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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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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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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gyms Recalled Following Injury Reports

More than 68,000 Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gyms manufactured by Nautilus Inc. were recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall was issued after 3 customers complained to Nautilus that they were injured after fasteners on the Bowflex … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, along with Smith & Nevares, Salas & Co. 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 Used with a Medtronic Implantable Defibrillator

Class Action Status Requested To Benefit All Persons Who Reside in the United States and Were Implanted with Leads Manufactured by Medtronic, Inc. Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, along with Smith & Nevares, Salas & Co. and Becnel Law Firm, LLC, … Continue reading

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NSF / NFD Associated with Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents More Common and Deadly than Previously Thought

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis/ Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NSF/NFD), a painful conditions that has been linked to the use of gadolinium based contrast agents used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), could be more prevalent than once thought. A recently released study also … Continue reading

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Defective Medtronic Defibrillator Leads Cause Serious Injuries Even Death

Medtronic Inc. announced today that it was suspending sales of the Sprint Fidelis lead, a vital component of its implantable defibrillators. According to the company, the lead can fracture, causing serious and sometimes fatal injuries in patients. At least five … Continue reading

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CSX Train Derailment Fire Burns As Some Evacuees Return Home

At least a dozen cars involved in the CSX train derailment near Plainesville, Ohio were still burning this morning, as fire crews prepared to begin the dangerous work of dousing the flames. No one was injured when the train ran … Continue reading

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CSX Train Derailment Near Painesville, Ohio Causes Explosions and Evacuations

A 112-car freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed near Painesville in Northeast Ohio this afternoon. The CSX train that derailed was traveling from Cleveland to Buffalo, NY when it hit a gas line, resulting in a massive explosion and fire. … Continue reading

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Banquet Pot Pies Blamed For 139 Cases of Salmonella Poisoning

Banquet Pot Pies and other generic frozen pot pies manufactured by ConAgra Foods have been linked to a massive outbreak of Salmonella poisoning around the country. At least 139 cases of the food borne illness in 30 states are thought … Continue reading

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Chantix Side Effects Blamed for Musician Carter Albrecht’s Violent Death

There is quit a bit of speculation that the side effects of the ant-smoking drug Chantix might have been responsible for ending Carter Albrecht’s life. Carter Albrecht, a prominent Dallas musician died a violent death earlier this month. In the … Continue reading

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Botulism Causing Castleberry’s Recalled Canned Foods to Literally Burst

Recalled chili sauce, hot dog sauce and other canned meat products manufactured by Castleberry’s Food Company are so infested with botulism that some of them are literally bursting. Word of the botulism laced bursting cans gives last week’s recall of … Continue reading

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Taste of Chicago Salmonella Food Poisoning Cases Continue to Rise

Salmonella food poisoning cases related to the salad served by Pars Cove at the Taste of Chicago food festival has risen to 717 as of noon on Friday, according to a press release from the Chicago Department of Public Health. … Continue reading

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