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Dangers of IVC Filters Highlighted in National News

Recent reports from NBC news highlight the dangers of interior vena cava (IVC) filters. At least 27 deaths and hundreds of problems have been associated with ivc filters over the last ten years according to an NBC investigation.

Warnings issued by FDA over IVC Filters

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to C.R. Bard, Inc for violations of federal law relating to the safety of its Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter product. These violations concern safety of certain filters that were implanted in people as retrievable filters who had a temporary need to prevent a blood clot from going to the heart or lung. One of the violations claims that C.R. Bard sold and misbranded IVC Filters and failed to report adverse events from these filters.

Is your child in the right car seat?

September 14th-20th is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Motor vehicle accidents are the number 1 cause of death in children 12 years and younger. Most of the time death and serious injuries can be prevented by using the correct car seat for your child. Children ages 2-5 years old that use a seat belt before they are big enough are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury compared to children in a proper car seat.

Jury awards $73 Million in Pelvic Mesh Case

On September 8, 2014, a 12 person jury in Texas ordered Boston Scientific Corporation to pay a Texas woman $73 Million after finding the company negligent in designing and marketing its Obtryx transvaginal mesh sling.

Car Maker Hyundai fined $17 Million for failure to report brake defect

Auto maker Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million civil penalty placed against it by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) because it failed to promptly report a safety related defect. In addition to the fine, Hyundai also agreed to comply with NHTSA oversight requirements. The defect occurred in 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis cars and involved corrosion in critical brake system components, resulting in reduced braking and an increased risk of crash.

Settlement reached in 500+ C.R. Bard Transvaginal mesh lawsuits

C.R. Bard, a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh, has agreed to settle more than 500 of the Avulta transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending against it for an undisclosed amount. C.R. Bard faces thousands of lawsuits, most of which are consolidated as part of a federal multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia. There are more than 9,000 cases filed against C.R. Bard and there are nearly 60,000 federally filed multidistrict litigation cases involving transvaginal mesh.

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall Lawsuits

On July 6, 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and its ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem. These devices have been used since June 2008. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement device has been linked to an increased risk of metallosis. While the system is not a metal-on-metal hip device, it has metal-on-metal components, which are believed to cause the development of metallosis in some people. Metallosis is a medical condition involving deposition and build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body.

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