Monthly Archives: November 2009

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

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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Salmonella, Campylobacter Found In 2/3rds Of Chicken

Consumer Reports is reporting that a new test of fresh, whole broiler chickens revealed most contained either < "">Salmonella and/or Campylobacter, dangerous and sometimes deadly food borne pathogens. The poultry was purchased in 22 states and two-thirds tested positive for … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Food Poisoning Can Lead To Paralysis, Other Long Term Health Problems

We’ve been following the issue of < "">food poisoning and related illnesses—often long-term—associated with contamination with these toxins. Now, the LATimes is citing two new reports on this growing problem that were released by the Center for Foodborne Illness Research … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning |

MRGO Katrina Flooding Decision Could Benefit Thousands

Some Hurricane Katrina flooding victims in Louisiana could be eligible for compensation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, thanks to a recent decision by a federal judge in New Orleans. On November 18, 2009, Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Chinese Drywall Lawsuit Deadline Set for Wednesday

An important Chinese drywall lawsuit deadline is now only two days away. By Wednesday, December 2, Chinese drywall claimants whose homes were built with wallboard made by Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. must sign on to an omnibus class action … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Legal News |

FDA Reportedly To Delay BPA Decision

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has long said it is announcing its ruling on the safety of the plastic-hardening chemical < "">bisphenol A—BPA—today, it appears the agency is delaying its self-imposed deadline, reports the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Another Infuse Bone Graft Study Conducted At Walter Reed Draws Scrutiny

Another study of Medtronic Inc.’s < "">Infuse Bone Graft product that involved soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is coming under fire. According to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dr. Charles Rosen, president of the Association for … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

TVA Faces Over A Dozen Suits Over Fly Ash Spill

Legal filings made just prior to the holiday almost doubled lawsuits now pending against the < "">Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) over the December 22nd Kingston fly ash spill. The massive and catastrophic spill—the largest of its kind—dumped an incomprehensible 5.4 … Continue reading

Posted in Accident |

Team Work Trading Expands Children’s Pendant Recall

A recall of < "">children’s metal pendants has been expanded by Team Work Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled metal pendants contain excessive amounts of lead. The expanded recall includes eleven … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Community-Acquired MRSA in Hospital Outpatients A Growing Problem

The community-acquired strain of the deadly < "">Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pathogen is presenting larger health issues than first believed, reports Science Daily. MRSA is a bacteria that can cause serious infection and is resistant to most antibiotics, noted … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Stryker Corp. Recalls Operating Room System II Surgical Navigation Systems

Stryker Corporation’s Instruments division has initiated a worldwide, Class 1 recall of 23 < "">Operating Room System II Surgical Navigation Systems. A Class 1 recall is the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) most serious type of recall, and involves … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

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