s most widely used weed killer, took a hit on Tuesday when a federal court unsealed documents raising questions about its safety and the research practices of its manufacturer, the chemical giant Monsanto.
The New York Times – Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Faces New Doubts on Safety in Unsealed Documents
DrugWatch – Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Thousands of people who received DePuy Orthopaedics’s ASR and Pinnacle hip implants accuse the company of failing to warn patients of the risks of metal-on-metal hip replacements. DePuy’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson, has lost multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and agreed to a multi-billion-dollar settlement to resolve a portion of the legal cases. DrugWatch - Hip... Continue Reading →
Physicians are worried about talcum powder and its relation to cancer. Johnson & Johnson has now settled one case for $72 million dollars. Click here to read more.