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FDA Improving Patient Safety Through Unique Device Identification System

October 24, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of the medical devices that are released to the market. The agency is also charged with the task of issuing recalls and warnings regarding any faulty products that are discovered. The North Carolina Defective Product Lawyers with HensonFuerst point …

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FDA Investigates Reports of da Vinci® Surgical Robot Injuries

June 20, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would be investigating problems reported with the use of the da Vinci® Surgical Robot system. The robot’s popularity has boomed after being touted as an extremely non-invasive and effective method of performing numerous procedures. To date, more than 200,000 surgeries have been performed using …

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What Did Manufacturer Know About Hip Replacement Defects?

Lots more information since we last wrote about defective metal-on-metal hip replacements. The first trial is underway, and plenty of details are emerging. From all the reports, this looks to be a particularly heinous story of corporate greed causing injury to many thousands of unsuspecting individuals. First, a little background: While all hip replacements pose …

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Recall of Stryker Hip Replacements

Another hip replacement recall.  Stryker Corp. has recalled two hip replacement devices: the Rejuvenate, and the ABG II modular-neck stems. The devices are being recalled because of risks of corrosion and “fretting,” or corrosion made worse by abrasive wear. The company says that the corrosion “may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting in pain …

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Britain Concerned About Hip Implants

For over a year, we’ve been telling you about the problems with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. Some, such as the DePuy devices by Johnson & Johnson, were recalled due to a higher-than-usual failure rate, causing patients to require second surgeries to replace the replacements. In May 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered …

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