Monthly Archives: February 2010

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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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KV Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Close ETHEX Generic Drug Plant

We have long been writing about a series of problems with K-V Pharmaceutical Company. In December, K-V Pharmaceutical said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted its work plan to address the issues. Now, KV Pharmaceutical said it … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Recalled Drugs |

VA to Take Another Look at Gulf War Disability Claims

Nearly 20 years after the conclusion of the Gulf War, the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) will be reviewing the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/other_topics">disability claims of veterans who reported illnesses they blame on their service, said The Associated Press (AP). This review could … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Toyota Recalls Could Free Jailed Man

The ongoing debacle regarding defective Toyotas and related recalls has revealed another issue. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that one man involved in a fatal crash that landed him in prison is seeking a change of venue. Koua Fong … Continue reading

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

Footrests Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 1,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Fellowes Climate Control Footrests, which were imported by Fellowes, Inc., of Itasca, Illinois, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The Fellowes Climate Control Footrest’s fan can become blocked and overheat when … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Lead Paint Hazard Prompts Recall of Children’s Floor Hockey Sets

About 580 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">BigBox Hockey Sets, which were imported by Sportime of Norcross, Georgia, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The surface coating on the boards, which are assembled together to form the floor … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Health Concerns, Product Recalls, Toxic Substances |

Trader Joe’s Recalls More Granola Bars for Salmonella

We recently wrote that Trader Joe’s Co., located in Monrovia, California, issued a recall of select lot codes of its 7.4-ounce boxes of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars over concerns that the product could be tainted with the … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Red Pepper Recalled, May Be Associated With Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

Wholesome Spice of Brooklyn, New York is recalling all lots of its 25-pound boxes of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Crushed Red Pepper sold between April 6, 2009 and January 20, 2010, due to a potential Salmonella contamination, announced the U.S. Food & Drug … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

30 Years For Surgical Tech In Hepatitis C Outbreak

Last month we wrote that Kristen Diane Parker, the hospital surgical technician whose shoddy practices and drug addiction put countless patients at risk for dangerous and deadly blood borne diseases, was scheduled to be to be sentenced to 20 years … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

You Can Reduce BPA Exposure

Bisphenol a—commonly known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">BPA—was developed in the 1930s as an estrogenic mimicker and is used in the industrial manufacture of plastics. Countless established and emerging reports continue to confirm that the ubiquitous chemical appears to cause significant disruption … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

More Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Consolidated

New Jersey has become the latest venue where Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been consolidated as a mass tort. The consolidation was ordered on February 18 by New Jersey’s Administrative Office of the Courts. The Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been assigned … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, YAZ Birth Control |

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