Month: May 2018

Defective Medical Mesh Lawsuits Make Primetime News

Recently, CBS News and their long-running news magazine 60 Minutes reported on the tremendous controversy surrounding a common surgical implant that has generated the largest multi-district litigation since asbestos. Transvaginal or gynecological mesh—a surgical device implanted in over two million American women—currently lies at the center of over 100,000 lawsuits filed by those women on …

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CDC: Medical Mistakes Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Michael Eisenberg—a filmmaker based in Chicago—has recently produced a documentary that details the effects of preventable medical mistakes. To Err Is Human—named after a 1999 Institute of Medicine report estimating hospital mistakes killed nearly 98,000 in the U.S.—is to be screened at large hospitals and major healthcare organizations across the country. This fall, the film …

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