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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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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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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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Homeopathic Teething Products May Be Tied to 10 Children’s Deaths and 400 Adverse Event Reports

Homeopathic Teething Products May Be Tied to 10 Deaths

Ten children who used what has been described as homeopathic teething tablets have died and another 400 adverse events have been tied to the tablets according to reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency warned caregivers … Continue reading

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Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels Present Seizure Risk, FDA Warns

Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels Present Seizure Risk

Homeopathic teething tablets and gels may be hazardous to infants and children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. In a safety alert issued Sept. 30, the agency said it is reviewing adverse events linked to these products. The … Continue reading

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Injuries from “exploding toilets” prompt recall of Flushmate pressure flushing system

Federal consumer safety regulators have issued a recall on an assisted toilet flushing mechanism after several people sustained injuries when the units exploded during use. According to a recent Los Angeles Times report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the … Continue reading

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Folding Deck Chairs Recalled For Collapse Hazard

Just in time for the warm weather, folding deck chairs are being recalled for collapse hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The 1,200 recalled Folding Deck Chairs were manufactured in China by West Marine Products Inc., Watsonville, California … Continue reading

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Defective Kaba Simplex Locks Used to Secure Federal Buildings

We’ve been following the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Kaba-Keyless-Locks-Simplex-Pushbutton-Mechanical-Lock-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Kaba Simplex keyless pushbutton locks lawsuits involving a lock commonly used to secure sensitive government buildings that can be easily unlocked with a $30 magnet. According to Cleveland.com, the lock has also been … Continue reading

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Triad Group Shuts Down Line That Made Tainted Wipes

After several recalls, one nationwide; Bacillus cereus contamination; and links to a number of illnesses and one death, the Triad Group of Harland, Wisconsin is shutting down the line that manufactured < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted alcohol prep products, pads, wipes, and swabs. … Continue reading

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Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers Sold at Walgreens Recalled for Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a product recall of about 57,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers due to choking hazard. The defective slippers were manufactured in China; imported by Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, … Continue reading

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Suzuki KingQuad ATVs Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 29,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Suzuki KingQuad All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)s have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective ATVs were manufactured in the United States by the Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation. … Continue reading

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Stanley Securities Recalls Door Lock Sets for Entrapment Risk

About 63,100 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">6K and 7KC Series Door Locksets have been recalled by Stanley Security Solutions for entrapment risks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the product recall. The Stanley Security Door Lock Sets’ latches could fail, … Continue reading

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Recalled DePuy Hip Implant May Be Failing at Much Higher Rate than First Thought

How likely are premature failures of th< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">e DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System? When DePuy Orthopedics issued recalls for the ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System last August, the company said data … Continue reading

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