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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Urgent Recall: All Lots of Viapro 375 mg Capsules

In the second such recall we are reporting on this week, EG Labs, LLC, announced today that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of Viapro, a supplement sold in 375mg capsules. EG Labs initiated the recall … Continue reading

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E. coli Outbreak Sickens 13 Boy Scouts

Health officials confirmed that 13 boys have fallen ill with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli bacterial infections while at a Scout camp in Goshen, Virgina last week.  Two have been hospitalized and officials are concerned that more may become ill with the … Continue reading

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

House and Senate Approve Tough Product Safety Law

We have been reporting on legislation to increase government regulation of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">consumer products, including toys, and bans on some toxic chemicals, such as lead.  And, while there have been concerns that President Bush may lean toward a veto, earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Agriculture Commissioner Condemns FDA’s Handling of Salmonella Outbreak

Florida’s agriculture commissioner, Charles Bronson, sharply criticized the way in which the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handled the recent and widespread < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak that sickened over 1,300 and cost American tomato growers over $300 million.  At a … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Doctor Who Released Cancer Advisory Plans Large Cell Phone Study

Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers, very recently made headlines by issuing a staff advisory on the potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">cancer risks of cell phone use.  Now Herberman is looking to create … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone, Legal News |

Desmopressin Nasal Spray Linked to Seizures in Australia

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Desmopressin_seizures">Desmopressin intranasal spray has been linked to seizures in at least a dozen Australian patients, seven of which were children.  Desmopressin nasal spray is often used to treat bedwetting in children. Desmopressin is a hormone taken through the nose, … Continue reading

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Salvage of Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge to Start Tomorrow

Crews will begin the process to remove the sunken barge from the Mississippi River that was responsible for the worst New Orleans < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">oil spill in a decade.  It will likely take days to remove remaining oil from the barge … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Vytorin – Cancer Link Draws Congressional Scrutiny

Lawmakers on a congressional committee want to see the results of a new study that indicated patients taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vytorin">Vytorin might be at a higher risk of cancer.  That study, known as SEAS, was given to the Food & Drug … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Lawnmower Horsepower Fraud

A class action lawsuit was recently filed in New Jersey charging that manufacturers of lawnmowers have purposely misstated horsepower valuations on their products in order to justify higher prices.   The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Lawnmower_Horsepower_Fraud">lawnmower horsepower fraud class action lawsuit alleges that the … Continue reading

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Tysabri Linked to More Cases of PML

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri has been implicated in two more cases of a deadly brain infection, raising new concerns about the safety of the multiple sclerosis drug. Tysabri was taken off the market once already after three patients developed the brain infection, … Continue reading

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