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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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Hospitals in 23 States No Longer Charging for Medical Mistakes Known as “Never Events”

Hospitals in 23 states say they will no longer bill patients for very serious < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">medical mistakes such as operating on the wrong body part or wrong person, or giving a patient the wrong blood.  The list of such medical … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Ranbaxy Drugs Despite Allegations of Conspiracy and Fraud

Despite the fact that generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories, Ltd. is in the  midst of a scandal and a US investigation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went ahead and approved 18 of its drugs.  Ranbaxy is accused of conspiracy, … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Amid Recalls and Illness, the USDA Says Food Safety is in Good Shape

Despite an overwhelming rash of food recalls and reports of sometimes < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">fatal food borne illnesses such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeriosis, and Botulism this year, the head of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)—Ed Schafer—is saying that food safety … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Preventable Surgical Errors Cost US Employers About $1.5 Billion Annually

In a recent analysis conducted by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American employers pay out $1.47 billion annually for costs related to potentially preventable < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">errors  in surgical patients. AHRQ Drs. William E. Encinosa and Fred … Continue reading

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Another Children’s Product Recalled Over Excessive Lead Levels

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective children’s product that was manufactured in China has been recalled because of excessive lead level.  In cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Chelsea & Scott Limited of Lake Bluff, Illinois are recalling about 600 Sun … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Product Recalls |

Report Says Auction Rate Securities Concerns Raised in 2005

A prominent accounting firm raised questions about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities in 2005, years before the market went bust.  According to a report on thestreet.com, in May of that year, PricewaterhouseCoopers  issued an opinion that said  auction rate securities should … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Lawsuit Alleges Medical Device Makers Paid Illegal Kickbacks to Doctors

A Pennsylvania medical supply company is suing six joint implant manufacturers over alleged illegal kickbacks to doctors.  The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on Monday, alleges that the defendants blocked Intermedics-McCullough out of the market despite selling  … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

Legal Loophole Cited in Texas Bus Accident Probe

Last week’s fatal Texas < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crash has prompted federal authorities to temporarily cease all approvals for new bus companies. That’s because a loophole in federal regulations allowed banned bus companies to re-open under new names. Friday’s crash claimed the … Continue reading

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Postponed Mississippi River Oil Spill Hearing Scheduled to Begin Again Today

Yesterday’s hearing into the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill was postponed shortly after it began. The Coast Guard stopped the proceeding after lawyers for DRD Towing, the owner of a tugboat involved in the incident, asked for more time to … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

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