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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Parker Waichman Lobbied in Congress Yesterday for Permanent Zadroga Act Extension

Parker Waichman was among the many who lobbied Congress to permanently extend the 2010 Zadroga Act and ensure first responders, survivors, and their families receive full benefits under the Act’s two programs. Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that … Continue reading

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FealGood Foundation Founder Urges Congress to Permanently Extend Zadroga Act

Parker Waichman will be among the many supporters of the Zadroga Act —including including Jon Stewart, formerly of “The Daily Show” and John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation advocacy group—lobbying for the Act’s permanent extension on September 16, 2015. … Continue reading

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FDA Launches OpenFDA, Public Access to Searchable Prescription Drug Data

Through a new initiative called open FDA, the Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) is releasing to the public searchable data sets on prescription drugs. In the pilot stage, openFDA provides information on millions of reports of adverse events in drug … Continue reading

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Medtronic Agrees to $9.9 Million Settlement in Physician Kickback Case

The Justice Department announced yesterday that Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $9.9 million to resolve allegations that the company made illegal payments to physicians to induce them to implant Medtronic pacemakers and defibrillators. Assistant Attorney General … Continue reading

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Additional Cancers Now Covered Under Zadroga 9/11 Law

Parker Waichman LLP, a law firm that has fought to expand coverage for illnesses developed by 9/11 first responders, is pleased to announce that four additional cancers have been added to the list of cancers covered under the federal Zadroga … Continue reading

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Study Shows Nearly 8% of Hip Implants Not Backed by Safety Evidence


A new study reveals that nearly eight percent of hip implant devices used in hip replacement surgery have no readily available evidence of safety or effectiveness. The study, published online last month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), indicates that … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy, Health Concerns, Metal Hip Implants, Press Releases |

OxyElite Pro Recall Expanded to Include Flavored OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder


USPlabs LLC just announced a recall of its OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements over potential health risks and to now include Raspberry Lemonade OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder, among others. The recall includes all lots and sizes of specific dietary supplements, … Continue reading

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Senators: Report Confirms Financial Gains Tied to PODs, Increased Surgery Trend


The United States Committee on Finance just released that U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (Republican-Utah), Max Baucus (Democrat-Montana), and Chuck Grassley (Republican-Iowa) announced that a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman LLP Designated as Co-Lead Counsel in Consolidation of Sandy-Related Litigation Against LIPA, National Grid


According to an order just filed on May 30, all Hurricane Sandy-related litigation brought against the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and/or National Grid now pending, as well as all subsequent filed actions, will be consolidated into one action before … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman LLP Takes on Credit Card Companies, Fights for Small Business


National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, and co-counsel just filed an objection to the passage of a proposed $7.25 billion settlement of a price-fixing case brought against Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. Co-counsel—both based in … Continue reading

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