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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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 ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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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.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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