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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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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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Feds Rescind Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Report

After more than a decade, a report that minimized the cancer threat of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been discredited by the federal government. According to the Associated Press, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Play Sets Recalled for Violation of Lead Paint Standard

About 50 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">“Dinosaur Era 2 Hunting Dinosaur” The Business buy play sets imported by DND Imports of Los Angeles, California, are being recalled for violation of the lead paint standard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. The … Continue reading

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Libimax Recalled by Nature &amp;amp;amp; Health for Undeclared Ingredients

Nature & Health Company has issued a voluntary, nationwide recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Libimax Enemy at the Gates release product, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Libimax is marketed as a dietary supplement but was found to contain … Continue reading

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NTSB Hearing on Bus Safety Sparks Calls for Regulation

The commercial bus industry is under fire following several < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">accidents The Boxer release in recent years that have left many dead and scores injured. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has criticized Department of Transportation regulators for negligence, unanimously … Continue reading

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New Black Box Warning for Botox, Similar Drugs

More than a year after beginning a safety review, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that labels on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/botox">Botox Mr. Bean’s Holiday ipod and similar products will bear its strictest safety warning. The agency said today that … Continue reading

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Salmonella Pudding Caused Illnesses at New Hampshire Camp

We recently reported that dozens of middle school children fell ill with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella poisoning. The unusually high incidence of absences prompted a Department of Health and Human Services investigation (HHS), said The Eagle Tribune, which is now reporting that … Continue reading

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Madoff Ponzi Scheme Prompts Call to Regulate Financial Planners

In the wake of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme debacle, a group of financial planning organizations is calling for stricter oversight of money managers. The coalition, made up of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the Financial Planning Association … Continue reading

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Feds to Probe Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer SUV Transmission Dangers

Federal regulators have opened a probe into possibly < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/defective_vehicle_parts">faulty transmissions on Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineer SUVs. According to The Atlanta Constitution-Journal, some owners of these Ford SUVs have complained that they can unexpectedly slip out of park. Consumers … Continue reading

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Senator Calls for Chinese Drywall Hearing

A key U.S. Senator is calling for a hearing on the Chinese drywall Pokémon: The Movie 2000 ipod Sands of Iwo Jima movie download problem that has been plaguing homeowners in Florida and many other states. According to the New … Continue reading

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Bill Would Require FDA to Regulate Baby Products

Last month we wrote about the possibility that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">carcinogens had made their way into a variety of baby products. Following the study that broke that news, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is taking steps to protect the nation’s children, said … Continue reading

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