Monthly Archives: October 2009

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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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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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