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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">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

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

We’ve been following the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Medtronic_Infuse_Bone_Graft">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/mrsa_infections">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">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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