Daily Archives: March 4, 2011

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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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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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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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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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