Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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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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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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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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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits Over Allegedly Defective Catheters

Attorneys Investigating Possible Catheter Lawsuits, Class I Recalls The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are investigating possible lawsuits involving allegedly defective catheters. The firm, which has decades of experience representing clients in medical device litigation, continues to offer … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Stryker Must Pay $7.6 Million for Knee Replacement Device Settlement

Under a ruling from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Stryker Corporation must pay a $7.6 million product liability settlement for its artificial knee joint the Duracon Unicompartmental Knee (or Uni-Knee). The ruling put an end to 15 years of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits Over New Balance “Made in USA” Label

New Balance Shoes Labeled “Made in USA”, But 30 Percent is Imported The product liability lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP are investigating potential lawsuits involving the New Balance “Made in USA” label. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Propecia Litigation Moving Toward First Trial

The litigation involving serious and sometimes catastrophic side effects of the hair loss drug Propecia is moving forward, with the selection of bellwether cases. In such large litigations, representative cases—bellwether cases—are chosen to be the first to go to trial. … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals, Propecia, Proscar |

Eliquis Lawsuit Alleges Brain Hemorrhage, Internal Bleeding

Lawsuit Alleges Eliquis Caused Intracerebral Hemorrhage Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc. are facing a new lawsuit alleging injuries from the anticoagulant drug Eliquis. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a California man who was prescribed Eliquis to reduce the … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Filed over Essure, Alleging Injuries from Nickel Allergy

Bayer Faces New Lawsuit over Essure Permanent Birth Control Device A new lawsuit has been filed alleging injuries from Essure, the female sterilization device marketed by Bayer. The plaintiff alleges that she suffered from complications due to a nickel allergy. … Continue reading

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NHTSA Proposes New Guidelines to Limit Distracted Driving

NHTSA’s Voluntary Guidelines Involve Changes to Devices and Apps Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed new, voluntary guidelines to the manufacturers and developers of electronic devices, apps, and smartphones to create products that, when used by … Continue reading

Posted in Accident |

BMS to Pay $19.5M to Settle Multistate Abilify Allegations

43 States Allege BMS Marketed Abilify Improperly to Children, Elderly Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle multistate allegations of improper marketing with its atypical antipsychotic drug, Abilify. According to a Dec. 8 press release issued by … Continue reading

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GM Continues to Face Scrutiny, Lawsuits over Ignition Switch Defect

General Motors Sued over Ignition Switch Defect General Motors (GM) continues to face issues involving its ignition switch defect, which prompted the company to recall a total of 30 million vehicles worldwide in 2014. The faulty ignition switch, which can … Continue reading

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Shift in Age and Gender Distribution of Mesothelioma Cases

For many decades, mesothelioma—an aggressive cancer that occurs in the mesothelium, the thin layer of tissue that covers the internal organs—has largely affected men age 60 and older. But epidemiologist Francine Baumann of the University of New Caledonia has recently … Continue reading

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