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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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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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