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510(k) Strikes Again as C.R. Bard is Targeted in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Corporate recidivist C.R. Bard, the company behind vaginal meshes, IVC filters, and the Kugel Hernia Mesh is once again a named defendant in a...

Bard Medical is At It Again With Defective Hernia Patches

Once again, Bard Medical – the company that brought defective products to the health care market that include the Avulta pelvic mesh (among several...

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Spike, Injuries Mount – But Alternatives are Available

News about hernia mesh injuries and lawsuits have dropped off the front page in recent months – but the problem remains, as the market...

How Common Are Hernia Mesh Complications?

Despite the number of horror stories of hernia patients who have suffered debilitating pain and even died as a result of hernia mesh repairs,...

Surgical Mesh: A Brief (and Checkered) History

Surgical mesh consists of a loosely woven sheet, made from both biological and artificial materials that have been used in a variety of corrective...

Proton Pump Inhibitors – Causing the Same Problem They Were Designed to Prevent (and...

A study that came out in April has added to the long list of health dangers that have been attributed to the long-term use...

Annual Cost of Opioid Addiction to the U.S. Economy: Half a Trillion Dollars

Late in October, Trump finally decided to acknowledge the seriousness of America's opioid addiction crisis. Considering that federal funds available to deal with the...

IVC Filter Lawsuit Numbers: 1500 Plaintiffs, 7 Defendants and 17 Products

As of the beginning of September 2017, there were over 1500 lawsuits either pending or in progress citing injuries allegedly caused by inferior vena...

When it Comes to the Hernia Mesh the FDA is Falling Down on the...

While injuries and deaths due to the use of hernia meshes continue to rise and lawsuits against manufacturers pile up, the U.S. Food and...
IVC Filter Deaths

IVC Filters Can – and Do – Kill

On March 12, 2015, a North Carolina man named Keith Allen Waters, aged 61, entered the Catawba Valley Medical Center, where he received an Interior...