Monthly Archives: April 2010

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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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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