Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Answer: Can I Sue a Doctor?

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A patient may bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor, healthcare provider or a hospital if they can prove the parties failed to perform their duties competently and with a reasonable standard of care.  Medical mistakes can cause new or aggravated injuries that result in permanent damage, and sometimes in death. According to an … Read More

House Bill Streamlines Approval of Medical Devices

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The House recently approved a bipartisan bill meant to streamline the government approval of medical devices and drugs. A Fox News politics article titled: “Medical Research Bill Passes House despite Last Minute Opposition,” reports that the bill included provisions that speed up how quickly medical devices and drugs reach consumers saying: “Other provisions would speed … Read More

Stryker Hip Litigation Palm Beach County Trial Set for 2016

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The first trial for Stryker artificial hip implants in Palm Beach County is set to begin February 2016. The plaintiff’s scheduling order was granted by Judge Donald W. Hafele of the 15th Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County, Florida. This announcement should be welcome news to those who have suffered pain from defective Stryker Rejuvenate … Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Studies Show Product Knowledge is Low

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The American Urological Association (AUA) held a special press conference at their May Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL to announce the results of four studies conducted by medical research centers throughout the U.S. The studies centered around patient knowledge and perception of transvaginal mesh products prior to surgery as well as after mesh removal. … Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Agrees to $830M to Settle Cases

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Another transvaginal mesh manufacturer has agreed to settle transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits. According to a Reuters article titled: “Endo agrees to $830 million settlement of vaginal-mesh cases,” Endo International Plc said Wednesday it has agreed to pay $830 million for lawsuits brought by women claiming they were injured by transvaginal mesh devices. The company said … Read More

The Safety of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Medical Devices

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It’s a common assumption that all new medical devices go through the same rigorous safety tests before being introduced into the marketplace. However, the agency in charge of overseeing the release of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA, has determined that some devices require pre-market approval and that others do not. … Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits and Litigation

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An action group called Corporate Action Network (CAN) turned up the volume on transvaginal mesh lawsuits and surgical mesh manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. A Med City News article reports that CAN is attempting to bring public awareness through social media about transvaginal mesh injuries to women implanted with a Johnson and Johnson transvaginal mesh product. … Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer said to Pay $16 Million to Settle Lawsuits

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A recent article in Bloomberg titled “Coloplast Said to Pay $16 Million to Settle Mesh Lawsuits” brings to light more issues with defective transvaginal mesh products.  It was reported that Coloplast, manufacturer of transvaginal mesh inserts, agreed to pay $16 million to settle mesh lawsuits. The article states that in 2012, the FDA ordered Coloplast, … Read More