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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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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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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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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Tainted Wipe Maker Responds to FDA Injuction

Following raids; seizures; at least six lawsuits; complaints of serious illnesses; failed inspections; a number of massive recalls for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted alcohol wipes, swabs and other medical products; and, worst of all, the death of two-year-old Harrison Kothari, H&P Industries … Continue reading

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Banner Supply Agrees to $55 Million Settlement to Resolve Florida Chinese Drywall Claims

Banner Supply, its affiliates and insurers have agreed to settle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall claims with thousands of Florida homeowners. According to a Reuters report, the $55 million global settlement, which still has to be approved by the federal judge overseeing … Continue reading

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Staten Island Man Awarded $5.4 Million in Bedsore Lawsuit

A Staten Island man was just awarded a multi-million dollar settlement following a debilitating and ongoing bout with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nursing_home_abuse_statistics">bedsores that began at Staten Island University Hospital. Staten Island Live (SI Live) wrote that the formerly active Robert Messina, 63, … Continue reading

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DOJ Takes Over Stent Whistleblower Lawsuit

A recent study revealed that less than half of all Americans with stable heart disease should receive guideline-recommended medicines before undergoing angioplasty with coronary stent—a procedure also known as percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI. The ProPublica study suggested that the … Continue reading

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Do Financial Incentives from Medical Device Makers Lead to Inappropriate Treatment?

A new study released today on the benefits of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">cardio resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices is especially intriguing if one considers the way medical devices are often marketed. Many device makers pay physician consultants hefty fees to conduct research that … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

U.K. Drug Regulator to Discuss Actos – Bladder Cancer Worries

Regulators in the United Kingdom (U.K.) will meet this week to discuss < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos (pioglitazone), following release of a study that found patients taking the diabetes medication faced a higher risk of developing bladder cancer. Just last week, regulators in … Continue reading

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Study Raises Questions About Heart Devices

A new meta-analysis by a physician research team from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, reveals that certain < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">pacemakers implanted in heart failure patients were of no help to 40 percent … Continue reading

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Victoza Raises Thyroid Tumor, Pancreatitis Fears

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Victoza (liraglutide) is reminding doctors of some serious side effects that may be associated with the Type II Diabetes drug – thyroid C-cell tumors and acute pancreatitis. Novo Nordisk decided to issue a “Dear Healthcare Provider” … Continue reading

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