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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Beckman Coulter Issues Class I Recall for Blood Chemistry Analyzer

Beckman Coulter, Inc., just issued a recall deemed a Class I by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Synchron LX Clinical Systems Ion Selective Electrolyte (ISE) Flow Cell. The medical device, said the FDA, provides incorrect … Continue reading

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States Consider Crib Bumper Bans

As we have written, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">baby crib bumpers might be adorable but they may actually pose deadly risks in the nursery. Now, says WPRI, the state of Maryland is looking to take the dangerous children’s products off store shelves. The … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Toyota Recall Report Sites Organizational Problems

In response to its massive, headline-making domestic and international recalls, Toyota Motor Corporation’s president, Akio Toyoda, developed the North American Quality Advisory Panel in March 2010. Recalls were linked to unintended acceleration issues, noted Bloomberg News. The record < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota … Continue reading

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Salmonella Cases Linked to Frogs

A pet frog, the African dwarf frog, meant for home aquariums, has been linked to over 200 cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella typhimurium poisoning in recent months. Many of the illnesses have been reported in children under the age of 10 … Continue reading

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Inhaled COPD Drugs Linked to Urinary Issues in Men

A new study finds that men who take drugs like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Atrovent, Combivent, and Spiriva to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer from acute urinary retention. The study is published in the May 23 issue … Continue reading

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Salad Eyed in Portillo’s Salmonella Outbreak

The growing Illinois Salmonella outbreak has been initially linked to salad served at Portillo’ restaurant, say local and state health officials investigating the St. Charles restaurant foodborne outbreak. In a just-released press release, the Kane County Health Department said that … Continue reading

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Conference Highlights Cell Phone Radiation Studies

A raft of new studies provides proof that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation can impact human health in a variety of ways, a group of scientists claim. The new research on cell phone radiation, all of which was published in the … Continue reading

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Sony to Lose at Least $171 Million over PlayStation Network Hack

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Sony PlayStation Network breach is likely to cost the company well over $100 million. In reality, however, the hack could cost Sony even more, as this new estimate doesn’t take into account lawsuits that have or will be … Continue reading

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