Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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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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Don’t Buy Antimicrobial Supplements, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use products marketed as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">dietary supplements that also claim to be antimicrobial—antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral—drugs. These illegal products are falsely promoted with claims to treat illnesses such … Continue reading

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13 Salmonella Cases Confirmed in Illinois Outbreak

The number of confirmed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella cases potentially linked to a restaurant in Illinois has increased to 13. According to Beacon News, the Health Department believes some of those who have fallen ill might have eaten at Portillo’s restaurant in … Continue reading

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Is Industry Influence Causing Heart Stents to Be Overused?

According to a newly-published study, fewer than half of Americans with stable heart disease get guideline-recommended medicines before undergoing angioplasty with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/drug_coated_stents">coronary stents – a procedure also known as percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI. A new investigation from ProPublica … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

15,000+ Lbs of Deli Meat Recalled for Listeria

Rose & Shore Meat Company of Vernon, California is recalling approximately 15,900 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Actos-Bladder Cancer Link Seen in New Study

Another study has found evidence that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. According to a Reuters report, the study, which involved a review of adverse events reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Australian Victims of Faulty DePuy ASR Hip Implants Speak Out

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Replacement System that was recalled last August is making headlines in Australia for severe pain, failing hip implants, the need for painful and complicated revision surgery, and reports of illness linked to metal toxicity. … Continue reading

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Porsche Cayenne Lawsuits Claim Plastic Coolant Piping is Defective

A least two lawsuits have been filed over alleged problems with coolant tubes used in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Porsche-Cayenne-Class-Action-Lawsuit-Plastic-Coolant-Pipes-V8-Turbo-Engine">Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicles. The lawsuits, filed in New York and New Jersey, allege plastic coolant piping used in some Porsche Cayenne vehicles … Continue reading

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SEC Puts Life Partners Holdings on Notice of Possible Civil Action

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Life-Partners-Life-Settlement-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Life Partners Holdings, Inc., a company that markets life settlements, said last week it could be named in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil action over some of its marketing practices. We reported in January that Life Partners … Continue reading

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