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Essure® is a permanent birth control option that came to market in 2002. It is a device constructed of two metal coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes and trigger an inflammatory reaction. The resulting scar tissue is intended to block the fallopian tubes and prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg. Unfortunately, […]

Ethicon Mesh Product

Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, manufacturers vaginal mesh devices intended to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Though some users report positive results, many found their health issues worsened once their mesh device was in place – some even experienced painful side effects and required follow-up procedures to repair the damage […]

FDA Recalls: What You Need to Know

Most people are aware the FDA recalls medications and medical devices that pose a risk to users, but what does that really mean? When a drug or device recall is requested by the FDA, the product must be pulled from the market. The FDA is also involved when manufacturers make voluntary recalls of a product. […]

Duodenoscopes, a tool used in the treatment of gallstones, cancer, and other disorders of the digestive system, are currently under scrutiny for their ability to spread infectious disease among patients. Because the tool cannot be properly sterilized, bacteria is spread from patient to patient during use – a fact that was not addressed in a […]

The 2014 Litigator Award winners have been announced, and the Lakewood, Colorado-based trial law firm Andrus Wagstaff, PC, is proud to be among the recipients of what’s known as “the Oscars of Trial Law.” The Litigator Awards are handed out by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC. According to the Board’s website, it each […]

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that a medical product safety monitoring pilot program launched in 2009 is set to become a full-time system. According to a blog post written by Dr. Janet Woodcock, Director of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation, the Mini-Sentinel program, which uses a scientific technique called “active surveillance,” […]

The results of preliminary lawsuits against transvaginal mesh manufacturers seems to indicate that the legal tide is turning in favor of women who claim that the devices cause injuries such as pain, bleeding and infection. Seven mesh device makers, including Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard and Endo International, are facing thousands of lawsuits […]

Two studies published recently in the prestigious medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine say that many of the medical devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lack evidence verifying their safety and effectiveness. One study, led by Dr. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, looked at moderate to high-risk medical […]

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