Monthly Archives: April 2010

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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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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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Estimates of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Grow, As Slick Reaches Mississippi Delta

The news regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill just keeps getting worse. The federal government now says as much as 25,000 barrels of oil per day could be leaking from the well in the Gulf of Mexico. The massive spill … Continue reading

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More Simplicity Cribs Recalled After Infant Death

The death of an infant has prompted a recall of all < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Simplicity cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), this recall applies to both drop-side and fixed-side Simplicity cribs. The crib’s tubular … Continue reading

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Yamaha Recalls 20,000 ATVs for Crash Hazard

A large recall of about 20,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, California was just announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The steering column support assembly can crack and cause … Continue reading

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FDA Criticized For Handling of Tainted Heparin Investigation

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is facing criticism over the way it handled a 2008 investigation into < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/heparin">tainted heparin. The heparin, the active ingredient of which was manufactured in China, was linked to 80 deaths and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Gogo Sports Recalls Hooded Sweatshirts

About 2,400 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings, manufactured by Gogo Sports Inc., of San Francisco, California, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose … Continue reading

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Topamax Illegal Marketing Charges Settled

Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, have agreed to pay $81 million to settle federal charges regarding the illegal marketing of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax. Topamax, made by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, was originally … Continue reading

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Egg Shakers Recalled for Lead Paint Violations

Discount School Supply of Monterey, California is recalling about 3,000 of its Double Egg Shakers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Double Egg Shakers are being recalled because surface paint on the red eggs contains … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs Faces Possible Criminal Probe

Goldman Sachs, already facing a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil lawsuit, might be the subject of a criminal probe. According to The Wall Street Journal, an unnamed source has said the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan is conducting a … Continue reading

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Toyota Resumes Sales of Recalled Lexus SUV

Following Consumer Reports magazine’s “don’t buy” and “unacceptable” warnings earlier this month, Toyota is resuming sales of its Lexus GX 460 SUV, said USA Today. The rare warning was issued on April 13 over problems with the stability control and … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls |

Oil From Deepwater Horizon Spill Reported on Shore

Oil from the massive spill triggered by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion appears to have reached the U.S. Gulf Coast. According to The New York Times, the U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of oil along the shore, and … Continue reading

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