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…

Risk of Operating Room Fire Grows with Use of Electrosurgical Tools and Alcohol based Preps

Late last year Chloraprep manufacturer, Carefusion, changed the labeling on the surgical skin prep product to explicitly state “do not use with electrocautery procedures.” Chloraprep is 70% isopropyl alcohol and is administered as an antibacterial on the skin prior to any incisions during surgery.  A strong push by manufacturers has resulted in ChloraPrep being the…