Stryker Corporation has notified physicians and hospitals of an Urgent Medical Device Recall of its LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chrome V39 femoral heads manufactured before 2011. Stryker received what it called a “higher than expected” number of reports from doctors of taper lock failure.… Read More


Boston Scientific has recalled the RotaWire Elite Guidewire and wireClip Torquer Guidewire components of its Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System. The company received three reports of wires fracturing, one during preparation of the device, and two during actual surgeries. The fractures during surgery resulted in migration of the wire, puncturing the pericardium surrounding the heart. One patient died during surgery to remove the broken wire.… Read More


by Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Zimmer has announced a voluntary recall of its M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks used in hip replacements, because higher than expected amounts of manufacturing residues were left on the devices. Zimmer calls this a “process monitoring failure”; you’d probably call it not cleaning the parts properly before putting… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on April 3, 2015 3:43:16 PM The Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Knee Implant is being voluntarily recalled after an unexpectedly high complaint rate of 61% for all the procedures in which it was used. The recall was announced by the FDA in March in response to complaints of loosening of… Read More


Posted by Garrett J. Bradley on Feb 6, 2015 7:59:29 AM Five deaths and more than 100 serious injuries have been linked to Takata Corporation’s exploding airbags manufactured for several carmakers. The propellant used in Takata airbags, ammonium nitrate, can degrade over time. When this occurs, instead of deploying safely, the airbags explode, spraying metal fragments… Read More


Posted by Garrett J. Bradley on Dec 17, 2014 9:42:39 AM 1. Chrysler is expanding its recall of cars containing Takata exploding airbags. Chrysler is recalling an additional 200,000 cars in the states of  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as well as the U.S. Territories American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the… Read More


DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., recalled the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System on August 24, 2010, three years ago this coming Saturday. The three-year statute of limitations applicable to Massachusetts claims (and claims in states with a similar limitations period) could possibly expire in many cases at the end of this month. DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled its ASR Hip System because of an exceptionally high failure rate and resulting metal poisoning. DePuy’s Pinnacle® metal-on-metal hip system, which remains on the market today but is being phased out by J&J, is experiencing similar failures.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 28, 2013 1:07:00 PM The injection drug Omontys, used to treat anemia in dialysis patients, has been voluntarily recalled nationwide by the firms selling the drug, Affymax and Takeda. Hypersensitivity reactions — including death – were observed in a number of patients being given the drug. Every lot has been… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 14, 2013 2:00:00 AM Many are aware that DePuy recalled its defective ASR-model hip implants. The ASR, as well as DePuy’s Pinnacle hip, have a metal-on-metal ball and cup design that has caused serious injuries to recipients. We continue to represent individual clients who received these defective hip implants.… Read More