Monthly Archives: September 2009

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Life Insurance Company of North America Settles Charges it Mishandled Disability Claims

Prague Duet movie download Life Insurance Company of North America has reached an agreement with the California Department of Insurance to settle charges of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/disability_claim_denial">disability claims handling violations. Under the terms of the settlement, Life Insurance Company of North … Continue reading

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Lamplight Farms Recalls Fuel Containers

Lamplight Farms Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is recalling about 720,000 of its Flame Guards on Clear-Vu® Torch Fuel Containers due to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The flame guards on the recalled … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

EPA To Reform Toxic Chemical Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced its plans to review six controversial < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic chemicals, Environmental Health News is reporting. President Obama’s top environmental official—EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson—announced a plan to change how the United States regulates toxic chemicals … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Swine Flu Vaccine Worries Some

Some patient advocates are concerned that the new swine flu vaccine may not be safe for everyone. The worry that the vaccine has not been subjected to enough testing, and fear that there could be a repeat of the public … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Delays Cervarix Decision, Glaxo Says British Death Not Behind Delay

U.S. regulators have postponed an approval decision on GlaxoSmithKline’s cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix. The Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) delay of the Cervarix decision came a day after news broke that a British girl had died only hours after receiving … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Hep C Scrub Tech Sentenced to 20 Years

Kristen Diane Parker, 26, the scrub tech who is infected with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hepatitis">hepatitis C and who agreed, earlier this week to a plea agreement on charges stemming from her alleged theft of fentanyl syringes has been sentenced to 20 years … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Class Of Diabetes Drugs That Includes Avandia Linked To Fracture Risk

The risk of bone fracture in individuals taking thiazolidinediones has again been suggested in another recent study. Science Daily just reported that research published this week in PLoS Medicine discussed the risk between the type 2 diabetes drugs and bone … Continue reading

Posted in Avandia, Pharmaceuticals |

Toyota Set to Issue Massive Recall Over Deadly Floor Mats

Toyota is poised to recall 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles because of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/defective_vehicle_parts">defective floor mats. According to the Detroit Free Press, the recall will be the automaker’s largest ever U.S. safety recall. Earlier this month, we reported that … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

Chinese-Made Tires Often Dangerous

We have long been covering the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">consumer products, foods, and medications imported to the United Sates from China that have made news for toxins, high lead levels, bogus ingredients, and general defectiveness. Now, MSNBC has reported that … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Food Products, Motor Vehicles |

Madoff Trustee to Sue Sons, Other Relatives

It seems everyone has been awaiting word on when the court-appointed trustee—Irving Picard—in the historic Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme would go after other members of Bernard’s family. Duped investors, investigators, and virtually anyone who has read about the massive financial … Continue reading

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