Daily Archives: March 11, 2011

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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 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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Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers Sold at Walgreens Recalled for Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a product recall of about 57,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers due to choking hazard. The defective slippers were manufactured in China; imported by Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, … Continue reading

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BP Texas City Refinery Named in Benzene Lawsuit

Eight contractors who worked at the BP Texas City refinery have filed a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzene-Exposure-Cancer-Leukemia-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">lawsuit over a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/benzene">benzene leak that occurred in 2009. In addition to BP Products North America Inc., the $500 million lawsuit also names Pasadena Tank … Continue reading

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Wooden Fruit Puzzles Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 1,400 Kid O Products defective Wooden Fruit Puzzles have been recalled due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The knobs attached to the puzzle fruits can come loose, posing a choking hazard to … Continue reading

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Suzuki KingQuad ATVs Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 29,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Suzuki KingQuad All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)s have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective ATVs were manufactured in the United States by the Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation. … Continue reading

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Tulane Medical Center Warns Patients of Hepatitis, HIV Threat

About 360 patients who visited the Tulane Medical Center for colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, and upper-endoscopies late last year received notifications that the Center did not properly sanitize the gastrointestinal scoping equipment, potentially exposing them to blood borne diseases such as < … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Facilities at Center of Tylenol, Other Drug Recalls Face Greater FDA Scrutiny

A Johnson & Johnson drug plant in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania that made millions of bottles of recalled medicine, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin, will not be allowed to reopen until the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is assured … Continue reading

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Fracking “Halliburton Loophole” Too Broad, Former Bush EPA Official Says

The regulatory exemption granted to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that has now become known as the “Halliburton Loophole” went too far, according to a former George W. Bush administration official. Benjamin Grumbles, who served as assistant administrator for water at … Continue reading

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