In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a statement discouraging the use of power morcellators during procedures to remove uterine fibroids. As a result, many morcellator sellers ceased manufacturing the devices and their use has drastically declined. However, Olympus America Inc. recently launched a new bladeless morcellator that is meant to prevent the inadvertent spreading of cancerous cells. Despite these changes, the FDA required the company to include a warning on the device’s label explaining that the instrument has not been proven to reduce the risk of spreading cancer.… Read More


A California state court jury has awarded $9.2 million dollars to a man who received Zimmer’s Durom Cup metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007 and was forced to have it surgically removed 15 months later. Gary Kline, age 59, presented evidence that his doctors performed two traumatic surgeries in 15 months in an attempt to repair… Read More


The FDA and DePuy have issued a class-1 recall, the highest alert, of DePuy’s femur and tibia implant called the LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component. This is because this device has the potential to fracture when the patient walks normally or conducts normal activities – like ascending stairs, or rising from a chair. People weighing over 200 pounds or with high activity levels are at higher risk of fractures.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Jun 19, 2013 8:13:00 AM Last week the West Virginia court overseeing the vaginal mesh litigation involving Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit issued a pair of new pre-trial orders. The first rescheduled the presentation of possible bellwether cases to the court by one week, to July 25, 2013. The court… Read More