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 ...
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 ...
Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.
DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...
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 ...
Although Samsung reported that there were no known injuries associated with the exploding battery risk with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, global sales have been ceased, and at least two reports of fire have been made. In two cases, massive … Continue reading →
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, is grappling with the recall of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, just weeks after the phone hit the market to great acclaim. The lithium-ion batteries in the Galaxy … Continue reading →
A massive 2-year study investigating the potential health hazards of cell phone use on rats and mice, conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), has just concluded. The study found that cell phone exposure increases the incidence of malignant gliomas … Continue reading →
A new study conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released findings that could bring attention, once again, to the safety of the use of cell phones. Increases in rare cancers occurred in the brains and hearts of male rats … Continue reading →
In a multi-million-dollar two-year study, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has found increased rates of rare cancers of the heart and brain in animals exposed to cell phone radiation. The former Director of the National Toxicology Program, Christopher Portier … Continue reading →
Health experts worldwide continue to debate the dangers of cell phone radiation and that debate has been fueled by recent actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which issued and then rescinded cautionary advice on the use … Continue reading →
Berkeley’s cell phone ordinance, which requires retailers to warn consumers about the potential risk of radiation with cell phones, is the first measure of its kind to be passed. In May, the City Council unanimously passed the ordinance, titled Right … Continue reading →
The tragic death of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, has focused attention on brain cancer and its causes. Brain cancer affects thousands of people each year in the United States. This … Continue reading →
A Canadian research and media organization says that findings from a number of peer-reviewed research studies indicate that cell phone radiation causes cancer and other diseases. The Montreal-based organization Global Research says that cell phone radiation can penetrate the body … Continue reading →
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million for adding unauthorized cell phone charges to customers’ bills, a practice known as cramming. The telecommunications giant will pay $80 million to the FTC … Continue reading →