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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Defective Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Consolidate

Defective Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Consolidate

In the interest of expedience, dozens of Stryker hip implant lawsuits will be consolidated as agreed upon by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The transfer of nearly three dozen pending cases involve alleged defects in a prosthetic … Continue reading

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Two More New Zofran Lawsuits Recently Transferred To Boston MDL

Two New Zofran Lawsuits Recently Transferred To Boston MDL

Two additional Zofran (ondansetron) lawsuits were recently transferred to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts for pre-trial proceedings. Two women, one from Mississippi and one from Texas, similarly allege that the anti-nausea medication caused serious birth defects in their babies. … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Woman Files Lawsuit over Benicar, Alleges Intestinal Problems

OK Woman Files Suit over Benicar, Alleges Intestinal Issues

A new lawsuit has been filed over Benicar, a medication used to treat patients with high blood pressure. An Oklahoma woman alleges that the drug, manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, caused sprue-like enteropathy, intestinal problems causing chronic diarrhea. The lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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Pretrial Proceedings Moving Forward in First Four Xarelto Bellwether Cases

Pretrial Moving Forward in First 4 Xarelto Bellwether Cases

In a recent court order, Judge Eldon Fallon, who oversees the Xarelto multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana, outlined the schedule for the first four trials. Judge Fallon has selected four cases to serve as the first bellwether … Continue reading

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Minnesota Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bair Hugger Litigation

MN Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bair Hugger Litigation

The federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving nearly 700 lawsuits over infections allegedly linked to the use of 3M’s Bair Hugger forced air warmer system continues to move forward in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. In a pretrial order, … Continue reading

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Abilify Compulsive Behavior Lawsuits to be Consolidated in MDL

Abilify Compulsive Behavior Suits to be Consolidated in MDL

A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been established for lawsuits alleging that the antipsychotic drug Abilify caused compulsive behaviors, such as gambling. Plaintiffs allege that drug makers Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb knew about these risks but failed to inform … Continue reading

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In Xarelto MDL, Judge Extends Deadline to File Complaints

In Xarelto MDL, Judge Extends Deadline to File Complaints

Certain groups of plaintiffs in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) have more time to file a lawsuit against manufacturers Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare. According to a recent order issued by Judge Eldon Fallon, who is overseeing the MDL in … Continue reading

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Woman Alleges Bair Hugger-Linked Infection Led to Leg Amputation

Woman Alleges Bair Hugger-Infection Led to Leg Amputation

A woman in Texas has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Bair Hugger, a surgical blanket used to maintain a patient’s body temperature in the operating room, caused an infection that ultimately led to the loss of her leg. The … Continue reading

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Jury Selection Scheduled in the Third DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Case

Jury Selection Scheduled in DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Case

Jury selection has begun in the third DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip device bellwether case in the 8,000-case multidistrict litigation (MDL) brought against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit. The MDL has been organized in Dallas, Texas federal court, … Continue reading

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Mississippi Woman Files Benicar Lawsuit Alleging Drug Caused Colitis

MS Woman Files Benicar Lawsuit Alleging Drug Caused Colitis

A lawsuit filed recently on behalf of a Mississippi woman alleges that the blood-pressure drug Benicar HCT caused her colitis and other gastrointestinal complications. This lawsuit is part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in progress in federal court in New … Continue reading

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