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Attune Knee Replacement 

On September 13, 2017, a lawsuit was filed against DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, claiming that a defect in its Attune Knee System caused significant failure of the fixed bearing tibial base plate in the DePuy Attune cemented knee. Similar failures in the device have caused substantial injury and required patients to undergo revision…

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Infographic: What You Should Know About Monsanto and Roundup®

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Important Information About Ethicon Physiomesh

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Update: Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits

The federal court overseeing dozens of hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon’s Physiomesh product has approved the use of a Short Form Complaint to streamline the filing process. Moving Forward As the multidistrict litigation against Ethicon—a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson—regarding its Physiomesh product moves forward, the courts have now approved the use of a Short…

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Woman $417 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

On Monday, August 21st, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman suffering from terminal ovarian cancer. The sum is the largest yet awarded to a plaintiff in a series of ongoing talcum powder lawsuits across the United States. The Plaintiff, Mrs. Eva…

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Increased Risk of Mesothelioma for Dental Technicians

Throughout the twentieth century, asbestos was widely used throughout a number of industrial and commercial sectors, and in residential homes and commercial buildings due to its heat-resistant properties and malleable strength.  As a result, countless workers within these industries and sectors were exposed to the substance, and consequently put at risk for developing mesothelioma later…

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Monsanto Faced With Lawsuits Over Alleged Connection Between Roundup and Cancer

Roundup is a product known as an herbicide, which is used to destroy weeds and other undesirable vegetation in consumer gardens, industrial farms and other harvestable lands. The product, manufactured by Monsanto, has been on the market since 1974, and is one of the most commonly used of its kind throughout the United States. Glyphosate…

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FDA: Clinical Trials Show Increased Risk of Amputation with Invokana

Recent safety communications published by the US Food and Drug Administration indicate that type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana (canagliflozin), can cause increased risk for foot and leg amputations. This announcement was made after data from two clinical studies showed that such amputations were necessary in nearly twice as many patients taking Invokana as compared to…

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Redesigned Olympus Scope Linked to Infection Outbreak

Olympus issued a recall of its TJF-Q180V duodenoscope model in January 2016, after reports linked the device to multiple outbreaks of Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a form of antibiotic resistant infection that is difficult to treat, and often fatal. Further investigation into the incidents revealed that at least 35 people died after suffering infections linked to…

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Government Agency Cites Gaps in FDA’s Reporting System In Power Morcellator Report

In August 2015, The Government Accountability Office (GAO) received requests from 12 US Congress Representatives to investigate the FDA’s handling of adverse event reports regarding laparoscopic power morcellator devices. Such reports claimed that the use of laparoscopic power morcellators spread cancer in those being treated for uterine fibroids. Early this year, the GAO released a…

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