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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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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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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Stryker Settles Hip Implant Cases at Expected Cost of $1 Billion

Stryker, a major manufacturer of hip replacement devices, said on Monday that it had reached a settlement in thousands of lawsuits involving now-recalled all-metal hip devices. The settlement could cost the company about $1 billion. The deal would represent one … Continue reading

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European Scientific Committee Urges Caution on Metal-on-Metal Hips

SCENHIR, the European Union’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, has issued an opinion on the safety of metal-on-metal (MoM) joint replacement devices, with “particular focus” on hip implants. The committee examined concerns over possible exposure to … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Jurors in DePuy Hip Implant Trial Can Hear About Other Cases in Multidistrict Litigation

On Monday, a Texas federal judge allowed the plaintiff in a bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit to tell jurors about the 6,500 other cases pending in multidistrict litigation that allege injuries caused by defects in a … Continue reading

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Attorney Says J&J Was Aware of Hip Implant Metal Poisoning Concern in 2001

In a lawsuit being tried in U.S. District Court in Dallas, Texas, an attorney said Johnson & Johnson knew in 2001 of concerns about metal poisoning with the DePuy Pinnacle artificial hip. Dr. Thomas Schmalzreid, a doctor who consulted with … Continue reading

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The State of Oregon Wins a $4 Million Settlement Involving DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Devices

The Oregon Department of Justice just obtained a $4 million settlement over a lawsuit brought over Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. metal-on-metal hip implant device. The case involved allegations concerning the way in which DePuy marketed the medical device. The … Continue reading

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Family Alleges Mother’s Fatal Brain Cancer Associated with DePuy ASR All-Metal Hip Implant

Before her death, a woman from India brought a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant device. She alleged the metal-on-metal hip device led to her deadly and aggressive brain cancer. The woman’s family indicated … Continue reading

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Biomet Agrees to Hip Device Settlement of $56 Million

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Biomet Inc., the medical device maker that manufactures the M2a-38 and the M2a-Magnum hip implants, just agreed to a $56 million settlement to end a multidistrict litigation (MDL) organized in 2012. The settlement has been constructed in two parts, according … Continue reading

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Patient Undergoes Revison Surgery After Device Fails

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An Arizona woman has filed a lawsuit over metal poisoning she alleges was caused by a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant she received in 2007.  She is suing DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company Johnson & Johnson. In her lawsuit, the … Continue reading

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Irish Medicines Board Collaborating on Review of DePuy ASR Hip Injuries

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As of this past September, about 3,500 DePuy ASR hips had been implanted in patients in Ireland. DePuy Orthopaedics, the maker of the metal-on-metal hip devices, is an orthopedic unit under Johnson & Johnson. The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has … Continue reading

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Study Shows Nearly 8% of Hip Implants Not Backed by Safety Evidence

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A new study reveals that nearly eight percent of hip implant devices used in hip replacement surgery have no readily available evidence of safety or effectiveness. The study, published online last month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), indicates that … Continue reading

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