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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 ...
Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Infant Slipper Socks Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 17,400 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks have been recalled for choking hazard the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks were manufactured in … Continue reading

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Toy Helicopters Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 18,500 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters are being recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. This recall is part of a prior recall implemented in January on which we wrote and that ultimately … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products |

Too Much Tylenol May be Linked to Blood Cancers

If you take < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Tylenol or another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen product on a regular basis, you’ll want to know about this new study. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that chronic use of acetaminophen may put users … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Illinois Restaurant at Center of Salmonella Probe

An increase in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella illnesses has been reported in Illinois, according to the Kane County Health Department. My Suburban Life reports that 10 cases of Salmonella ser Typhimurium have been reported in the past two weeks. Of the 10 … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Bedbugs Can Carry Superbugs

Bedbugs may carry superbug bacteria, according to Canadian researchers. It was long believed that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bedbugs-bites-infestation-hotels">bedbugs only left their victims with uncomfortable rashes, but in light of this new finding, the pests appear to have the ability to spread infections, … Continue reading

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New Dial Complete Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Florida

Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed against the Dial Corporation accusing the company of making false claims in the marketing of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete Antibacterial Handwash. This latest Dial Complete class action lawsuit was filed in U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Dial Complete Antibacterial Handwash |

Johnson & Johnson Recalls HIV Drug

As if the unprecedented frequency of recalls, the global DePuy hip replacement device debacle, and the Risperdal scandal were not enough, Johnson & Johnson is making headlines again for its HIV/AIDS medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Prezista. According to The Wall Street Journal, … Continue reading

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Yaz Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Pill Caused Fatal Blood Clot

A grieving mother is blaming the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yaz birth control pill for her daughter’s death. Joan Cummins of Hackettstown, New Jersey, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bayer Corporation, the maker of Yaz. Michelle Pfleger, 18 years old and … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Yaz / Yasmin |

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