Daily Archives: March 4, 2011

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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IKEA Recalls Coffee/Tea Makers

A large recall of IKEA FörstÃ¥ Coffee/Tea Makers has been implemented because of burn and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. About 94,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">FörstÃ¥ Coffee/Tea Makers have been recalled in … Continue reading

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New York City Firefighter Falls to Cancer Linked to Ground Zero Toxic Dust

A New York City firefighter who labored at Ground Zero for months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks has succumbed to a rare blood cancer believed to have resulted from his exposure to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zadroga-Act-WTC-World-Trade-Center-Claims-Lawyer-Attorney-Lawsuit">toxic World Trade Center dust. According to … Continue reading

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Topamax Increases Risk for Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate When Used During Pregnancy

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax (topiramate) has been associated with the development of oral clefts – cleft lip and/or cleft palate – in babies born to women who took the drug during early pregnancy. Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said … Continue reading

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Wooden Toys, Rattles Recalled for Choking Hazard

In two separate recalls, wooden toys and rattles are being recalled for choking hazard, both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) announced. Parents® Busy Time Activity Centersâ„¢ About 400 Parents® Busy Time Activity Centersâ„¢, which … Continue reading

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Cook Inc. Recalls Central Venous Catheter Trays for Leak Issue

Single, Double, Triple, and Five-Lumen Central Venous Catheter Trays and Single and Double Lumen PICC Peripheral Inserted Central Venous Catheter Trays are being recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Cook, Inc., located at 750 Daniels Way … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit Filed by Seven Forced to Undergo Revision Surgery

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Replacement-Implant-Recall">DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit was recently filed by seven Rochester, New York residents who say they were forced to undergo revision surgery after their ASR hip failed prematurely. The DePuy ASR hip implant was recalled in August, … Continue reading

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Tanning Beds, Drug Skin Reactions Can be a Deadly Combo

While known for its dangers concerning skin cancer, tanning beds are now being linked to a completely different type of danger. Research conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure, specifically … Continue reading

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Davol XenMatrix Surgical Graft Named in Class I Recall

Davol Inc.’s recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">XenMatrix Surgical Graft, which we reported in January, has been deemed a Class I recall by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), it’s most serious recall classification. XenMatrix, made from pig tissue, is … Continue reading

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Dish, Texas Takes on Barnett Shale Fracking, Names Six Companies in Lawsuit

The people of Dish, Texas are fed up with natural gas drilling in the Barnett shale, and what it’s done to their community. The small Denton County town, home to 200 residents and 60 natural gas wells, has filed suit … Continue reading

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