Daily Archives: March 24, 2011

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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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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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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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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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