Daily Archives: March 24, 2011

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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U-Prosta Dietary Supplements Recalled

USA Far Ocean Group Inc., is implementing a nationwide product recall of its defective supplement sold under the name < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">“U-Prosta Natural support for prostate health,” the U.S. food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. USA Far Ocean Group was … Continue reading

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Gerber® Gator® Combo Axe Recalled for Laceration Hazard

A large recall of 103,000 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Gerber® Gator® Combo Axes has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled Gerber® Gator® Combo Axes were manufactured in Taiwan and imported by Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, … Continue reading

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4.8 Million Box Fans Recalled for Fire Hazard

A massive recall of 4.8 million < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective box fans has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled box fans were manufactured in the United States by Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Angiographic Catheters Recalled by Millar Instruments

Millar Instruments, Inc. issued a worldwide recall for 1,080 units of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Human Use High Injection Angiographic Catheter after the devices were found to contain particulate debris within the catheter lumen. According to the recall notice, this potentially could … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

CPSC Warns of Deaths Associated With Button Batteries

We routinely advocate stronger safety regarding a vast variety of consumer products; however, few issues are more important than the safety of our children, often the most seriously at risk. One hidden danger in many consumer products, even toys, is … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Study Sheds Light on Spread of Cruise Ship Norovirus Outbreaks

A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed a cruise ship < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus outbreak led to a 15 percent “attack rate” despite early detection and “aggressive” measures, according to MedPageToday. The January 2009 outbreak led … Continue reading

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Del Monte Cantaloupe, Recall Issued

Health officials are investigating a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak that may be related to Del Monte cantaloupe. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a dozen cases of Salmonella Panama have been reported in Oregon (5 cases), Washington (4 cases), … Continue reading

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OTC Heartburn Drugs Don’t Pose Same Fracture Risk as Prescription Varieties, FDA Says

Unlike their prescription counterparts, over-the-counter (OTC) < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, including Prevacid 24HR and Prilosec OTC, aren’t associated with a risk of fractures, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). As such, the agency said it … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Victim Fears for His Health

An Illinois man who recently underwent revision surgery because of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">defective DePuy ASR hip implant is now worried that his life will never be the same. According to a report in The State-Journal Register, Larry Barnett fears the … Continue reading

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