Daily Archives: May 10, 2011

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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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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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Nursing Home Residents Receiving Too Many Antipsychotics

We have long been following and written about the dangerous problem of the needless dosing of the elderly with antidepressants, antipsychotics, and sedatives. These drugs are sometimes given for seemingly pointless reasons and, on occasion, appear to be linked to … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Claim Zimmer NexGen LPS Knee Components are Defective

Three people have filed separate lawsuits alleging injuries as a result of defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-LPS-FLEX-Knee-Implant-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Zimmer NexGen LPS knee replacements. The plaintiffs claim that because of complications caused by Zimmer NexGen LPS “high-flex” components, they were forced to undergo revision surgeries. … Continue reading

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Lead Paint Prompts Recall Of Toy Story 3 Bowling Game

About 600 Toy Story 3 Bowling Game children’s toys have been recalled over lead contamination concerns, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The contaminated Toy Story 3 Bowling Games were manufactured in China and imported by G.A. … Continue reading

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Abbott Recalls MitraClip System

Abbott Laboratories just issued a recall of it < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">“MitraClip” system. The device is used to pin together leaky heart valves, but part of this delivery catheter can dislodge and fall off when the catheter is withdrawn, The Heart reported, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Study Finds PPIs up Fracture Risk by 30 Percent

A new study has found a link between the popular heart burn drugs known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of fractures. The study, which is published in the Annals of Family Medicine, concluded that PPIs … Continue reading

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Del Monte Recalls Tomatoes For Possible Salmonella

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (Del Monte Fresh), was just advised that a limited number of grape tomatoes in a specific lot of grape tomatoes grown in Florida by Six L’s Packing Company may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella, … Continue reading

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Veterans Hospitals Used Tainted Triad Wipes

Despite a fairly large U.S. recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">contaminated alcohol prep pads, about 25 percent of Veterans Health Administration (VA) medical centers and its outpatient mail order pharmacy used the defective products that are at the center of a number … Continue reading

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SAR vs. EMR: An Expert Clarifies His Stance on Cell Phone Radiation

A leading expert on cell phone radiation wants to set the record straight about what information consumers must have to protect their health. Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley, is seeking to … Continue reading

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Study Finds Evidence Fracking is Behind Methane Contamination of Water Wells

A new study conducted by Duke University researchers is the first to link hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, with methane contamination of drinking water wells. According to a report from ProPublica, in some cases, the methane contamination documented by the study … Continue reading

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