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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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Michelin Tire False Advertising Settlement Left Out Consumers

In May 2009, Michelin North America entered into a settlement with 17 state attorneys general to settle accusations that it made false claims regarding improved fuel efficiency in its advertising for tires. The multistate Michelin tire false advertising settlement involved … Continue reading

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Needleless Pre-Filled Glass Syringe Shouldn’t be Used in Emergency, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just reiterated a warning that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">needleless pre-filled glass syringes should not be used in emergencies. Instead, the FDA recommends that, to reduce the potential risks to patients, healthcare professionals and risk managers … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

FDA Issues Warning for Weck Hem-O-Lok Ligating Clips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Weck Hem-o-Lok Ligating Clips. This medical device, said the FDA, is contraindicated for ligation of the renal artery during laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, known as kidney removal … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

CPSC Says Clip-On Chairs Pose Serious Risk to Children

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just issued a warning to consumers about some “metoo” clip-on tabletop chairs, which were imported by phil&teds USA Inc., of Fort Collins, Colorado. The particular clip-on chairs put young children at risk of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Another Salmonella Tomato Recall Announced

In response to the growing number of Salmonella tomato recalls linked to grower Six L’s tomatoes that are potentially contaminated with the dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, another producer is issuing a recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

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Advice for Victims of the Sony PlayStation Network Hack

Users of Sony’s PlayStation Network, Qtriocity and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) services are understandably concerned about their personal information, following news that Sony’s online security was breached in one of the biggest hacks in the history of the Internet. Since … Continue reading

Posted in Sony PlayStation Breach |

Statins May Pose Risk For Dialysis Patients

Statins may pose a risk to dialysis patients, according to a new study released by a researcher with Oregon State University (OSU). Statins are popular cholesterol lowering drugs and include brands such as Levacor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lipitor, and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/crestor">Crestor. … Continue reading

Posted in Crestor, Pharmaceuticals |

Cell Phone Industry Kills San Francisco Radiation Ordinance, For Now

Bowing to threats from the cell phone industry, the city of San Francisco has tabled an ordinance that would have provided easily accessible information on radiation absorbed by users of the mobile devices. According to a report from CNET.com, it … Continue reading

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