Last November, Roche Diagnostics recalled over a million packages of test strips used with the CoaguCheck Test Meter, which measures the level of the blood thinner warfarin. The strips were determined to be faulty, which could result in inaccurate readings.
Boston Scientific and its child company, Guidant, recently settled a lawsuit with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for knowingly selling defective defibrillators. Guidant must pay $30 million.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently analyzed the history of women's medical products and found that women are disproportionately harmed by devices. The research is particularly unsettling because women in the modern era seem just as likely to be harmed by a dangerous medical device as women decades ago.
The effects of the fungal meningitis outbreak extend across the entire medical industry. One area the contaminated steroid injections have influenced is the treatment of meningitis. As hundreds of victims suffer through the deadly illness, the victims and their families look for treatments and cures.
The world's top doctors will tell you that a successful surgery needs more than just steady hands and experience. Detailed preparation is the foundation of any operation, yet kidney donor recipients are frequently becoming the victims of a deadly oversight by surgical staffs across the country.
For many years, surgical mesh was routinely implanted in women who underwent pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) surgery. Mesh manufacturers boasted that their products were wondrous: Improving the success of surgeries while reducing healing time - all without a threat of serious side effects. Some transvaginal mesh manufacturers funded medical studies to help support their claims in the medical community.