What to Consider With an Out of Court Settlement

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When a plaintiff is offered an out-of-court settlement, it’s usually because the defendant wants to avoid going to trial. Whether to accept a settlement offer is a big decision for a plaintiff. They must decide if it is better for them to accept what has been offered, or reject it and let their case be decided by a judge and …

Security Researcher Creates ‘Vaccine’ Against Ransomware Attack

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It’s a simple fact that ransomware attacks are becoming far more frequent, and hackers are continuing to use ransomware viruses in the hopes that at least some of those affected by the virus will pay the ransom to have their computers unlocked. Following up on the widespread WannaCry ransomware virus from earlier this year, the Petya ransomware virus recently affected …

Lawmakers Seeking Safety Review In Regards to Transvaginal Mesh & Lap-Band Medical Devices

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For the second time, four Democratic lawmakers are seeking hearings into two controversial medical devices, the Lap-Band surgical weight loss device, made by Allergan Inc. and transvaginal meshes made by Johnson & Johnson. In a letter sent last week, the group, led by U.S. Representative Henry Waxman of California, asserts that both transvaginal mesh products and the Lap-Band devices are …

FDA Warns DePuy Company To Stop And Comply Or Face Consequences

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Johnson & Johnson in the hot seat again, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning to Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics for marketing a number of unapproved medical device components. The drug and device giant’s subsidiary sold more than a dozen different orthopedic devices without ever having received required regulatory approval, said the FDA in …

Recalled Surgical Device Responsible For At Least 3 Deaths

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If you’ve ever had to have a surgery, you know the fear that comes along with it.  Will I be ok?  Is this the right thing for me to do?  What will happen if I have trouble?  There are just so many uncertainties, and unfortunately when going under the knife, there is nothing you can do but hope and pray …

1 in 100 Will Have Blood Clots After Joint Replacement Surgery

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Knee and hip implant patients face increased risks for blood clots following surgery, according to new study findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Doctors have long known that dangerous blood clots can occur after joint replacement surgery of the knees or hips.  Now a new study is showing some worrisome figures.

Zimmer Knee Implant Subject To New Investigation

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Sen. Grassley sent a letter to Zimmer Holdings requesting documents and other data in response to a recent article in the New York Times. That article contained allegations that Zimmer’s knee replacement device has a high failure rate. Read the New York Times article here. July 29, 2010 Via Electronic Transmission David C. Dvorak President and Chief Executive Officer Zimmer …

Ban Surgical Mesh Devices Says Public Citizen

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Public Citizen, a non profit advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader, recently turned up the scrutiny of synthetic surgical mesh products used to treat a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse by urging the Food and Drug Administration to recall the devices. In a petition filed last Thursday, August 25, 2011, Public Citizen asked the FDA to order a recall …