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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New Guidance About Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released updated safety recommendations for metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. This is the FDA’s most comprehensive set of recommendations to date. What’s the Problem with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants? While all hip replacements pose risks for patients, research has shown that metal-on-metal hip implants carry unique risks. In metal-on-metal hip …

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Goldsboro Truck Driver Faces Long Road To Recovery After Crash

Recovering from an injury suffered in an accident can be a long process. Take, for instance, the story of a truck driver from Goldsboro, North Carolina, that was recently highlighted by WRAL News. The truck driver was involved in an accident on October 29, 2009, along I-95 near Godwin in Cumberland County.

Hip Replacements Fail, Sometimes Without Symptoms

Last year, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of their hip replacement systems due to a higher-than-usual failure rate, causing patients to have to have second surgeries to replace the replacement. Then, in May 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all producers of “metal-on-metal” hip replacements to study …

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Strong Cautions on Bone-Building Drugs

About 4 million women in the United States—more than 10 percent of women over age 50—take medications called bisphosphonates as a treatment for osteoporosis or osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis). Unfortunately, many of those women may not have been informed about the risks of these so-called bone-building drugs. There are serious risks associated with these medications…risks that aren’t …

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