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Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Urgent, Nationwide Worldwide Recall of Pediatric Arterial Cannulae


Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (Terumo CVS) are manufacturers of products that are required for specialized needs of the cardiac surgical teams for cardiopulmonary bypass and intra-operative monitoring. They develop and introduce new cannulae to address the needs of cardiac surgeons and are a trusted brand by many. One of their latest products is the Tenderflow Pediatric Arterial Cannulae that is required during heart bypass surgery. Injury from this product may result in a lawsuit by an attorney if lawyers can prove fault with the manufacturer.


What is a cannula?


A cannula is used by cardiac surgeons during cardiac bypass surgeries. It is a disposable tube that is inserted into the aorta during the procedure. The purpose is to perfuse the ascending aorta. Another equipment needed during the procedure is the ‘introducer’. The introducer is needed for smooth progress during insertion of the cannula and to stabilize the device. The introducer is subsequently removed. If the doctor experiences any difficulty in drawing back the cannula then it has to be removed and replaced. However, the risk involved here is that of aortic damage or blood loss which may sometimes be fatal.


What are the risk involved and why the recall has been necessitated?


Terumo Pediatric Arterial Cannulae were distributed to 68 hospitals throughout United States. It was also distributed to distribution centers in Australia, Canada and Europe. The company had received reports from at least five doctors regarding difficulty in it usage. The risk involved is a cause of concern. If they are unable to retract the introducer smoothly then it may cause serious injury to some of their patients which may turn out to be life threatening and result in permanent injury lawsuits, as well as wrongful death lawsuits filed by surviving family members.


In an effort to avoid any attorney investigations , the company decided to voluntarily recall its Tenderflow Pediatric Arterial Cannulae from the 21 lot codes that had been sent to the hospitals. A letter informing the hospitals had been sent on October 16, 2008. The company also notified them not to use the product unless it is medically necessary. Moreover, the company has recommended them to use the cannula without the introducer in situations where it is extremely necessary to do so.


The company has also informed the US Food and Drug Administration about the recall. A firm press release to this effect has been released by the FDA dated December 01, 2008. Customers should contact an attorney for injury lawsuit information release.

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Pfizer Lawsuit Tampering

              On the 18th of September Pfizer claimed that the consultant to the plaintiffs’ attorney tried to tamper with evidence in the lawsuits over Pfizer’s epilepsy drug, Neurontin.

A brown university medical professor named Dr. David Egilman “improperly contacted” the physician who was treating the man whose family claims he killed himself as a result of taking the drug. Pfizer argues that the letter from Egilman to Shearer’s doctor was an attempt to, shortly before her deposition in court, taint the doctor’s perception of Pfizer by enclosing in his letter to Dr. Lisa Catapano-Friedman an e-mail that is confidential between Pfizer employees along with other documents.

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Zimmer Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuit


If you have returned your Zimmer Hip recall lawsuit information packet to the lead attorney handling these cases and any hip replacement class action lawsuits for, please contact the lead attorney directly for the latest updates on any zimmer hip implant class action lawsuit questions related to the Zimmer or Depuy hip recall.

If you have not received direct communication from the lead attorney , or have not submitted your case .. please click here to submit your hip replacement case or follow the submit my case link found on the Do I Have A Lawsuit homepage.

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Hip Replacement Implant Recall Lawsuit

Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuit


DePuy Defective Hip Replacement Implant Recall

DePuy Orthopedics has issued a recall for two of its hip replacement systems following reports indicating a higher-than-normal implant failure rate. DePuy recall came after more than expected number of people had to undergo secondary surgery due to hip implant failure. Since their approval in 2003, DePuy ASR hip implants have been used in over 93,000 hip replacement surgeries. Hip implants generally last 15 years; however, many patients have complained that their artificial hips lasted only two or three years, following which they were required to undergo expensive and painful revision surgeries, which caused them more pain and loss of money.


The FDA has received over 300 complaints against DePuy Orthopedics regarding defective hips. Complaints against DePuy started surfacing in 2009; however, DePuy issued a recall only after a long wait of about 18 months, after its defective product had caused more harm to many other patients throughout the country.


Hip Replacement Implant Metal Toxicity

DePuy has recalled both products because of their high failure rate.Hip Replacement Implant Recall LawsuitDePuy’s metal-on-metal hip products use a metal ball and metal cup, which are installed in the place of the natural ball and socket hip. When DePuy launched its new metal-on-metal hips, it claimed that the product was stealthier than traditional hips made of metal and plastic. However, it ignored the risk of metal toxicity posed by metal-on-metal hip products. Even a number of complaints registered against DePuy claim that the metal-on-metal hip implants caused metal toxicity in many patients.


Analysts believe that when metal ions rub against each other as a result of friction and movement, these metal particles spread into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream. Further, these metal ions do not allow the cup to bond properly with the bone, causing cup loosening and hip fracture, besides other complications, including persistent pain, inflammation, discomfort, lethargy, dizziness, headache, gastrointestinal problems, food allergies, muscle and tissue damage, bone fractures, and Pseudotumors.

Metal toxicity causes heart problems, skin rashes, nerve damage, depression, numbness, loss of sensory and

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Magnevist Side Effects Lawsuit Attorney


Magnevist Side Effects Lawsuit Attorney

Bayer’s Magnevist was the first intravenous contrast drug to be approved for clinical use in the United States in 1988. The drug helps make diagnostic tests, such as MRI scans, easier to read. It is administered to patients before they take diagnostic tests to ensure a clear view of leaky blood vessels, organs, and various non-bony tissues in the body. However, patients taking the drug have suffered from several disabling and potentially life-threatening conditions, including liver problems, fatal skin diseases, and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) – a rare kidney disease.


FDA Warning on Magnevist Side Effects

In June 2006, the FDA first alerted medical practitioners about fatal Magnevist side effects following the identification of 25 Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis cases by the Danish Health Authority. A public health advisory by the federal regulator warned about the risk of fatal skin diseases and NFS disorder in kidney and liver patients using gadolinium-based imaging agents, including Magnevist. The drug triggers thickening of the skin, tissues, and organs, causing difficulty in movement and broken bones. In May 2007, the FDA asked the drug manufacturer to add mandatory "Black Box" labels on the drug, alerting patients with kidney and liver problems about possible side effects.

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