Daily Archives: April 22, 2011

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Aquarium Heaters Recalled For Fire, Laceration Hazards

A massive product recall of about 1.2 million < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters have been recalled for fire and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective aquarium heaters were manufactured in … Continue reading

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CPSC Announce June Deadline For Sprinkler Recall

Both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp. are urging residential and commercial property owners with model < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">J dry-type series fire sprinklers covered under a previously-announced recall, and who have not yet filed a … Continue reading

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Cilantro Recalled For Salmonella Risk

Satur Farms of Cutchogue, New York is recalling 138 pounds of its Satur Farms Cilantro over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella contamination concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled Satur Farms Cilantro was distributed to six customers in … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

CPSC Report on American-Made Drywall Creates Confusion, Provides Few Answers

A troubling new report from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has done nothing to address concerns that American-made drywall may be causing the same types of odor and corrosion problems that have been associated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall. The … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese Drywall |

Delta Warned Over Rat Droppings On Plane

Rodent droppings “too numerous to count” prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a warning letter to Delta following an inspection of its aircraft, said WXIA-11 TV of Atlanta, reported CNN. The inspection revealed “‘the presence of … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning |

Study Finds Yaz, Yasmin, Similar Contraceptives Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk

Birth control pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yasmin, Yaz, Ocella, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Gianvi-Side-Effects-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">Gianvi and Zarah, all of which contain a synthetic form of progestin called drospirenone, may pose a higher risk of blood clots compared to oral contraceptives made with levonorgestrel, an older … Continue reading

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Kiddieland Recalls Disney Princess Trikes, Children’s Scooters

Kiddieland Toys Limited of Scituate, Massachusetts issued two product recalls for laceration hazards caused by defective Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters and defective Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Suspends Some Operations after Pennsylvania Fracking Blowout

Chesapeake Energy has suspended hydraulic fracturing at its natural gas wells in Pennsylvania, following Tuesday night’s well blowout in Bradford County. The suspension will remain in effect until Chesapeake determines what caused Tuesday’s accident. The well blowout near the town … Continue reading

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