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Recent Posts in Defective Products Category

  • Problems With the Zimmer Persona Knee System

    Any sort of faulty or defective product could potentially be harmful to the user, but defective medical devices are particularly dangerous. When you use a medical product or device, you have a right to expect a certain level of safety and effectiveness. However, if a medical device is defective, either by design or in the manufacturing process, the company that produces that product could be ...
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  • Popular Birth Control Recalled

    Baltimore-based company Lupin Pharmaceuticals recently recalled some of its Mibelas 24 Fe tablets after it was found that a packaging error had switched the contraceptive tablets with the non-hormonal placebos. Women using this form of birth control may have been taking placebo pills when they believed they were taking contraceptives. Each set of the pills comes with 28 tablets—24 contain active ...
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  • GSK Recalls Thousands of Inhalers with Defects

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a British pharmaceutical company, is recalling more than half a million asthma inhalers in a Level II voluntary recall. Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers have been recalled because of a possible malfunction with the delivery system of the medication. About 593,000 inhalers were recalled, including lots 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944, and 6ZP9848 in the United States. The recalled inhalers were ...
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  • Are IVC Filters Overused? New Study Sheds Light On Possible Complications.

    A recent study published in the JAMA Surgery journal suggests that IVC filters – commonly thought of as life-saving devices – might not be the safest option for some patients; especially those who didn’t need them in the first place. After thorough studies conducted over multiple years, researchers reported that the “indiscriminate use of IVCFs without clear indications places patients at risk of ...
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  • Dangers of Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh

    Serious complications have been reported among patients implanted with Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh. Used to treat patients in need of hernia repair and reconstruction, C-QUR is different from many other mesh products out there in that its omega 3 gel coating is “all natural? and derived from fish oil. However, this coating – meant to reduce scar tissue and help the mesh stay affixed to the abdominal ...
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  • Sleep Aid Drug Could Cause Next-Day Impairment

    The FDA recently issued a safety announcement about the potential risks associated with the sleep aid Lunesta (eszopiclone). Lunesta is a sedative-hypnotic medicine used to treat insomnia. The FDA is warning that the drug" can cause next-day impairment of driving and other activities that require alertness." The safety announcement was prompted by a study which showed that Lunesta can impair ...
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  • Class Action Lawsuit Proposed Against MyFord Touch Systems

    The Center for Defensive Driving, a California nonprofit educator, filed a proposed consumer class action lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The lawsuit concerns Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with MyFord Touch, MyLincoln Touch, or MyMercury Touch dashboard infotainment systems. The Center for Defensive Driving ...
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