Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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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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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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 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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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BPA Exposure May Damage Sperm Health

Another emerging study has linked the hazardous chemical substance, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A—BPA—with yet another adverse physical effect. According to Natural News, the toxic substance, BPA, has been linked, again, to sperm health issues but, this time, the study involved humans. … Continue reading

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Lead-Tainted Candy Recall Expanded

Circle City Marketing and Distributing, which is doing business as (DBA) Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, Indiana, just issued a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">candy recall over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">lead poisoning concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Circle City Marketing and Distributing … Continue reading

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Another Military Member Says Bank Wrongfully Foreclosed on His Home

A member of the Michigan National Guard says he was the victim of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Wrongful-US-Military-Bank-Foreclosures-JP-Morgan-Chase-Lawsuit-Lawyer">wrongful foreclosure while he was deployed in Iraq. Sergeant James Hurley, who served his country in the National Guard for 25 years before retiring, has … Continue reading

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Cilantro Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is warning people not to eat certain fresh cilantro distributed by Tanimura & Antle, which is based in Salinas, California. The cilantro may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella, … Continue reading

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Salmonella Prompts Recall of Jr. Texas Taffy Pet Treats

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling its Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat (ITEM # 27077, UPC # 02280827077, All Lots up to and including 10364) because they have the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pet_treats_salmonella">Salmonella, said … Continue reading

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Early HRT May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

We have long noted that the groundbreaking Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial that began in 1991, reported in 2002 that the risks of combined estrogen/progestin < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) were greater than the medication’s benefits. Now, another study is … Continue reading

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Avandia Test Lawsuit Settled

An < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuit that was expected to be a test case for the thousands of similar claims pending throughout the U.S. was settled on the eve of trial. GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Avandia, had already settled around 10,000 Avandia … Continue reading

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Andres Alonso Named to DePuy Hip Implant Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

Andres F. Alonso, Esq., a partner of the national < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/">personal injury law firm, has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal litigation surrounding DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System. The appointment was made by U.S. District Judge David … Continue reading

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Paintball Gun/Markers Recalled

About 1,400 BT SA-17 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Paintball Gun/Markers have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using this recalled product and notes that it is illegal to resell or to … Continue reading

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PCB Settlement Nets Alaska City $1.96 Million

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCB Settlement with the Alaskan city of Unalaska and the federal government has just been reached for $1.96 million over PCB contamination, said KUCB. PCBs—polychlorinated biphenyls are man-made chemicals and PCB health effects include increased blood pressure. The … Continue reading

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