Daily Archives: May 27, 2011

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Lawsuit against Donald Trump over Fort Lauderdale Development

Donald Trump will have to face a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/">lawsuit filed by people who bought into a Fort Lauderdale, Florida luxury high-rise that bore the “Trump” label. Trump’s lawyers had tried to have the claim dismissed by arguing purchasing agreements disclosed … Continue reading

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Pool, In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Recalled, May Pose Entrapment Hazard

A massive recall of about 1 million defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Pool and Spa Drain Covers, manufactured by a number of different companies, was just announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled Pool and Spa Drain Covers, were … Continue reading

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Group Wants Drug-Resistant Salmonella Declared A Meat Adulterant

Food safety watchdog group, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) just announced that it filed a regulatory petition asking the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deem “f< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">our antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat … Continue reading

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SEC Grants Final Approval To Whistleblower Rules

Under new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval, securities fraud whistleblowers could potentially earn millions of dollars in payouts, said the LA times. A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government … Continue reading

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FDA Finds BPA In Most Popular Canned Foods

A new study supports concerns over the polycarbonate plastics chemical < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA) and its infiltration in our canned food and beverage products. BPA is often used as a tin can liner and leaches out of cans and into … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Claims Plavix Caused Dangerous Bleeding

Last week, we wrote that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix litigation is on the rise and expected to increase. Now, BNET is writing about another emerging Plavix lawsuit in which Beatrice Mills of Arizona needed to be hospitalized for uncontrolled bleeding after she … Continue reading

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Lawyers Appointed to Ford Navistar Engine Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

Lawsuits involving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ford-F250-F350-Excursion-6L-Power-Stroke-Diesel-Engine-Problems-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Ford Navistar 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engines are moving forward. The Ford Navistar litigation had already been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) and transferred to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Study Finds Drug Side Effect Warnings Increased

A recent study has found that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug side effect warnings have greatly increased, concluding that the enlarged information is likely due to drug makers’ fears of litigation over not appropriately advising consumers about a medication’s adverse effects. According to … Continue reading

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Consolidation Ordered for Fosamax Fracture Lawsuits

More than three dozen lawsuits alleging the osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused plaintiffs to suffer low-impact femur fractures have been consolidated in a mulitdistrict litigation and transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for pretrial proceedings. … Continue reading

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