Monthly Archives: January 2010

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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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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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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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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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

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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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