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Stryker owes $2M after exhausting insurance limit in knee implant lawsuits

August 14, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A court orders Stryker to pay a $2 million to XL Insurance America, ruling that the insurer is entitled to the payment after maxing Stryker's $15 million policy limit in lawsuits over knee implants.

Stryker owes $2M after exhausting insurance limit in knee implant lawsuits

Orthopedics giant Stryker (NYSE:SYK) is on the hook for a $2 million payment to its insurance company after a court ruled this week that the insurer is entitled to recoup the deductible.

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Stryker settles hip implant suit against J&J's DePuy

August 13, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Stryker Corp. settles a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics division; co-defendants Wright Medical, Zimmer Holdings and Smith & Nephew move to have their cases tossed as well.

Stryker settles hip implant suit against J&J's DePuy

Court defines 'breast implant' in Dow Corning's $2B product liability saga

August 5, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A 6th Circuit court rules that certain of Dow Corning's tissue expanders count as breast implants for the purposes of the company's $2 billion product liability settlement.

Court rules against Dow Corning in $2B breast implant liability case

Long-embattled Dow Corning is still on the hook for complaints about 3 of its implantable tissue expanders after a 6th Circuit Court ruled that the devices count as breast implants for the purposes of a liability settlement worth more than $2 billion.

Cochlear protests Medicare exclusion of Baha hearing implant

July 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Hearing devices maker Cochlear Limited warns that Medicare's proposed rule change could limit access to certain cochlear implants.

Device maker fights Medicare bump for hearing aids

A proposed change to Medicare's reimbursement of hearing aids could leave patients on their own when they need the a specific type of bone-anchored hearing aid implant, according to device maker Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH).

FDA rejects ban on pelvic mesh, supports reclassification

July 16, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

FDA medtech regulators decline a citizen petition to ban transvaginal mesh implants in the U.S., but "tentatively" agree that a reclassification may be in order to put the devices under more regulatory scrutiny.

FDA rejects ban on pelvic mesh

FDA regulators refused this week to ban U.S. sales of pelvic mesh implants, rejecting in large part a petition filed by consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, but offered some consolation in a potential reclassification of the devices to a higher-risk category.

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Valve-in-valve surgery shows promise in new registry study

July 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

An new study shows that transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation may be an important option for a growing population of patients with deteriorating bioprosthetic implants, but outcomes depend strongly on how the previous valve is failed.

Medtronic and Edwards implants show promise in valve-in-valve treatment

New research released this week provides more support for the use of transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation as a means of replacing previously implanted valves that have deteriorated over time.

More good news for Abbott's MitraClip in JACC study

July 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Abbott's MitraClip implant reduces mitral regurgitation and improves quality of life at 1 year in high-risk patients, according to new study results from the Everest II clinical trial.

More good news for Abbott's MitraClip

High-risk patients with mitral regurgitation reduced their symptoms and reported better quality of life after treatment with Abbott's (NYSE:ABT) MitraClip implant, according to newly published results from the Everest II High Risk Registry.

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