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Lead Poisoning Still Happens

Lead Poisoning Still Happens April 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX It was an alert physician who first noticed signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in some of her patients in Flint, Michigan. It was soon discovered water from the Flint River had corroded aging pipes causing lead to leach into the city’s water supply. Dangerous amounts of lead were slowing building up in the blood streams of Flint residents and causing health problems due to lead exposure.
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Will Federal Deregulation make it Easier for Plaintiffs to Sue over Defective Catheters?

Will Federal Deregulation make it Easier for Plaintiffs to Sue over Defective Catheters? April 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: We are just a few days beyond the one-year anniversary of the issuance, by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), of a Class 1 designation to the recall of the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter by medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific. The voluntary recall was triggered by the manufacturer the previous month, on March 22, 2016.
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Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure

Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure April 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA The majority of the lawsuits brought by women who developed cancer after a power morcellator procedure to extract uterine fibroids are wrapping up usually via a settlement agreement with Johnson and Johnson.
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FDA Warns Against Off Label Angioplasty Treatment Known as TVAM

FDA Warns Against Off Label Angioplasty Treatment Known as TVAM April 17, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX The FDA is taking the unusual step of calling out a specific doctor and warning people to steer clear of the use of TVAM angioplasty as a treatment for serious illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other autonomic disorders.
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim Has Permanent Scarring in her Mouth

Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim Has Permanent Scarring in her Mouth April 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Tampa, FL: Donna Rushing is a resident from Tampa who developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome from a medication she had been taking. While she was spared hospitalization and more serious SJS side effects that can often include massive loss of skin and life-threatening infections, her battle with Stevens Johnson skin disease was enough to cause her to lose weight, affected her eating and has left her with permanent scarring in her mouth.
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Australian Researchers Urge Sharing Data On Contaminated Medical Devices

Australian Researchers Urge Sharing Data On Contaminated Medical Devices April 17, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Waltham, MA: Three University of Melbourne researchers have recently published a letter to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine voicing concern that thousands of patients worldwide could be exposed to contaminated medical devices.
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Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement

Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement April 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
London, UK: British tabloids have sensationalised transvaginal mesh by describing one victim’s botched surgery a “biting vagina”; an Australian Senator compares the mesh to Thalidomide as one of Australia's worst health scandals; and in the US a transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit is settled for $12.3 million.
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Federal Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Assigned to New York, State Suits Pending

Federal Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Assigned to New York, State Suits Pending April 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: While the number of Eliquis side effects lawsuits continue to number at about 100, that number is expected to continue climbing as the Eliquis blood thinner continues to pose a risk to patients for injury, and in some cases death. Those are amongst the allegations in several lawsuits concerning the blood thinner approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 that was allowed into the market without available means to reliably stop a serious bleeding event.
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Prilosec Kidney Damage Lawsuits

Prilosec Kidney Damage Lawsuits April 16, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: The risks of taking popular heartburn medications such as Prilosec likely outweigh the benefits. According to a recent study, PPI users may be increasing their risk of serious kidney damage without having any symptoms of kidney problems. Given this latest research and previous studies, attorneys are currently investing complaints involving Prilosec and kidney problems.
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Power Morcellators Fast-Tracked Through FDA 510(k) Clearance

Power Morcellators Fast-Tracked Through FDA 510(k) Clearance  April 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As we pass the one-year anniversary of the point when medical device manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) began settling power morcellation lawsuits, women having undergone treatments for fibroids involving laparoscopic power morcellation are left wondering when, and if the other shoe might drop. This, in the wake of the death, earlier this year of a beloved advocate who championed calls for a ban on power morcellation after her own laparoscopy on February 1, 2012. Bonnie Davis died just shy of five years after her procedure, on January 6 of this year at the age of 57.
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