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Court Orders Medical Device Maker to Cease Marketing of Heart Valve in U.S.

Medtronic Inc., a U.S. medical device maker, was blocked from marketing CoreValve heart valve on April 14, after an injunction was issued by a federal court, according to the Wall Street Journal. The order was made on request by Edwards LifeSciences, a rival company of Medtronics.

The ruling followed a 2010 jury decision which found that CoreValve had infringed on Edwards’ U.S. patent on Sapien transcatheter valve product. Medtronic will have a seven day grace period, in which the court has agreed to delay implementation, to allow time for an appeal.

According to Medscape, reports from a CoreValve trial to test if it could include high-risk surgery patients found that results suggested CoreValve was statistically superior to high-risk surgery. The findings were challenged by experts following the presentation at the American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions. The FDA has indicated that it will not be reviewing the evidence before making a decision on CoreValve’s expanded use.

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This is Why We Need A Civil Justice System

The decision makers at General Motors ought to be ashamed of themselves. Just as they were crawling from the shadow of bankruptcy, they reminded us of their underhanded and back-alley tactics. The result is 13 wrongful deaths, countless injuries, a bevy of questions and few answers. Take a look at this video to get someContinue Reading

GM In Trouble Again: This Time Because of Recalls

General Motors is in hot water once again, just when consumers may have been ready to move passed their shadow of bankruptcy. The American automobile company has recalled 1.6 million vehicles, due to a ignition defect, which causes the engine to stop running, with the vehicle still in motion, according to multiple reports. What’s worseContinue Reading

Be forewarned and YELL “FORE”

This week New Jersey trial court ruled that a golfer who hits a shanked  shot without yelling “fore”  may be  held responsible as acting reckless on the golf course. Be guided accordingly.   The following was reported in the New Jersey Law Journal. 36-3-2727 Corrino v. Duffy, Law Div. – Essex Co. (Vena, J.S.C.) (6 pp.) ThisContinue Reading