Daily Archives: April 7, 2011

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Anbesol, Orajel, Orabase Other Benzocaine Products Linked to Rare Blood Disorder, FDA Warns

U.S. health regulators warned today that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">benzocaine liquids and gels used to treat mouth and gum pain, including Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase and store brands, have been associated with a potentially deadly complication called methemoglobinemia. The warning … Continue reading

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High-Flex Knee Replacement Devices May Carry Risks

People in need of a knee replacement may want to proceed with caution if they are considering one type of procedure called high-flexion (hi-flex) knee replacement surgery. Recently, some studies have indicated that the risks of hi-flex knee replacement may … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

BP Oil Spill Health Impact Hard to Measure

The emotional and physical health effects of theBP oil spill continue to linger, nearly a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Even worse, Gulf Coast residents and< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Oil-Spill-Cleanup-Workers-Injuries-Lawsuit"> BP oil spill clean-up workers … Continue reading

Posted in BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill |

Stained Glass Soldering Irons Recalled for Burn, Laceration Hazard

A large product recall of about 69,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective Soldering Irons has been initiated, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The recalled stained glass soldering irons were manufactured in Mexico; imported by Cooper, Tools LLC of Apex, … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Component Recall Issued Last September

Last year, Zimmer Inc., one of the largest orthopedic device manufacturers in the world, quietly recalled a number of tibial components used in the Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS procedure. Though the Zimmer NexGen MIS tibial component recall was … Continue reading

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Williams-Sonoma Recalls Hot Chocolate Pots

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Defective Hot Chocolate Pots distributed by Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, California have been recalled because the handle of the defective product can break off during use, which poses burn and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Norvirus Sickens 60 at Illinois Retirement Home

An emerging < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus outbreak has sickened over 60 people and reports continue to come in. Residents and staff have been stricken with Norovirus at a retirement home, according to health officials, wrote The Chicago Sun Times. North Shore Hotel … Continue reading

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Denture Cream Study Sees Zinc Poisoning Risk

A new scientific paper is adding to the accumulating evidence that zinc-containing denture creams like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Fixodent-Denture-Cream">Fixodent can cause severe neurological injuries if they are used to excess. The study, a review of available scientific literature conducted by researchers at … Continue reading

Posted in Denture Cream, Fixodent Zinc Poisoning, Poligrip Zinc Poisoning |

BREAKING NEWS: New Earthquake Hits Japan, Tsunami Warning Issued

Another earthquake has occurred off the coast of Japan. According to The Wall Street Journal, the undersea quake was a 7.4-magnitude and hit 25 miles off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. A tsunami warning has been issued, and Japan’s meteorological … Continue reading

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Paxil, Similar Antidepressants Linked to Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has been added to the list of possible list of side effects linked to some antidepressants, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/paxil">Paxil. According to Bloomberg.com, a Harvard University review suggests that a deeper look should be taken at the potential increased … Continue reading

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