Monthly Archives: June 2013

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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