Monthly Archives: December 2007

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Drug Side Effects Kill Thousands Every Year

Medication reactions and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug side effects are killing thousands.  In Great Britain, nearly 3,000 patients died in the past three years due to adverse reactions to drugs they thought would make them better, new figures reveal.  The patients suffered … Continue reading

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Louisiana Oyster Warning Issued After Norovirus Outbreak

Some Louisiana oysters could cause < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers against eating oysters harvested from a part of West Karako Bay in Louisiana for possible contamination of the norovirus, also called Norwalk.  The FDA … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Are CT Scans Causing Higher Cancer Rates?

CT Scans could be putting Americans at a slightly higher risk of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">cancer, a recently-released study says.  According to researchers at the Columbia University Center for Radiological Research, the 62 million CT Scans American’s receive every year could be … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Despite Stand ‘n Seal Recall, Chemical Responsible for Lung Injuries Still Present in Waterproofing Sprays

A chemical used in the recently recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/stand_n_seal">Stand ‘n Seal grout sealer is still putting consumers in danger. A variety of products have been  linked to respiratory problems resulting from sprays with a water-repelling ingredient that contains a Teflon-like … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Chantix Marketing Campaign Ignores Reports of Suicide, Other Psychiatric Side Effects.

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix, an anti-smoking medication, continues to be touted as a  “wonder drug” by its maker, Pfizer, Inc., despite the fact that it has been linked to 63 deaths and thousands of reports of psychiatric symptoms in the Unites States … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Patients on Aspirin Therapy More Likely to Die, Study Says

Prostate Cancer, hormone treatments and aspirin therapy could be a deadly combination.   According to research published in the December 27th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, men undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer—and who take baby aspirin to … Continue reading

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CSI Fingerprint Examination Toy Finally Recalled for Asbestos Contamination

The asbestos-tainted CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit—is finally asking stores to pull its product from their shelves over asbestos fears.  Planet Toys, the maker of the toxic CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit, is only recalling the dangerous toy now, despite the fact … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Stolen E. Coli Contaminated Ground Beef Prompts USDA Warning

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli tainted beef that was recently stolen could become a public health threat.  U.S. regulators have issued a public health alert for about 14,800 pounds—671 kilos—of missing ground beef products that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Tot Tower Block Recall Issued Due to Choking Hazard

Government regulators and eeBoo Corporation issued a voluntary recall for the toy maker’s Tot Tower blocks on Thursday, saying a plastic covering poses a choking hazard to children. New York-based eeBoo has received two reports of young children mouthing the … Continue reading

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Listeria in Whittier Farms Milk Kills Two in Massachusetts, Sickens Two Others

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria tainted milk produced by Central Massachusetts’ Whittier Farms is the likely source of a listeriosis outbreak in that state, killing two elderly men and sickening two others.   Whittier has halted production and alerted its customers.  Listeriosis is a … Continue reading

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