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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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

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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

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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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Jury Orders Roche to Pay $1.5 Million to Accutane User for IBD

A woman who developed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) after taking Hoffman-LaRoche’s acne drug Accutane, has been awarded more than $1.5 million in compensatory damages and medical expenses. This was a retrial of the case; an earlier verdict was overturned on … Continue reading

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Two Accutane Users Awarded $9 Million Each in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Lawsuit

A New Jersey jury has ordered the maker of Accutane to pay a total of $18 million to two people who developed inflammatory bowel diseases while using the drug.  According to a report from Bloomberg News, Roche Holding AG has … Continue reading

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Accutane Associated with Double Risk of Eye Disorders

A new study has associated the acne medication Accutane (isotretinoin) with an increased chance of developing some form of eye disorder. According to a report from HealthDay News, researchers at Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel have found that people … Continue reading

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SOL Clock on Drug Lawsuit Doesn’t Start with FDA Warnings, NJ Court Rules

The New Jersey Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings about the dangers of prescription drugs do not always “start the clock” on the statute of limitations for product liability claims. According … Continue reading

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Accutane Trial Ends With $2 Million Verdict for One Plaintiff

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/accutane_ibd">Accutane trial has ended with a win for a plaintiff. The Street said that the six-week trial resulted in a $2 million award for one of three plaintiffs after their attorneys argued that Roche, the maker of Accutane, … Continue reading

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Follows Teen’s Use of Eye Drops

A 19-year-old girl in the United Kingdom required weeks of intensive care treatment and is looking at months of follow-up treatment following a dangerous drug reaction called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/stevens_johnson_syndrome">Stevens-Johnson syndrome after using Optrex eye drops. According to the Voice Online, … Continue reading

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Accutane Bowel Lawsuits in New Jersey Mass Tort Top 2400

There are now 2,441 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Accutane-Side-Effects-Inflammatory-Bowel-Disease-Colitis-Crohns-Disease-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">Accutane inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) lawsuits pending in a New Jersey mass tort litigation that began five years ago. Over the fall, more than 800 lawsuits were filed in the Accutane litigation, and it is … Continue reading

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Accutane, Acne, Suicide Linked in New Study

A new Accutane study out of Sweden has linked the controversial acne drug to an increased risk of suicide. The study’s findings support increased mental health monitoring of patients for up to a year after taking Accutane. Approved by the … Continue reading

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Accutane Puts Users At Risk For Intestinal Disorders

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)—Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease—are some of the dangerous side effects linked to Accutane. In 2005, the Accutane label was modified to warn that IBD had been associated its use; however, many believe the warning did not … Continue reading

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400+ Accutane Lawsuits Filed in Past Two Months

More than 400 Accutane lawsuits alleging the acne drug caused a variety of side effects, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, have been filed in a New Jersey mass tort litigation over the past two months. … Continue reading

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