Monthly Archives: February 2013

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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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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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’s latest defense: Infections, not a defective implant, led to revision surgery

The complications suffered by the retired Montana prison guard who claims his DePuy Orthopaedics ASR metal-on-metal hip implant was defective were not caused by the device but from an infection he had in his hip as well as other prior … Continue reading

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Arkansas Woman Files Lawsuit Over Uterine Perforation by Mirena® IUD

An Arkansas woman who suffered serious and permanent injuries when her Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) perforated her uterus has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the device’s manufacturer. The plaintiff received her Mirena® IUD in 2007. A follow-up exam … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Mirena IUD |

Parker Waichman LLP Recounts Latest DePuy ASR Trial Developments

Although Johnson & Johnson alleges that injuries in the first of some 10,000 lawsuits brought over the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR metal-on-metal hip implant device are not related the device’s design, emerging trial evidence is presenting a different picture. After acknowledging … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy, Metal Hip Implants |

Lenovo IdeaPads Don’t Deliver, Say Consumers

Touted as having “the innovative features to do it all,” the Lenovo U310 and U410 IdeaPad devices have been disappointing consumers. And, now, a potential class action lawsuit is being considered on behalf of consumers who purchased the Lenovo IdeaPad … Continue reading

Posted in Class Action Lawsuits, Consumer Fraud, Defective Products |

Punitive Damages Sought in Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Injury Case

Jury deliberations are underway in a case brought against health care products giant, Johnson & Johnson, over one of its Ethicon units’ transvaginal mesh device products. The plaintiff, Linda Gross, 47, is a nurse from South Dakota who was just … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Transvaginal mesh |

FDA Halts Thyroid Drug Study After Patient Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has halted Amgen Inc.’s study of its thyroid drug Sensipar (cinacalcet) in children after the death of a 14-year-old patient in a clinical trial. The FDA said that, at this … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

JAMA Study: Januvia, Byetta Double Risks for Pancreatitis

Prior research revealed that Januvia (sitagliptin) and Byetta (exenatide), prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, have been associated with reports of increased risks for pancreatic and thyroid cancers. Now, a new study finds that the drugs may double … Continue reading

Posted in Byetta Cancer, Pharmaceuticals |

Some of the Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians are on Long Island

An emerging report reveals that Long Island is home to some of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians with a number of its roads linked to high numbers of pedestrian deaths. The analysis, conducted by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, found … Continue reading

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Nationwide Recall of Omontys® Following Reports of Severe Allegic Reactions, Some Fatal

Affymax, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited have announced a voluntary recall of Omontys® (peginesatide), a drug used to treat anemia in kidney dialysis patients, as a result of new reports of serious and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reactions. The companies … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Recalled Drugs |

Expert Johnson & Johnson Witness Miscalculated in Testimony Over DePuy ASR

As the first of some 10,000 lawsuits brought against Johnson & Johnson continues, the issue over the way in which the now-recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip device was implanted in patients is making headlines. An expert witness for Johnson & … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy, Legal News, Metal Hip Implants |

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