medical device product liability News

ACE Expands Life Sciences Coverage through Wholesale Division

ACE Group has expanded its suite of products developed to address the needs of U.S.-based life sciences companies through its wholesale-focused business, ACE Westchester Professional Risk. The ACE Westchester Professional Risk Life Sciences policy addresses the exposures faced by life …

Technical and Medical Device Convergence Exposes New World of Risks

When the acclaimed television drama series Homeland climaxed with a devious plot by terrorists to kill America’s vice-president by hacking into his electronic pacemaker, critics mocked the ludicrousness of the idea deeming it as simply far-fetched fiction. However, the storyline …

J&J Reaches $4 Billion Settlement of Hip-Implant Suits: Sources

Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants in the largest settlement of U.S. legal claims for a medical device, three people familiar with the deal said. The accord …

Marketing, Not Medicine, Boosts Robotic Surgery, Misrepesents Safety

Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver announced last year that Warren Kortz, a general surgeon on the medical staff, was the first in the Rocky Mountain region to use a technique known as robotic surgery to remove gall bladders through one …

Supreme Court Shows Interest in Medical Device Liability Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court expressed interest in Medtronic Inc.’s appeal in a lawsuit by a man who was rendered a paraplegic after surgeons implanted a system that infuses pain medication into the spine. The justices today asked the Obama administration …