Daily Archives: March 21, 2011

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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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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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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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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