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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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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.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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 ...

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Canadian Listeria Death Toll Rises to 12; Many More Feared

In Canada, the death toll from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">listeriosis has risen to 12 and there are also another 26 confirmed cases of food poisoning linked to deli meats produced at a plant owned by Maple Leaf Foods Inc.  Officials are saying … Continue reading

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Cochlear Implant Lawsuit Not Preempted, Judge Says

A lawsuit against the makers of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cochlear_Implants">cochlear implant can go forward, a federal judge in Texas has ruled, because a Supreme Court decision  that gave medical device makers protection from product liability lawsuits does not apply to this … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

Stanford Next to Limit Drug Maker Financing of Education

Over growing concern about the influence < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug makers have on medical education, Stanford University is expected to announce it will severely restrict industry financing of doctors’ continuing education at its medical school.  Drug makers have long been funding those … Continue reading

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Food Allergy Warnings Confuse Consumers

Federal regulators are planning to revise rules governing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food allergy warnings. Critics say that at the moment, the warnings are voluntary and vague, making it difficult for thousands of people dealing with food allergies to ascertain if a product … Continue reading

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More Salmon Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration has just announced that Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. of Fairbanks, Alaska is recalling some of its Santa’s Smokehouse brand smoked keta salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria … Continue reading

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Despite Risks, Elderly Still Treated with Antipsychotic Drugs

The use of both conventional and atypical antipsychotics to treat dementia in older patients has been linked to an increased the risk of stroke and death.  Despite such dangers, a recent Canadian study has found that atypical antipsychotic drugs are … Continue reading

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Death Reported, as Suspected E. coli Outbreak in Oklahoma Grows

Officials have finally released the name of a man who died from suspected < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli poisoning this past weekend: 26-year-old Chad Ingle. Ingle was one of dozens who fell ill with some type of food borne illness in Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Dangerous Buses Still on the Road Thanks to Poor Oversight

Following a fatal Texas < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crash earlier this month, federal authorities have been cracking down on bus companies with spotty safety records. But according to a report in The Houston Chronicle, revoking a rogue bus company’s license to operate … Continue reading

Posted in Bus Accident, Legal News |

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