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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

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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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 ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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CPSC Issues Yearly Fireworks Warning As July 4th Holiday Nears

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just issued a press release about sparklers, bottle rockets, and small firecrackers. The fireworks may appear harmless due to their size; however, emerging data released by the CPSC indicates that, last year, during … Continue reading

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California Moves Closer to Requiring Fracking Disclosure

A bill that would require oil and natural gas drilling companies in California to disclose the contents of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing has made it through the California Senate Natural Resources Committee. The bill, AB 591, heads next to … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

NAPAfire, FIREGEL Gel Fuel Recalled Following Injuries

Following a number of injuries, a massive recall of about 460,000 bottles and jugs of Pourable NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled Pourable < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Sea Princess Cruise Ship Hit with Norovirus Three Times in One Month

After being hit with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus three times in just one month, Princess Cruises claims it has a handle on the pathogenic outbreaks that have plagued its Alaska cruise ships. According to Overhead Bin on MSNBC, passengers and crew began … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Norovirus |

David Lerner Associates Named in New Investor Class Action Lawsuit

Long Island brokerage < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Apple-REIT-Tens-10-Securities-Investment-Fraud-Lawsuit-Finra-David-Lerner-Associates">David Lerner Associates has been named in a class action lawsuit by investors who claim it misstated the business model of more than $6.8 billion worth of investments known as Apple Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

Dole Salad Recalled for Listeria in Canada

Dole Italian Blend Salad from the U.S., which was distributed to a variety of provinces in Canada, could be contaminated with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, warns The Montreal-Gazette. The affected Dole Italian Blend Salad is packaged in a 283-gram … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Kentucky Toughens Nursing Home Criminal Checks

In an effort to combat < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">nursing home abuse, Kentucky is looking to mandate more stringent criminal checks for workers who are responsible for the care of nursing home residents. We have long been following the horrendous abuses against seniors … Continue reading

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FDA Says Silicone Breast Implant Recipients Must be Monitored for Complications

In an update on the safety of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">silicone gel breast implants, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the devices come with certain risks. It is likely, the agency said, that eventually women who receive silicone … Continue reading

Posted in Breast Implants, Defective Medical Devices |

High Dose Zocor, Other Statins up Diabetes Risk

A new study says high doses of statins like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zocor-Simvastatin-Side-Effects-Myopathy-Rhabdomyolysis-Muscle-Injury-Lawsuit">Zocor or Lipitor could increase the likelihood of developing diabetes. The same study also found that a high dose of Lipitor was better than the same dose of generic Zocor … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Zocor |

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