Monthly Archives: March 2013

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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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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Ford Faces Class Action Over Unintended Acceleration Issues

A class action lawsuit has been brought against the Ford Motor Co. in West Virginia federal court over alleged defects that caused unintended acceleration in its vehicles. The lawsuit alleges that Ford vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2010 are equipped … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

PCBs at Whirlpool Park Prompts Legal Action

Whirlpool Corporation and the current and former owners of the Whirlpool Park in Clyde, Ohio, are accused of alleged PCB contamination. A number of people who lived in and near Clyde have fallen ill and died since the mid-1990s from … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, PCBs |

Doctor Testifies That Actos Was The “Most Substantial” in Man’s Cancer

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s Actos (pioglitazone), is being blamed for a man’s terminal bladder cancer, according to the man’s physician. In the first product liability trial of its kind, said Law360, the Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos, was found to be … Continue reading

Posted in Actos, Pharmaceuticals |

Rotting House Trim Leads to Lawsuit Against Georgia-Pacific

A proposed class action was just filed in Florida federal court and brought against Georgia-Pacific LLC (GP) over its PrimeTrim home exterior trim. The lawsuit alleges marketing for the PrimeTrim home exterior trim was deceptive, said Law360. Georgia-Pacific touted its … Continue reading

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

Tainted Wells Point to Long-Standing Pesticide Issues

In one neighborhood, residents have been drinking and bathing in tainted water for years and, now, water line options are under consideration. The water lines were a consideration for 2015; however, the city of Hendersonville finds that it must move … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Class I Recall Issued for Vascular Solutions Inc. Guardian II and Guardian II NC Hemostasis Valves

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced a Class I recall of Vascular Solutions Inc.’s Guardian II and Guardian II NC Hemostasis Valves. Vascular Solutions initiated the recall due to the risk that air might be introduced into … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Ruling: Intuitive Must Face Claims it Marketed Surgical Robot without Adequate Training

A Washington State court has denied Intuitive Surgical’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit involving its da Vinci surgical robot system. Intuitive Surgical now must face claims that it marketed the da Vinci to physicians without providing appropriate training, according to … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices |

Bugaboo Cameleon3 Strollers Recalled Over Fall Hazard

Over 10,000 Bugaboo Chameleon3 Strollers have been recalled due to a fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. According to the Commission, a carrying handle on the Bugaboo stroller can break and detach, which poses a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News |

Key Environmental Group Scientist Praises FDA’s BPA Research

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists were in attendance at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Boston earlier this year to discuss a collaboration with the National Toxicology Program on bisphenol A (BPA). As we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Regulator Warns of Potential Fraud in Physician-Owned Distributorships

Physician-Owned Distributorship, or PODS, have been established in least 20 states, and, now, a government watchdog group is alerting the public about fraud risks with these types of entities. The Office of Inspector General just issued a warning about fraud … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

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