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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.1 Million Vehicles over Problem with Putting Vehicle into Park

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.1 million vehicles worldwide, including more than 800,000 midsize SUVs and full-size cars in the United States, because of confusion about when the vehicles’ automatic transmission is in the “park” position. The problem has resulted in 41 injuries. … Continue reading

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Jeep Gas Tank Fires the Most Lethal Current Vehicle Safety Issue

Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, says, “The most lethal vehicle safety defect in America today is not the Takata airbag inflator. It’s the fuel tank behind the rear axle in the 1993-98 Jeep Grand … Continue reading

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Senators Write NHTSA, Raise Concerns about how Takata will Manage Airbag Recall

General Motors Recalls Cars at Risk for Engine Fires

Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey are asking regulators how they will keep Takata Corp. accountable for their recall of air bag inflators, which have been linked to at least eight deaths in the US. The problem is that … Continue reading

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General Motors Recalls Cars at Risk for Engine Fires, Some for the Second Time

General Motors Recalls Cars at Risk for Engine Fires

More than 1,300 General Motors cars have caught fire even after a recall repair that was supposed to prevent an engine fire. GM has acknowledged that the repair did not work. The company issued a new recall for 1.4 million … Continue reading

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Highway Safety Agency Says Fiat Chrysler Under-reported Deaths and Injuries

NHTSA Says Fiat Chrysler Under-reported Deaths & Injuries

Automaker Fiat Chrysler under-reported a “significant” number of deaths, injuries and legal claims that it was obliged to reveal to regulators, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The federal regulator announced the under-reporting after Fiat Chrysler said … Continue reading

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GM Announces Settlement and Deferred Prosecution Agreement in Faulty Ignition Switch Case

Yesterday, General Motors announced a $900 million criminal settlement ending the government’s investigation into faulty ignition switches in the Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion and other small GM cars. The settlement resolves more than half of the death and personal injury lawsuits … Continue reading

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CarMax Accused of Selling Cars with Lethal Safety Defects; Senator Seeks Tighter Regulation

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has proposed new legislation to regulate the sale of used cars with unrepaired recalls with what he says can be lethal safety defects. Blumenthal, the senior senator from Connecticut, is concerned about cars sold by CarMax. … Continue reading

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Takata Air Bag Recall Expands to Nearly 34 Million Vehicles

Takata Corp., under pressure from safety regulators, has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, doubling the number of cars and trucks affected and making this the largest auto recall in U.S. history. The problem is that the chemical that … Continue reading

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General Motors Cannot Keep Ignition Lawsuit Out of California State Court

A New York federal judge has remanded a lawsuit against General Motors over its faulty ignition switches back to California state court.
GM sought to keep the case in federal multidistrict litigation, claiming it was subject to bankruptcy proceedings involving its … Continue reading

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Three Senators Call for Justice Department Criminal Investigation of Takata

U.S. senators Richard Blumenthal, Ed Markey, and Claire McCaskill have called on the Justice Department to investigate whether air bag maker Takata lied in reports filed with the government about defective air bags responsible for massive car recalls.  The defective … Continue reading

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