Daily Archives: April 1, 2011

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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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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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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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Salmonella Prompts Recalls of Sprouts, Jalapeno Peppers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced two separate recalls over potential contamination with the dangerous, and sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen. The recalls involve recalled sprouts distributed as Louie’ brand by Louie Foods International and recalled Jalapeño … Continue reading

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Class I Recall Mikro-Tip Angiographic Catheter

Millar Instruments, Inc, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Human Use High Injection Angiographic Catheter, Models SPC-454D and SPC-454F today. This is a Class I recall which means that this recall represents a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Seafood Salad Recall Issued for Listeria

Frankly Fresh, Inc. of Carson, California, just issued a recall of its seafood line of products over concerns of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled seafood salad was distributed in California … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Will be Tried in State Court

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/paxil_birth_defects">Paxil birth defect trial was remanded to state court last week. According to a report on Law360.com, the decision by Judge Timothy J. Savage of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to send the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Glaxo, Pfizer Report Doctor Payments

The financial relationships between the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical device industries and doctors have caused enormous controversy in recent years. Critics have long held that such relationships create conflicts of interest and could unduly influence everything from research findings … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Groundbreaking Set for 9/11 Responder Remembrance Park in Nesconset, New York

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Sunday in Nesconset, Long Island for the 9/11 Responder Remembrance Park. The park will be dedicated to first responders whose health was ruined because of their work at Ground Zero following the World … Continue reading

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Alabama Hospital Outbreak

Following nine Alabama hospital deaths attributed to tainted IV bags at six Alabama hospitals, the family of a woman who died as a result of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">contaminated IV fluid has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer. A total … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Crestor Side Effects Raise Concerns Over Increased Use

For the past year, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Crestor-Side-Effects-Lawsuits">Crestor, a statin drug originally approved to treat high cholesterol, has been increasingly used in people who don’t have a cholesterol problem as a way to prevent heart attacks or strokes. This expanded use was … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Backs Artificial Food Dyes

After ignoring the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">artificial food dyes and potential links to adverse health effects for nearly two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally had an advisory panel look at the possible link between chemical colorings … Continue reading

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