Daily Archives: June 24, 2011

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Children’s Acetaminophen Recalled Over Faulty Child-Resistant Closure

A massive recall of about 898,000 packages of Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops are being recalled over faulty child-resistant closures, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. This over-the-counter (OTC) medicine contains < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen, which calls for … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Target Recalls Girls Shoes for Choking Hazard

About 51,700 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Circo Aloma Infant Girls Sandals are being recalled for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Circo Aloma Infant Girls Sandals were manufactured in China; imported by Target of Minneapolis, Minnesotta; … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Britax B-Nimble Strollers Recalled for Brake Problem

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced a recall of< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability"> B-Nimble Strollers for brake problems and injury risks. About 20,000 B-Nimble Strollers are being recalled in the United States; 800 additional strollers are … Continue reading

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Texas Lawsuit Blames Natural Gas Driller for Flaming Well Water

A couple in Texas is suing natural gas driller Range Resources over their flammable well water. Steven and Shyla Lipsky, who spent years and millions of dollars building their dream home in Parker County, claim nearby natural gas wells where … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Dole Recalls Bagged Salads in US for Possible Listeria

Yesterday, we wrote that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned about potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes contamination inked to some Dole bagged salads imported to several Canadian provinces from the United States. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Group Details Cell Phone Cancer Findings

The research group that last month deemed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation a “possible” carcinogen has released more information regarding the way they reached their conclusions. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published their report on … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone |

Delaware Close to Banning BPA in Plastic Bottles, Cups

Should Delaware Governor Jack Markell sign the bill, BPA will be banned from plastic bottles and cups sold in Delaware. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Bisphenol A—BPA—is a plastic hardening chemical whose ubiquity is legendary and which has been linked to a continually broadening … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hands Generic Drug Makers a Big Win

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that consumers may not sue generic drug makers under state laws for failing to warn of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug side effects so long as warnings on generic labels are identical to those of their brand … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

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