Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Forgotten World Trade Center Rescue Workers Pin Last Hopes on Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/world_trade_center_emergency_workers">World Trade Center emergency worker settlement that was approved last week has left out hundreds of people who assisted in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now, the only chance these … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

L.L. Bean Folding Camp Rockers Recalled for Fall Hazard

About 2,300 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Folding Camp Rockers have been recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC also I advising consumers to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that it … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Meijer Recalls Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters

About 6,700 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC also noted that consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and notes that it is illegal to … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Alcohol Energy Drink Makers Agree to Pull Products, FDA Says

Following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter issued to four companies concerning the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">caffeine added to their malt alcoholic drinks, the agency announced that some major brands of these drinks should be removed from sale by … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Antibacterial Soaps With Triclosan, BPA Pose Risks

An emerging study out of the University of Michigan School of Public Health (U-M) suggests that young people overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/triclosan">triclosan may be at increased allergy risks and that those exposed to increased levels of Bisphenol … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Avodart as Prostate Cancer Preventer Prompts Skepticism at FDA

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Avodart wants to market the drug as a way to reduce prostate cancer risks in certain men, but according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning the … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Plan to Disable Cell Phones in Cars Under Consideration

On the heels of the launch of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s online video series, “Faces of Distracted Driving,” the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking into technology to disable c< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Accident-Due-Caused-by-Cell-Phone-Texting-Use-Injuries-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">ell phone operations in automobiles. The “Faces of … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Cellular Phone |

Scientist Studying BP Oil Spill Finds Crude on Gulf of Mexico Floor

Since the BP oil spill was capped in mid-July, many have wondered where all the oil went. In mid-August, the federal government even optimistically declared that as much as three-quarters of the oil had dispersed, evaporated or otherwise disappeared. But … Continue reading

Posted in Oil Spills |

Illinois Norovirus Outbreak Grows

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus that we have been following and that has been reported at three Illinois nursing homes is spreading. Some good news, the names of the three involved facilities has finally been released. According to the Northwest Herald, the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Nursing Home Abuse |

Fracking Moratorium Approved by New York Assembly

The New York State Assembly has finally approved a bill that would put a hold on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing in the state until May 15, 2011. The New York hydraulic fracturing moratorium bill is now on the desk of Governor … Continue reading

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