Daily Archives: May 6, 2011

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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American Regent Issues New Recall After Particulate Matter Found In Injectable Drug

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate Injection—USP, 250 mg/mL, 2 mL Single Dose Vial—has been recalled after particulate matter was found in this injectable drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recall was initiated at the user/consumer level and … Continue reading

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Dorel Asia Recalls Bunk Beds for Collapse, Fall Hazards

A large recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Dorel Asia Wooden Bunk Beds are being recalled over collapse and fall hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. Consumers are advised, noted that agency, that it is … Continue reading

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Topamax Birth Defect Risk Complicated by Interaction with Birth Control Pills

Women taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax should be aware that its active ingredient, topiramate, may inhibit the effectiveness of birth control pills. It is especially important that women of child-bearing age be aware of this Topamax side effect, due to its association … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals, Topamax Oral Clefts |

Nail Salon Workers Face Risk From Chemicals

A new study suggests that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">unsafe levels of chemicals routinely used in nail salons could be harming the health of nail workers. The study was conducted by researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Asian Health Services … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Mercury Dental Fillings Create Controversy

The controversy over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">mercury used in dental fillings continued this week at a town hall meeting in Florida in which a number of activists are seeking governmental restrictions or bans on the use of the toxic metal in dental … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Group Sues to Ban Fracking in New York State Forests

A new lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups is seeking to stop hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York State Forests. The lawsuit, which names the New York State Department of Environmental (DEC) Conservation as defendant, argues that … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Benzocaine Blood Disorder Prompts Warnings in U.S., Canada

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">Benzocaine, the active ingredient in popular teething medications like Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase, has been the subject of safety warnings in the U.S. and Canada because of its association with a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia. … Continue reading

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Safeway Recalls Kabobs In Tomato Salmonella Scare

In cooperation with Taylor Farms’ expanded recall of products containing grape tomatoes, Safeway is expanding its recall to now include fresh kabobs made with grape tomatoes that were sold in its full-service meat counter in several states, the U.S. Food … Continue reading

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New York, Rhode Island AGs Look Into Sony PlayStation Network Hack

Sony, which just last month announced it was the victim of one of the largest security breaches in internet history, now faces a subpoena in New York state and questions from Rhode Island’s Attorney General over the hack. They join … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Sony PlayStation Breach |

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