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Published: July 30th, 2014
C.R. Bard recently agreed to settle more than 500 transvaginal mesh lawsuits over its Avaulta implant and several others, which may resolve a good portion of the litigation, MassDevice.com reports. According to an article on July 29th, the company agreed to resolve the complaints in the second qu...Read More
Published: July 28th, 2014
A class action testosterone lawsuit has been filed by men in Canada who claim to have sustained injuries caused by the same hormone-raising treatment, the Sun News Network reports. According to an article on July 23rd, the case involves Delatestryl, a medication that comes in various forms, inclu...Read More
Published: July 24th, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a consumer advocacy group’s petition to remove all transvaginal mesh from the market, saying that a total recall is not the proper way to handle safety concerns surrounding the implants. In a response filed on May 1st, the agency said tha...Read More
Published: July 23rd, 2014
Columbia University doctors have found new evidence to support the theory that fibroid removals aided by a power morcellator may lead to the spread of certain uterine cancers, especially in younger women, the Washington Post reports. According to research published on July 22nd, approximately 1 i...Read More
Published: July 21st, 2014
U.S. health regulators have scheduled an advisory committee meeting in September to discuss serious cardiovascular side effects that may be associated with certain testosterone treatments for men, according to FoxNews.com. The meeting was organized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a...Read More
Published: July 16th, 2014
A class of “Low T” testosterone drugs now involved in several U.S. lawsuits has caught the watchful eye of Health Canada, which recently warned about their alleged potential to cause serious heart and blood vessel problems. According to a CBC News report on July 15th, the regulator included A...Read More
Published: July 15th, 2014
Women who have already signed on with transvaginal mesh attorneys are now being bombarded with calls from telemarketers asking them to drop their case, and pay them instead, according to a Fox News report in North Carolina. After calling attorneys to help them file a claim, an article on June 14t...Read More
Published: July 14th, 2014
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel of experts could not come to a unanimous decision Friday on whether to ban laparoscopic fibroid removals using a power morcellator, the Boston Globe reports. A meeting with the FDA’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Devices Panel took place on July 10t...Read More
Published: July 10th, 2014
Sarah Salem-Robinson knew the alleged risks of using a power morcellator in fibroid removal surgeries. But that didn’t stop the gynecologist’s assistant in California from undergoing a procedure that employed the device anyway, at the insistence of doctors that she had no uterine cancer, the ...Read More
Published: July 9th, 2014
Women who opt to use Mirena or a similar IUD as their preferred method of birth control may be unknowingly increasing their risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. The research was recently published in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and involves the levonorgestrel-releasing in...Read More