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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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China Trying to Fix Food Safety Issues Again

Amid the ongoing, massive, and global melamine tainting scandal decimating China’s dairy industry, its health minister is urging officials to correct the food safety system now that the deluge of Chinese children hospitalized for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">melamine poisoning has eased somewhat. … Continue reading

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E. coli Linked to Another Restaurant

The Johnathan’s Family Restaurant in Burlington, Ontario is the source of two confirmed cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli.  Three other possible cases have been reported in the Canada’s Halton Region.  The links to Johnathan’s were confirmed after it was found … Continue reading

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C. diff Epidemic Will Get Worse

A panel of experts is saying that this country’s epidemic of the potentially dangerous superbug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/clostridium_difficile">Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, will probably worsen before any improvement is seen. Cases of the C. diff diarrhea bug have now been seen … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Diprivan for Seizures Linked to Cardiac Arrest, Deaths

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Diprivan, a drug given to stop prolonged epileptic seizures, may put patients at a higher risk of cardiac arrest and deaths, a new study says. Diprivan, known generically as propofol, is commonly given in lower doses as a sedative … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Salmonella in Syracuse Restaurant

Plainville’s Natures Fair Restaurant in Cicero, New York is closed until next Friday following a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">salmonella outbreak in which 20 people, including an employee, fell ill.  The outbreak began in mid-August and has continued through October 19.  Some of … Continue reading

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Recalled Toys Often Make A Comeback

Last year saw a spate of toy recalls—more than 20 million—over a wide variety of issues, including toxic lead paint and magnets, that proved deadly when swallowed.  One of the most deadly recalls involved the Auqa Dots toy, which were … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Legal News, Press Releases |

Sony Recalls 100,000 Lithium-Ion Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

Sony is recalling more < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">lithium-ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell laptop computers because  they pose a fire hazard.  According to the company, the batteries can overheat and cause a fire. The Sony recall includes 35,000 lithium-ion batteries … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Simplicity Bassinet Recall Sparks Lawsuit

The distributor of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalled Simplicity bassinets has been named a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Attorney General.  The lawsuit alleges that SFCA Inc, which acquired Simplicity Inc. last year, ignored a nationwide recall of Simplicity bassinets … Continue reading

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Avandia Liver Failure Reports Prompt Call for Ban

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia has been linked to more than a dozen cases of liver failure, most of which proved fatal.   Reports of liver failure and deaths linked to Avandia have prompted the consumer group Public Citizen to file a petition with … Continue reading

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ATV Accidents Continue to Rise

Consumer groups are saying that the hazards from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/yamaha_rhino_rollover">all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) continue to increase and that, for the eighth year in a row, serious injuries caused by ATVs are on the rise. Children under age 16 continuing to suffer … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Legal News |

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