Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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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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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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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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Toyota Woes Make 2010 Big Year For Auto Recall

Vehicle recalls certainly made headlines more than just a few times this year, with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota Motor Corporation leading in numbers and scandals. According to Detroit News, over 19 million vehicles were recalled in some 600 U.S. recall campaigns, the … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Products, Motor Vehicles |

PCBs May Pose Risk In Schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released guidance recommending that schools take steps to reduce potential exposures to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs from older fluorescent lighting fixtures. The guidance, part of EPA’s ongoing efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools, … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

94 Cases of Salmonella Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts; Cilantro, Parsley Recall Expanded

It seems two concurrent, but unrelated cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella contamination have resulted in widespread recalls. About 100 people have fallen ill across the United States and Canada, said CNN. No illness has been associated with the precautionary, voluntary recall … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Salmonella |

Arrow Recalls Defective Balloon Catheters

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Arrow Ultra 8 Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheters (IABS) 8 FR 30CC and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">40CC Universal and Arrow Intra-Aortic Balloon (IAB) Catheter with a Fiber Optic Sensor and Measurement System have been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

American Honda Recalls Snow Blowers

About 18,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">American Honda Snowblowers have been recalled due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), announced. The agencies advise consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and note that it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Products |

FDA Ends Pain Drug Trials Over Bone Damage Concerns

Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca Plc stopped their studies of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">experimental painkillers—anti-nerve growth factors (NGF inhibitors)—due to issues that the drug class involved might raise the risk of joint damage, wrote Bloomberg.com. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Mercury Warning for Skin Lightening Creams

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just issued a warning against using skin-lightening creams that could contain dangerous levels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">mercury, said Healthland. The EPA pointed to recent investigations of some imported cosmetics. The investigations were conducted by the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Thousands of Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits Expected

Personal injury attorneys are preparing Darvocet and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon litigation against the makers of propoxyphene-based painkillers. It seems that the alleged cardiac response to the drugs could be fatal with erratic origins that provide no symptoms, noted the Daily Mail. Attorneys … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Recalled Drugs |

FDA Asked for Triclosan Answers

Representative Edward Markey (Democrat-Massachusetts) asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an update on its review of the chemical,< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/triclosan"> triclosan, which is found in many consumer products, said The Washington Post. The review has been “long delayed,” … Continue reading

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ev3 NanoCross 0.014” OTW PTA Dilatation Catheter Named in Class 1 Recall

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">ev3 NanoCross .014″ OTW PTA Dilatation Catheter has been named in a Class I recall because the medical device has the potential to crack or break, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Class I recalls … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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