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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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North Carolina man claims bladder cancer the result of taking diabetes drug Actos

A North Carolina man is the latest to claim that taking the popular type 2 diabetes drug Actos led to his bladder cancer diagnosis. The man has taken the same route as a growing number of other Americans and filed … Continue reading

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Injuries, replacement surgery prompt lawsuit against defective Zimmer NexGen® LPS-Flex knee implant

An Ohio man claims his Zimmer NexGen® LPS-Flex knee implant is defective and is joining others across by filing a lawsuit against the medical device company that manufactures it. In this latest lawsuit to claim the implant was defective, the … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman attorney appointed to Biomet M2a Magnum™ hip implant MDL Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP is again being asked to take a leading role in protecting the rights of those injured by defective medical devices, this time those harmed by the Biomet M2a Magnum™ hip implant. In a … Continue reading

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North Carolina man claims taking Actos led to bladder cancer diagnosis

A North Carolina man is among the latest to claim that taking the popular type 2 diabetes drug Actos has caused him to be stricken with or put at risk of being diagnosed with bladder cancer. In the last year, … Continue reading

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Board Members Have Political Ties, No Utility Experience

Many have criticized the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for not moving swiftly to return power to the hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders crippled by Superstorm Sandy last month. Still, many remain without power weeks after the storm left … Continue reading

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High-powered attorneys file Notice of Claim against Long Island Power Authority in Sandy’s wake

Three New York area law firms have combined forces in serving notice to Long Island Power Authority that they intend to fully litigate claims that the power company was negligent in its preparations and reaction to Superstorm Sandy in the … Continue reading

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LIPA faces negligence claims responding to Superstorm Sandy; Business losses multiplying

The devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy will likely be felt for years or longer for many people in the storm’s path. For people and businesses on Long Island, N.Y., and the surrounding area, much of that post-storm trauma likely could … Continue reading

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Legal help still available for victims of defective Fresenius Medical Care’s dialysis products

It has been several months since a Food and Drug Administration recall was ordered on Fresenius Medical Care’s GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® dialysis products but some victims of the failed treatments are still seeking justice. The FDA ordered a Class I recall, … Continue reading

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Salmonella Found in Peanut Butter Linked to Nationwide Outbreak

Peanut butter has been found to be tainted with the same strain of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">salmonella bacteria that is behind a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened over 400 people in 43 states.  The bacteria was found in an opened 5-pound … Continue reading

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Recalled Toys Often Make A Comeback

Last year saw a spate of toy recalls—more than 20 million—over a wide variety of issues, including toxic lead paint and magnets, that proved deadly when swallowed.  One of the most deadly recalls involved the Auqa Dots toy, which were … Continue reading

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