Daily Archives: August 15, 2008

Featured Stories
FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

Read More

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

Read More

Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

Read More

System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

Read More

FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

Read More

Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

Read More

Suit Over Phenytoin Names 10 Defendants in Woman’s Death

According to court papers, Agnes Davis was prescribed phenytoin and then suffered a severe adverse reaction- < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/stevens_johnson_syndrome">Stevens-Johnson Syndrome – that allegedly led to her death.  Phenytoin is a generic version of Dilantin.  The lawsuit, filed by Willie Davis Jr. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Testing Errors Rampant at Family Medical Clinics

Researchers working on a study of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">testing errors reported by family physician offices in the United States found that problems exist throughout the entire testing process.  Worse, these errors impact minority patients more than nonminority patients.  The report appears … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

It’s Official, Nebraska Beef Has Trouble Controlling E. coli

According to a recently released Associated Press report, federal investigators have just determined that Nebraska Beef Limited’s practices could not effectively control < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli bacteria on June 24.  Because of this Nebraska Beef’s latest recall has been expanded. A … Continue reading

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

Wachovia Reaches Auction Rate Securities Settlement

Wachovia Corp., one of the biggest banks to be caught up in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities mess, has agreed to buy back billions of dollars worth of illiquid investment vehicles, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today.  Wachovia … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Amerigroup Settles Medicaid Fraud Charges, Whistleblower Awarded $56.3 Million

Amerigroup will pay $225 million to settle charges of Medicaid fraud, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. A former Amerigroup employee, Cleveland Tyson, who filed the original lawsuit against the company, will receive $56.3 million of the settlement under … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Legal News |

Bush Signs Consumer Product Safety Bill Into Law

Yesterday, President George W. Bush signed a much-anticipated consumer < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">product safety bill—H.R. 4040 as approved by Congress last month—into law.  The legislation reauthorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for fiscal years 2010-2014 as well as expands its authority.  … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News |

BMW Recalls 150,000 Vehicles for Airbag Problem

BMW—the world’s largest premium car maker—is recalling approximately 150,000 of its vehicles in North America, it said this week.  The recall has been put in place to correct a possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/airbag_injuries">airbag defect.  Apparently, the defect may prevent the front … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

Another HRT Drug Linked to Stroke Risk

Tibolone, a hormone replacement drug sold under the brand name Livial, has been linked to  a higher risk of stroke in older women.  The drug is sold in 90 countries, but was deemed “non-approvable” by the US Food & Drug … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Tanker Lookout Testifies at Mississippi River Oil Spill Hearing

The lookout of the tanker Tintomara gave his version of events leading up to last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill during a hearing in New Orleans yesterday. Gilberto Guevarra’s account backed up that given by the Tintomara’s captain on … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

NexStent Carotid Artery Stents Recalled by Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific said yesterday that it has recalled its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Boston_Scientific_NexStent">NexStent products because of a defective stent delivery system.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed the NexStent recall a Class I recall.  Such recalls are for dangerous or … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

© 2005-2018 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.