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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

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 ...

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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Man Killed by Falling Construction Crane in New York City

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A construction crane with a boom nearly 600 feet high killed a 38-year-old pedestrian when it crashed onto Worth Street on Friday, February 5. David Wichs was killed on his way to work and three others were injured by the … Continue reading

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Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, three of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus. The accident occurred at 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday at Utica … Continue reading

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Seven injured during construction site crane collapse

Seven people were injured on Wednesday when a crane at a construction site collapsed, the latest in a recent spate of crane collapses in New York City. Three of those injured in the collapse had to be extricated from beneath … Continue reading

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Safety Experts Consider Dangling Crane Removal in Manhattan

In the wake of massive super storm Sandy, a partially collapsed construction crane continues to dangle from the top of an unfinished luxury high-rise building. Sandy’s winds may be responsible for the partial collapse 700 feet above midtown Manhattan, said … Continue reading

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Florida parking garage collapse kills 3, injures 8; one worker still listed as missing

Three people are dead following the collapse of a parking garage under construction at Miami-Dade College Wednesday. According to an NBC News report, the third fatality was reported early this morning when a construction worker, who had been pulled from … Continue reading

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LI Crane Operator Charged with Bribing an Inspector

One of the bosses at Long Island‘s Nu-Way Crane Service of Copiague has been charged with paying a New York City inspector more than $10,000 to falsify inspection reports and licenses, according to the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Michael Sackaris, … Continue reading

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Texas Group Slams Insurer’s Stance on Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Damage

A Texas consumer group is decrying the Texas Windstorm Association’s recent announcement that it won’t pay for storm  surge damage from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike. Because storm surge is caused by the winds that accompany a hurricane, the group Texas Watch … Continue reading

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New York City Construction Crane Rules Provoke Industry Anger

New York City has implemented new construction crane regulations aimed at preventing the types of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/construction_accidents">crane collapse accidents that have killed nine people so far this year.  But the city’s construction contractors aren’t happy, and say the new regulations … Continue reading

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Firms Cited in Fatal New York City Crane Collapse

A federal agency investigating March’s fatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/construction_accidents">New York City crane collapse that killed 7 people has issued citations to three construction companies.  In doing so, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the companies a total of $313,500. … Continue reading

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Fatal New York Crane Collapses Result in Tougher Law

The Governor of New York has signed a new law that increases both criminal and civil penalties for inspectors of construction cranes who falsify their reports.  The new law also sets stiffer punishments for anyone who tries to bribe crane … Continue reading

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