Medical Devices

Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Device by Zimmer Biomet Issues a Class I Recall

When you go into a medical procedure, you want to be rest assured that all medical products being used are safe and have been thoroughly evaluated for any defects. Going into a surgery is a traumatic experience- the ambiguity, fear and the recovery period are all factors that leave patients worried. Unfortunately, every year there …

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Stryker Hip Implant Parts Pose Risk of Serious Injury to Patients

Stryker Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of metal hip implant components, has received thousands of complaints from both doctors and patients that their devices are defective and prone to high rates of failure. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 300,000 Americans undergo total hip replacement surgery every year. Hip replacement surgery can …

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Update Alert – Zecuity Pulled From Shelves

The FDA is investigating the risk of patients suffering serious burns and permanent scarring after using the Zecuity patch. Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Zecuity, has temporarily suspended sales of this patch, used to relieve migraine headaches. The Zecuity Patch has been causing burns and scarring on patients using the patch. Teva will be investigating …

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Warning about Dangerous Birth Control Device!

How dangerous does a medical device have to be before the FDA takes action to protect the public? The FDA acknowledges that there are serious risks with using the birth control device called Essure. Essure is a flexible mettle and polyester coil that looks like a small spring. One device is inserted into each Fallopian …

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Another $100-Million Medical Mesh Settlement

A Delaware jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman injured by transvaginal mesh, Reuters reported yesterday. The woman was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages due to multiple surgeries and ongoing pain after she had the mesh implanted to help treat her pelvic organ prolapse and …

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Mammogram Quality Problems at Raleigh, NC, Medical Practice

Did you have a mammogram at Richard D. Adelman, M.D., Family Medicine practice in Raleigh, NC? HensonFuerst Attorneys is investigating possible problems with the quality of mammograms performed at this site. On March 24, 2015, the FDA issued a Safety Alert for patients who had a mammogram at that facility any time after August 24, …

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Verdict: $26.7 million for Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Plaintiffs

Last week, a Miami federal court ordered Boston Scientific Corp to pay four women a total of more than $26 million, a judgment for selling faulty transvaginal surgical mesh. Boston Scientific is one of six medical device companies facing lawsuits over this defective product. Surgical mesh is a common medical product used to repair conditions …

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HensonFuerst Investigating Link Between Morcellation Surgery & Cancer Spread

Women who have had uterine surgery or hysterectomy can tell you that the recovery can be long and painful. So when a new technique known as morcellation became available–which allowed laparoscopic hysterectomies or uterine fibroid removal–it was seen as a great medical step forward. Now, morcellation is being linked with the spread of a rare …

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Q&A about Possible CJD Exposure at Forsyth Medical Center

Since posting the story about how 18 patients at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, were possibly exposed to the rare but deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), we’ve had folks ask for more information. While there has been no additional information provided by the hospital, we’ve put together this list of answers to common questions: I’ve …

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