Medtronic Infusion Pump Recalled

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Baxter International is recalling its Colleague infusion pumps from the American market under an agreement with federal regulators that sought to fix problems like battery failures and software errors, according to a report in The New York Times. The article goes on to state that the Food…

Medtronic Minimed Infusion Pump Recall

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Medtronic issued a Class I recall of their MiniMed Quick-set® Paradigm Infusion Insulin pump on June 29, 2009. Thousands of diabetic patients use this device to monitor their blood glucose levels and assist them in the control of their glucose levels by delivering doses of insulin…

Fifth Circuit Finds Parallel Claims Plead and Reverses Dismissal of PMA Hip Implant Case

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion in Bass v. Stryker that is a significant victory for victims injured by defective medical devices approved by the FDA under the pre-market approval process (PMA). The Court reinstated claims based on violations…

Reported issues with LifePort® vascular ports

The LifePort® line of ports, manufactured by Horizon Medical Products, offers a complete line of venous and arterial ports. Recently, we’ve received reports of a potential defect in the Horizon LifePort® line of ports. After being surgically implanted into the body, the catheter may crack and break, causing catheter fragments to travel through the veins…

FDA warning regarding Fentora

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning to the public regarding the potential for deadly overdose for patients taking the Fentanyl-based painkiller named Fentora, which is produced by Cephalon Inc. Cephalon issued warnings to physicians after several deaths occurred due to inappropriate prescription and “off-label” usage for headaches and back pain…

Trasylol Information

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the use of the drug Trasylol, a drug commonly used to help reduce the loss of blood during major surgeries like open heart surgery and spinal surgery, has been found to dramatically increase the risk of kidney failure, heart attacks, heart failure…

Dangers of Defective Fuel Systems

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Ask anyone the most terrifying way to die and most will tell you – being burned alive.  There is absolutely no excuse for people to be burned as a result of defectively designed fuel systems.  If a person survives the collision itself, they should not perish…

Dangers of Third Row Seats

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] The minimum standards for seat back strength are thirty-two years old and woefully inadequate.  In  rear – end collisions, seat backs often fail, causing catastrophic injury and death. The dangers of seat failures are especially high in third-row seats that are located at the very rear…

Air Bags – Deceitful Killers

Air bag technology has been around since the 1960’s.  For years, the manufacturers lobbied Congress and President Nixon not to require air bags in vehicles.  Eventually, the device was put into many vehicles.  Often, the device saves lives; unfortunately, the manufacturers often design the air bags in critically defective ways. The deployment of the air…