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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 national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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Explosion at Pennsylvania Fracking Site Sparks Huge Fire, Injures 3

An explosion and fire at a Marcellus shale hydraulic fracturing site in southwestern Pennsylvania injured three men last night. According to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the fire at the Chesapeake Appalachia LLC natural gas well site burned for almost four hours … Continue reading

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New York Natural Gas Drilling Lawsuit Claims Pollution of Water Wells

A natural gas driller in New York’s Trenton Black River limestone formation has been accused of contaminating water wells. A lawsuit filed by nine Big Flats families is seeking unspecified compensation and punitive damages from the natural gas driller, Anschutz … Continue reading

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Fracking Fluid Spill Reported in Michigan

A fracking fluid leak from a Michigan natural gas well has some calling for a review of the state’s drilling regulations. According to a Bloomberg News report, the leak was discovered either Monday or Tuesday at a natural gas well … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Broad Fracking Study

It looks like an investigation of hydraulic fracturing set to be launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take on a broad scope. According to a report from ProPublica, the agency is proposing that it take a look … Continue reading

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Fracking Suspected in Arkansas Earthquakes

Some residents of Guy, Arkansas believe hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could be causing small earthquakes in their area. Guy is located in Arkansas’ Fayetteville shale, center of the state’s natural gas drilling boom. Drillers started fracking there several years ago. … Continue reading

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Frackers Allowed to Violate Pennsylvania Natural Gas Drilling Regulations

Some Pennsylvania natural gas drillers appear to be violating state environmental regulations by failing to submit “well records” to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in a timely manner. According to a ProPublica report, some drillers performing hydraulic fracturing in … Continue reading

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EPA Fracking Study May Not Bring New Regulation

A soon-to-be launched study of hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is no guarantee that the natural gas drilling technique will be subject to more federal regulation, the head of the agency said yesterday. … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Drillers Illegally Used Diesel Fuel in Fracking, Lawmakers Claim

Natural gas drillers engaged in hydraulic fracturing used diesel fuel in fracking fluids, according to a new report from Democrats in the U.S. Congress. The natural gas drilling companies failed to get approval from the government, the report said, something … Continue reading

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Fracking Operations Suspended by Talisman after Pennsylvania Blowout

Talisman Energy, a major Marcellus shale natural gas driller, shut down its hydraulic fracturing operations throughout North America for an eight day period following a well blowout in Pennsylvania. The Calgary, Canada based company resumed its fracking operations on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Fracking Lobby’s Green Claims May be Overstated

Hydraulic fracturing proponents almost always point to the supposed environmental benefits of natural gas to back up their support for the fracking industry. But it is becoming clear that natural gas – especially when it is extracted via < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">fracking … Continue reading

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