Philips has recalled millions of units of its continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices because of possible carcinogenic and toxic effects of a foam used in the devices.
Hip replacement surgery is more and more common. There are many complications that can result from hip replacement surgery. Some are due to faulty hip replacement devices.
Exactech knee & ankle implants have been recalled due to the potential for implant failure that may lead to severe complications.
Hernia mesh is a device that may be used in hernia repair procedures. Some hernia mesh products have been linked to serious, and dangerous, complications.
Women who received Allergan Biocell Breast Implants may develop breast implant-associated analplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare cancer.