Monthly Archives: October 2009

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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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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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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Some Madoff Victims’ Claims Paid

To date, more than $534 million has been paid out 1,368 victims of the massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bernard_Madoff_Investment_fraud">Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme that has been making headlines for about one year. Boston.com said the monies were paid out of a national fund. … Continue reading

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Sheetz Stores Settle Tomato Salmonella Lawsuit

A case filed by Sheetz Inc. over how one of its suppliers owed money for providing Sheetz with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella tainted tomatoes from July 2004, has reached a settlement, said the Altoona Mirror. It was expected that the jury would … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Salmonella found at Missouri Peanut Butter Plant

Another link between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella and peanut butter is making headlines. Food Safety News reports that the East Wind Community Inc., a 36-year-old commune located in the Missouri Ozarks, has an issue with Salmonella in its nut butter manufacturing facility. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Halloween Face Paints Made With Toxins

Some face paints have been found to contain < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/lead_paint_poisoning">lead, the Environmental News Service (ENS) just announced, citing the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. A problem given that Halloween is tomorrow. ENS described lead as a neurotoxin that can cause problems … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Southwest Airlines Faces Suit Over Toxic Airplane Air

Southwest Airlines has been hit with a personal injury lawsuit over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Toxic_Plane_Air">toxic airplane air. According to Courthouse News Service, the federal complaint was filed by two twin sisters who claim they and other passengers choked on toxic “super-heated” fumes … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Stryker Biotech, Execs Indicted for Alleged Illegal Promotion of Bone Growth Product

Stryker Biotech LLC has been indicted on federal charges of illegally marketing bone growth products called the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">OP-1 Implant and OP-1 Putty. According to a press release issued by the Acting U.S. Attorney in Boston, Mass., the company’s former … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Blair Faces Lawsuit Over Flammable Chenille Bathrobes

The family of an elderly woman who died after the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">chenille bathrobe she was wearing caught fire has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blair LLC. As we reported earlier this week, Blair has issued two recalls for the … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Slow Pace of Chinese Drywall Probe Frustrates Senator

U.S Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, expressed frustration yesterday that preliminary results from Chinese drywall testing have failed to answer some pressing questions. According to The Miami Herald, Sen. Nelson was angered not only by the lack of answers, but by … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese Drywall, Defective Products, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Target Recalls Halloween Flashlights

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Halloween-themed flashlights sold at Target stores are being recalled today because they pose a burn hazard. About 610,000 Halloween flashlights are included in this recall. This recall involves two types of Halloween-themed flashlights: the mini flashlights and flashlights sold … Continue reading

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Sony Recalls AC Adapters

About 69,000 VAIO Computer AC Adapters have been recalled over an < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">electrical shock hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Sony Electronics Inc. is located in San Diego, California. The insulation inside the recalled VAIO Computer … Continue reading

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