Daily Archives: July 19, 2013

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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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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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Ubiquitous Chemicals Linked to Thyroid Problems

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Exposure to chemicals commonly found in carpets and cosmetics have been associated with thyroid function problems, according to a recent study. The class of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, are ubiquitous and found in fabrics, carpets, paper coatings, … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Increase in Rare Birth Defect May be Associated with Common Pesticide

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The number of babies born with gastroschisis had risen, nearly doubling since 1995, and research does not point to a reason for the increase. The large, new study looked at gastroschisis rates in millions of live births over 11 years, … Continue reading

Posted in Birth Defects, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Front-Loading Washing Machines Grow Hidden Mold

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Some of the most popular front-loading washing machines are now the subject of lawsuits over hidden mold growth that leaves laundry loads smelling bad. Owners of these washing machines say the clothes reek when they come out, according to a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Study: Antiepileptic Drugs Taken in Utero Lead to Delays in Children

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Children whose mothers were exposed to antiepileptic medications during pregnancy were likelier to have abnormal scores on tests on motor development and autism traits, a new study reveals. When tested at 18 and 36 months the children’s data revealed they … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Data Reveal Metal-on-Metal Hip Device Revision Rate Higher, Occurs Sooner

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New data reveal increased rates of revision surgery associated with specific metal-on-metal hip implant replacement devices. The data from Canada suggests that patients implanted with specific metal-on-metal devices are likelier to undergo revision surgery within five years, according to the … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Metal Hip Implants |

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