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

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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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AlloDerm Plaintiff Requests Mass Tort for New Jersey Lawsuits

At least 25 lawsuits involving AlloDerm surgical mesh are pending in New Jersey State Courts. Recently, a motion was filed requesting that all New Jersey < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alloderm-Hernia-Recurrence-Recurring-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">AlloDerm lawsuits be consolidated in a mass tort before one judge for pretrial proceedings. … Continue reading

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AlloDerm Surgical Mesh in Hernia Repair May Lead to Recurrence

Questions continue to be raised over the safety of hernia repairs that utilize < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alloderm-Hernia-Recurrence-Recurring-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">AlloDerm Surgical Mesh. Reports about hernia recurrences in AlloDerm patients are not unusual, and some are beginning to ask if this product underwent enough testing to … Continue reading

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Hernia Repair AlloDerm Surgical Mesh May be Risky

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alloderm-Hernia-Recurrence-Recurring-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">AlloDerm, a surgical mesh made from human cadaver skin, has been linked to complications when used in hernia repair surgery. Reports of hernia recurrence and other AlloDerm failures have made it apparent that this product did not undergo adequate … Continue reading

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As Scandal Widens, Many Who Received Stolen Body Parts and Human Tissue Claim to Have Been Infected with Deadly Viruses

While it will be difficult to prove with certainty, many people are claiming to have been infected with potentially deadly viruses from contaminated body parts and human tissue illegally harvested from bodies and then marketed for implantation and grafting into … Continue reading

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Stolen Body Parts Scandal Leads to More Testing of Patients Who May Have Received Diseased Human Tissue Grafts

By Steven DiJoseph The ghoulish tale of stolen body parts, missing persons, diseased human tissue grafts, and the possibility that thousands of innocent patients are now at risk of developing everything from HIV/AIDS and syphilis to hepatitis B and C … Continue reading

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Illegal Harvesting and Sale of Body Parts, Tissue, and Organs – Dr. Frankenstein Would Have Been Proud

By Steven DiJoseph* There was a time when Gothic horror stories would frighten moviegoers who paid their quarters to see mad scientists pay grave robbers to steal the body parts and organs from graveyards. Whether the goal was to create … Continue reading

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