This blog frequently discusses how profits are prioritized over patient safety in the U.S. health care industry. Health care is a business and everyone has to earn a living, but a recent story out of California illustrates how greed poisons the industry and lowers the quality of health care.
A woman recently filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Storz Rotocut Morcellator, claiming that the surgical device spread deadly cancer throughout her abdomen.
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recently issued a Class I recall of surgical bone putty due to a fire risk. The Hemostatic Bone Putty presents a serious safety risk when used in surgeries involving an electrosurgical cautery system. The putty can ignite, causing severe and permanent injuries to the patient.