Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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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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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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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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Philips Recalls Infant, Neonatal Sampling Lines

Philips recently recalled specific lots of infant and neonatal-sized P< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">hilips FilterLine H Set and VitaLine H Set Microstream carbon dioxide (CO2) sampling lines shipped from November 2010 through March 2011, the US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

“Nazareth Classic” and “Nazareth Light” Cheeses Recalled for Possible Listeria

Atalanta Corporation, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, has recalled its “Nazareth Classic” and “Nazareth Light” cheeses, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes. Less than 70 … Continue reading

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Fracking in Arkansas Draws Legal Fire

People opposed to hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) in Arkansas are looking to the courts for help in their fight. Several Arkansas residents have joined with environmental groups in a lawsuit against the federal government to stop natural gas drilling in … Continue reading

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FDA Says “SimplyThick” Shouldn’t Be Given To Premature Infants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents, caretakers, and health care providers not to use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">SimplyThick in feedings to premature infants born before 37 weeks. The thickening product, used in the management of swallowing disorders, may … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Heart Valve Rings Approved Without Clinical Trials

A popular heart device recommended for implantation in patients never underwent clinical trials. The painstaking tests are typically called for when a new medical device is presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval for patient use. … Continue reading

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Girl Stricken with Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awarded Millions in Children’s Motrin Lawsuit

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $10 million to the family of a teenage girl who developed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/stevens_johnson_syndrome">Stevens Johnson Syndrome after she took Children’s Motrin (ibuprofen). The family had originally sought at least $5 million for Brianna Maya’s injuries, which … Continue reading

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Long Island Nursing Home Fined for Poor Care

The elderly are among our most vulnerable citizens and, often, we are placed in situations in which we have no alternative but to place older relatives in the care of others. Sadly, reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">nursing home abuse are on … Continue reading

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Despite Opposing Evidence, Dial Complete Continues Triclosan Claims

Dial Corporation is facing several consumer class action lawsuits over its Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash. These < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete lawsuits allege that marketing and advertising materials for the product overstated its effectiveness, especially in regards to Triclosan, its active … Continue reading

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