Monthly Archives: June 2013

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Lake Conway, Arkansas Property Owners Damaged by Pegasus Pipeline Rupture

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A class action lawsuit was filed on June 27 on behalf of those owning property abutting Lake Conway in Arkansas, which allegedly was physically contaminated and polluted by the March 29 ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline fracture. Lake Conway, approximately 6,700 acres, … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Class Action Lawsuits, Health Concerns, Legal News, Oil Spills |

FDA Report Faults Intuitive Surgical Over the da Vinci System

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has criticized Intuitive Surgical, which manufactures and markets the da Vinci robotic surgical system. According to the agency, Intuitive Surgical neglected to report the steps it took to protect patients from accidental electrical … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices |

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Atlas Chalet Shingles Defective, Deteriorating Prematurely

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A class action lawsuit was just filed and alleges that Atlas Chalet Shingles are both defective and deteriorating prematurely. Atlas Roofing Corporation has been named as the defendant in the lawsuit. Filed on behalf of a South Carolina couple and … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Defective Products, Legal News |

Scenic Fruit Company Recalls Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels Over Potential Health Risks

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Scenic Fruit Company is recalling 5,091 cases of its Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A total of 61,092 eight-ounce bags of the product are involved in the recall. The recall comes as … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Health Concerns |

Monster Beverage the Focus of Another Teen’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The campaign for energy drinks has been a successful one, targeted to younger consumers, specifically teenagers, with promises of increased mental and physical benefits. Yet, energy drink promises of increased mental acuity and physical stamina are being overshadowed with reports … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Defective Products, Food Products, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Florida Attorney Joins Patients Suing Over Stryker Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

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A Florida attorney who recently underwent surgery to replace his failed Stryker metal-on-metal hip implant has joined thousands of patients nationwide who have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of the devices. The man initially underwent hip replacement surgery in order … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Metal Hip Implants |

Medtronic’s SynchroMed System Associated With 14 Patient Deaths

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Device maker, Medtronic Inc., announced that 14 deaths have been associated with its SynchroMed Infusion System. The implantable SynchroMed Infusion System treats chronic pain and spasticity, according to the Wall Street Journal. Most of the deaths took place when patients … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Door Wiring Defect in VW Jettas

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A class action lawsuit has been brought over allegations that 2005 and 2006 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles are constructed with a door wiring harness defect that could lead to an electrical short circuit. This alleged defect can result in the driver … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

Study: Increase in High-End Treatments, Robotic Surgeries for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

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There has been an increase in the number of so-called “high-end” treatments in United States men who are diagnosed with early, slow-growing prostate cancer between 2004 and 2009. The researchers discovered a rise in robotic and other high-end therapies in … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices |

Lawsuit Alleges Actos Caused Oklahoma Man’s Bladder Cancer

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A recently filed lawsuit alleges that an Oklahoma man developed bladder cancer as a result of taking the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone). The lawsuit was filed a lawsuit on May 23, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Western … Continue reading

Posted in Actos, Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

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