Daily Archives: June 17, 2011

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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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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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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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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Emma’s Garden Polka-Dot Dresses Recalled for Choking Hazard

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot girls’ dresses are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. About 21,000 of these defective Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot girls’ dresses have been recalled in the United States; another … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits filed by 80 in Wisconsin

Eighty people in Wisconsin have filed suit against DePuy Orthopaedics alleging injuries from its now-recalled ASR hip implant. The lawsuits allege that patients implanted with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip replacement system suffered from pain, swelling, nerve damage, muscle damage, … Continue reading

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GE Recalls Air Conditioners for Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced a large recall of about 90,600 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters. An electrical component in the heating system can fail, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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Medical Societies Respond to Actos Bladder Concerns

Diabetes drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos, has been making headlines for its links to increased bladder cancer risks, and, now, a few medical societies are speaking out about the findings. The Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American Diabetes Association … Continue reading

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Big Lots Recalls Metal Futon Bunk Beds After Entrapment Death

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective metal futon bunk beds that have been linked to at least one entrapment death. Children behind the futon … Continue reading

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Ethics Debate Sparked by Litigation Financing

In a formal opinion, the New York City Bar Association warned yesterday that attorneys representing clients who are receiving third-party litigation financing must proceed with caution. Significant potential ethical issues exist in third-party lending arrangements. The Association is concerned with … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Gives Go-Ahead to West Virginia Baycol Class Action Lawsuit

Two West Virginia plaintiffs will be able to move forward with a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/baycol">Baycol class action lawsuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. In a near-unanimous opinion, Justice Elena Kagan said lower federal courts had overstepped their authority in blocking … Continue reading

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