Author Archives: newsinferno

Featured Stories

Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

Read More

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

Read More

Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

Read More

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.

Read More

Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

Read More

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.

Read More

FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

Read More

Update: Jeno’s and Totino’s E. Coli Pizza Recall by General Mills

On Thursday, November 1st, General Mills recalled Totino’s and Jeno’s frozen pizza over E coli O157:H7 contamination. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/general_mills_jenos_totinos_frozen_pizza_recall">Totino’s and Jeno’s pizza recall involved some 414,000 cases of frozen pizzas (nearly 5 million individual pizza pies) already shipped to … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Cargil Ground Beef Recalled for E. Coli Again

Cargill Inc. has recalled 1,084,384 pounds of ground beef for yet another potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli contamination after the Agriculture Department found a problem with a sample of the beef produced on Oct. 8. This is the second beef recall … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Bayer’s Trasylol to be Pulled from the Market for High Death Risk

German drugmaker Bayer AG has halted its sales of Trasylol (also known as aprotinin), an anti-bleeding drug which is supposed to reduce blood loss and allow patients undergoing heart-bypass surgery to avoid transfusions. Bayer is reported to have made the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Another Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Lawsuit is Filed in Federal District Court

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, along with Smith & Nevares, and Becnel Law Firm, LLC, File Suit against Medtronic Inc., Medtronic Puerto Rico, Inc., and Medtronic Puerto Rico Operations Co. on Behalf of Man Injured by Defective Sprint Fidelis Lead Implanted … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

General Mills Jeno’s and Totino’s Frozen Meat Pizza E. Coli Recall

General Mills announced a recall Jeno’s and Totino’s frozen meat pizza products today after they were linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in 10 states. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recall announcement, the General Mills … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Gadolinium MRI Contrast Agents Linked to NSF in Scottish Study

Gadolinium based MRI contrast agents and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis/ Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NSF/NFD) have been linked in yet another study. This time, researchers in Scotland have confirmed that gadolinium based contrast agents used in MRI’s are strongly associated with the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

MRSA, Antibiotic Resistant Staph ‘Superbug’ Plaguing Schools

MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureas, has been ravaging schools across the country this year. The drug resistant infection has been reported in schools in at least a half dozen states, and has killed one student in Virginia. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Poses Greatest Danger to Young People

Defective Sprint Fidelis leads used with Medtronic implantable defibrillators could be far more dangerous for young people and pediatric patients. What’s more, Medtronic, Inc. could be vastly understating the fracture rate of the Sprint Fidelis Defribrillator lead, as some studies … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Legal News |

Viagra Cialis Levitra Get Hearing Loss Warning

Label information for Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis, drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction, have been modified to include warnings about sudden hearing loss associated with use of these medications. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the labeling changes … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Avandia Removed from Veteran Affairs Drug Formulary

Avandia will no longer be a drug of choice for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The decision to remove rosiglitazone, known by the brand name < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia, from the VA drug formulary comes after months of debate over the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

© 2005-2018 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.