IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleges Cook Medical Sold Dangerous Devices While Concealing Serious Health Risk

May 25, 2017 – Indianapolis, Indiana - - The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a Missouri man against inferior vena cava (IVC) filter manufacturer Cook Medical Incorporated, alleging the company’s Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter is defective and [...]

Researchers Claim IVC Filter Overuse is a Serious Concern

A recently published study suggests patients may be subjected to IVC filter overuse, putting them at an increased risk of serious side effects. The study found certain patients who received an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter did not show a statistically significant increased survival rate compared with those who did [...]

By | 2017-05-26T16:14:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|IVC Filter News, Medical Device News|

Alere Lawsuit Claims Incorrect INRatio Results Caused Injuries and Deaths

San Diego, California, March 2, 2017 -- A new lawsuit alleges the Alere INRatio blood monitoring system used by patients taking blood-thinners like warfarin, produces erroneous results, which can lead to serious injury or death. A group of plaintiffs from across the U.S. filed the lawsuit against Alere Inc., Alere [...]

By | 2017-03-06T16:44:55+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Alere INRatio News, Blog, Medical Device News, Press Releases|

GAO Power Morcellator report Blames Reporting System for Cancer

In 2013, Dr. Amy Reed, a 40-year-old anesthesiologist, underwent a power morcellation hysterectomy. Her uterus had to be taken out because of fibroids, but after the surgery Reed was diagnosed with an aggressive Stage 4 cancer, cancer that might not have spread if not for power morcellation. Reed's case was [...]

By | 2017-05-30T15:45:38+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Medical Device News|

Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits Now Outpacing Bard

People harmed by IVC filters made by Cook Medical have been filing lawsuits against the medical device manufacturer since 2012. Back then, the number of Cook IVC filter lawsuits was dwarfed by suits against one of Cook’s largest competitors, C.R. Bard. Things have changed since 2012. Today, more people have [...]

By | 2016-10-25T19:31:07+00:00 October 14th, 2016|IVC Filter News, Medical Device News|

Health Canada Issues IVC Filter Safety Warning

Health Canada has issued a safety warning concerning health risks associated with inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, controversial medical devices that are designed to block potentially dangerous blood clots. Issued on Monday, the IVC filter safety warning says serious complications have been reported among patients who received IVC filters, including filter [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:43:31+00:00 July 25th, 2016|IVC Filter News, Medical Device News|

Alere Recall: INRatio and INRatio2 Provide False Results

Alere Inc. has initiated a recall of the company’s Alere INRatio and INRatio2 prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) monitoring system. The Alere recall was issued on July 12, 2016. This recall comes after a number of patients have filed Alere INRatio lawsuits alleging these false results were causing serious injuries. [...]

By | 2017-03-09T12:55:19+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Alere INRatio News, Medical Device News|

Power Morcellator Lawsuit News: Containment System Can’t Stop Cancer

Irish startup Advanced Surgical Concepts recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell its tissue containment system for use with laparoscopic power morcellators. The FDA’s approval is under the agency’s de novo process, which is reserved for low to moderate-risk devices considered to be novel. The [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:43:46+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Medical Device News|

Plaintiffs Join IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleging Complications

More and more people who have been harmed by the use of defective inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are making the decision to file an IVC filter lawsuit. These individuals who suffered IVC filter complications claim the medical devices have design defects and were not properly tested before going to market. [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:43:47+00:00 May 26th, 2016|IVC Filter News, Blog, Medical Device News|

Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit News: Unreported Study Was ‘Unintentional’

In 2008, Medtronic employees mysteriously shut down a study documenting what happened to roughly 3,600 patients who had received the biotech giant’s latest bone-fusion product called Infuse. Now, lawmakers and those involved in a Medtronic Infuse lawsuit want to know why. Over a two-year span, Medtronic employees analyzed patient medical records [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:43:55+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Medtronic News, Medical Device News|