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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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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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

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