Daily Archives: August 11, 2008

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Whole Foods Beef Recall

The recent Whole Foods Market ground beef recall, of beef sold between June 2 and August 6, has been linked to Nebraska Beef of Omaha, one of the nation;s largest meatpackers.  Whole Foods has said it did not know that … Continue reading

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

Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) warns that an additive in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">black henna ink used to apply the popular, and temporary, tattoos has been found to put its wearers at risk for a number of skin maladies including allergic … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Baltimore Medicine Shoppes Sold Expired, Possibly Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers who filled prescriptions at The Medicine Shoppe pharmacies located at 8035A Liberty Road and 5900 Reisterstown Road, both located in Baltimore, Maryland.  The FDA is reporting that … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

BPA Ban Under Consideration in California

The Associated Press is reporting that in response to consumer concerns, California may be the first to implement statewide restrictions on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Bisphenol A—BPA—an estrogen mimicking chemical that has been hotly debated in recent months over its presence in plastic … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Salmonella Now in Pet Food, Recall Issued

In the midst of a rash of nationwide Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria outbreaks in human foods, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella has now turned up in pet food.  Mars Petcare US has recalled 100 of its 20-pound bags of PEDIGREE Complete Nutrition … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Fatal New York Crane Collapses Result in Tougher Law

The Governor of New York has signed a new law that increases both criminal and civil penalties for inspectors of construction cranes who falsify their reports.  The new law also sets stiffer punishments for anyone who tries to bribe crane … Continue reading

Posted in Construction Accidents, Legal News |

New York AG Targets More Banks in Auction Rate Securities Probe

Less than a week after announcing settlements with UBS and Citigroup over the way the investment banks handled their < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities business, the New York Attorney General’s office is pressing three more banks to enter into similar settlements. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Chantix Out at One U.S. Military Base

In the US, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix has been linked to at least 40 suicides and 400 attempted suicides. In November 2007, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an “Early Communication” that stated its preliminary assessment revealed many of the cases … Continue reading

Posted in Chantix, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge Finally Hauled Away

The barge responsible for last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi river oil spill has finally been removed from the water.  With the barge finally gone, attention will likely shift to the Coast Guard’s investigation into the July 23 spill.   A hearing into … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Deadly Bus Crashes in Texas, Mississippi Renew Calls for Seat Belts

Two fatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crashes in the past week – one in Texas and another in Mississippi – have many asking if seat belts could have prevented at least some deaths.  In both cases, the buses rolled over,  and witnesses … Continue reading

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