Monthly Archives: August 2010

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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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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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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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 ...

Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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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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Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Victim Awarded $1.3 Million

We recently wrote that the first federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch trial ended in a verdict for the defendants, Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. The Rhode Island jury found the defendants negligent in the design of the Kugel … Continue reading

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E. coli Strain in Latest Outbreak not Regulated

Yesterday, we wrote that Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. recalled 8,500 lbs of ground beef after three people were sickened with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli 026. This strain, said AOL.com, is not regulated by the US government, but has been linked to … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

Toyota Recalls 1.3 Million Cars for Stalling Problem

Since last November, Toyota has recalled about 8.5 million vehicles worldwide to resolve floor-mat interference and sticking pedal problems that may lead to incidents of unintended acceleration. Some vehicles are subject to both recalls. Now, said Bloomberg News, the beleaguered … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles, Product Recalls |

NY Lawmakers Seek Salmonella Vaccine

Britain enjoys the safest egg supply in Europe, which many believe has to do with its vaccination program that fights against the dangerous and, many times, deadly, Salmonella pathogen. Now, says the Associated Press, two New York legislators are looking … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Seroquel Used to Treat PTSD in Thousands of Soldiers

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Seroquel-And-Cardiac-Death">Seroquel, the same drug at the center of thousands of recently settled personal injury claims, is now one of the top medications on which the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) spends its money. Recently, AstraZeneca settled thousands of claims for … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Is Fracking Poisoning Our Food?

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could be putting food supplies at risk. According to a report on Alternet.com, fracking fluid leaks have been blamed for injuring and killing livestock, and there are fears that the accumulation of fracking chemicals in soil … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Toxic Substances |

Psychologist Warns BP Oil Spill Will Have Long-Lasting Impact

A prominent social psychologist says feelings of anger, depression, and helplessness are already apparent in many people whose lives were impacted by the BP oil spill. What’s more, Deborah Du Nann Winter, PhD, told the peer-reviewed online journal Ecopsychology that … Continue reading

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Salmonella Egg Farms Harbored Filth, FDA Inspections Find

An 8-foot-high manure pile is just some of the filth found at one of two egg producers associated with a nationwide outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/wright_county_egg_salmonella_outbreak">Salmonella. Other unappetizing discoveries found by Food & Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors at Iowa’s Wright County … Continue reading

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Ohio Fracking Boom Comes at a Cost

Natural gas drillers have set their sights on Ohio. According to the Web site FrackAction.com, Ohio is home to 3,400 producing natural gas wells, and the current economic downturn has made Ohio residents particularly vulnerable to the overtures of natural … Continue reading

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FDA Says Foot Tanner Poses Radiation Risk

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Tootsie Tanner Portable Foot Tanning Device could increase the risk of ultraviolet radiation overdose, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It seems that incorrect exposure information could lead to overdose of ultraviolet radiation with the … Continue reading

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