Category: Medical Device Law

Zimmer NexGen Knee Recall Urged Due To Component Problems

Several physicians are urging a Zimmer NexGen Knee recall as the result of serious problems and component failures in the knee, requiring additional surgeries. The FDA has recalled some of the components following several lawsuits concerning the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee failure rate. In fact, a prominent consultant for Zimmer recently went public stating that… read more

Depuy Hip Recall Cases Escalate

Every day more and more cases are reported of patients injured after being fitted with the Depuy hip – an artificial hip replacement. According to reports, metal shards may break off of the hip replacement and lodge themselves in patients’ bodies after being fitted. Although sometimes the problem can be resolved with subsequent surgery –… read more

Senator Questions Company’s Response To Paid Consultant’s Complaints About Zimmer Durom Cup

In a letter, previously posted on the WSJ website, to Zimmer CEO David Dvorak, Senator Charles Grassley raised questions regarding how the company responds to criticisms concerning joint replacement products, including the Zimmer Durom Cup (also known as the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Cup), by physicians who are paid company consultants. Grassley has a history of… read more

New Reports Cite Safety Concerns Regarding Use Of Shoulder Pain Pumps

A previously issued report on the Anesthesiology News website indicated that shoulder pain pumps – pumps used to deliver intra-articular pain medication during surgery – may be causing more harm than good. Anesthesiology News joins the New York Times, the FDA, and hundreds of patients nationwide citing the potential for devastating and long-term shoulder injuries… read more

New Mexico Medical Devices – Studies Link Pain Pumps To Cartilage Deterioration

On January 22, an Oregon jury awarded a chondrolysis patient nearly $5.5 million in compensation. According to New York Times, more than 150 such lawsuits are currently making their way through the court system. Chondrolysis is a rare ailment in which joint cartilage dies, resulting in bone grinding on bone. Many times this surgery affects… read more