Monthly Archives: December 2016

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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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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the 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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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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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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

Posted in Legal News |

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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