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Published: November 24th, 2014
Nearly 200,000 hysterectomies in the U.S. last year were performed robotically, many of which were likely aided by a power morcellator, the Wall Street Journal reports. The figure was provided by Intuitive Surgical Inc., who manufactures the only surgery robot approved for gynecology. About 10% o...Read More
Published: November 19th, 2014
A new study finds a possible association between certain testosterone treatments and the risk for prostate cancer in men, according to a new report. An article published October 20th in Prostate Cancer News Today notes the findings of research led by a team at the University of Illinois in Chicag...Read More
Published: November 18th, 2014
A federal judge overseeing Stryker hip lawsuits relating to the recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems has ordered all attorneys register filed and un-filed claims in order to facilitate the recently-announced settlement program, according to recent reports. A Pretrial Order issued in Nove...Read More
Published: November 17th, 2014
U.K. regulators have given doctors the green light to prescribe the new-generation blood thinner, Xarelto, to patients who have already had a heart attack and may be at risk for another, FiercePharma.com reported last month. In a guidance issued on October 22, the National Institute for Health an...Read More
Published: November 14th, 2014
Boston Scientific Corp. has been ordered to pay more than $26.7 million to four women whose transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims alleged injuries caused by its pelvic implants. The Chicago Tribune reported on November 13th that a verdict was reached that day in Miami by a jury who deliberated for a f...Read More
Published: November 12th, 2014
A New York woman died recently after undergoing a power morcellator surgery to remove seemingly cancer-free fibroids, making her the third in Rochester to suffer a similar fate over the past year. According to the Democrat and Chronicle, the death occurred on October 31, shortly after another pat...Read More
Published: November 10th, 2014
A medical device manufacturer who recently agreed to a $2.5 billion settlement of DePuy ASR hip lawsuits has reportedly consented to tolling agreements with plaintiffs who have not undergone revision surgery. According to a court order on October 30th, plaintiffs who did not qualify to receive co...Read More
Published: November 5th, 2014
Sales of AndroGel, a drug blamed for serious injuries in hundreds of testosterone lawsuit claims, dropped nearly 7% in the third quarter, according to its manufacturer’s most recent earnings report. Among other things, AbbVie Inc.’s recent numbers reflect a slowing demand for the hormone-rais...Read More
Published: November 4th, 2014
Thousands of Stryker hip lawsuit claims filed after a recall two years ago have been settled by the manufacturer for $1.43 billion, ABC News reports. The deal was announced on November 3rd by a judge in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where a consolidated litigation involving claims ...Read More
Published: November 3rd, 2014
Two federal trials for transvaginal mesh lawsuits against Boston Scientific Corp. began today in the U.S., one in Miami and the other in West Virginia. The first, in Charleston, West Virginia involves claims from four women who were allegedly injured by the company’s Obtryx pelvic implant, whic...Read More