Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

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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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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachments Recalled

About 14,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachments have been recalled for laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachments were manufactured in Mexico by MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio and were sold at … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Lamps Sold At Christmas Tree Shops Recalled

About 35,000 Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps have been recalled over fire and shock hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps were manufactured in China; imported by Nantucket Distributing … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Supreme Court Rejects Pfizer Prempro, Premarin Appeal

The United States Supreme Court just refused to hear an appeal from a unit of drug maker Pfizer Inc. concerning a $58 million award made to three women who developed breast cancer after taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">Premarin and Prempro, Bloomberg News … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Plaintiff Seeks Lawsuit Consolidation

A motion has been filed in the litigation surrounding certain Zimmer NexGen knee replacement products, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex femoral components, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen MIS tibial components or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex femoral components, seeking to have the cases … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants, Zimmer NexGen LPS femoral component, Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Components |

Canada Issues Warning On Antipsychotics In Pregnancy

Following an update in the United States earlier this year, Health Canada announced that it is advising healthcare professionals and consumers that the prescribing information for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs is being updated to include information on a … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Senators Demand Info on Medtronic Infuse Studies, Payments to Researchers

Two U.S. Senators have demanded that Medtronic Inc. turn over records detailing payments made to doctors who conducted research on its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Medtronic_Infuse_Bone_Graft">Infuse bone growth product. Senators Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) made the demand in response to … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Smoking Ups Prostate Cancer Risk

Smoking, the leading preventable cause of death in America, is linked to some 443,000 deaths and $100 billion spent in healthcare costs annually. Now, says CNN, cigarette smoking men with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">prostate cancer—who are smokers when diagnosed—are likelier to die … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Fracking Ban Approved in Morgantown, West Virginia

The City Council in Morgantown, West Virginia has voted to ban horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing within 1 mile of city limits. According to a report from wboy.com, just before the council voted, the mayor of Morgantown said the city … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Audit Faults FDA Recalls Of Imported Foods

An audit of 17 recalls revealed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not always follow FDA rules to remove potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">contaminated imported foods from the marketplace, said Daniel R. Levinson, inspector general of the Department of … Continue reading

Posted in Botulism, Food Poisoning, Listeria, Salmonella |

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