In light of recent reports, the FDA is investigating the safety of the da Vinci Robot Surgical System. So is surgery using the da Vinci… Read More »The da Vinci Robot Surgical System: Is It Safe?
In July of 2011, the FDA delivered a warning to patients and surgeons that a trans vaginal mesh implant could expose patients to greater risk of complications than other surgical treatment options. Since then, thousands of women have filed Trans Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits against implant manufacturers for complications resulting from having the implant, or injuries caused during implantation. Many plaintiffs in such suits have questions about the implant or about the average time to settle vaginal mesh lawsuits.
What is a Trans Vaginal Mesh Implant?
A Trans Vaginal Mesh Implant is a surgical netting, inserted through the vagina during pelvic surgery that is designed to reinforce the vaginal wall. It creates a bladder sling or pelvic sling to hold organs in place. It is often used in surgeries involving Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).Read More »Trans Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Recently, the FDA has reported that long-term use of stomach acid reducing drugs, also known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI), may affect magnesium levels in your body. As a result, PPI manufacturers must attach a warning label so that health care professionals and consumers are properly advised about the dangers and risks of using the drug.
The FDA has asserted that people who have used prescription strength PPIs, such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, may suffer from abnormally low serum magnesium levels, also known as hypomagnesaemia. Injury symptoms for adults may include: abnormal heart rate, irregular heartbeat, heart palpitations, muscle spasms, convulsions, and tremors. Injury symptoms for children may include: upset stomach, fatigue, lightheadedness, and dizziness. Patients who take diuretics should be aware that taking their medication with a prescribed PPI can also cause hypomagnesaemia.
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Did you know that 70% of all medical devices recalled since 2005 were approved by the FDA through a “fast-track” system that ultimately permits the manufacturer to provide minimal data in regards to safety and effectiveness? This means that approximately 3 out of every 4 devices were FDA approved despite presenting serious threats to you or your loved one.These potential threats include injury or even death.Read More »FDA Fast-Track Process to Blame for Medical Device Recalls?