What are the symptoms related to the CPAP lawsuit?

Notification of the Phillips Respironics defects was first released in April of 2021, followed by the recall in June.  The company is estimating that as many as 3-4 million devices sold before April of 2021, the majority of which are DreamStation models, may be subject to flaws that carry a significant risk of lung injury,… read more?

What Products Were Involved in the Phillips Breathing Machine Recall?

Following the emergence of a range of health complaints, MedTech company Phillips has issued a recall for several Respironics ventilators, including CPAP machines, bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, and mechanical ventilators. The recall list includes the following CPAP and BiPAP machines: Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use E30 (emergency use authorization) Continuous Ventilator,… read more?

What if you received an Exactech knee, ankle or hip replacement?

The notice sent to surgeons recommends against removing an Exactech device absent evidence of its failure as long as it functions properly and is not causing pain or discomfort to a recipient. The company advised physicians company to monitor patients who complain of any of the following symptoms: Knee or ankle instability.Weight-bearing issues.Noises, including grinding… read more?

What prompted a recall?

Exactech claims it discovered (through testing) that polyethylene components used in the total ankle, hip, and knee replacement systems were packaged and stored in “non-conforming” vacuum bags. The purpose of the bags was to limit exposure of the polyethylene or plastic components while in storage to prevent deterioration due to exposure to oxygen. The company… read more?

Which Devices Did Exactech Recall?

Exactech identified the several devices it manufactured and sold from 2004 through 2022 as containing materials that may be defective and could cause them to fail. The following knee, ankle, and hip replacements are recalled: OPTETRAK Partial & Total Knee Replacements:All-polyethylene CR Tibial ComponentsAll-polyethylene PS Tibial ComponentsB-Series Ps Tibial InsertCC Tibial InsertsCR Tibial InsertsCR Slope… read more?

Is JUUL a Safer Alternative?

JUUL pods contain liquid that becomes vapor.  Thus, smoking e-cigarettes is often referred to as “vaping,”  which may be no safer than cigarettes. In fact, news outlets report hundreds of teens have been hospitalized due to vaping-related lung illnesses.  Deaths have also been reported in California, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon. The Food and… read more?

Does Baby Formula Cause NEC?

Several studies indicate babies who exclusively drink human-based milk over cow’s-milk formula are less likely to develop necrotizing enterocolitis.   In 2011, the Surgeon General issued a report stating that formula feeding is associated with higher rates of necrotizing enterocolitis.  It outlines a number of benefits to breastfeeding babies over formula feeding. An additional 2011 Johns… read more?

What is NEC?

NEC is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. NEC involves inflammation and According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this may be due to growth of dangerous bacteria within the gut and intestines.  According to Seattle Children’s, approximately 30% of infants diagnosed with NEC will need surgery. In these cases, a surgeon… read more?

What’s the Problem With Elmiron?

In 1985, Elmiron was granted an FDA orphan drug designation, which is defined as “those intended for the safe and effective treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of rare diseases/disorders that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the US or that affect more than 200,000 persons but are not expected to recover the costs of developing and… read more?

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition typically (but not always) found in women.  It causes bladder pressure, bladder pain, and sometimes pelvic pain.  There is currently no known cure for the condition, and the pain may negatively affect a person’s day-to-day life.  Elmiron is one of the only drugs developed to treat IC. read more?

What if my airbag didn’t deploy?

Congress passed a law that all vehicles manufactured after September 1, 1998, must be equipped with airbags on both sides of the front seat. Airbags were designed to be instantaneously deployed at the time of impact to lessen the severity of the injuries to the occupants. Today vehicles are manufactured with airbags all throughout the… read more?

What Is The Problem With MemoryGel Silicone Breast Implants?

On February 2, 2017, Rexina Mize and her husband Minh Nguyen filed a lawsuit against Mentor Worldwide LLC; Johnson & Johnson; Ethicon, Inc. in the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles for the following: NegligenceFailure to warn consumers about the dangers of the productManufacturing defectBreach of implied warranty, andLoss of consortium, or damages… read more?

How Can You Tell If Your Breast Implants Are Leaking?

Plastic surgeons familiar with breast implants may only detect about 30% of ruptures occurring in breast implants, while an MRI can detect around 80% or more of ruptures or leaks in implants. Symptoms of a leaking implant may include: Hard knots or lumps around the implant, surgical site, or armpitDeformity of the breastChange in shape… read more?

How Can You Tell If Your Breast Implants Have Failed?

Patients with defective MemoryGel Silicone breast implants may experience chronic fatigue, muscle pain or weakness, memory loss or confusion, show symptoms of silicone toxicity and/or other implant-related illness. Your plastic surgeon may want to remove or replace the implants if this occurs. If you’ve experienced health complications or needed to have your breast implants changed… read more?

What If I Was Hit On a Scooter?

If you were hit on a scooter, you will likely need to seek immediate medical attention! If you are able to safely move out of harm’s way, you should do so and immediately call police. Do not admit fault in the accident. Take photos if possible, and obtain the other driver’s license plate number and… read more?