Daily Archives: April 13, 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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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EPA Wants PCB Light Ballasts Out of New York City Schools in Five Years

Federal regulators are pushing New York City to speed up its plan to remove < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) from hundreds of public school buildings. While New York City announced a 10-year-plan to remove PCB-tainted light ballasts from 772 school buildings … Continue reading

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Rogue Fitness Recalls Barbell Brackets

A product recall of about 5,000 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets are being recalled over injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The recalled Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets were manufactured in the United States and … Continue reading

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Lead Exposure Risk Prompts Girl’s Clothes Recall

Even clothing can contain < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">lead, a deadly and toxic heavy metal. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a recall of about 90,000 Girl’s Tops distributed by My Michelle of New York, New York. The jewelry and … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Salmonella Lawsuit Grows

Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella lawsuits are growing, and more are expected. According to WPRI, 15 more clients from 10 families are filing lawsuits on behalf of family members who range in age from three to 80 years of age and … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Freightliner Trucks have Defective Steering Systems

A lawsuit has been filed in Alabama federal court over Freightliner heavy duty trucks manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a division of Daimler AG. The Freightliner truck lawsuit, which seeks class action status, alleges Daimler sold thousands of … Continue reading

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FDA Again Criticized for Medical Device Oversight

Thousands of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical devices are approved annually in the United States with no proof of efficacy. Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that high-risk medical devices are among those approved without appropriate proof of safety by the same … Continue reading

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Fracking with Diesel Violated Law, EPA Says

Natural gas and oil drillers who injected diesel fuel into the ground during hydraulic fracturing broke the law if they didn’t have a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency official told a Senate panel today. According … Continue reading

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Mission Foods Faces Lawsuit Over Guacamole Claims

Popular tortilla maker—Mission Foods—must defend itself against a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/other_topics">consumer lawsuit claiming it is misleading consumers over transfat content in its products, said Courthouse News. It seems Mission Foods uses terms such as “all natural” for its spicy bean dip … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Recall to be Featured at Senate Hearing on FDA Medical Device Approvals

Today, a Senate hearing into the oversight of medical devices will delve into the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implant recall issued last year by DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson. The hearing, entitled “A Delicate Balance: FDA and … Continue reading

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New Fracking Chemical Disclosure Registry Falls Short, Critics Say

Earlier this week, the natural gas drilling industry proudly introduced a searchable online registry for the disclosure of some of the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But fracking critics haven’t been wowed by the attempt at disclosure. They … Continue reading

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