Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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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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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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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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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Toro Company Recalls Mowers for Injury Hazard

The Toro Company of Bloomington, Minnesota just issued a recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers over concerns of injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The recall spans the … Continue reading

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Want to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation Risks? Keep Your Distance.

The lead author of a study that demonstrated that cell phone radiation can have an impact on brain activity has some advice for anyone who makes frequent use of the popular devices. According to The New York Times, Dr. Nora … Continue reading

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CPSC Says Water Walking Balls Can Be Deadly

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just issued a warning to consumers to stop participating in an emerging water-related recreational activity—Water Walking—due to potential risks for suffocation, drowning, and impact injuries. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Water walking balls are marketed under a … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Recalled for Listeria Risk

The Smokehouse, LLC of Mamaroneck, New York, has recalled its Portier Fine Foods Norwegian Smoked Salmon in different sizes, including 4, 8, and 16 ounce packages and random weight sizes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The recall … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Linked To Asthma

Expectant mothers taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen, the popular painkiller commonly known as Tylenol, could be increasing their developing baby’s asthma risks. The study calls for additional research into the potential for a cause and effect link between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Tylenol used during … Continue reading

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Products Recalled After Alabama Hospital Outbreak

Yesterday, we wrote about nine Alabama hospital deaths attributed to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted IV bags in six Alabama hospitals, according to health officials. A total of 19 patients have suffered from the Alabama hospital infections with serratia marcescens bacteremia following IV … Continue reading

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Government Inaction on Nuclear Waste Creates Risk, Could Cost Tax Payers Billions

At nuclear reactors around the county, dangerous radioactive waste is being allowed to accumulate, despite the existence of a multi-billion dollar “nuclear waste fund.” According to a report from PoPublica, the U.S. government was supposed to use the fund – … Continue reading

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Traces of Japan Radiation Found in Milk in California, Washington State

U.S. environmental and health regulators promised to step up radiation monitoring after traces of radioactive iodine-131 turned up in samples of milk in Spokane, Washington and San Luis Obispo County, California. According to a joint statement issued by the U.S. … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Claim Engines in Some Ford Super Duty Trucks, Excursion Vehicles are Defective

Ford Motor Company, Inc. and Navistar, Inc. are facing a growing number of lawsuits over the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ford-F250-F350-Excursion-6L-Power-Stroke-Diesel-Engine-Problems-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Ford 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engine. Navistar manufactured the 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engine, which was used in 2003-2007 model year Ford F250 … Continue reading

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Class I Recall for Accu-Check FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets

Defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets are being recalled for potential under-delivery of insulin due to a tube (cannula) which may become kinked or bent when inserting the defective medical device, the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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