Intragastric balloon lawsuits are now taking shape after a dozen deaths were attributed to the recently-approved form of weight-loss surgery. As of June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration linked 12 deaths to the implantation of what appears to be a defective medical device. The most recent reports implicate the Orbera Intragastric Balloon, manufactured by Apollo Endosurgery Inc. and the Integrated Dual Balloon, which is manufactured by ReShape Lifesciences. Similar devices are manufactured by Obalon Therapeutics and Spatz Medical.
April 18, 2019