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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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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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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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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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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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Singapore residents get medical coverage for defective DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implants

At least 100 people living in Singapore have been implanted with the defective DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant and seven people already have been forced to endure surgeries to remove the devices. According to a report from The Straits Times, … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit Plaintiffs Want to Depose New CEO

Plaintiffs are seeking to depose the new DePuy CEO in a DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit. DePuy is a unit of health care giant, Johnson & Johnson and has been embroiled in a variety of lawsuits over its defective hip … Continue reading

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First Settlement Reported in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit

The first DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit scheduled to go to trial in Nevada state court has been settled.  According to a report from Mass Device, the lawsuit, which was filed by three recipients of the metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip … Continue reading

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Dates Set for First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Bellwether Trials

The first four bellwether trials involving claims against the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR metal-on-metal hip implants are set to begin sometime next year. According to a report from MassDevice.com, U.S. District Judge David Katz has ordered both sides of the massive … Continue reading

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

DePuy Orthopaedics continues to face a mounting number of legal claims over its recalled ASR hip replacement devices.  Most recently, a DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit was filed by a man who allegedly suffered severe complications shortly after he received … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Recipient Ready to Give FDA an Earful

A Pennsylvania man who was fitted with two defective ASR hip replacement devices made by DePuy Orthopaedics is preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. next month. According to a report from the Allentown Morning Call, Steve Lorenz is among the … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the … Continue reading

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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National Law Firm Files Suit on Behalf of Two DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recipients

Two more people who’ve suffered serious injuries blamed on the defective and recalled DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant are the latest to join a growing federal class-action lawsuit against the medical device firm and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. … Continue reading

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