Daily Archives: June 20, 2011

Featured Stories

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 ...

Read More

First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

Read More

FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

Read More

Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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.

Read More

Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

Read More

Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

Read More

Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

Read More

Auto Safety Group Calls for Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall

A consumer protection group is calling for a recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured from the 1993 through 2004, claiming they are susceptible to fires when hit from behind. According to a report in The New York Times, the … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles |

Court Won’t Force FDA To Regulate BPA

A jurisdictional issue worked against the National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) effort to mandate that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limit the estrogenic polycarbonate chemical, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA) in food additives, the New York Times reported. The … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Bean Burgers Recalled For Salmonella

Earth Fare of Fletcher, North Carolina, just issued a recall of its frozen Earth Fare Spicy Bean Burger over concerns of potential contamination with the dangerous Salmonella pathogen. The Earth Fare Spicy Bean Burger recall involves items with UPC code … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Boston Scientific Recalls Stent System Devices

Boston Scientific just issued a recall of over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">505 Innova Over-the-Wire Self-Expanding Stent System devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The complete list of recalled Innova Over-the-Wire Self-Expanding Stent System devices can be accessed on … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Proposes Fracking Health Registry

The Pennsylvania Department of health wants to start tracking any possible health impacts from Marcellus shale hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pennsylvania health secretary requested resources for such a registry from the … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Risperdal Recalled For Odor

Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a division of the beleaguered drug giant Johnson & Johnson, just issued a recall of its antipsychotic medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/risperdal">Risperdal, and Risperdal’s generic version; both over an odor believed to be linked to a chemical preservative used … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Medicare Patients Exposed to Excess Radiation from Unnecessary CT Scans

Hospitals around the country have exposed thousands of Medicare chest patients to what are most likely < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/CT_CAT_Scan_Radiation_Overdose">unnecessary double CT scans. According to a report in The New York Times, hospitals performed 76,000 such scans on Medicare patients in 2008, … Continue reading

Posted in Cat-scan |

© 2005-2019 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.