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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 ...

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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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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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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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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 ...

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Another Costa Cruise Ship In Trouble

Another Costa cruise ship is in trouble. While the Costa Concordia remains downed off the coast of Tuscany, the Costa Allegra is being towed in the Indian Ocean in an area known for Somalian pirate attacks. The Costa Allegra is … Continue reading

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More Costa Concordia Passengers Join U.S. Lawsuit

Even more Costa Concordia passengers are joining in a U.S. lawsuit against Carnival Corp. The luxury liner is accused of negligence and fraud. The Costa Concordia struck a rock off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio suffering a … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Passengers Add Charges To U.S. Lawsuit

Passengers suing the owners of the downed Costa Concordia cruise ship are adding charges to their U.S. lawsuit. The Costa Concordia struck a rock off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio suffering a collision that tore a 160-foot … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Passenger Files Suit Over Miscarriage

Another passenger from the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship has filed a lawsuit; this time, over a miscarriage she suffered after the accident. The woman, identified as Cristina M., was four months pregnant on January 13 when she boarded the … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Lawsuits Piling Up

Lawsuits continue to be filed by survivors of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. Most recently, several survivors filed a lawsuit in Miami, Florida, seeking $461 million in damages from Costa Crociera SpA and its parent, Miami-based Carnival Corp. The … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Passengers File $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Passengers from the crashed Costa Concordia have filed a $100 million class action lawsuit following the historic collision that has left at least 16 people dead and the luxury liner grounded off the Tuscan coast. The Costa Concordia struck a … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Owner Offers Compensation to Uninjured Cruise Ship Passengers

The operator of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship has offered most passengers – those who were not injured in the disaster – $14,460 each for their lost baggage and psychological distress. However, one Italian consumer group has deemed the … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Operator Knew Ship Was in Trouble Moments After Collission

A new report says the operator of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, Costa Crociere, was made aware that the doomed vessel was in trouble minutes after it struck a rock and began taking on water. According to a report from … Continue reading

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Italian Prosecutor Says Costa Concordia Captain Not Solely Responsible For Disaster

An Italian prosecutor has announced that the beleaguered Costa Concordia cruise ship captain is not the only one responsible for the historic disaster that has left 16 dead and more missing, including 17 passengers—two American. The chief prosecutor of Tuscany, … Continue reading

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U.S. Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Cruise Ship Safety

U.S. Lawmakers plan on holding a hearing on cruise ship safety, following last week’s Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off Italy’s Tuscan coast. The Concordia struck a rock off the the island of Giglio last Friday evening that tore a … Continue reading

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