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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Darvocet Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Estate of Louisiana Woman

The family of a Louisiana woman who suffered a fatal heart attack has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvocet">Darvocet. This latest Darvocet lawsuit names Eli Lilly and Co., Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vintage Pharmaceuticals Inc., Qualitest … Continue reading

Posted in Darvon / Darvocet, Pharmaceuticals |

CPSC Investigating Dangerous Gel Firepots

We recently wrote that 14-year-old Michael Hubbard of Long Island was fighting for his life at the Stony Brook University Medical Center following an accident with a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">gel candle. The candle maker issued a recall of the defective candle … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Ohio Restaurant Faces Lawsuit Over Salmonella Death

Following the death of his wife, Zella Ploghoft, 82, Milton Ploghoft is suing the Casa Lopez restaurant of Athens, Ohio. Ploghoft alleges that his wife died as a result of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella infection from a meal she ate at … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Toxic Chemicals Could Cause Autism, Scientist Says

In a conference call earlier this months, experts in the field of autism and environmental health urged increased oversight of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">chemicals found in the environment and which could potentially be involved with neurodevelopmental disorders and autism, wrote CNN Health. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

BPA Exposure Underestimated by Current Testing

Human exposure to the polycarbonate plastics chemical, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA), through our diet has been underestimated, according to emerging research conducted by Bond Life Sciences Center investigator Cheryl Rosenfeld at the University of Missouri. The incredibly ubiquitous chemical is … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Radioactive Leaks Reported at Dozens of U.S. Nuclear Plants

Nuclear power plants around the country are leaking radioactive tritium from buried corroded pipes. According to a shocking report from the Associated Press, some of that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radioactive material has made its way into groundwater. The Associated Press has been … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Claims Yasmin, Ocella Caused Teen to Suffer Fatal Pulmonary Embolism

A new lawsuit claims the birth control pills < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yasmin and Ocella caused the death of a 15-year-old North Carolina girl from a pulmonary embolism. According to the complaint, which was filed in Buncombe County Court, Brittany Nicole Prewitt was … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Yaz / Yasmin |

Despite Progress, Fracking Disclosure Still Falling Short

It would seem that efforts to require natural gas drillers to disclose the make-up of fluids they use in hydraulic fracturing are gaining momentum. Just last week, the Governor of Texas signed a bill that will require companies to make … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

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