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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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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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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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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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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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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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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 < "">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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