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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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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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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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After Double Dose of Ike and Gustav, Louisiana Seeks to Limit “Named Storm” Deductibles

As residents of the Gulf Coast work to rebuild after < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, lawmakers in one state are working on a plan to protect hurricane victims from massive insurance deductibles.  The plan being considered in Louisiana would limit … Continue reading

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People Filing Hurricane Ike Insurance Claims Need to Protect Themselves

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike victims in Texas are reportedly facing long waits for meetings with insurance adjusters.  Adjusters are apparently being hindered by the shear number of claims, areas that are still inaccessible and properties with damage so extensive that they … 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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Texas Insurer Seeks More Money for Hurricane Ike, Says it Won’t Cover Storm Surge Damage

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has voted to collect more money from insurance companies to bolster its reserves.  The vote comes on the heels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike, which could cost the association $4 billion in claims.  There are also … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike Claims Expected to Reach $11 Billion

With refugees from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike returning to their homes to assess damage, insurance companies are bracing for an avalanche of claims.  Some experts estimate that Hurricane Ike could be the third most costly storm in U.S. history, behind Hurricanes … Continue reading

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Hurricane Gustav Claims Estimated to be as High as $10 Billion

Hurricane Gustav insurance claims could reach $10 billion, not as high as was first predicted when the then-Category 3 storm was churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately fears that Gustav would be a repeat of Hurricane Katrina – which … Continue reading

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Allstate Loses Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuit Appeal, $16 Million Verdict Still Stands

An appeals court has upheld a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bad_faith_insurance">bad faith insurance lawsuit verdict against the Allstate Insurance Co., leaving in place a $16 million verdict against the company.  Like the Missouri jury that originally found against Allstate, a three-judge appeals panel … Continue reading

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Consumers Who Buy Health Insurance Vulnerable to Abuse

Americans who buy their own < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bad_faith_insurance">health insurance have very little protection if companies want to deny coverage or raise their premiums when they get sick. A new report published by the consumer advocacy group Families USA says states should … Continue reading

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Some NY HMOs Impose Consumer Drug Restrictions To Increase Profits

A report just released this weekend by state Senator Jeffrey Klein (Democrat) reveals that some New York state < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/other_topics">HMOs restrict patient access to single source drugs or brand name medications for specific ailments that do not have lower cost … Continue reading

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State Farm Convinces Some Weary Policyholders to Settle Hurricane Katrina Lawsuits

State Farm Insurance has settled with more than a dozen policyholders who were suing the nation’s largest insurer over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/state_farm_katrina_claims">Hurricane Katrina damage claims.  The settlements were reached with plaintiffs who only last month learned that their lawyers had been … Continue reading

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