Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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Study Ranks Food Poisoning Pathogens

A just-released reports indicates that 14 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne pathogens cost the United States a staggering $14 billion in human disease alone. The report, said the LA Times, was released by the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute. The study determined … Continue reading

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PlayStation Network Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit

Sony Corp. now faces legal action following a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">breach of its online PlayStation gaming network that compromised millions of its users’ personal data, said the Wall Street Journal. One such lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court’s Northern … Continue reading

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Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Labs

Following one death and 10 hospitalizations, a Salmonella poisoning outbreak appears to have originated at a laboratory and has been linked to 73 more illnesses in 35 states. The outbreak goes back to August and is expected to be linked … Continue reading

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Settlement Announced in Medtronic Spine Device Lawsuit

A unit of Medtronic Inc. just agreed to settle a product liability lawsuit over allegedly < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective spinal implants. Law 360 said that the defective surgical implant lawsuit was brought about by a family in Puerto Rico who was seeking … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Botox Victim Awarded $212 Million

Considered to be one of the largest Botox litigation awards yet, a Virginia man was awarded $212 million this week by a U.S. District Court jury. The lawsuit, said the Richmond-Times Dispatch, was filed against Allergan Inc., the maker of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Chesapeake Appalachia Faces Lawsuit in Pennsylvania Natural Gas Well Fire

Two workers who sustained severe injuries during a fire at a natural gas well earlier this year in Washington, Pennsylvania have filed suit against Chesapeake Appalachia. The lawsuit claims Chesapeake and other defendants were negligent by failing to take steps … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Toro Snowblowers, Recycler Mowers Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced a product recall of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Toro Power Clear Snowblower and the Toro 20″ Recycler Mower, which were manufactured by the Toro Company of Bloomington, Minnesota. About … Continue reading

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PA Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Members Tied to Drilling Violations

Some members of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission are employed by energy companies that racked up nearly half of the natural gas drilling violations in the state last year. A report from the group Clean Water Action … Continue reading

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Fixed Side Cribs Recalled for Entrapment, Fall Hazards

A product recall of about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">330 Fixed-Side Cribs has been implemented by ducduc llc, of New York, New York, due to fall and entrapment hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The bottom rails on the … Continue reading

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Nexium, Fosamax Lawsuits Claim Drugs Caused Fractures

We’ve long been writing about links with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium, and bisphosphonates, such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/14517">Fosamax, to increased risks of bone fractures. PPIs reduce stomach acid and are typically taken for heartburn and acid reflux. … Continue reading

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