Monthly Archives: February 2009

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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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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two-Leading-Cancer-Groups-Issue-Call-for-Regulation-of-E-cigarettes-and-Research-on-Health-Risks

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Salsa Bicycle Handlebar Systems Recalled

Salsa Bicycles is recalling about 8,600 of its Handlebar Stems Used on Salsa Bicycles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Salsa Bicycles Handlebar Systems were made in Taiwan and distriubred by Salsa Bicycles, a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

TVA Fly Ash Pond Given Clean Bill of Health Two Months Before Spill

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston’s Fossil Plant fly ash spill that dumped 5.4 million cubic yards of sludge into East Tennessee and its Emory River was seemed structurally sound only two months before the catastrophic accident that has decimated … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

E. coli Outbreak Won’t Close Illinois Day Care Center

Despite an outbreak of 22 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli illnesses there, a KinderCare Learning Center is not being forced to close its Lemont, Illinois  location, reports Chicago Breaking News. The Cook County Health Department made the decision not close the contaminated … Continue reading

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

Exotic Fish Poisoning Sickens 50,000+ Every Year

Ciguatera fish poisoning—ciguatera—although not very well known, is a dangerous type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning that affects at least 50,000 people every year.  According to MSNBC, the true number of illness could be at least 100 times higher. The exotic … Continue reading

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Risks of BPA in Medical Devices to Be Investigated

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has launched two studies to determine if bisphenol-A (BPA) in some < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical devices is exposing patients to health risks.  According to the Website medpagetoday.com, the two medical device studies will focus on whether … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

FDA Says Ranbaxy Falsified Data

A facility operated by Ranbaxy Laboratories, the much maligned generic drug maker, has been accused of faking data and test results in approved and pending drug applications.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has halted the review of drug applications … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Seroquel Diabetes Risks Hidden, Documents Show

Recently unsealed documents indicate that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/seroquel">Seroquel maker AstraZeneca many have attempted to hide the antipsychotic drug’s diabetes risks. The documents – which include company emails and voicemails – add weight to claims that AstraZeneca hid Seroquel’s serious side effects … Continue reading

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Reglan, Similar Heart Burn Drugs to Have Black Box For Movement Disorder

Heart burn drugs that contain metoclopramide, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Reglan">Reglan Tablets, Reglan Oral Disintegrating Tablets, Metoclopramide Oral Solution and Reglan Injection, will now be labeled with a Black Box that warns of their link to a movement disorder.  According to the … Continue reading

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Device Makers Say They Favor Comparisons

Comparative Effectiveness, a component of the just-passed economic stimulus plan, is allegedly receiving favor by some top executives in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical device industry.  Not everyone agrees.  Dow Jones reported that the industry supports the comparison only as long as … Continue reading

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FINRA Being Inundated with Securities Fraud Claims

Thanks to the likes of Bernard Madoff, Arthur Nadel and other financial scammers, a record number of people have been victims of securities fraud in the past year.  Many of these wronged investors have looked to the Financial Industry Regulatory … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

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