Monthly Archives: July 2010

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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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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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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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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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Madoff Family Targeted in $30 Million Lawsuit

Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee who has been working to recover the billions of dollars lost in the historic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bernard_Madoff_Investment_fraud">Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, has just filed three lawsuits, said The Associated Press (AP). Madoff, 72, pleaded guilty to running … Continue reading

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Nutraloid Labs Recalls Dietary Supplements

Nutraloid Labs Inc. just announced that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of two dietary supplement products sold under the names: < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Ejaculoid XXTREME and Stimuloid II, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The FDA advised … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls |

Another Study Sees Avandia, Actos Fracture Risk

Another study has added to the growing body of evidence linking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos to an increased risk of fractures. This latest research, which appears in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that the drugs increased … Continue reading

Posted in Avandia, Pharmaceuticals |

Beware Accidental Evamist Exposure, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that inadvertent exposure to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Evamist through skin contact with patients using this product has the potential for adverse effects in children and pets. Evamist contains estradiol, an estrogen hormone, and … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Oil Spill from Ruptured Pipeline Threatens Lake Michigan

A pipeline leak that has spilled anywhere from 800,000 gallons to 1 million gallons of oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River has resulted in evacuations and is threatening Lake Michigan. Residents living close to the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/oil_spills">oil spill have been told … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Oil Spills |

Listeria Sprout Recall Expanded

Specialty Farms is voluntarily recalling certain Alfalfa sprout products with a best if sold by date of “8/3/2010″ and “8/1/2010,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The sprouts have the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Food Poisoning, Food Products, Listeria, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

Motorized Wheelchair Suspected in Texas House Fire

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Wheelchair-fires">motorized wheelchair may be to blame for a Corpus Christi, Texas house fire that displaced a family of four earlier this month. Fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze. Surprisingly, motorized wheelchair fires are not unheard of. … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Medical Devices |

User Complaints Prompt Apple to Probe iOS 4 Upgrade Problems

Apple is investigating problems with its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/iPhone-3G-iOS-4-Lawsuit">iOS 4 operating system. According to some very unhappy iPhone 3G users, upgrading to iOS 4 has rendered their phones all but useless. The new operating system was released at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Group Sues Over Antimicrobial Soaps

The Natural Resources Defense Council just filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to issue a final rule regulating the chemicals < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/triclosan">triclosan and triclocarban, which are commonly found in antibacterial soaps. These chemicals … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Oil, Dispersants from BP Spill May Have Entered Gulf Food Chain

Scientists have raised yet another alarm about the dispersants BP has used in unprecedented amounts to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to GulfLive.com, researchers have found an oil and dispersant mix beneath the shells of post-larval … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Oil Spills, Toxic Substances |

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