Daily Archives: August 4, 2008

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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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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