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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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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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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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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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