Blog Posts in 2015

  • GM Recall

    General Motors has announced the recall of 7.6 million additional vehicles sold in the United States. The new recalls are related to a defect in the ignition switch, which can cause the car’s engine to automatically turn off and prevent the airbags from deploying while the vehicle is in motion. The faulty ignition switches have been linked to 54 crashes and at least 13 deaths, and experts say they ...
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  • Morcellator Pulled from Global Market

    On July 30, 2016, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would pull its power morcellation devices from the global market. This comes after the company suspended sales of the surgical tool in April 2014 after the FDA issued an advisory warning linking morcellators to the spread of cancerous tissue throughout a woman’s uterus, pelvis, and abdomen. Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, will issue a ...
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  • Scope Is Unsafe - Can Cause Injury

    This month, a federal panel of experts determined that two medical endoscopes manufactured by Olympus and also by two other companies was unsafe as designed. It urged federal regulators to do more to protect patients. But what about the patients who may already have been injured by these defective scopes? According to news sources the device is defective because it cannot be cleaned properly, ...
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