Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Wire Recall

November 23, 2007 - Medtronic suspended sales of the Sprint Fidelis Leads in October, after receiving reports of 5 fatalities linked to lead fractures. A lead is a wire that connects an implantable... Read More

Did Medtronic Act Quickly Enough on Recall

November 19, 2007 - Medtronic issued the recall of leads in October, amid mounting evidence that a small percentage of the leads were fracturing. Read More

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Facing More Lawsuits

November 15, 2007 - Two Kansas residents have filed class action lawsuits alleging that Medtronic was negligent in the design of its Sprint Fidelis Leads. Read More

Shoulder Pain Pumps Can Result in Lifetime Disability

November 15, 2007 - Post-Arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis, or PAGCL, is a debilitating and life altering shoulder injury associated with intra-articular pain pumps used in conjunction with arthroscopic... Read More

Two Men Sue Company Over Design of Defibrillator

November 12, 2007 - Two area residents have filed federal class-action lawsuits over malfunctions they said could occur in Medtronic Inc. heart defibrillators implanted in more than a quarter-million patients. Read More

Kugel Mesh Patch A Terrible Ordeal

November 9, 2007 - In 2003, when Janine Ryan's mother, Sophia, had a Kugel Mesh hernia patch implanted, neither knew that there were any possible risks associated with the patch. Read More

History of Hernia Patch Raises Questions on Implant Recalls

October 29, 2007 - How do makers of implanted medical devices react when one of their products starts breaking? One answer can be found in the case of a hernia repair device made by a subsidiary of C. R. Bard... Read More

Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Lawsuits Head to Court in Rhode Island

October 26, 2007 - Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuits stemming from Davol, Inc's 2005 recall of the defective medical device are shining a spotlight on the US District Court in Providence, Rhode Island that... Read More

Ortho Evra Lawsuit Settled for $1.25M as J&J Tries to Avoid Public Trials

October 25, 2007 - Ortho Evra manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, recently settled a lawsuit with the family of a 14-year-old girl killed by the defective birth control patch. The case is just one of many Ortho... Read More

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