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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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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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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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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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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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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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C.R. Bard Agrees to Settle Most Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Lawsuits

C.R. Bard Inc. is poised to settle most of the personal injury lawsuits involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch made by its Davol Inc. subsidiary. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company … Continue reading

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XenMatrix Surgical Mesh Recalled by C.R. Bard

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">XenMatrix, a mesh used in hernia and abdominal wall repair, is being recalled by C.R. Bard’s Davol Inc. subsidiary. According to the company, testing couldn’t assure the XenMatrix mesh met regulatory guidelines for toxins released by dead bacteria. According … Continue reading

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Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Victim Awarded $1.3 Million

We recently wrote that the first federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch trial ended in a verdict for the defendants, Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. The Rhode Island jury found the defendants negligent in the design of the Kugel … Continue reading

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Defense Claims Victory in First Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Trial

The first federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch trial has ended in a verdict for the defendants, Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. The Rhode Island jury found the defendants negligent in the design of the Kugel patch, but ruled … Continue reading

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Plaintiff Testifies in Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Trial

A federal jury in Rhode Island heard testimony from the plaintiff in the first < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuit to come to come to trial since the devices were recalled in 2005. The lawsuit is one of more than … Continue reading

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First Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Lawsuit Trial to Begin

The first federal lawsuit involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch is scheduled to go to trial today. Just over 1,500 Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuits are currently pending in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island. … Continue reading

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Man Killed by Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, Family Wants to Warn Others

Aaron Menendez endured two years following implantation of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Bard Composix Kugel mesh hernia patch before he suffered a serious infection and died this past September.  Soon after his implantation, the patch was recalled.  Menendez’s autopsy results confirm that … Continue reading

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Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Used At Virginia Hospitals Long After Recall

The defective< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch"> Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch – recalled several years ago – was mistakenly implanted in seven patients at two Virginia hospitals.  At least one woman who received a recalled Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch at one of the two … Continue reading

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Court Expands Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Litigation

The maker of the defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch will now have to face even more lawsuits over faulty hernia patches.  Earlier this month, a Federal Court charged with hearing all claims related to the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch … Continue reading

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Man Sues Maker of Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch for Infections Following Hernia Surgery

An Arkansas man is suing the makers of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, alleging  that a hernia patch made by Davol and its parent company Bard caused a massive infection that forced him to undergo surgery to have the … Continue reading

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