Penuma Penis Implant Pain and Scarring Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, Dr. James Elist promotes himself as the “Thomas Edison of penis surgeries,” having invented the Penuma device, a silicone implant designed to enlarge penis size. Elist and the companies associated with the device advertise it as being “FDA-cleared,” the complaint says, but it claims that the device  Read more

Penuma Implant Device

Atrium C-Qur Mesh Infections and Adhesions Multi-District Litigation

Atrium Medical Corp. makes C-Qur mesh products for implanting in the body, for problems such as hernias. However, a number of people with C-Qur implants have alleged that the implants are defective and cause problems of their own, such as higher rates of infection. Some of these people have filed lawsuits against Atrium, and over  Read more

Atrium C-Qur Meshes

Davol, CR Bard Hernia Mesh Incompatible with Human Body, Short-form Addition to MDL Case

This short-form complaint does not make a full statement of allegations and counts. Instead, it makes reference to another complaint in a multi-district litigation, MDL No. 2846, which is combining similar cases from across the country. The combined case is called In Re: Davol, Inc./CR Bard, Inc. Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation.  Read more

Person in Scrubs Holding Medical Mesh in Tweezers

Allergan Breast Implants Recall Without Surgical Fees Class Action

How does a company recall breast implants? The complaint for this class action alleges that Allergan, Inc., Allergan USA, Inc., and Allergan plc have recalled certain of their Biocell implants but that they are not offering surgical fees for replacement of implants already installed in women’s bodies.     Read more

A Breast Implant

Allergan Biocell Breast Implants and Increased Lymphoma Risks Class Action

This class action, against Allergan, Inc., Allergan USA, Inc., and Allergan plc, takes on a serious subject. The complaint alleges that women who have Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders have a higher risk of breast-implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), which is “a deadly cancer of the immune system.”  Read more

Biocell Breast Implants

St. Jude Defibrillator Batteries Canadian Settlement

This settlement resolves a Canadian class action against St. Jude Medical, Inc. and St. Jude Medical Canada, Inc. concerning certain models of defibrillators. The complaint alleged that the batteries for the defibrillators formed lithium clusters that caused premature depletion of the batteries, and that St. Jude did not warn patients of this problem in a  Read more

DJO Aircast Medical Boot Secondary Injury Class Action

DJO, LLC and/or its parent company DJO Global, Inc. make a medical boot for people who have been injured. The complaint for this action claims that the boot has such a thick sole that it causes people to walk off-balance, inviting secondary injuries, and that DJO should warn purchasers and/or sell the boot with its  Read more

An Aircast Walking Brace

Cynosure Device Forbidden for “Vaginal Rejuvenation” by FDA Class Action

What should a company do if it’s under contract to lease a very expensive device and then receives an official warning not to use the device for its purposes? The complaint for this class action claims that Cynosure, Inc. has touted its MonaLisa Touch device as a “vaginal rejuvenator” but that the Food and Drug  Read more

MonaLisa Touch Machine

Endologix Hid Nellix Device’s Migration in the Body, Says Securities Class Action

Endologix, Inc. makes medical devices to treat aortic aneurysms, which can become fatal if not treated properly. When the class period began for this action began, Endologix’s Nellix device had been in use in Europe for three years, and the company claimed the results there were good. But the complaint claims that Nellix had a  Read more

Model of Nellie Device in the Body

Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Device Investigation

Gastric balloons are a relatively new weight loss solution that cost less than lap bands or gastric by passes and do not require surgery. But five deaths have been reported after installation of the balloons since 2016, plus other problems, and we’re currently investigating to see if a class action is needed. Gastric balloons (also  Read more