Monthly Archives: April 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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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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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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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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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