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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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 implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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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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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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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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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