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Avoid These 3 Common Defective Medical Device Mistakes

by Staff Blogger | July 30th, 2019

Medical devices are designed to alleviate symptoms, reduce pain, and improve quality of life. But like all manufactured products, medical devices are subject to variances in quality. In addition, some medical devices may be inherently flawed due to poor designs or the use of cut-rate components that break down inside patients’ bodies. If you or

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FDA Announces Class I Recall of Defective Surgical Stapler and Staples

by Staff Blogger | July 9th, 2019

In April 2019, we discussed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) findings of serious injuries and even deaths related to malfunctioning surgical staplers and misapplied surgical staples. In May 2019, the FDA announced that Ethicon was recalling its circular staplers due to their tendency to misfire and to fail to completely form staples, both

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Fentanyl Patches Recalled Due to Potentially Life-Threatening Labeling Error

by Staff Blogger | June 11th, 2019

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’ve helped many people who were harmed by fentanyl pain patches. These transdermal patches are designed to relieve chronic pain, but some manufacturing defects have resulted in large quantities of the drug being released into wearers’ bloodstreams. Because fentanyl is 80 times more potent than morphine, even tiny overdoses of

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Pain and Swelling After a Joint Replacement? It May Be Defective.

by Staff Blogger | May 21st, 2019

It’s common for joints in the body, including the hips and knees, to become less mobile and even fail due to certain diseases, side effects of medication, and the natural aging process. When that happens, many people turn to joint replacement surgeries to reduce their symptoms and improve their mobility. However, many joint replacements are

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