Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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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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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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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Distribution Area In Grape Tomato Recall Expanded

Yesterday, we wrote that Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its organic grape tomatoes sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels over a possible health risk from the dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Salmonella |

Del Monte Withdraws Lawsuit Against FDA

In a legal maneuver many felt was tantamount to bullying and intimidation, Del Monte Fresh Produce recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The divisive move was made in an attempt to stop some food … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning |

Romaine Lettuce Recalled For Listeria

True Leaf Farms is recalling 90 cartons of chopped romaine lettuce over concerns the produce is contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes pathogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled romaine lettuce was … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria, Product Recalls |

Analysis Finds Keppra, Lamictal May Need Tougher Birth Defect Warning

Analysis conducted by Adverse Events reveals that epilepsy medications < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/epilepsy_drugs">Keppra and Lamictal are more dangerous than first believed. Using U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data, Adverse Events found that Keppra and Lamictal appear to be more dangerous when … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Ohio Life Insurance Companies Sued Over Handling of Unclaimed Death Benefits

Western & Southern Mutual Holding Co. and Columbus Life Insurance Co., both based in Ohio, have been named in a lawsuit accusing them of failing to use a U.S. Social Security Administration database to make sure < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unclaimed death benefits … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits |

Cargill Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Continues, Two Months after Recall

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella linked to recalled Cargill ground turkey products has now sickened 129 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) most recent updated. The antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg has been reported in 34 states, and has been … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

New York Water Rangers Slams Governor, DEC for Putting Fracking Regulations on Fast Track

A coalition of environmental groups has criticized New York Governor Mario Cuomo and state environmental regulators over the way they’ve purportedly “fast-tracked” regulations that, if adopted, would bring high-volume < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to most of the state’s Marcellus … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Salmonella Prompts Grape Tomato Recall

Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling one lot of its organic grape tomatoes, which were sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The grape tomatoes are being recalled … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Salmonella |

Reebok Settles FTC Charges Over Toning Shoe Claims

Popular < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Skechers-Shape-Ups-Injuries-Injury-Broken-Hip-Ankle-Lawsuit-Lawyer">toning shoes that started a trend with promises of shapely buttocks, thighs, and calves—all without ever having to go to a gym—are at the center of an federal settlement. Reebok will be paying a whopping $25 million in … Continue reading

Posted in Skecher Shape-Ups / Toning Shoe Injuries |

California Investigating MetLife, Other Life Insurance Companies Over Unclaimed Death Benefits

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced in May that he had opened an investigation into the way 10 large life insurance companies handle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unclaimed death benefits. At the time, Jones said he had already uncovered evidence that one insurer … Continue reading

Posted in Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits |

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