Defective Paragard IUD

Paragard Information | Paragard FAQs Defective Paragard IUD The ParaGard intrauterine device (IUD) is giving rise to increasing numbers of legal claims as more and more women complain that the device breaks while being removed. The “arms” of the T-shaped IUD reportedly have a tendency to fracture, leaving women with a free-floating foreign object within…

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FDA Expands Product Recall of Heart Medication Valsartan

The FDA is expanding the recall of the widely used heart medication Valsartan. Back in July, an initial recall of the blood pressure and heart failure prevention drug was announced due to a cancerous substance detected in the medicine. Various pharmaceutical companies manufactured and distributed Valsartan, which contained a substance called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), was discovered…

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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps May Cause Death

On September 6, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration announced the immediate recall of over 12,000 intra-aortic balloon pumps manufactured by Datascope Corp./MAQUET due to a product defect that could result in death. The recall affects all such devices manufactured by the company from 2003 to 2017, approximately 5,000 of which were distributed in the United…

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71,000 Britax Infant Car Seats Recalled due to Fall Hazards, NHTSA & CPSC Announce

Thousands of infant car seats made by Britax have recently been recalled by federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The problem with these recalled car seats, according to the recent recall announcement, lies in their potentially faulty handles, which can crack or break, presenting…

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Takata Hit with $200 Million NHTSA Fine over Defective Airbag Crisis, Violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Transportation safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have just issued Takata two federal orders related to the ongoing Takata airbag recall, the NHTSA announced yesterday. These orders are remarkable in that they: Impose the single largest civil fine the NHTSA has ever issued in its nearly 50-year history – This massive…

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