Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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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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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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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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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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