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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Radioactive Tissue Boxes Pulled From Bed, Bath & Beyond Stores

Radioactive tissue boxes have been pulled from Bed, Bath & Beyond stores following State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah’s announcement that state and local health officials have confirmed that 12 metal box tissue holders containing low levels of cobalt-60 radioactive … Continue reading

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Radioactive Material From Stricken Nuclear Plant Found In Japan Baby Formula

Radioactive material believed to be from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been found in Japanese baby formula. As we’ve written, the Fukushima Daiichi plant, built by General Electric, was damaged by the massive earthquake and tsunami that … Continue reading

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Europe Bans Airport X-ray Scanners Over Health Concerns

Europe has banned the use of airport X-ray scanners over health concerns. The European Union (EU) issued the ruling banning the devices in every European airport after the agency that enforces rules throughout the EU’s 27 member nations, the European … Continue reading

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TSA to Conduct New Body Scanner Radiation Study

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) just announced its plans to conduct a new body scanner radiation study, said the agency’s chief officer. The move was prompted by a ProPublica investigation brought up at a Senate hearing conducted on aviation security. … Continue reading

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Feds Accused of Covering up Japan Radiation Threat

The federal government is being accused of covering up the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">Japan radiation threat, here, in the United States. Heart of America Northwest, a nuclear watchdog group located in Seattle, Washington, alleges that the feds did not advise the public … Continue reading

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Group Claims Airport Scanner Risks Hidden

Airport full body scanners have prompted controversy over privacy issues. Now, Healthland Time reports that a new debate is emerging concerning a so-called “cancer cluster” in airport security workers in Boston, according to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) union representatives. It … Continue reading

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Radioactive Leaks Reported at Dozens of U.S. Nuclear Plants

Nuclear power plants around the country are leaking radioactive tritium from buried corroded pipes. According to a shocking report from the Associated Press, some of that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radioactive material has made its way into groundwater. The Associated Press has been … Continue reading

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Japan Disaster Raises Red Flag for U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

The type of venting system meant to prevent hydrogen explosions at U.S. nuclear power plants failed to work at Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant, according to a report from The New York Times. The revelation is now raising serious concerns … Continue reading

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Medical Radiation Poses Health Risks

As we’ve previously written, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">CT scans are popular for the quick, relatively cheap way in which they provide three-dimensional pictures that provide an almost surgical view of the body. In many instances, these radiation-based procedures are replacing tests that … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Now at Same Level as Chernobyl Disaster

The Japan nuclear crisis took an ominous turn yesterday, with officials declaring that the emergency at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was now as severe as the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. According to a report on MSNBC, nuclear regulators … Continue reading

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