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Report: Boston Scientific wins 2nd pelvic mesh bellwether

August 29, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Boston Scientific reportedly wins the 2nd bellwether trial over its Obtryx pelvic mesh device, a month after winning the 1st personal injury case to go to trial over its transvaginal sling devices.

Report: Boston Scientific wins 2nd pelvic mesh bellwether

Sequent launches U.S. clinical trial of brain aneurysm device

August 29, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

California's Sequent Medical begins enrolling patients in an IDE clinical trial of its Web aneurysm embolization system.

Sequent launches U.S. clinical trial of brain aneurysm device

Medtech company Sequent Medical enrolled the 1st 4 patients in a new U.S. clinical trial aimed at winning FDA approval for its Web aneurysm protection implant.

The Web implant is made of a Nitinol mesh that is delivered in a "stent-like" manner and deployed into the pouch formed by an aneurysm in order to prevent blood from flowing in. The device already has approve in the European Union.

Zimmer asks judge to sanction plaintiffs' lawyers in knee implant lawsuits

August 28, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Zimmer Holdings wants a federal judge to impose sanctions against the lawyers in 3 cases from the multi-district litigation filed over its knee implants, claiming that the cases should never have been brought in the 1st place.

Zimmer seeks sanctions against plaintiffs' lawyers in knee implant lawsuits

Medtronic launches personalized heart rhythm therapy trial

August 27, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtech titan Medtronic enrolls the 1st patients in the AdaptResponse clinical trial to evaluate its adaptive cardiac rhythm management technology.

Medtronic launches personalized heart rhythm therapy trial

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) touted the launch of its AdaptResponse trial, the largest study of its kind evaluating the company's AdaptivCRT algorithm for personalizing cardiac resynchronization therapy in treatment of heart failure.

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.

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