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Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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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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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Axxent FlexiShield Mini Recalled

Although approved in June 2009 through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(K) process, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Axxent-FlexiShield-Mini-Breast-Device-Lawsuit">Axxent FlexiShield Mini was recalled in April 2010 in the agency’s most serious recall designation: the Class I. Class I recalls involve situations … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

New York Fracking Debate Growing Intense

Environmentalists are reaching out to landowners in New York State considering profiting from fracking. New York is over the world’s second largest natural gas field, said the Daily News, seen as a potential money pot for landowners and as an … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Toxic Substances |

Nanny’s, Other Domestic Workers Protected Under New York Law

We’ve long followed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Upaid-Wage-Hour-Minimum-Wage-Overtime-Lawsuit-Lawyer">wage and payment issues involving workers inadequately compensated or unprotected. The New York Times reports that the so-called “Nanny Law,” The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which was signed into law months ago, continues to go … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Legal News, Unpaid Overtime |

UBS Principal Protection Notes Not So Protected

Although widely known that broker-dealer UBS duped customers with its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/USB-Protection-Notes-Lehman-Brothers-Investor-Fraud-Lawsuit-Lawyer">“100% Principal Protection Notes,” issued by Lehman Brothers, media sources are saying that the firm misled its brokers, causing catastrophic damage to its investors. According to Seeking Alpha, it … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud |

Shareholders Furious As Bayer’s Yaz, Yasmin Death Toll Hits 190

Swiss media reports that nearly 200 women have died while taking Bayer’s blockbuster contraceptives < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yaz and Yasmin. According to BNET, 190 women have died and Bayer’s shareholders are furious with how Bayer marketed the drugs. A shareholder motion is … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Xenical May Cause Kidney Damage

Researchers in Canada have found a link to kidney injuries in people taking Roche’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/xenical">Xenical. Xenical’s active ingredient is orlistat, which is also the active ingredient in GlaxoSmithKline’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alli-Orlistat-Liver-Damage-Failure-Lawsuit-LAwyer">Alli, the over-the-counter version of the diet drug. The research … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Dimethyl Fumarate Linked to “Sofa Rash”

A chemical being added to furniture, a so-called anti-fungal/biocidal agent, is leaving many with rashes and allergies. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dimethyl-Fumarate-Allergy-Sofa-Rash-Dermatitis-Allergies-Lawsuit">Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is a toxic chemical not regulated in the United States but was, as of May 2009, banned in consumer … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Wrist Rattles, Baby Booties Recalled For Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) have jointly announced a new product recall for defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Monkeez & Friendsâ„¢ Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties. More than 10,000 defective Monkeez & Friendsâ„¢ wrist rattles and 11,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Topamax Recalled for “Uncharacteristic” Odor

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is issuing yet another drug recall, this time for 57,000 bottles of its controversial epilepsy and migraine medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax, over complaints of an “uncharacteristic odor,” said WebMD. Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

76 Now Sick in Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak

In the month since reports began emerging about the Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak, 76 people have fallen ill, said WPRI. The outbreak has been linked to pastries contaminated with the very dangerous Salmonella pathogen. To date, 76 people have … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

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