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The IVC Filter: Longer is not Always Better

The IVC Filter: Longer is not Always Better January 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It remains a truism that for certain things in life, the longer you stick at something the better off you are, such as developing an exercise regimen or working to eradicate an unsavory habit, such as smoking. However with an IVC filter the opposite is true: longer is not always better.
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Taxotere Docetaxel Side Effects Not Limited to Permanent Hair Loss

Taxotere Docetaxel Side Effects Not Limited to Permanent Hair Loss January 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The Taxotere hair loss lawsuit file continues to move forward, with various Pretrial Orders issued in the early part of the New Year with proposed Plaintiff and Defendant fact sheets due to be filed Monday (January 23). Meanwhile, Taxotere patients continue to deal with the frustration, disappointment and emotional turmoil that are the result of what has been for some, permanent Docetaxel hair loss.
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Adverse Events for Patients Using Alere INRatio System

Adverse Events for Patients Using Alere INRatio System January 21, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Houston, TX: Patients taking blood thinning medications know they have to be careful to ensure their blood remains in therapeutic levels, to prevent major bleeding episodes. That’s why they use devices like the Alere INRatio2 system, to ensure that if they need it, their blood clots properly. But what happens if they can't be sure the systems that are meant to ensure their safety are actually working properly? That's the issue that was faced by some patients who use the Alere InRatio system, after the system was recalled due to concerns regarding inaccurate results.
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Transvaginal Mesh Litigation: Positive Start to 2017

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation: Positive Start to 2017 January 21, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Pittsburgh, PA: If transvaginal mesh litigation at the beginning of 2017 is anything to go by, the coming year is hopeful for mesh victims.
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Johnson & Johnson Faces Another Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson Faces Another Hip Replacement Lawsuit January 20, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
New Brunswick, NJ: Days after a Texas jury awarded $1 billion to six patients in a hip replacement lawsuit, another lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson. The pharmaceutical company is not the only to face allegations of problems with its hip replacement devices, however. In addition to J&J subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Stryker and others face lawsuits alleging their products had an early failure rate and caused a host of issues, including metallosis.
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More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017

More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017 January 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO Expect more news on the talc litigation front in 2017 – lots of it.
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In the Midst of Concern Over Endoscope Infection, a New Threat Looms

In the Midst of Concern Over Endoscope Infection, a New Threat Looms January 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: It’s been just over a year since Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ranking member of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a Minority Staff Report detailing the results of a year-long investigation into deaths related to antibiotic-resistant infections from contaminated duodenoscopes. Such deaths, and injuries suffered by various plaintiffs, have resulted in many an endoscope lawsuit.
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Power Morcellator Patient Advocate Dies

Power Morcellator Patient Advocate Dies January 19, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Pittsburgh, PA Bonnie Davis, a patient who fought to ensure patients knew about the risks associated with power morcellation has died at age 57 from cancer. Davis had undergone power morcellation in 2012 and was diagnosed six days later with cancer. She worked to raise awareness of the serious risks reportedly linked to the use of power morcellators, to prevent other women from going through what she went through.
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Inside the $13 Million Pelvic Mesh Award: A Defendant Without Empathy

Inside the $13 Million Pelvic Mesh Award: A Defendant Without Empathy January 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Following the refusal of a Pennsylvania state judge to strike down a $13.7 million transvaginal mesh lawsuit verdict, defendant Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit immediately signaled they would appeal the award to the state Supreme Court, in spite of the judge’s admonitions that the plaintiff’s suffering was real and chronic.
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Catheter Recalls Number into the Millions. Will Lawsuits Follow?

Catheter Recalls Number into the Millions. Will Lawsuits Follow? January 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: With some four million allegedly defective catheters having been recalled from the market, such a number extrapolated across risk factors suggest defective catheters causing injury lawsuits will result, given the number of fairly common medical procedures for which catheters are routinely employed.
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