Gastric Balloon Perforations Lead to Fatalities

For many patients suffering from obesity and the range of health conditions that go along with it, surgical procedures like gastric bypass and gastric balloon implants have resulted in significant weight loss and improved health. However, patients, physicians, and surgeons should be aware that there may be serious health risks associated with these procedures and » Read More


Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Aneurysm Medical Device Blamed for Patient’s Stroke

The Penumbra Coil 400 is a medical device that has been used to treat patients suffering from aneurysms. According to one patient in California, the device malfunctioned during a procedure to treat his aneurysm. As a result, he suffered a stroke that lead to brain damage, chronic pain and has compromised his ability to work. » Read More


Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Lawsuit Accuses Drug Maker of Hiding Side Effects

A new lawsuit claims Johnson & Johnson and the former FDA Commissioner conspired to conceal information about the harmful effects of the antibiotic, Levaquin. The drug has been linked to several life-altering injuries and, in some cases, death. The lawsuit alleges the defendants deliberately mislabeled the drug in order to boost profits. The plaintiffs are seeking » Read More


Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Danger from Moldy Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. Last year alone, nearly 300,000 women and teens underwent the procedure to enlarge their breasts and more than 100,000 breast cancer patients had reconstructive surgery after mastectomy with implants. However, despite their soaring popularity, debate over the safety of silicone and saline » Read More


Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Birth Control Defective Packaging

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 113 women who say their incorrectly packaged birth control pills made it possible for them to become pregnant. The women are seeking millions in damages from Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit follows a 2011 recall of eight different kinds of oral » Read More


Baltimore Medical Product Liability Lawyers Discuss Security Issues Linked to Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising healthcare facilities to stop using certain medical devices because of a cybersecurity risk. The FDA warned that devices linked to the Internet are vulnerable to hackers that could potentially gain access to the device, creating a serious risk of harm to patients. Specific warnings were issued to » Read More


Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Injuries Caused by Medical Devices Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

However, in some cases, an injury caused by a defective medical device, in addition to providing grounds for a products liability lawsuit, may also qualify for a medical malpractice claim.