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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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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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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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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Gas Fireplaces Recalled for Laceration Hazard

A product recall involving about 40 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Gas Fireplaces has been implemented due to laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective gas fireplaces were manufactured in Canada by Kingsman Fireplaces, of Canada and sold … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Use May Weaken Bones, Study Finds

Exactly how dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation might be has been an issue of dispute, with the industry, not surprisingly, insisting the devices are safe. While numerous studies point to links between the devices and dangerous diseases including cancer and … Continue reading

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Plan for Waste Injection Well in Conroe Oil Field Ignites Controversy in Texas

Concerned residents of Conroe, Texas have been fighting a five year battle to prevent the opening of an underground landfill on an < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Legacy-Oil-Field-Remediation-Environmental-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">old oil field because of concerns it will poison aquifers that provide drinking water to millions of … Continue reading

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Most Triad Alcohol Wipes Tested Found to be Tainted

Following a number of recalls, contamination with the Bacillus cereus pathogen AND the Elizabethkingia meningoseptic pathogen, and allegations of life-threatening illnesses and death, an investigation into Triad Group’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted alcohol prep products, pads, wipes, and swabs has found that … Continue reading

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CDC Investigating Two Food Poisoning Outbreaks

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) just announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently said that the total number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning cases in two particular outbreaks has risen to 26. … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Crises Takes Ominous Turn, More Radiation Detected in Western U.S.

As the Japan nuclear crises worsened today, it was also learned that several more Western states have detected small amounts of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radiation that apparently made its way across the Pacific Ocean. According to a statement on the U.S. Environmental … Continue reading

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Drug Resistant Superbug Reported in California Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are being plagued with a potentially fatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hospital_infections">drug-resistant infection, with over 350 cases reported in Southern California. Health officials say additional tracking is needed, wrote the LA Times. The bacterium—Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP)—is turning up at healthcare … Continue reading

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Texas Fracking Disclosure Bill Could Change Regulatory Landscape

A bill in Texas that would require the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing could become a model for other states if it is adopted. According to a report in The New York Times, the bill, which was introduced … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Unit Recalls Surgical Drainage Products for Sterility Problems

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit is issuing another recall, this time for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">surgical drainage products that may not be sterile. It was only last month that Ethicon recalled 70,000 vials of its Dermabond Wound Product, a liquid wound-sealing product, … Continue reading

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