An endoscope is a thin tube with a camera that sends images to a nearby screen attached to one end, inserted into the body, and used to diagnose or treat a health issue. Lawsuits against manufacturers of some endoscopes claim they are too complex to be properly cleaned, causing bacterial infections in patients.
St. Medical’s Eon® and Eon Mini™ implantable pulse generator (IPG) devices are used to manage severe pain. The failures of long-life, rechargeable batteries, were largely responsible for a major recall of these devices. Many patients reported uncomfortable or high heat when the devices were recharged. In some cases, patients needed revision or removal surgery.
This implant is a permanent birth control device inserted in a patient’s fallopian tubes. It has been linked to miscarriages, severe bleeding, autoimmune problems, chronic pain, hair loss, and even death. More than 750,000 Essure devices have been sold. The FDA has received up to 30,000 complaints of adverse health events due to the device.
Exactech Optetrak Knee
Since its FDA approval in 1994, the Exactech Optetrak knee replacement system has undergone several revisions. A 2011 version may cause knee pain, reduced range of motion, swelling, loss of mobility, instability, and difficulty in maintaining balance.