Daily Archives: June 3, 2011

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Depakote Marketing Settlement Being Negotiated

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) is in talks to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) probe into whether or not it illegally marketed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/depakote">Depakote, its anti-seizure medication for nonapproved uses, said the Wall Street Journal, citing a court department. We … Continue reading

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Two Dead in Colorado Listeria Outbreak

Two < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria deaths in Colorado have been reported in the past two weeks, say health officials there. A total of three cases, including the two fatalities, have been reported, to date. According to Colorado Department of Public Health and … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Industry Must Stop Stalling on Fracking Disclosure, Chevron Exec Says

An energy company executive says companies engaged in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, should be more forthright about what chemicals are contained in their fracking fluid. Gary Luquette, president of North America exploration and production for Chevron, said Wednesday during … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Shaker Musical Instruments Recalled

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Defective Gripper Shaker musical instruments are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. About 9,400 defective Gripper Shaker musical instruments are being recalled in the United States. Another 700 defective instruments … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Missouri Woman Files Suit over Dial Complete Claims

A woman in Missouri is the latest consumer to file a lawsuit alleging claims about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash are false and misleading. The Dial Complete lawsuit seeks class action status. Like others filed earlier, this new Dial … Continue reading

Posted in Dial Complete Antibacterial Handwash |

New MRSA Strain Infecting Milk, Humans

A new strain of an already antibiotic resistant bacteria has been found in milk and has been discovered to be linked to infections in humans. The superbug is an iteration of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pathogen. WebMD notes that … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Australians File DePuy Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Replacement System, the defective hip implant device recalled last August, has been making global news, including in Australia for severe pain, device failure, the need for painful and complicated revision surgery, and illness linked … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy |

Byetta Lawsuit Alleges Diabetes Drug Caused Fatal Cancer

Concerns are growing that Byetta, Amylin and Eli Lilly’s injectable treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, may be associated with cancer, especially thyroid and pancreatic cancer. At least one Byetta cancer lawsuit has already been filed, claiming the drug caused a … Continue reading

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