Delaware Jury Awards Woman $100 million in Damages in Boston Scientific Mesh Case

On May 27, 2015, a jury in Delaware ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to Deborah Barba due to injuries she suffered from a transvaginal mesh device manufactured by the company. Jurors awarded Ms. Barba $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages.

The verdict is the sixth so far against Boston […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Serious Kidney Injuries

On May 15, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that SGLT2 inhibitors including Invokana (canagliflozin), Farxiga (dapagliflozin) and Jardiance (empagliflozin) may cause ketoacidosis leading to prolonged hospitalization and possibly death. Ketoacidosis is a serious metabolic state where ketones accumulate in the blood in such high concentrations that the pH […]

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Zimmer Orthopaedics Recalls Zimmer Persona Knee Implant

On March 12, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Zimmer Orthopaedics, the world’s largest producer of knee implants, had issued a Class II recall of the company’s Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. The Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate is a modular tibial component, meaning it can be paired with different […]

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Cobalt Poisoning from Metal Hip Implants

Hip implant systems generally consist of four component parts: a cup, ball, stem, and liner. The component parts are often designed from cobalt, chromium, or titanium. Ceramic and plastic components are also common.

When components articulate against one another during normal use, microscopic metal particles can fret off a device and be deposited into the surrounding […]

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