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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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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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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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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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More Than 1,000 NuvaRing Lawsuits Set for Trial in October

More than 1,000 women have filed lawsuits in federal district court in Missouri against Merck & Co., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the NuvaRing birth control device. The suits allege that NuvaRing caused blood clots, in some cases, fatal ones, … Continue reading

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NuvaRing, Ortho Evra Pose Great Blood Clot Risk than Birth Control Pills

Using devices like NuvaRing or the Ortho Evra patch as a form of contraception presents a greater risk of serious injuries to women, namely blood clots, according to the results of a new study. BBC reports, a new study in … Continue reading

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Ortho Evra Risks May Have Been Concealed by Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is facing more heat over its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch. According to an NBC News report, internal documents indicate that the drug maker may have known about Ortho Evra’s blood clot risks years before they … Continue reading

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Mom Says Ortho Evra Killed Her Daughter

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch is being blamed for the death of a young Boston woman. According to a report in the Boston Globe, 17-year-old Adrianna Niedner died on September 28 of a pulmonary emboli. Now her mother … Continue reading

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New Info For Ortho Evra Label in Canada

Canadian health regulators have announced a label update for the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch. Ortho Evra – sold as Evra in Canada – has been linked to dangerous blood clots. According to Health Canada, the new Canadian label … Continue reading

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New Ortho Evra Lawsuit Filed in Texas

A Texas woman is the latest person to file suit over injuries she sustained while using the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch.  Karenetha Easterwood says she suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism just 5 months after she began using Ortho … Continue reading

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Ortho Evra Needs to Go, Public Citizen Says

A prominent consumer advocacy group says Ortho Evra, Johnson & Johnson’s controversial birth control patch, is too dangerous to be on the market.  Public Citizen is asking federal regulators to ban < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra because it poses a higher risk … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Looking to Ban Ortho Evra Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch, is looking to the courts to protect it from lawsuits stemming from the defective device.  Johnson & Johnson is asserting that Ortho Evra lawsuits should not be … Continue reading

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Another Blood Clot Warning for Ortho Evra

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra, Johnson & Johnson’s defective contraceptive patch will now include yet another new warning on blood clots.  Information received from a second study that revealed a higher risk of blood clots compared with birth-control pills will be included … Continue reading

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FDA Turns Blind Eye to Ortho Evra, the ‘Most Dangerous Contraceptive on the Market’

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch is still being called a “safe and effective” contraceptive by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), even though two separate studies have now shown that Ortho Evra users are at a higher risk … Continue reading

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