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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

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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Victoza, Similar Diabetes Drugs Raise Safety Concerns

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Victoza, a Type 2 Diabetes drug approved just last year, is raising concerns about pancreatitis. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ (ISMP) latest “QuarterWatch” report, Victoza has been associated with a growing number of pancreatitis cases since … Continue reading

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Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Recalled

Global Wellness, LLC. Hollywood, Florida just issued a nationwide recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Via Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Dietary Supplement for Men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. This recall has been implemented at the consumer level. … Continue reading

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Glass Particles Prompt Recall for American Regent Methyldopate HCL Injection

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced a recall of defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Methyldopate HCL Injection. This recall was initiated because some vials of this lot contained translucent visible particles consistent with glass delamination. The glass particles (flakes) ranged … Continue reading

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Class I Recall Issued for Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs)

In March 2011, Datascope Corp/Maquet initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of certain I< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">ntra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs) that were sold under Datascope Corp. Systems 98/98XT, CS100/CS100i, and CS300, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. A total … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Study Sees Risk in Aspirin, Proton Pump Inhibitor Combo after Heart Attack

Taking proton pump inhibitors and aspirin together may increase the risk that heart attack patients will experience a new cardiovascular event, or even death, according to a new study. The finding is important because doctors often prescribe < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium or … Continue reading

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Recall Issued for Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Book

MGA Entertainment of Van Nuys, California is recalling 6,200 units of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Book over concerns that the make-up is contaminated with Staphylococcus warneri and Staphylococcus intermedius, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

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BPA Exposure Worse Than Thought

According to the University of Missouri (UM), reports of BPA exposure have been underestimated. Up until now, laboratory testing has looked at exposure to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA) via single exposures; however, a new study finds that when looking at … Continue reading

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New York, California Legislation Takes Aim at Fracking

Concerns over the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have prompted legislative pushes in both New York and California. In the Empire State, the Assembly has voted to extend a fracking moratorium – set to expire this summer – … Continue reading

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