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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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

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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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant $56 Million Settlement Approved

In a multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving two metal hip implant devices made by Biomet Inc., federal judge Robert L. Miller Jr. has approved a two-part settlement for at least $56 million. Biomet hip implant patients must have filed a lawsuit … Continue reading

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Stryker Settles 8 Lawsuits Alleging Recalled Metal Hip Implant Caused Injuries

Nearly 1,500 lawsuits have been filed across the country over the Stryker Rejuvenate, a recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement system. More than half of the cases have been filed into a multi-county litigation (MCL) in the Bergen County court under the … Continue reading

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants can Lead to Early Revision Surgery, Other Issues

Metal-on-metal hip implants have gained notoriety due to highly publicized recalls and thousands of lawsuits alleging that the devices caused early revision surgery and other injuries. Many studies have consistently shown that these devices are more prone to failure. Dr. … Continue reading

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1,000 Infuse Patients File Lawsuits Against Medtronic

Infuse, Medtronic’s controversial bone growth product that has been the center of scientific and legal controversies, is the subject of 700 lawsuits involved over 1,000 patients. MedPage Today reports that the company, which is also being investigated by several states … Continue reading

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Biomet Agrees to Hip Device Settlement of $56 Million

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Biomet Inc., the medical device maker that manufactures the M2a-38 and the M2a-Magnum hip implants, just agreed to a $56 million settlement to end a multidistrict litigation (MDL) organized in 2012. The settlement has been constructed in two parts, according … Continue reading

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Patient Undergoes Revison Surgery After Device Fails

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An Arizona woman has filed a lawsuit over metal poisoning she alleges was caused by a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant she received in 2007.  She is suing DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company Johnson & Johnson. In her lawsuit, the … Continue reading

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Metal Hip Implants Continue to Cause Legal Issues for DePuy

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Metal-on-metal hip implants have been causing trouble for DePuy and parent company Johnson & Johnson for past few years. After the global recall of the ASR in 2010, lawsuits everywhere came flooding in. Eventually, DePuy and J&J agreed to a … Continue reading

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Study: 2nd-Generation Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Devices Associated with Adverse Reactions

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New research reveals that second-generation metal-on-metal hip implants are associated with adverse reactions. The Japanese study found that two-thirds of surgeries involving cementless metal-on-metal revision surgeries involved devices that were positioned out of the so-called “safe zone,” Helio reported. The … Continue reading

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Huge Inaccuracies in Spine Surgeon Financial Disclosures, Yale Study Finds

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A study published in the December 1st issue of The Spine Journal has found that there are a large number of inconsistencies between what physicians and companies report. The study, which was conducted by Rafael A. Buerba and colleagues at … Continue reading

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Irish Medicines Board Collaborating on Review of DePuy ASR Hip Injuries

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As of this past September, about 3,500 DePuy ASR hips had been implanted in patients in Ireland. DePuy Orthopaedics, the maker of the metal-on-metal hip devices, is an orthopedic unit under Johnson & Johnson. The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has … Continue reading

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