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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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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 ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Chinese Drywall Manufacturers Snub CPSC Chair

The Chinese drywall issue was not resolved during a visit to China by the head of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). According to a report on HousingWire.com, the CPSC had sought a meeting with Chinese drywall manufacturers, but … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Cleared in Ft. Bragg Deaths, Army Says

We recently wrote that, following the deaths of ten children in three years, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was conducting tests at Fort Bragg. Now, the US Army says that tests on building materials, including

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Lowe’s Ups Defective Drywall Settlement Offer

Facing withering criticism, Lowe’s Companies Inc. has increased its offer to settle toxic drywall lawsuits. According to ProPublica, the home improvement store chain is offering as much as $100,000 to customers who claim their homes and health sustained damages because … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Fix Coming for Florida Habitat for Humanity Homes

Habitat for Humanity says it will be gutting about 24 Florida homes it built with defective Chinese drywall. The homes were built between 2006 and 2009 in Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Bonita Springs with Chinese drywall … Continue reading

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Chinese Help on Drywall Problems Sought

US officials are in China hoping to persuade Chinese companies to pay for repairs to homes built with toxic drywall made in that country. Inez Tenenbaum, head of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), is in Shanghai for a … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Pilot Remediation Program Means Relief for Some Homeowners

Some Chinese drywall homeowners are finally going to get the fix they have been waiting years for. In a settlement negotiated by the federal court overseeing thousands of Chinese drywall lawsuits, Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. and a group of other … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Settlement Praised

The Chinese drywall settlement announced last week by the judge overseeing the consolidated federal litigation in New Orleans is garnering praise from some Louisiana politicians. The Chinese drywall settlement sets up a pilot remediation program by which Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Pilot Remediation Program Detailed

More details have emerged regarding the Chinese drywall settlement that was announced yesterday. The settlement, which involves Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co., sets up a pilot program in which Knauf and other named defendants will pay to remediate 300 homes in … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Settlement Establishes Pilot Repair Program

A major Chinese drywall settlement was announced today in the New Orleans federal court where litigation involving the defective wallboard has been consolidated. Under the settlement, Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co., a major Chinese drywall manufacturer, as well as suppliers, builders … Continue reading

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IRS Institutes Chinese Drywall Deduction

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is trying to provide some relief to homeowners plagued by corrosive Chinese drywall. Issued last week, Revenue Procedure 2010-36 enables affected taxpayers to treat damages from corrosive drywall installed in homes between 2001 and 2009 … Continue reading

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