Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits

Philips CPAP Foam Recall Brings Additional Scrutiny to the Company

Philips under additional scrutiny over CPAP foamPhilips has come under increased scrutiny from federal regulators as investigations into the sound-deadening foam it used on various models of its CPAP machines are revealing much deeper problems within the company.

The foam first came to regulators’ attention this past summer after the discovery that it could degrade and enter the breathing circuits of some of the company’s CPAP machines. Initial reports indicated that the foam particles could cause ...

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Fallout Begins for Philips CPAP Users in Wake of Recall

millions of sleep apnea suffers may wait a year for philips solution to dreamstation cancer foamTens of millions of sleep apnea sufferers across the country are being faced with sleepless nights and frustrating days as they try to chart a course of action since learning that their CPAP machines have been recalled. Millions of Philips DreamStation machines were recently recalled by the manufacturer after it was discovered that the foam used in ...

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Starbucks Sued by Texas Woman Over Burn Injuries

starbucks sued over faulty coffee lidIt’s bad enough to get the wrong order when you swing through a drive-thru but in the case of Texas resident Mary Simms, the incorrect coffee order also left her with first- and second-degree burns.

After being handed the incorrect beverage at a Tomball, Texas Starbucks location, the employee then stopped Simms as she started to drive away and told her that she’d been given the wrong order. ...

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Boston Scientific Recalls Almost 50,000 Pacemakers

boston scientific recalls 50000 pacemakersNearly seven years’ worth of pacemakers manufactured by Boston Scientific have been recalled over concerns that they can fail to a backup mode and no longer properly pace the patient’s heart. The recall affects 48,000 Ingenio pacemakers manufactured between September 2011 and December 2018. The units continued to be distributed to medical providers through August 1, 2020.

According to the Boston Business Journal, safety mode was created as a ...

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Philips Ventilator Recall Sees Class I Status from FDA

philips breathing machines recalledAs the delta variant of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through largely unvaccinated swaths of populations around the world, certain Philips ventilators and other breathing apparatuses have been pulled from service for a failure to function properly. The severity of the failure has earned the recall a Class I status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which is reserved only for the direst of circumstances where continued use of ...

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Another Day, Another Story of the FDA Failing the American People

fda knowingly allowed faulty device to be implanted in patientsIn a narrative that has become all too familiar when referring to one of the most openly corrupt institutions in the American government, reports have surfaced that the FDA knowingly allowed a faulty medical device to make its way into unwitting patients. This time the device in question is quite literally responsible for keeping patients’ blood circulating through their bodies.

The HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device, or HVAD ...

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