Daily Archives: March 21, 2011

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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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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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


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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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Salmonella Prompts Serrano Pepper Recall

WorldVariety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, California has just recalled its Serrano Peppers over concerns that the peppers have the potential to be contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

AAP Recommends Rear Facing Car Seats Until Age Two

In a change of direction, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now says that children continue to be < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/accidents">secured in rear-facing car seats until they are either two years of age or they grow larger than seat specifications, according … Continue reading

Posted in Accident |

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Named in Lawsuits, Calls for Recall Grow

DePuy Orthopaedics, the Johnson & Johnson medical device division that last year recalled ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, is facing legal woes over another hip implant. A growing number of lawsuits involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Pinnacle-Hip-Implant-Replacement-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">DePuy … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Proscar, Propecia Tied to Male Sexual Dysfunction

As we have previously reported, hair growth medication finasteride, marketed by Merck as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Proscar and Propecia, may help restore thinning hair, but may also lead to “persistent sexual dysfunction,” that can continue even after the medication is stopped. An … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Slow To Act on Tainted Wipes

After receiving 161 reports of adverse events related to Triad Group’s< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices"> tainted alcohol prep products, pads, wipes, and swabs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is “very concerned,” but has not moved into action. Even after … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Avandia Study Confirms Potentially Deadly Heart Side Effects

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia study has confirmed the controversial diabetes drug’s dangerous and often deadly heart side effects. According to the study, Avandia patients are more likely to develop heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems and die than those who take … Continue reading

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Japan Food Imports Being Tested for Radiation

With concerns mounting that the nuclear emergency in Japan may have resulted in widespread radiation contamination of that country’s food supply, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will test Japan food imports into this country. … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Fears Hit Gulf of Mexico Again as Sheen Spotted, Beaches Fouled

An oil sheen spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana’s Grand Isle may have come from a project to plug a well in the Gulf. According to a report on NOLA.com, a second sheen spotted six miles off the … Continue reading

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Topamax Risky for Expectant Moms

We recently wrote that anticonvulsant medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax-birth-defects-side-effects-clefts-lawsuit">Topamax (topiramate), was linked to the development of oral clefts—cleft lip and/or cleft palate—in babies born to women who took the drug during early pregnancy. We also wrote that the U.S. Food & … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Topamax Oral Clefts |

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