Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit Settlement

2,000 Wright Hip Implant Lawsuits Settle for $240M

Wright Medical Technology has agreed to pay a $240 million settlement to resolve most of the lawsuits involving their metal-on-metal hip replacements.

/ November 3, 2016

J&J Settles Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Before Trial

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that its antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused a young man to grow excessive breast tissue in order to avoid a trial that was set to begin Monday in Pennsylvania...

/ November 3, 2016
Wireless Car Thief Hacker

Keyless Ignitions Are Big Convenience for Car Thieves

Keyless ignitions are convenient, and not just for car-owners. Thieves "hack" wireless keys to effortlessly break inside. It is a big problem — about 100 million cars are vulnerable.

/ November 2, 2016
Dehumidifier Fire Recall

Dehumidifiers Recalled After Causing $4.8M in Fire Damage

Own a dehumidifier? It could burn your house down. Over 7 million have been recalled because they can catch on fire. The most recent house fire was on Halloween.

/ November 2, 2016

$12M Breg Cold Therapy Lawsuit Verdict Overturned on Appeal

A California appeals court has overturned a $12.6 million lawsuit verdict awarded to a woman who was severely injured after using a Breg Polar Care Cold Therapy unit to recover from knee surgery.

/ November 2, 2016
WEN Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Judge Approves $26 Million WEN Lawsuit Settlement

The $26 million settlement provides $25 cash refunds for people who bought WEN. Anyone who had hair loss could get up to $20,000 cash.

/ November 1, 2016
Essure Warning FDA

FDA Finalizes Essure “Black Box” Warning Label

The FDA has recommended stronger warnings about the risks of Essure, a sterilization device made by Bayer that has been linked to over 9,900 reports of problems.

/ November 1, 2016
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FDA Blames Hospitals for Failing to Report Medical Device Safety Problems

At least 12 U.S. hospitals -- including some of the most well-known and respected facilities in the country -- have failed to report patient deaths and injuries linked to medical devices, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

/ November 1, 2016
IVC Filter Removal Surgery Success

IVC Filter Removed After Risky Surgery

A man from Canada who was told his broken IVC filter could not be removed because it punctured through his vein has successfully had surgery to get it out.

/ October 31, 2016

Tennessee Family Sues Amazon for $30M After Hoverboard Fire Destroys Home

A family from Nashville whose $1 million home was destroyed in a fire caused by an exploding hoverboard has filed a products liability lawsuit against Amazon.

/ October 31, 2016