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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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 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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Mirena Injury Allegations Prompt Lawsuit

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Another Mirena IUD injury lawsuit alleges serious allegations concerning the implantable birth control. The complaint indicates that the plaintiff was implanted with Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) in October 2009. In April 2010, she went to her doctor’s office complaining … Continue reading

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Mirena® IUD Multidistrict Litigation Centralized to New York

Lawsuits filed into a Mirena® IUD multidistrict litigation (MDL) that is being centralized to the Southern District of New York. Most of the plaintiffs in these cases allege similar injuries: That the Mirena® intrauterine (IUD) device migrated from its original … Continue reading

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Mass Tort Likely Over Mirena® IUD Injuries

In response to scores of lawsuits brought over Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD), a mass tort is likely over allegations the device migrates after insertion, embedding in the uterus or puncturing organs. The injuries, noted Lawyers USA … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman Seeks Centralized Management of Multicounty Mirena® IUD Lawsuit Litigation

Mirena® lawsuits allege that the intrauterine device (IUD) is inherently defective, creates an unreasonable risk of injury to women, and that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with the Mirena® IUD. In response to … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman Files Another Lawsuit on Behalf of Mirena® IUD User Who Alleges Serious Injuries

Another woman has come forward concerning serious injuries associated with the Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) manufactured and marketed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Utah woman who alleges … Continue reading

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Arkansas Woman Files Lawsuit Over Uterine Perforation by Mirena® IUD

An Arkansas woman who suffered serious and permanent injuries when her Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) perforated her uterus has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the device’s manufacturer. The plaintiff received her Mirena® IUD in 2007. A follow-up exam … Continue reading

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Mirena® IUD Caused Ectopic Pregnancy, Other Complications, Lawsuit Charges

A Minnesota woman who received a Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) in 2006 has filed a lawsuit alleging that the device was responsible for her ectopic pregnancy and other complications. The Mirena®, a hormonal IUD, works by releasing the hormone levonorgestrel … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Mirena® IUD Perforated Arizona Woman’s Uterus, Prompting Need for Surgery

Parker Waichman LLP recently filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals alleging that the Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) perforated the uterus of an Arizona woman and surgery was required to retrieve the device. The lawsuit, filed on January 2, 2013 … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman LLP Reports on Petition Filed on Consolidation of Mirena® IUD Lawsuits into MDL

Parker Waichman LLP just reported that a petition has been filed for a Mirena® multidistrict litigation (MDL). The case is In Re: Mirena IUD Product Liability Litigation, Case No. 1:12-CV-2780. An MDL is created when complex litigation involving a number … Continue reading

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Another Mirena® User Files Lawsuit Alleging IUD Perforated Her Uterus and Caused Permanent Injuries

National law firm Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Arizona woman alleging that the Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) perforated her uterus and migrated outside the uterus, forcing the plaintiff to undergo laparoscopic surgery to remove … Continue reading

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