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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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Ethicon Sued over Physiomesh Hernia Mesh, Withdrawn from Market

Physiomesh Withdrawn Due to High Rate of Recurrence, Revision

Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is being sued over its Physiomesh Composite Mesh used for hernia repairs. The company withdrew the product from the market in May 2016 due to a high rate of recurrence and reoperation. Plaintiffs allege that the recalled mesh caused complications and that Ethicon failed to warn about the risks.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in medical device litigation. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit. Continue reading

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