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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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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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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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