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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Food Company Execs May Be Held Liable for Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Instances of food company executives receiving prison sentences and serving time over large, even deadly, food poisoning case are mounting. Now, some wonder why pharmaceutical and medical device company executives are not subject to the same punishments. Stewart Parnell, former … Continue reading

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Illinois Subway Named in Shigella Lawsuit

Following a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/shigella">Shigella outbreak last year that was linked to an Illinois Subway restaurant, 74 people have filed a lawsuit after suffering from a serious gastrointestinal illness. As we’ve mentioned, shigellosis (dysentery) typically appears from 12-to-96 hours and up … Continue reading

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Two Firms Recall Pig Ears for Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced two separate recalls for pig ears over concerns that the pet treats might be contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk … Continue reading

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Food Poisoning Sickens 1 in 6 Americans Every Year, Kills 3,000

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced that about 48 million people—one in six Americans—get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die annually from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne diseases. The CDC’s new estimates are the most accurate, to … Continue reading

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Shigella Cases Tied to Illinois Subway Restaurant Top 100

The number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/shigella">shigella cases linked to a single Subway restaurant in Lombard, Illinois now stand at 116. According to The Lombard Spectator, that number has been confirmed by the DuPage County Health Department. At least 13 of those … Continue reading

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Illinois Subway Now Linked to 78 Illnesses

The number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/shigella">Shigellosis cases confirmed in laboratory testing has risen to 78 from 50, WGN-TV is reporting, citing DuPage County Health Department spokesman David Hass. All of the cases have been linked to the Lombard Subway restaurant located … Continue reading

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Illinois Subway Faces 3rd Food Poisoning Lawsuit

Three lawsuits have already been filed concerning a food borne illness outbreak that allegedly originated with a Subway restaurant in Illinois. WGNTV is reporting that the the third involves a Wheeling who allegedly became sick after eating at the Subway … Continue reading

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FDA Reform Planned

Federal lawmakers are looking to reform the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drugs and 80 percent of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food Americans eat.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the other 20 percent of food—generally meat.  … Continue reading

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