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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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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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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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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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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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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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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