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Category: Unsafe Medical Devices - Page 2
For most people, the prospect of undergoing any type of joint replacement surgery can be scary. Having a competent surgeon is extremely important for a successful surgical outcome, but equally as important is that the artificial joint replacement device being implanted is safe, effective, and reliable.
Defibrillators are incredibly important for patients with heart abnormalities. Whether a patient is experiencing slow heart rhythms or dangerously fast ones, these devices can literally be the difference between life and death. St. Jude Medical is now warning patients of an important safety issue for certain defective defibrillators made before May of 2015.
Higher than normal problems with Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head components are concerning for U.S. patients.
Five plaintiffs who suffered severe injuries from their DePuy Pinnacle metal hip replacement devices won a huge jury trial last month in Texas federal court against DePuy Orthopedics (a division of Johnson & Johnson). This was the second case to go to trial in the U.S. involving the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant device system.
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are implanted in patients who have a history of or are at risk of developing blood clots. Certain IVC filters have been linked to serious complications in some patients.