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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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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 ...

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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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Regulators Pressing Life Insurance Companies on Unpaid Death Benefits

Some state regulators believe life insurance companies may have failed to pay more than $1 billion in policies over the past decades to beneficiaries who did not file a claim following the death of a policyholder.  Now, according to a … Continue reading

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MetLife Settles With States Over Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits

Life insurance giant, MetLife has settled with more than 30 states over unclaimed life insurance benefits, agreeing to pay close to $500 million. The states claim that MetLife never provided life insurance benefits to some policyholders, wrote Bloomberg Businessweek. MetLife … Continue reading

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Prudential Financial Faces More Scrutiny Over Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits

The Massachusetts and Minnesota attorneys general are investigating the way Prudential Financial handled unclaimed life insurance policy death benefits. According to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Prudential was also recently informed that an office … Continue reading

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MetLife Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit Over Unclaimed Death Benefit Policies

A MetLife shareholder has filed an investor class action lawsuit over the way the insurance company handles unclaimed death benefits. The lawsuit alleges that MetLife used the U.S. Social Security Administration’s “Death Master File” database to stop making annuity payments … Continue reading

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Illinois Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed over MetLife, Prudential Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits

A whistleblower lawsuit filed in an Illinois court claims insurers MetLife Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. each knowingly committed “massive fraud” by failing to hand over unclaimed death benefits to the state’s abandoned property department. The lawsuit is the latest … Continue reading

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New York Focus on Unpaid Life Insurance Benefits Nets Millions in Payments to Beneficiaries

New York State regulators’ decision to look into the handling of unpaid life insurance benefits appears to have already produced results. According to a report from Reuters, life insurance companies have paid more than $50 million in benefits to nearly … Continue reading

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Ohio Life Insurance Companies Sued Over Handling of Unclaimed Death Benefits

Western & Southern Mutual Holding Co. and Columbus Life Insurance Co., both based in Ohio, have been named in a lawsuit accusing them of failing to use a U.S. Social Security Administration database to make sure < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unclaimed death benefits … Continue reading

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California Investigating MetLife, Other Life Insurance Companies Over Unclaimed Death Benefits

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced in May that he had opened an investigation into the way 10 large life insurance companies handle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unclaimed death benefits. At the time, Jones said he had already uncovered evidence that one insurer … Continue reading

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Florida Settles with Insurer Over Unpaid Death Benefits

In May, John Hancock Life Insurance Company reached a settlement with the state of Florida over the way it handles < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unpaid life insurance death benefits. Without admitting any wrongdoing, John Hancock agreed to pay $3 million to the Florida … Continue reading

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New York Intensifies Probe into Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits

Over the summer, regulators in New York stepped up investigations into the way big life insurance companies handle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unpaid death benefits. As part of its probe, the New York Attorney General’s office subpoenaed nine large insurance companies, including AXA … Continue reading

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