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Are Recalled Duodenoscopes Any Safer?

Are Recalled Duodenoscopes Any Safer? June 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Any medical device plaintiff fighting an endoscope infection lawsuit appears to have a friend in Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash). The Democratic lawmaker noted back in April that she had become alarmed in the face of a superbug outbreak in Europe late last year, and thus had issued a request to medical device manufacturer Olympus Corp. (Olympus) for data that would demonstrate a redesigned medical device was safe.
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Recalled Catheters All Approved Through FDA 510(k) Clearance Protocol

Recalled Catheters All Approved Through FDA 510(k) Clearance Protocol June 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Various reports of defective catheters causing injury have also been associated with product recalls initiated by respective manufacturers and supported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Talcum Powder Cancer Trial Not Boding Well for Johnson & Johnson

Talcum Powder Cancer Trial Not Boding Well for Johnson & Johnson June 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St. Louis, MO: The sixth talcum powder cancer trial hasn’t started well for deep-pocket defendant Johnson & Johnson. Jurors heard a pharmacology and toxicology expert—and former consultant to the pharmaceutical industry—testify that “talc is toxic.”
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Trio of Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Allege Defective Product

Trio of Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Allege Defective Product June 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: Three separate Eliquis side effects lawsuits each make similar claims: that Eliquis is unnecessarily dangerous and defective, and was rushed to market without an available antidote capable of reversing Eliquis anticoagulant bleedouts. The clinical trial used to approve apixaban (Eliquis), known as ARISTOTLE, was carried out in China and was sadly lacking, according to the plaintiffs.
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Permanent Taxotere Hair Loss for Cancer Patients a Particularly Cruel Fate

Permanent Taxotere Hair Loss for Cancer Patients a Particularly Cruel Fate June 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: Understanding the choice that some women make in their selection of Taxotere for treatment of breast cancer, means understanding the busy lives and compelling responsibilities that modern women maintain. It is also easy to understand why plaintiffs embroiled in Taxotere hair loss lawsuits, may have been misled over the potential for permanent Taxotere alopecia.
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Olympus Settles Four Power Morcellator Lawsuits

Olympus Settles Four Power Morcellator Lawsuits June 18, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Upper Saucon Township, PA: Olympus Corp. of the Americas has settled four lawsuits for injuries and one death allegedly related to the company's power morcellator surgical device, according to The Morning Call.
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Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US

Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US June 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A Nova Scotia man is the latest Canadian to report complications with surgical abdominal mesh, and will likely join hundreds of other Canadian hernia surgery patients in a class action lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Physiomesh.
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One Defendant Dismissed from Benicar Lawsuit, Daiichi Sankyo Remains

One Defendant Dismissed from Benicar Lawsuit, Daiichi Sankyo Remains June 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: A Benicar lawsuit alleging Benicar side effects has been disentangled from one if its defendants after a doctor was summarily dismissed from the lawsuit on grounds that his inclusion in the lawsuit was without merit.
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School District Attempts to Dismiss Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water Lawsuit

School District Attempts to Dismiss Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water Lawsuit June 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Pittsburgh, PA: A school district north of Pittsburgh is doing what it can to stymie and stem a lead poisoning class action lawsuit, making claims of precedent and holding the view that plaintiffs do not have standing to represent their children. Undaunted, lead poisoning lawyers representing the plaintiffs in Tait et al v. Butler Area School District et al., Case No. 2:17-cv-00182 in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, view efforts by the defendants to toss the lawsuit as a standard legal maneuver, and nonetheless assert their lead or copper poisoning class action lawsuit will prevail.
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Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide

Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide June 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH: Brazil found Essure such a risk that it’s national health agency banned the permanent sterilization device this past February. Finland is the second country to follow suit. Given the fact that thousands of women have been seriously injured by Essure, isn’t it time the U.S. followed these two forward-thinking countries?
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