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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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