Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent 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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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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Azathioprine, Mercaptopurin and TNF Blockers Tied to Rare Blood Cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it had received more reports about the occurrence of a rare blood cancer – Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma (HSTCL) – in people treated with TNF blockers, a class of drugs that … Continue reading

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Cub Cadet Recalls Defective Riding Mowers

Some 4,300 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mowers have been recalled due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mowers, were manufactured in the United States by MTD … Continue reading

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PCB Light Ballasts in NY Schools Also Tainted by Asbestos

Lighting fixtures in New York City schools, long known to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCBs—polychlorinated biphenyls—have also been found to contain asbestos. We’ve been following the threat from PCBs in light ballasts found in schools built prior to 1979. Tests … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Victim Testifies at Senate Hearing

A Victim of the recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Johnson-and-Johnson-DePuy-Hip-Implant">DePuy ASR hip implant described her painful ordeal yesterday during a hearing before the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging. The hearing, entitled “A Delicate Balance: FDA and the Reform of the Medical Device … Continue reading

Posted in Depuy, Legal News |

Minnesota Law Would Deem Elder Abusers Predatory Offenders

An emerging bill meant to deem < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">elder abusers as predatory offenders has made it to the Senate. Bill sponsor, Senator Warren Limmer—Republican-Maple Grove—says that nursing home facility employees found to be harming vulnerable residents will be added to the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Nursing Home Abuse |

Wellsburg, West Virginia Rejects Fracking

The city of Wellsburg, West Virginia has let it be known that fracking is not welcome there. According to a report in the Wheeling Intelligencer, Wellsburg City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would bar natural gas … Continue reading

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New E. coli Strains Being Studied

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli is a potentially deadly pathogen, and deadly strain 0157:H7 is certainly the most popular, making headlines regularly for its part in foodborne illness outbreaks; however, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) points out what we’ve often said, … Continue reading

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iCad Recall for Xoft Axxent Flexishield Mini Deemed Class 1

iCad has recalled the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Xoft Axxent Flexishield Mini product, Model 5300, which is intended to protect parts of the body from unwanted radiation during cancer treatment. According to the recall notice, the Axxent Flexishield Mini may shed particles of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Class I Recall Issued for Penumbra Coil 400 Systems

A Class I medical device recall has been issued for the< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices"> Penumbra Coil 400 system, which is used to treat brain aneurysms, because of defective delivery tool. Class 1 recalls are the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) most … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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