Thousands of people every year have an endoscopy, a non-surgical procedure to examine their digestive tract for potential issues. Unfortunately, the use of a contaminated duodenoscope or scope, manufactured by Olympus Corporation. of the Americas, the device used in the procedure, led to a superbug outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.  In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen  talks with Attorney Pete Kaufman from Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, as they take a look at the use of contaminated scopes on patients, its impact, the FDA’s role, and litigation.

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Back in August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy announced the worldwide recall of parts used for hip replacements. Studies pointed to an unusually high rate of revision surgeries connected to the devices.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Attorney Navan Ward, Jr., a Shareholder at the Beasley Allen law firm, take a look at the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall and the litigation surrounding DePuy.

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Medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs undergo rigorous testing and must receive pre‑market approval from the FDA before they are available to the public. Unfortunately, all too often, defects and severe side effects that may or may not have been latent during testing and trials create hazardous products. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host Ann Marie VonBank and guest, Attorney James T. Capretz, to discuss the current litigation against the makers of some of the most dangerous drugs and medical devices.