Daily Archives: July 9, 2013

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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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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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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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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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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 TheAge.com, 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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Will Medicare Cover Medtronic Infuse Despite Growing Evidence of its Risks?

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The number of spinal fusions has increased 1,500 percent among Medicare patients between 2002 and 2007. According to a report by HealthWorks Collective, this spike is mostly due to a product called Medtronic Infuse. Infuse uses a genetically engineered protein … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

One Death, Four Illnesses Tied to Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Involving Crave Brothers Cheese

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One death and at least four illnesses have been linked to a soft cheese that is potentially contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen. All five people were hospitalized, including a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage after … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

First Federal Claim in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Scheduled for Trial

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The first of some 20,000 lawsuits brought over vaginal mesh device products is scheduled to go to trial. The case is one of many pending in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before United States District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Transvaginal mesh |

Intuitive Surgical Stock Falls Amid Declining Da Vinci System Sales

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Intuitive Surgical Inc. saw its stock plunge the most in almost five years as sales slowed for its da Vinci surgical robot system. Intuitive stock fell 18 percent to $411.89 on Monday, after declining to $410 in the biggest intra-day … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices |

Januvia Lawsuit Consolidation Being Considered

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Januvia injury lawsuits alleging serious illnesses such as pancreatitis and pancreatic and thyroid cancer, are on the rise across the United States. In a class known as incretin mimetics, Januvia has been named in 53 lawsuits that have been filed … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

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