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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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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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Warnings Added to Transvaginal Mesh Labels

For approximately 15 years, transvaginal mesh (TVM) products have been used worldwide, usually to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence problems in women. Since that time, 27 clinical studies have shown that one in 12 women have … Continue reading

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$11.1 Million Damage Award in Pelvic Mesh Case Upheld by New Jersey Appeals Panel

A New Jersey state appeals court has upheld an $11.1 million damages verdict against Ethicon Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, in the first bellwether trial over allegedly harmful pelvic mesh implants. On March 29, the three-judge panel said … Continue reading

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Verdicts in Philadelphia Pelvic Mesh Cases Troubling for Johnson & Johnson

After two jury verdicts, each exceeding $12 million, in the first pelvic mesh cases to go to trial, legal experts say Johnson & Johnson should seriously consider settling the roughly 150 cases remaining in the mass tort program and focusing on … Continue reading

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Jury Returns $13.5 Million Verdict against Johnson & Johnson in Pelvic Mesh Trial

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A Philadelphia jury has returned a $13.5 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division in a case over Ethicon’s faulty pelvic mesh implants. The plaintiff in the case alleges that the implant left her in near constant pain and … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Rejects C.R. Bard’s Argument about Transvaginal Mesh Device Safety

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In a ruling on January 14, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the first jury verdict in multidistrict litigation involving more than 70,000 cases against the makers of transvaginal mesh medical devices. The court upheld … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Unit Reaches Settlement in Bellwether Pelvic Mesh Case

J&J Reach Settlement in Bellwether Pelvic Mesh Case

Mentor Corp., a unit of Johnson & Johnson that makes transvaginal mesh devices, has reached a settlement just weeks before a trial was scheduled to begin in a transvaginal mesh device case. The company was accused of making defective pelvic mesh implants … Continue reading

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Covidien Agrees to Settlement in 11,000 Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Covidien to Settlement in 11,000 Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Device maker Covidien has agreed to a settlement of more than 11,000 claims involving its transvaginal mesh devices, alleged to have caused severe and painful side effects. A court filing on Tuesday in West Virginia federal court did not disclose … Continue reading

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Jury Awards $100 Million in Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Case

Jury Awards $100M in Boston Scientific Mesh Case

Late last week a Delaware jury ordered medical device maker Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman who said she was injured by a transvaginal mesh device. The jury award contained $25 million in compensatory damages and an … Continue reading

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Ethicon Settles Bellwether Case in Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation

Johnson & Johnson Settles Pelvic Mesh Case Mid-Trial

On the fifth day of trial in a bellwether case in a multidistrict litigation over transvaginal mesh injuries, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. has settled the case. Ethicon spokesman Matthew Johnson said the company and the plaintiff had agreed … Continue reading

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Judge Urges C.R. Bard to Settle Thousands of Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

In a rare move, a federal judge has urged device maker, C.R. Bard, to settle thousands of lawsuits brought over its vaginal mesh implants. According to Bloomberg.com, the move was made as juries are expected to potentially award billions of … Continue reading

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