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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Xarelto Plaintiffs Hope for Outcome Similar to Pradaxa Settlement

Xarelto Plaintiffs Hope for Similar Pradaxa Settlement

The current multidistrict litigation (MDL) comprised of more than 7,000 Xarelto (rivoxaban) lawsuits filed against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Bayer AG is being overseen by the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the Eastern District of … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Linked to Brain Bleeds

Pradaxa Linked to Brain Bleeds

Researchers report that they have found a possible link between the anticoagulant drug Pradaxa and intracerebral hemorrhage (brain bleeding). When a blood vessel wall or vein is damaged, the vessel can leak blood into tissues, causing a hematoma, a swelling … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Settlement Does Not Bar New Lawsuits

Despite a 2014 mass settlement, patients who have suffered bleeding injuries after taking Pradaxa may still qualify to bring a Pradaxa lawsuit. Pradaxa is one of the newer class of blood-thinning medication prescribed to help prevent blood clots and stroke … Continue reading

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Anticoagulant Xarelto Lawsuit Cases Keep Drawing Attention

Lawsuits seeking damages from the makers of Xarelto, Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subdivision of Johnson & Johnson), have surpassed 3,000 in number with many plaintiffs alleging they suffered similar harm resulting from taking the drug, reports the Digital … Continue reading

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Blood Thinner Xarelto Lawsuit Continues to Draw Attention

Regarding the multitude of cases brought against the manufacturers of the anticoagulant drug, Xarelto, Bayer AG, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, have surpassed 3,000 cases and many allege similar harm as a result of using the drug, … Continue reading

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Xarelto Studies Question Drugs Benefits and Risks and Reveal Eye Bleeding in Some Cases

A number of study results are prompting questions over Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and other new-generation anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners). Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, manufacture Xarelto. Xarelto received U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Motion to Consolidate Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects Cases in Multidistrict Litigation

Plaintiffs who allege they were injured by the blood thinner Xarelto have filed a motion to have their cases consolidated as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). At least 21 actions pending in 10 judicial districts make similar allegations against … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Maker Reaches $650 Million Settlement in State and Federal Litigation

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that it had reached a $650 million settlement of state and federal cases involving the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran). Though the company says it “stands resolutely behind” Pradaxa and believes the claims in the … Continue reading

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FDA Study: Pradaxa Has Higher Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding than Warfarin

A study recently completed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found an increased risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding with the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) compared to warfarin. Pradaxa and warfarin (Coumadin) are prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke … Continue reading

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Xarelto Caused Internal Bleeding, Lawsuit Claims

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A Kentucky woman has filed suit against Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG in Pennsylvania court, alleging that she suffered severe internal bleeding from the use of the blood-thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban). Virginia Stuntebeck’s lawsuit says the drug should not be … Continue reading

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