Tag: medical devices

Faulty Birth Control Packaging Leads to Class Action Lawsuit

Birth control pills have enough stigma because of the side effects they can cause, but what happens when they’re packaged incorrectly? According to a CBS News article, that’s precisely what happened to a number of women, and as a result more than 100 of them got pregnant. If you’re a woman, you’re undoubtedly familiar with […]

Written by on September 22, 2016

Hip Implants May Cause Problems Due to Metal Particles

The FDA is looking into metal on metal hip replacements due to the number of complaints and lawsuits that have been filed. These replacements tend to have more problems than just those you may expect when having a joint replaced. The FDA says that part of the problem is that metallic debris can come off […]

Written by on June 21, 2012

Patient Deaths Prompt Recall of Thoracic Staples

Three deaths and 13 serious personal injuries have led to the voluntary recall of endoscopic surgical staples used in thoracic surgery. Last week, Covidien, a global manufacturer of medical devices and healthcare products, issued a voluntary recall of Duet TRS Universal Straight and Articulating Single Use Loading Units (surgical staples), advising against their use in thoracic […]

Written by on January 24, 2012