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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Aggressive Driving Leads to Auto Accidents, Injury Lawsuits

Aggressive Driving Endangers Everyone on the Road

While an auto accident may occur for various reasons, certain patterns of behavior are more likely to cause a crash. Aggressive driving is a factor that can increase the chances of an accident and endanger everyone one the road. Any activity that displays aggression can constitute aggressive driving. This may include tailgating, flashing headlights, speeding or weaving through traffic. Aggressive driving can also include speeding and reckless driving.

Parker Waichman LLP has decades of experience representing automobile accident victims. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a car accident lawsuit. Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Invega Gynecomastia Lawsuits Against Janssen

Invega and Gynecomastia, Growth of Male Breast Tissue

Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury firm that represents clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective drugs and medical devices. Currently, the firm is investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of individuals who took Invega (known generically is paliperidone), an antipsychotic medication marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit, and developed gynecomastia. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing an Invega gynecomastia lawsuit.

Invega lawsuits closely resemble Risperdal lawsuits. Both drugs are antipsychotic medications manufactured by Janssen, but Invega is newer and slightly different in chemical composition. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Risperdal in 1993, whereas Invega was approved in 2006. Invega and Risperdal lawsuits allege that the drugs caused gynecomastia, or the development of male breast tissue, mostly when taken by children for behavioral issues. Janssen is accused of knowing about the risks but failing to warn patients or their physicians. Continue reading

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Filed Against Ethicon, Atrium Medical

J&J Faces Lawsuits over Physiomesh Hernia Mesh, After Device is Withdrawn

Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson are facing lawsuits alleging injuries from its Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh. The Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market in May 2016 due to a high rate of recurrence and reoperation. Following the withdrawal, lawsuits have been filed alleging that the mesh caused complications and that Ethicon failed to warn about the risks. Lawsuits have also been filed over other mesh products, including Atrium Medical C-Qur hernia mesh and transvaginal mesh implants.

The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits over injuries allegedly caused by defective medical devices. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit. Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Asbestos Exposure Linked to Veterans’ Mesothelioma

The Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that killed more than 2,400 Americans, wounded nearly 1,200 others, and plunged the country into World War II, also exposed more than 10,000 service members to high levels of airborne asbestos when the shipyards were bombed.

Many of these men and women later suffered from asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, a cancer of the tissue that covers the majority of the internal organs (mesothelium). Continue reading

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Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Investigated over “Roll-away” Reports

43 Complaints Submitted for Dodge Ram 1500 Pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs

After receiving 43 reports of vehicles allegedly rolling-away in the parked position, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching an investigation. The probe involves 1 million Dodge Ram pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs. The federal government says the unexpected roll-aways have resulted in 25 accidents, injuring nine people. The probe involves Ram 1500 pickups (2013-2016) and Dodge Durango SUVs (2014-2016) that use an electronic transmission with a rotary control to select gear position.

Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury law firm with decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective products, including recalled automobiles. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a Fiat Chrysler roll-away lawsuit. Continue reading

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Another DePuy Pinnacle MoM Lawsuit Filed

Pinnacle Metallosis Lawsuits Added To Texas MDL

A new lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopedics and Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly failed Pinnacle Acetabular Cup system. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip device consists of all metal parts, including a metal femoral head, a metal femoral stem, a metal cup, and a metal liner. The lawsuit was filed within multidistrict litigation (MDL) No. 3:11-MD-2244-K in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.

The Arizona woman alleges to have undergone a left hip replacement procedure in which a Pinnacle metal-on-metal device was implanted in place of her left hip. The surgery took place in mid-January 2007. She alleges that, “after the replacement surgery, friction and wear between the metal on metal parts caused large amounts of toxic cobalt-chromium metal ions and particles to be released into” her “blood and tissue and bone surrounding the implant,” according to the complaint. The woman’s physician recommended that the Pinnacle Acetabular Cup system be removed believing the device to be the cause of her “hip pain, disability, elevated metal levels” and other symptoms. She allegedly suffered significant pain in her left thigh and groin, as well as functional difficulties after she was implanted with the Pinnacle System. She is scheduled hip revision surgery for the end of January 2017. Continue reading

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FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Threat with St. Jude Pacemakers, ICDs

St. Jude Medical ICDs with Merlin@home Transmitter Can be Hacked, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) are warning that St. Jude Medical heart devices using Merlin@home wireless transmitters are susceptible to cybersecurity threats. The FDA addressed the issue in a Jan. 9, 2017 Safety Communication. The devices in question are implantable cardiac devices (ICDs), such as pacemakers, defibrillators and resynchronization devices.

Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury law firm with decades of experience representing clients in medical device litigation. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a St. Jude Medical ICD lawsuit. Continue reading

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Serious Brain Side Effects of Dilantin

Epilepsy patients who take the drug Dilantin to control seizures could experience a variety of side effects, including atrophy of the cerebellum, an area of the brain important to the control of movement and coordination.

Posture, balance, coordination and speech can all be affected. Someone experiencing cerebellar atrophy might have a swaying or stumbling walk, even appearing to be drunk. Continue reading

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Feds Probe Reports of Unexpected “Roll-aways” with Dodge Vehicles

NHTSA Investigates Reports of Allegedly Parked Vehicles Rolling Away

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 1 million Dodge Ram pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs following reports of vehicles unexpectedly rolling away after being placed in the parked position. The “preliminary evaluation” will focus on Ram 1500 pickups (2013-2016) and Dodge Durango SUVs (2014-2016) that use an electronic transmission with a rotary control to select gear position. NHTSA is aware of 43 reports of roll-aways, leading to 25 accidents and nine injuries.

Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury law firm with decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective products, including recalled automobiles. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a Dodge roll-away lawsuit. Continue reading

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Johnny Rockets Lawsuit Results in $37 Million Settlement

In August 2013, a woman initiated a class action lawsuit against Johnny Rockets restaurant for unlawfully printing the last four digits of her credit card, the expiration date, her name and brand of card, on her receipt, thereby revealing too much of the customer’s personal information. This was a violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).
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