Monthly Archives: March 2010

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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 ...

Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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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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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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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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FDA Reviewing Stalevo for Possible Prostate Cancer Risk

Federal health regulators are investigating a possible prostate cancer risk associated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Stalevo, a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease. According to a notice on the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Web site, data from a long-term clinical trial, … Continue reading

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Beware of Salmonella from Easter Chicks, Ducklings, CDC Warns

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) writes that while < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella are a common cause of food borne illness, the dangerous—sometimes-deadly—pathogen can also be spread to people by direct contact with animals that carry the bacteria, such … Continue reading

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Group Declares 2009 The Year of the Nursery Product Recall

Advocacy group, Kids In Danger, just announced that 2009 saw the most < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">nursery product recalls in history and just issued the annual study—The Year of the Nursery Product Recall—on the problem. The report was released in collaboration with U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products |

Former FDA Scientist Claims Radiation Concerns Were Suppressed

Earlier last year we wrote that many critics of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had long complained of food and drug safety problems, corruption, conflicts of interest, and budgeting and system problems that appeared to be routine at … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Girls Ski Jackets Recalled For Entrapment Hazard

Sport Obermeyer Ltd. is voluntarily recalling about 3,900 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Posey, Lily, Rose and Daisy Girls’ Ski Jackets imported by Sport Obermeyer, Ltd., of Aspen, Colorado, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Consumers should stop using the recalled … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

MasXtreme Dietary Supplements Recalled

Natural Wellness, Inc. just issued a nationwide voluntary recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">MasXtreme Capsules, Marketed As a Dietary Supplement, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Natural Wellness is warning consumers not to purchase or consume the product known as … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Pharmaceuticals |

Crestor as Preventative Medicine Raises Concerns

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/crestor">Crestor is about to start marketing it to people who don’t have cholesterol problems as a preventive measure. According to The New York Times, while the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this expanded use … Continue reading

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Modern Products Seasonings Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

Modern Products, Inc. is initiating a recall of products manufactured with HVP (Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein) supplied by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. As we have been writing, the HVP … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Salmonella |

Yaz, Yasmin News from Europe

Yaz and Yasmin will be allowed to remain on the market in Switzerland, despite concerns about the drugs’ side effects. Meanwhile, Bayer Schering Pharma, a unit of Bayer AG, said Friday it will update its label for Yasmin in the … Continue reading

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New Lead Paint Rules to Take Effect

Effective April 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be implementing stringent new rules regarding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/lead_paint_poisoning">lead paint, said NOLA.com. The mandates affect the way in which contractors will handle lead paint in older homes, which is expected to … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

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