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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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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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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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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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Medtronic Infuse Recipients Receive $8.45 Million in Settlements

Medtronic Infuse Recipients Win $8.45 Million in Settlements

The University of California, Los Angeles has agreed to pay a combined $8.45 million to two patients who received Medtronic’s controversial Infuse bone graft product. These individuals filed lawsuits alleging that the product caused unwanted bone growth. They also claimed … Continue reading

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Medtronic Uses Preemption in Medtronic Infuse Case, Again

Medtronic Uses Preemption in Medtronic Infuse Case, Again

The denial of review by the United States Supreme Court today in the case of Caplinger v. Medtronic, Inc., Docket No. 15-321, though it might appear to be a victory for medical device manufacturer, Medtronic, Inc., it was not. While … Continue reading

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INFUSE controversy causing continual decline in Medtronic’s market share

As more negativity surrounds the Medtronic INFUSE bone growth product, the company’s market share and stock value continue to decline. According to a report from Trefis.com, a stock analysis service, the recent U.S. Senate findings that Medtronic manipulated purportedly scientific … Continue reading

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California Judge Rejects Medtronic Claim that Infuse Bone Graft Off-Label Marketing Lawsuit is Pre-Empted

A woman who alleges Medtronic Inc. allegedly marketed its Infuse Bone Graft product for off-label uses will be allowed to proceed with her lawsuit.  According to a report from Law360.com, a California judge rejected Medtronic’s motion for a summary judgment … Continue reading

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Patient Claims Medtronic Infuse, Stryker OP-1 Putty were Used Off-Label without Her Consent

A California hospital is facing scrutiny over the way patients at the facility were treated with two controversial bone growth products, Stryker’s OP-1 Putty and Medtronic Inc.’s Infuse Bone Graft.  According to a report from Mass Device.com, the California Department … Continue reading

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Kentucky Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Medtronic Infuse Procedure Left Woman Permanent, Disabling Nerve Damage

Medtronic Inc. and Kentucky hospital are facing lawsuit alleging that spinal surgery with the company’s Infuse bone graft product left a woman total disabled. The plaintiff alleges that she received the Infuse bone graft during an “unconsented, off-label surgery” at … Continue reading

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Medtronic Profits Down After Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Recall

Medtronic Inc., the maker of the <“http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/medtronic_defibrillators”>defective Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead, said its profits have slipped 2% as a result of last month’s Sprint Fidelis recall.  To make matters worse for the company, many are now asking if Medtronic acted … Continue reading

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