July 01, 2017 8:44 PM
Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite hernia mesh, instead found themselves facing potential infections, hernia recurrence and more surgeries.
May 03, 2016 4:38 AM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that at the Department’s insistence, air bag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.
April 29, 2014 10:09 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed orders to address the health risks associated with surgical mesh used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
February 27, 2013 6:25 AM
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of the LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve, a manufactured medical device used in human knee replacement surgery.
February 26, 2013 8:30 PM
Jon L. Gelman is accepting cases in which recipients of transvaginal mesh/sling products have suffered from complications. Transvaginal meshes are implanted through surgery. According to the FDA, contributing factors to complications potentially include the patient’s health, mesh material, the size and shape of the mesh, surgical procedures and estrogen levels.
January 24, 2011 10:00 AM
A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former pharmaceutical maintenance specialist at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from asbestosis.
January 24, 2011 8:02 AM
A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former auto mechanic, who worked in auto body shops throughout New Jersey, was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from lung cancer.
August 27, 2010 3:01 AM
Johnson and Johnson has recalled 2 Hip Implants because of failure. The two implants were made by the DePuy Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson.
August 27, 2010 1:51 AM
A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island found defendants Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. liable for injuries suffered by plaintiffs Christopher and Laure Thorpe as a result of the negligent design of the Composix® Kugel® Mesh hernia repair patch and the failure to warn of the dangers associated with the patch.
July 10, 2010 7:03 AM
A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former chemical operator at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey was exposed to asbestos fiber and died of mesothelioma.
December 12, 2009 9:50 PM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds following the deaths of two infants.
December 03, 2009 1:11 PM
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the largest crib recall in U.S. history of more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs made by Stork Craft Manufacturing and distributed throughout the United States and Canada.
July 12, 2009 9:35 AM
On July 10, 2009, Medtronic, Inc., announced a defect in the Paradigm® Quick-Set® Infusion Sets. The company identified a potentially high rate of failure of the system to function properly and deliver medication to the patient in an accurate manner through the pump.
December 12, 2008 9:13 PM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, New York., announced the recall to replace missing safety pegs involving 985,000 drop side cribs. Failure to use or install safety pegs can cause an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers.
November 11, 2007 12:33 PM
On October 14, 2007, Medtronic, the nation's largest heart implant device manufacturer, announced a defect in the critical electrical "lead" component of its heart defibrillator. The New York Times reported on October 15, 2007, that the defect in this electrical wire, called the Sprint Fidelis, has resulted in hundreds of malfunctions and may have
May 23, 2004 11:00 AM
FRUSTRATIONS OF 9-11 VICTIMS SEEKING WORKERS' COMPENSATION--Many Who Served on 9/11 Are Still Pressing Fight for Workers' Compensation. It is in places like Judge Mark Solomon's workers' compensation courtroom in Brooklyn that lingering questions about the health consequences of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center are fought over day after day.
May 18, 2003 7:28 AM
1/15/80 On January 15, 1980, Environmental Health Associates, Inc. (EHA, the successor to EEH) wrote the Vinyl Panel through CMA (Joseph T. Seawell) proposing to conduct an epidemiologic study (case control) of the brain cancer cases as well as the 5-year follow-up the MCA-coordinated vinyl manufacturers had made the commitment to perform.
May 18, 2003 7:16 AM
1981 - The CMA-coordinated vinyl manufacturers became aware of an article, entitled “Neurological effects of VC workers” that was published Journal of Hygiene, Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Immunology.
March 01, 2001 9:04 PM
How the Civil Justice System Uncovered the Truth for Consumers
Before journalists wrote about it, before NHTSA investigated it, before ...
August 08, 2000 7:16 AM
|In affirming a $1 million verdict a Wisconsin appellate tribunal recognized the “horrendous pain and suffering” endured by a healthcare worker who became allergic to proteins in natural rubber latex, which was triggered by her exposure to latex gloves.