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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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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Judge Orders Mental Competence Exam in Yeshiva University Sex Abuse Case

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During a pretrial hearing in a $380 million sex abuse lawsuit against Yeshiva University, a federal judge has ordered Rabbi Norman Lamm, former president of Yeshiva University, to undergo an independent mental health examination. Judge John Koeltl ordered the evaluation … Continue reading

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Report: Yeshiva University Did Not Respond to Students’ Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Yeshiva University is the focus of controversy regarding a number of allegations of sexual abuse on which the school allegedly neglected to act. Reports of sexual abuse were made by now-former students until 2001 over allegations that they were molested … Continue reading

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Brooklyn DA Cracks Down on Sex Offenders in Orthodox Jewish Community

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In a major departure from previous policy, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has made public the names of those convicted of sexual assaults in the Orthodox Jewish community. The DA’s office has convicted 45 men and one woman in sex-attack … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Diocese Sex Abuse Records Scheduled for Release

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Timothy Dolan, cardinal of the New York archdiocese and the prior archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is the focus of some documents concerning clergy sex crimes being releases as part of a bankruptcy deal. In documents made public today, … Continue reading

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Catholic Whistleblower Group Seeks Stronger Sex Crime Policies, Legislation

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Members of the national advocacy group, Catholic Whistleblowers, comprised of Catholic clergy and nuns, is urging the Church to increase its stand against child sexual abuse. In its first public action, Catholic Whistleblowers met in New York for a news … Continue reading

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Teen Testifies About Abuse at Trial of New Jersey Yeshiva Teacher

In nearly two and a half hours of testimony in a New Jersey courtroom, a teenage boy described repeated sexual assaults by a counselor at an Orthodox Jewish summer camp. The boy, 16, and described by the Asbury Park Press … Continue reading

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New York’s Child Victims Act Seeks to Relax Statute of Limitations for Adults Making Child Sex Abuse Claims

Pending legislation may enable adults alleging prior child sex abuse to file civil claims against abusers—and the institutions that employed those alleged abusers. The proposal affects victims in New York State. As we’ve mentioned, the bill, initially introduced in 2006, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Religious School Rabbi Arrested on Charges of Sexually Abusing Students

Readers of this blog are familiar with our coverage of the sexual abuse of children in an array of communities. Allegations have been made against officials in the Catholic Church; the Boy Scouts of America; the Jehovah’s Witnesses; and Penn … Continue reading

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Cardinal Mahony Relieved of Duties Amid Pedophile Priest Scandal

The American Roman Catholic church just announced that it has stripped Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of all public duties amid a pedophile priest scandal. As we recently wrote, the retired Cardinal and other key Roman Catholic officials in the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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LA Diocese Protected Molester Priests

Los Angeles church officials are being accused of protecting pedophile priests, according to confidential church files. Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other key Roman Catholic officials in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles protected molester priests, hid molestation accusations from parishioners, … Continue reading

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