Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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 Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Ford Door Latch, Fire Risk Recalls Will Cost Automaker $295M

440,000 Cars in North America Affected by Door Latch, Fire Risk Recalls A total of 440,000 cars in North America are affected by two separate Ford recalls. One recall is being launched due to a defective door latch that can … Continue reading

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Study Suggests Zipline-Related Injuries are Increasing in US

Researchers Investigate Zipline Injuries from 1997 to 2012 A study suggests that injuries associated with ziplines are on the rise in the United States. Ziplines allow riders to travel from one elevation to another through a pulley system suspended on … Continue reading

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Drowsy Driving Needs More Study and Prevention Strategies

Drowsy driving presents a significant hazard on the nation’s roads, taking its toll in deaths, injuries and property damage. A recent article in the journal Sleep calls for more study and strategies to prevent drowsy driving. The National Highway Transportation … Continue reading

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Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed over Xarelto Bleeding Injuries

Xarelto Makers Face New Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleging Uncontrollable Bleeding Another wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over Xarelto, an anticoagulant drug manufactured by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit. The plaintiff alleges that the blood thinner caused uncontrollable, … Continue reading

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Due to Seat Belt Defect, Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonata Vehicles

Hyundai Sonata Cars Recalled, Defective Seat Belt can Detach A seat belt defect is prompting Hyundai to recall nearly 978,000 cars in the United States. The recalled vehicles may contain a faulty front seat belt that can detach in an … Continue reading

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Penn Station Derailment and Collision Disrupts Evening Train Service

A morning collision on March 24, 2017, at New York’s Penn Station affected evening rush hour travel in the metropolitan area. On Friday morning, an incoming NJ Transit train was hit when an Amtrak train leaving Penn Station derailed during … Continue reading

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Government to Investigate Hoverboard Fire Risks Following 2 Deaths

Two Young Girls Die in Tragic Fire Reportedly Caused by Hoverboard Self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as “hoverboards” are now the subject of a federal investigation following the deaths of two young girls. The children sustained fatal burn injuries from … Continue reading

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Railroad Worker Personal Injury Lawsuits and Cancer Risks

Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits on Behalf of Railroad Workers who Developed Cancer Parker Waichman LLP is investigating potential personal injury lawsuits on behalf of railroad workers who developed cancer, allegedly due to occupational hazards and exposure to certain toxic substances. The … Continue reading

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Railroad Workers and Benzene Exposure Personal Injury Lawsuits

Attorneys Investigate Railroad Worker Benzene Exposure Lawsuits Compared to the general population, railroad workers may be exposed to certain substances more frequently due to their occupation. One occupational hazard may include benzene exposure. Benzene is a known carcinogen, or cancer-causing … Continue reading

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Pancreatitis Risk for Some Patients Taking Viberzi

Viberzi (eluxadoline), a drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) has drawn a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the deaths of two patients. The patients who died did not have their gallbladders and … Continue reading

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