Blog Posts in 2011

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What about the Transvaginal Surgical Mesh?

There are many types of material used to make transvaginal surgical mesh . However, there is one type of transvaginal surgical mesh which has resulted in more than 600 cases against manufacturers of ...
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The Makers of Mesh Implants Face More Lawsuits

Bloomberg News reports that the manufacturers of transvaginal surgical mesh implants face more than 600 lawsuits. The lawsuits allege that the transvaginal surgical mesh manufacturers, like Johnson & ...
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Asbestos Found in Children's Toys

Los Angeles, CA – An advocacy group against asbestos said Monday it is suing several companies after discovering the presence of cancer-causing asbestos in certain children’s toys. The Asbestos ...
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Speaking "Truth" To Power Easier with Millions of Dollars: Pharmaceutical Lobbying Efforts

According to the AP, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) spent $4.7 million in lobbying efforts for the second quarter. PhRMA is a trade group that represents the interests of ...
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U.S. Congress Calls for Investigation into the Safety of Metal-on-Metal Hip - Is it too late?

Bloomberg News reported on October 12, 2011 that a group of Democratic leaders urged the U.S. Congress to probe deeper into the safety of metal-on-metal hips, like Johnson & Johnson’s ASR hip system. ...
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Damaged Caused by Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants is More Extensive Then First Thought

As feared more and more patients with metal-on-metal hips, like Johnson & Johnson’s ASR and Pinnacle hip systems, are undergoing revision and replacement surgery. Orthopedic surgeons are seeing more ...
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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failure Rates on the Rise

The National Joint Registry for England and Wales has reported that all metal hips, like DePuy’s ASR, have a higher failure rate than traditional hip replacements. This is data similar to the data ...
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IMPRELIS: Will the Damaged and Dying Tree Cases be Consolidated?

Tomorrow, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will consider consolidation all IMPRELIS® lawsuits into MDL 2284 In Re: IMPRELIS HERBICIDE MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS ...
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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center was founded in 1941 by the Texas Legislature and is a world leader in the effort to conquer cancer. Their designation as one of the National Cancer ...
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Regions Morgan Keegan: Paying the Price of Securities Fraud

In June, Regions Morgan Keegan and it senior managers began to understand what price they would pay for their negligence and misrepresentations to investors. The investigation by the Alabama ...
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IMPRELIS - DuPont's Offer - Enough?

Dupont’s Global Business Leader, Michael McDermott, recently announced a claims resolutions process for golf course superintendents and others who used IMPRELIS® and now have damaged and dying trees. ...
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Meshing FDA and Manufacturers Together at Transvaginal Mesh Advisory Committee Hearings

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Obstetrics & Gynecology Devices Advisory Committee concluded a two-day meeting to review the safety and effectiveness of surgical mesh for ...
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Poll Indicates F.D.A. Panel Would Recommend Reclassifying Transvaginal Surgical Mesh to Class III Device

On Thursday an informal poll of an F.D.A. advisory panel revealed that the majority of members would favor reclassifying transvaginal surgical mesh products from class II medical devices to class III ...
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Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers Tell Advisory Committee They Agree to the Need for More Studies

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began Advisory Committee hearings yesterday to address concerns regarding vaginal placement of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary ...
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Fosamax Drug Holidays May Not Be Enough

Per the New York Times , two advisory panels of the F.D.A. will consider the safety of Fosamax and other bisphosphonates which are used to combat osteoporosis and osteopenia. The panels will meet ...
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Common Issues Persist and Prevail with Zimmer High Flex Knees

On July 28, 2011, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation held a hearing to determine whether to centralize the lawsuits involving the Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products . Centralization ...
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Transvaginal Mesh is High Risk - FDA Provides Recommendations

Today the FDA advised that transvaginal mesh fails to provide any benefit to women and changed the mesh’s classification to HIGH RISK . In its previous safety alert, the FDA provided guidelines for ...
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IMPRELIS® Killing Trees Instead of Weeds

On August 3, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrote to DuPont inviting the company to meet about the numerous reports received regarding damaged and dying trees stemming from the use of ...
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When Surgical Mesh Doesn't [mesh]

Surgical mesh is essentially a net used to support organs and hold them in place. Surgical mesh is commonly used to repair hernias and prolapsed organs. Typically this netting is made from synthetic ...
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Merck Gets its Way in the Fosamax Femur Fracture Litigation

Merck moved to consolidate all Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits on March 23, 2011. In its petition, Merck requested that the Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits be consolidated in one specific Federal ...
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What are SSRI Anti-Depressants?

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of drugs and related medications often prescribed for depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive, “pre-menstrual dysphoric” and ...
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Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement MDL Contemplated

On July 6, 2011, a motion was filed with the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) to consolidate all Zimmer NexGen knee replacement cases to one federal judge in the United ...
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They Don't Make Them Like They Use To - Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Not the Best

That old adage is ringing true these days in the world of artificial hip implants. The artificial hip was developed in the 1960’s and was seen as highly effective by the 1990’s. However, like all good ...
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Fosamax: Femur Fractures, or Femurs Fractured by Fosamax? or Fractured Femurs Fosamaxed (Alliteration is fun)

Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, and Atelvia are types of drugs known as a bisphosphonates. Typically these drugs are prescribed by doctors in order to combat osteoporosis, which is loss of bone density. ...
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Be Prepared to Protect your Interest in a Property Damage and Loss Claim

It is that time of year again – Hurricane Season Has Arrived! This is when some of us prepare for a potential hurricane by buying extra water, batteries, or generators. Beyond needing your hurricane ...
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