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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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 ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Study: Over 10 Percent Of Older Americans Suffer Abuse

A new University of Chicago study—the first such comprehensive review of elder mistreatment in the United States—has found that approximately 13 percent of elderly Americans are subject to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">abuse.  Worse, such elders are most commonly abused by a person … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Nursing Home Abuse |

California Fines Hospitals for Substandard Care

According to recent Associated Press reports, the state of California has fined four hospitals for problems that led to a total of five patient deaths.  Fourteen other hospitals were also fined for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">patient care violations.  A fine of $25,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Fidelity Should Buy Back Auction Rate Securities, Massachusetts Officials Says

Fidelity Investments is being urged to buy back < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities it sold to some of its clients.  In a strongly worded letter, Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin, said he hoped the Boston-based brokerage would follow the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Kroger Asks Its Customers to Check for Recalled Ground Beef

Kroger Grocery has asked its Indiana and Illinois customers to check for ground beef that might have been recently purchased from its stores.  Kroger is particularly concerned with products with “sell by” dates of August 1 through August 16 because … Continue reading

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

No Defective Drug Lawsuit Preemption, NEJM Editors Say

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has urged the Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit shield that the pharmaceutical industry is seeking. In an Amicus Brief filed in the Supreme Court case Wyeth vs. Levin, the editors of the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Connecticut AG Lashes at CPSC for Flawed Artificial Turf Study

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to immediately remove and revise a report posted on its Website that may be “dangerously and deceptively” misleading consumers into believing artificial turf has been proven … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Apple Blames iPod Nano Fires on Lithium Batteries

Japanese officials are investigating two more reported < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">iPod Nano fires in that country.  Apple, the maker of iPods, blamed the fires on defective batteries from a single supplier. According to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the iPod … Continue reading

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Toy Helicopter Batteries Recalled for Fire Hazards

Hobbico Inc. of Champaign, Illinois is recalling batteries used in 11,000 radio-controlled helicopter kits due to fire hazard.  The helicopter’s rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials. This poses a fire hazard to consumers … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Merck’s Gardasil Push Ignored Important Questions

In the past two years, Merck & Co. has been spending big to market its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil vaccine, and the effort has been paying off.  Catchy television commercials urging parents to make sure their daughter is “one less” victim of … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

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