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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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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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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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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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Another DePuy Pinnacle MoM Lawsuit Filed

Pinnacle Metallosis Lawsuits Added To Texas MDL A new lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopedics and Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly failed Pinnacle Acetabular Cup system. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The Pinnacle metal-on-metal … Continue reading

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Ethicon Sued over Physiomesh Hernia Mesh, Withdrawn from Market

Physiomesh Withdrawn Due to High Rates of Revision

Physiomesh Withdrawn Due to High Rate of Recurrence, Revision Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is being sued over its Physiomesh Composite Mesh used for hernia repairs. The company withdrew the product from the market in May 2016 due … Continue reading

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Stryker Hip Accolade and Rejuvenate Settlement Extended

Some Additional Plaintiffs Are Now Included in the Revised Stryker Settlement Agreement Patients implanted with specific Stryker hip replacements who were ineligible for the initial 2014 Stryker hip settlement may now be eligible for the expanded settlement agreement. Specifically, patients … Continue reading

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IVC Filter Medical Device Risks May Outweigh Benefits

IVC Filter Medical Device Risks May Outweigh Benefits

An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a small cage-like device designed to catch and dissolve blood clots. These devices are implanted in patients who have a higher risk of blood clots but for various reasons, cannot take anticoagulants. An … Continue reading

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Stryker Must Pay $7.6 Million for Knee Replacement Device Settlement

Under a ruling from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Stryker Corporation must pay a $7.6 million product liability settlement for its artificial knee joint the Duracon Unicompartmental Knee (or Uni-Knee). The ruling put an end to 15 years of … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Hit with $1 Billion Verdict in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Case

On November 30, a federal jury in Dallas, Texas ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who said they were injured by Pinnacle hip implants. The jury found that … Continue reading

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Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System Linked to Lung Infections

Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System Linked to Lung Infections

A woman whose husband was exposed to non-tuberculous mycobacteria during cardiac surgery has filed a lawsuit against LivaNova and Sorin Group alleging the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System used during her husband’s surgery ultimately led to his death. The plaintiff’s husband … Continue reading

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Stryker Faces Mounting Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits

Medical device maker Stryker and other leading manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants have received thousands of complaints from both doctors and patients that their devices, including the Stryker LFIT, are defective and prone to high rates of failure. According to … Continue reading

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Stryker LFIT Metal-on-Metal Hip Component Safety Concerns

Stryker LFIT Metal-on-Metal Hip Component Safety Concerns

Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads Recalled in Canada, “Hazard Alert” Issued in Australia Regulators in Canada and Australia recently took action regarding a metal-on-metal hip implant component, the LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads. Metal-on-metal hip implants have been the … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Recalls Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

J&J’s Ethicon Recalls Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

Physiomesh Recalled Due to High Failure Rates Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson unit, is recalling its Physiomesh because studies show that patients are undergoing higher rates of revision surgery compared to other mesh devices. Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh is … Continue reading

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