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Apr 28

Some Spinal Implants Turning Pain Relief into Paralysis

By Joe Messa

Medical malpractice attorneys alerted patients about a year ago of an FDA Class I recall of defective Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) leads due to twisting of parts during the surgical implantation. A year later, a Wall Street Journal analysis of adverse events reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that more than […]

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Jul 16

Medtronic Infusion Pump Flaws Responsible for 14 Deaths

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia personal injury lawyers advise patients of 14 deaths related to the use of Medtronic Inc.’s SynchroMed Implantable Infusion System. The infusion pumps were found to have four flaws that caused the deaths. The most frequent complication was the inadvertent injection of a drug into the patient’s subcutaneous tissue, rather than into the pump, which […]

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May 08

FDA Issues Class I Recall of Deep Brain Stimulation Leads

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers advise patients that Medtronic has notified doctors of a complication with deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads that the company manufactures. Medtronic sent the notification to physicians in February after receiving “reports of DBS leads being damaged due to twisting of the connector within the lead cap during the surgical procedure.” The […]

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Jan 14

Infusion Pumps Recalled After Motor Stalls

By Joe Messa

A class I recall of two infusion pumps manufactured by Medtronic has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the motor on the pumps failed when used with drugs not specifically approved for them. The SynchroMed II Implantable and SynchroMed EL Implantable infusion pumps may stall and stop drug delivery which can […]

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