Monthly Archives: July 2009

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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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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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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Frigidaire Recalls Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

Frigidaire, of Cleveland, Ohio just issued a recall for about 35,000 Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® clothes washers the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recall was initiated because an internal defect in the washer’s drain … Continue reading

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Domestications Recalls Bed Steps Due to Fall Hazard

Domestications, of Weehawken, New Jersey just issued a recall for about 780 of its Domestications Bed Steps, which were manufactured in China and imported by Hanover Direct Inc., of Weehawken, New Jersey, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. … Continue reading

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Sherwin-Williams Recalls Purdy Scrapers

About 76,000 Purdy 2 ½” 4-Edge Scrapers have been recalled by the Sherwin-Williams Co., of Cleveland, Ohio. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the recalled scrapers pose a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">laceration hazard to consumers. The recalled scraper is a 2 … Continue reading

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Salmonella Sickens Over 20 in Tennessee

Over 20 people have been sickened by the dangerous, sometimes fatal, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella pathogen after eating food at or from a Tennessee barbeque restaurant that is operated by state Senator Reginald Tate (Democrat-Memphis), reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Preliminary tests … Continue reading

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One Day After Rejection, Food Safety Bill Passes

Just one day after the U.S. House shot down a bill meant to toughen the federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food safety system, the legislation passed the House under a rule that only required a minority vote. The originally proposed food safety bill … Continue reading

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800+ Chinese Drywall Complaints Made to CPSC

Chinese drywall complaints to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have now surpassed 800. According to an update on the CPSC’s website, Chinese drywall problems have cropped up in at least 23 states. For months now, we have reported on … Continue reading

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Texas Chemical Plant Fire Prompts Evacuations

A fire at the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/El-Dorado-Chemical-Fire">El Dorado Chemical plant in Bryan, Texas, while under control, continued to smolder today. At least 1,000 people are still evacuated because of the risk that ammonium nitrate at the plant could spark an explosion. … Continue reading

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VA Victims to File Disability Claims

We recently wrote that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was roundly criticized at a hearing before a House VA committee for not increasing safeguards and improving procedures at VA health facilities after < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">shoddy colonoscopies and endoscopies were potentially … Continue reading

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Abbott Issues Class I Recall of Powersail Coronary Dilatation Catheters

A Class I recall has been issued for four lots of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Powersail Coronary Dilatation Catheters made by Abbott Vascular. A Class I recall is the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) most serious type of recall, and is issued when … Continue reading

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Little Tikes Swing Sets Recalled

Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Sets are being recalled today because they did not come with assembly directions for the swing seat harness. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 1,950 Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Sets are included in … Continue reading

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