Daily Archives: June 13, 2016

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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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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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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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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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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Half-Million Dollar Risperdal Gynecomastia Verdict under Appeal

The Pennsylvania Superior Court is considering the appeal of a recent jury award in a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit. The appeals panel has the chance to chance to decide whether punitive damages will be allowed in similar trials. The trial judge, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Pharmaceuticals |

New Study Says Essure Approval May Have Had Insufficient Safety Data

According to a just-published study, the Essure birth control implant may have received initial Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval based on insufficient or flawed data. The FDA approved the Essure non-surgical permanent birth control device in 2002, but since … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Essure |

Death of Louisiana Woman Linked to Blood Thinner Eliquis

The estate of a Louisiana woman has filed a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc. alleging that the drug Eliquis was the cause of her death. The plaintiff states that Eliquis, “an anticoagulant designed to prevent blood clots and … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Lawsuits Involving Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer on the Rise

Thousands of women with ovarian cancer have come forward to file lawsuits against the giant product manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J). These women are claiming that baby powder was the cause of their disease and cited a long trail of … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

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