Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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More Than 7 Million Tea Light Candles Recalled For Fire Hazard

A massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Tea Light recall has just been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). About 615,195 defective Tea Light sets—about 7.48 million candles—are involved in this product recall. The recalled candles were manufactured in Vietnam; imported … Continue reading

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Study Sees Link between Breast Implants, Rare Immune System Cancer

A new study has confirmed a link between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma or ALCL. However, a panel that reviewed the research found that it does not yet prove that breast implants cause ALCL, or suggest what … Continue reading

Posted in Breast Implants, Defective Medical Devices |

Lithium-Ion Batteries Used With Bicycle Lights Recalled For Fire Hazard

Thousands of defective, China-manufactured, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The agencies urge consumer to stop using the recalled … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Well Blowout Reported at Pennsylvania Fracking Site

A natural gas well blowout at a hydraulic fracturing site in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, appears to have resulted in contamination of a nearby waterway. The accident occurred at a natural gas well operated by Chesapeake Energy in LeRoy Township near … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

New Generation Knee Replacements Don’t Always Deliver

Knee replacement patients are younger than ever before. To help these younger patients remain as active as possible, knee replacement manufacturers are developing devices that they promise will last longer and provide for greater range of motion than older devices. … Continue reading

Posted in Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants |

Survey Finds Most Chickens Sold by Seattle Groceries are Contaminated

Tests just confirmed that about 80 percent of all whole chicken sold in Seattle groceries are contaminated with dangerous f< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">oodborne pathogens such as Salmonella and campylobacter, wrote the Seattle Times. The tests found the same likelihood in organic and … Continue reading

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FDA Seeks to Curb Painkiller Abuse

We recently wrote that a study revealed that prescribing opioids—A< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">vinza, Butrans, Dolophine, Duragesic, Embeda, Exalgo, Kadian capsules, MS Contin, Opana ER, Oramorph, OxyContin, Palladone, and others—in high doses, increases the potential for accidental fatal overdose. Opioids are commonly prescribed … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Drillers Asked Not to take Fracking Waste to Water Treatment Plants

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has asked natural gas drillers to refrain from sending fracking wastewater to water treatment plants in the state. The DEP’s request was followed by an acknowledgment from the Marcellus Shale Coalition that fracking … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Recalls Take A Bite Out of Johnson & Johnson Profits

After an unprecedented 22 product recalls, drug and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson, not unexpectedly, experienced a drop in profits. Johnson & Johnson has seen two years of dropping sales, said The Associated Press (AP). The seemingly never-ending string … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

One Year Later, BP Oil Spill Continues to Take a Toll

A year after the BP oil spill turned the lives of many Gulf Coast residents upside down, the region has yet to recover from the unprecedented disaster. Its growing list of victims include < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Oil-Spill-Cleanup-Workers-Injuries-Lawsuit">BP oil spill cleanup workers who … Continue reading

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