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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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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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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Metal Ion Levels Predict Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failure, Study Suggests

A study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that levels of metal ions in the blood were associated with failure rates of metal-on-metal hip implants.

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The State of Oregon Wins a $4 Million Settlement Involving DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Devices

The Oregon Department of Justice just obtained a $4 million settlement over a lawsuit brought over Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. metal-on-metal hip implant device. The case involved allegations concerning the way in which DePuy marketed the medical device. The … Continue reading

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Family Alleges Mother’s Fatal Brain Cancer Associated with DePuy ASR All-Metal Hip Implant

Before her death, a woman from India brought a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant device. She alleged the metal-on-metal hip device led to her deadly and aggressive brain cancer. The woman’s family indicated … Continue reading

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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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