Defective Medical Devices

Essure Permanent Birth Control System Discontinued by Bayer

According to a recent article, Bayer has discontinued its controversial Essure product—an implanted system for permanent birth control. After December 31, 2018; the device will no longer be available in the U.S. Approved by the FDA in 2002, Essure is a permanently implanted contraceptive that forms a barrier to prevent sperm from reaching the patient’s …

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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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FDA Issues Safety Warning for Zecuity Migraine Patch, Warns of Burn and Scar Risk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that a medical device used to treat migraine headaches may cause serious injuries. The Zecuity Patch uses the drug sumatriptan to treat the symptoms of acute migraine headaches. The patch is designed to be worn on the thigh or upper arm for periods of up to …

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