Defective Zimmer Knee Implant Sparks Lawsuits

Zimmer, the Indiana-based manufacturer of artificial joints, has recalled a key component of its Persona knee replacement system. Patients and their doctors have complained that the implant component comes loose, creating instability in the knee, ongoing pain, and the potential for further complications when patients have surgery to replace the knee implant. Read More …

The Dangers of Gynecological Surgery and the Use of Power Morcellators

Moving testimony about prolonged suffering and painful deaths caused by cancer that was spread during surgery performed with laparoscopic power morcellators may persuade the FDA to ban use of the surgical tool. The manufacturer, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has already recalled the device and the FDA has issued a warning that discourages doctors from using it. Some surgeons are refusing to heed the warning, potentially placing women at risk during hysterectomies and other procedures to remove uterine fibroids. Read More …