Daily Archives: March 24, 2011

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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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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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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

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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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