Daily Archives: August 4, 2008

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Colorado Man Suing Wal-Mart for Pepper Poisoning

According to a recent Washington Post article, Colorado man Brian Grubb, is suing Wal-Mart and an unnamed supplier because of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella poisoning he suffered after consuming jalapeño peppers bought from Wal-Mart that were tainted with the same strain of … Continue reading

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ATV Coalition Applauds CPSC Improvement Act

Part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (H.R. 4040) that we have been reporting on and that was passed by the House of Representatives July 30, includes an < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/yamaha_rhino_rollover">ATV safety provision that creates a mandatory safety … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News |

Levitronix Recalls CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System

Levitronix has issued a Class I recall for its CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System and Primary & Backup Consoles. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">defective medical device was distributed from the manufacturer in Switzerland to distributors world-wide including the United States. The company … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

Merck’s Manufacturing Problems at Gardasil Factory May be Easing, but There Are Still Problems

Not too long ago, Merck received a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter citing good manufacturing practice violations at its vaccine operations in West Point, Pennsylvania following an inspection that cited 49 Form 483 observations.  Among the products made … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

The Pill Raises Cervical Cancer Risk

A recent study states that women who use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">birth control pills have an increased risk of developing cervical cancer.  Although the risk does fall once the pill is stopped—the risk returns to that of “never-users” within ten years of … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Maker of Defective Digitek Recalls All Generic Drugs Made at New Jersey Factory

Actavis Totowa, the maker of defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/digitek_recall">Digitek download Alamo, The tablets, has announced a recall of all generic drugs manufactured at its plant in Little Falls, New Jersey. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) notice, the recall … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Scout E. coli Update: Numbers of Ill Rising and Camp Closed

Although official reports vary, the recent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli outbreak at the Boy Scout camp in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, has sickened somewhere between 15 and 18 people with at least 15 boy and cub scouts and one adult confirmed … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge Ignored Warnings Moments Before Collision

The pilot of the barge involved in last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill had received repeated warnings to get out of the way moments before it collided with another vessel.  According to radio transmissions released by the Coast Guard, … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

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