Monthly Archives: December 2007

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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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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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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

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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

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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

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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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