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A New York woman, Ann McCracken’s defective hip claim will be the first DePuy ASR hip lawsuit to go to trial in federal court.  McCracken’s case is a “bellwether” case, designed to determine how juries will respond to presented evidence and testimony.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury Attorney7,800 Federal DePuy ASR Lawsuits

More than 7,800 lawsuits have been brought in the federal court system by folks who have problems with the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant. These metal on metal hip cases are consolidated as part of an MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation, which is centralized before U.S. District Judge Katz in the Northern District of Ohio.

The National Institutes of Health held a workshop, addressing the risks associated with the newer diabetic drugs. These medications, known as Incretic Mimetics are coming under fire for alleged increased risk of pancreatic cancer.

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Merck & Co., Novo Nordisk A/S and others, the manufacturers of these drugs may be asked to collect more data on a potential cancer link even as they try to reassure U.S. regulators this week of the drugs’ safety.

The Food and Drug Administration said it is considering setting up a study, either through the agency or the companies, that looks deeper into whether medicines for Type 2 diabetes, including Merck’s Januvia and Bristol Myers-Squibb Co.’s Byetta, cause pancreatic cell growth that could turn cancerous.

Earlier this year, motions for federal centralization of pretrial proceedings in the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant products lawsuits were presented for consideration by the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, JPML.

depuy asr & pinnacle failure attorneyThe injury cases in this litigation involve alleged defects in Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant products. According to the Plaintiffs’ allegations, the performance of these products is suspect, particularly the hip replacement devices’ tendency to cause fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction and fail early.

151 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Pending Federal Lawsuits

Two years ago the FDA announced that there was no evidence that transvaginal mesh provides any benefits when compared to traditional surgery. Unfortunately according to medical studies, transvaginal mesh procedure and device implantation has a risk of serious complications.

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The FDA issued warnings about the safety of surgical mesh for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and female stress urinary incontinence in July 2011. The FDA received 3,000 reports of vaginal mesh complaints between January 2008 and December 2010, involving injuries where the mesh eroded through the vagina, damaged the bowel, bladder and other critical injuries.

FDA Orders More Studies

According to a recent medical study, the side effects of Lipitor and other statin drugs may increase the risk of diabetes. The Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal, demonstrated that Lipitor users are 22% more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.

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The study found that Lipitor was associated with the greatest risk of diabetes. Other cholesterol lowering drugs including Crestor, was associated with an 18% increased risk and Zocor, was associated with a 10% increased risk of diabetes.

Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits

As a Byetta/Januvia/Victoza Thyroid and Pancreatic Cancer attorney and a Texas medical doctor, I am providing this litigation update regarding Incretic Mimetics lawsuits. A 23 year old woman has filed a product liability lawsuit against Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co., claiming that she developed thyroid cancer from side effects of Byetta. Byetta is a newer type of diabetes drug that plaintiffs claim causes pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer.

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The complaint was filed by Elizabeth Childress on May 9, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Childress, alleges that she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2011, after using Byetta for several years.

According to Childress, Amylin and Eli Lilly have known about the link between Byetta and thyroid cancer, yet failed to provide adequate warnings or issue a Byetta recall to withdraw the diabetes drug from the market.

In May, an Illinois man filed a $100 million defective medical product liability Stryker hip lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. According to the plaintiff, he received an ABG II implant during hip replacement surgery. The plaintiff alleges the ABG II system was defective and it caused him to sustain permanent injuries. Plaintiff claims that Howmedica Osteonics, and Stryker Orthopaedics was negligent and failed to warn patients about the risks associated with the hip replacement system.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyWhat is ABG II Hip Replacement System?

The Stryker ABG II system is a metal and metal hip implant composed of interchangeable chrome cobalt neck and titanium stem components. The FDA allowed Stryker Orthopaedics to market and distribute the hip replacement system in 2009.

According to a recent medical study, the side effects of Lipitor and other statin drugs may increase the risk of diabetes. The Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal, demonstrated that Lipitor users are 22% more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.

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The study found that Lipitor was associated with the greatest risk of diabetes. Other cholesterol lowering drugs including Crestor, was associated with an 18% increased risk and Zocor, was associated with a 10% increased risk of diabetes.

Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits

According to the jury in a recent Washingston state trial, Intuitive Surgical Inc., the manufacturer of the da Vinci Robotic surgical device systems wasn’t negligent in a wrongful death claim. The family of the plaintiff filed a lawsuit alleging that the company was negligent in its training of a doctor who performed the robot-assisted surgery on a patient who died.

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Jurors in Port Orchard, Washington, reached their verdict after a five-week trial. The case was the first to go to trial of at least 26 lawsuits against Intuitive alleging injuries from its da Vinci robotic system, which was used in more than 300,000 U.S. operations last year.

Da Vinci Robot Cash Cow

As a Texas IUD Attorney and Medical Doctor, I am providing this update regarding the risk of perforation and injuries associated with the Mirena IUD. The FDA has received more than 47,000 reports of injuries and complications associated with the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD).

Mirena IUD Perforation attorneyMost of the Mirena IUD problems reported to the FDA involved the birth control device being discharged from women, migrating to different locations or causing vaginal bleeding according to the analysis.

Thousands of Mirena Adverse Side Effects

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