Monthly Archives: January 2010

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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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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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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Tree Stand Hunting Brackets Recalled

About 6,800 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets/Straps, which were manufactured by Summit Treestands LLC, of Decatur, Alabama, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The tree stand can unexpectedly detach from the … Continue reading

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Rechargeable Batteries with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels Recalled

About 8,600 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Rechargeable Batteries, manifested by AMX of Richardson, Texas, and sold with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. A defect in the battery can cause the … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Identifying Defective Chinese Drywall Released

Homeowners have been given some guidance on determining if their home has a Chinese drywall problem. The Chinese drywall guidelines were issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). … Continue reading

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Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Can Impact Child Behavior

Increased prenatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">phthalate exposure may be linked to negative behaviors in young children. Science Daily, citing an emerging study conducted jointly by Mount Sinai researchers and scientists from Cornell University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading

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Toyota Recall Extends to Europe and China, Attracts Congressional Scrutiny

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota’s recall of cars and trucks for an unintended acceleration issues has now extended to Europe and China. And now two congressional committees have announced that they will hold hearings to address the sudden acceleration issues reported with Toyota … Continue reading

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

Hettich Instruments Recalls Centrifuges

Hettich Instruments Management Inc. has recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Hettich Centrifuges with 2050 and 2076 Plastic Rotors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Hettich Instruments Management I is located at 100 Cummings Center; Suite 130G;
Beverly; Massachusetts; 01915-6127. This recall … Continue reading

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Aquarius Hemodialysis System Subject to Class I Recall

Edwards Lifesciences Inc. initiated a Class I recall for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Aquarius Hemodialysis System, effective January 11, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations … Continue reading

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Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles for Steering Problem

About 2,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">2009 Model Year FX10 Snowmobiles, which were distributed by the Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, California, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. A bolt in the right front “A” arm … Continue reading

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Zippo Candle Lighters Recalled for Burn Hazard

About 17,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters, which were manufactured in China and imported by the Zippo Manufacturing Company, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The Zippo Slatkin & … Continue reading

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Chemicals in Lipstick, Hairspray, Pollution Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

We have long been writing about the potential links between d< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">isease and the environment. Now, says Science Daily, these links, specifically with “autoimmune diseases, infections, and genetics” might be directly connected to the environments in which we live and … Continue reading

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