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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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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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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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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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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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Biomet Faces New Lawsuit over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant

Biomet Faces New Lawsuit over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant

Biomet is facing a new lawsuit alleging that its metal-on-metal hip implant is to blame for a New York woman’s injuries. The plaintiff is a 61-year-old woman who was implanted with the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System in her … Continue reading

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DePuy Orthopaedics Denied a Delay for September Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial

Texas federal Judge Ed Kinkeade has refused to delay the scheduled September trial in the ongoing multidistrict litigation involving DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants. DePuy Orthopaedics requested the delay after a March trial resulted in a $502 million … Continue reading

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October 2017 Trial Expected in British Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation

In one of Britain’s largest product liability group actions in recent years, lawyers for more than 600 individuals injured by early failure of metal-on-metal hip implants were in court recently for a hearing. The lawyers for the plaintiffs in a … Continue reading

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements Implanted after 2006 are Researched for High Failure Risks

A metal-on-metal hip device sits inside a metal liner with a metal ball that works at the top of the thigh bone (femoral head) and acts as a replacement socket. From 2006 on, implants had a higher risk of revision … Continue reading

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High Failure Rate of Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement

The DePuy Pinnacle hip device sits inside a metal liner with a metal ball that works at the top of the thigh bone acting as a replacement socket. Dr. David Langton of the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, … Continue reading

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A Texas Jury Returns A Nearly $500 Million Verdict in A DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Trial

After two months of trial days and several days of deliberation, a Texas jury found in favor of five plaintiffs who alleged failure of DePuy Orthopaedic’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip device in the second bellwether trial brought against Johnson & Johnson. … Continue reading

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Defense Expert Witnesses Testify in Week 10 of DePuy Pinnacle Trial

Defense expert witnesses have been offering their testimony in week 10 of the bellwether trial involving the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. The plaintiffs in the case allege the Pinnacle hip device caused painful complications. They have experienced difficulty … Continue reading

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Hip Implant Recipient Maintains $11 Million Award Should Stand

In a multidistrict litigation (MDL) bellwether trial, a recipient of an allegedly defective metal hip implant maintained that her suit against Wright Medical Technology, received a verdict that was correct. The jury awarded the plaintiff $11 million: $1 million in … Continue reading

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Testimony Continues in DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Trial

A bellwether trial happening in the Northern District of Texas is focusing on injuries allegedly caused by the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. The outcome of this trial could affect many other pending Pinnacle lawsuits. The plaintiffs allege the … Continue reading

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Expert Testimony Continues in Week 6 of DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Trial

Jurors in the Texas bellwether trial over injuries allegedly caused by the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant continue to hear expert testimony in week 6 of the trail. Federal Judge Ed Kinkeade is presiding over the case, the outcome of … Continue reading

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