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Jury Award Patient $4.5 Million In Metal Hip Implant Trial

By Brian Chase on June 22, 2015 - No comments

Hip Implant LawsuitA California jury has ordered Wright Medical Technology Inc. to pay $4.5 million to a metal hip implant patient and his wife after finding that his plant was defective and caused him harm.

According to Law360.com, this is the first trial among 1,200 cases claiming that Wright’s metal hips are faulty.

Jurors in this case agreed with Alan Warner’s allegation that the hip implant he received contained a manufacturing defect and that the implant’s failure affected …Read the rest »

 

Study Shows Some Heartburn Drugs Heighten Heart Attack Risk

By Brian Chase on June 12, 2015 - No comments

Heartburn Drug RisksThose who take a top-selling class of drugs to relieve heartburn and acid reflux may be at a greater risk of suffering a heart attack compared to people who take other types of acid-suppressing medications, according to a new study.

According to LiveScience.com, researchers who conducted this large study over a 17-year period found that adults who were prescribed proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) as a treatment for these conditions were 16 to 21 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack compared to people …Read the rest »

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$100 Million Jury Verdict In Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By Brian Chase on June 8, 2015 - No comments

vaginal meshA Delaware jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a Delaware woman, who in spite of two surgeries, still has pieces of a transvaginal mesh device painfully embedded in her.

According to a report in The News Journal, 51-year-old Deborah Barba was awarded $25 million in compensatory and $75 million in punitive damages following a two-week trial at the Wilmington Superior Court.

This is the largest verdict against …Read the rest »

 

Electronic Cigarette Explodes Injuring Orange County Man

By Brian Chase on March 13, 2015 - No comments

e-cigsChris Brookins, 29, of Santa Ana suffered injuries after a modified electronic cigarette exploded sending shrapnel into his hand and setting part of his bedroom on fire.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred early morning on March 9, 2015 when Brookins was inside the bedroom of his unit at The Marke apartment complex on MacArthur Boulevard.

He removed an e-cigarette from a battery charger and had taken one drag when …Read the rest »

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Trinity Conducts Crash Tests On Potentially Defective Guardrails

By Brian Chase on December 19, 2014 - No comments

Guardrail TestingTrinity Industries conducted the second of eight crash tests of a potentially dangerous guardrail system as concerns remain about whether some of the units being evaluated are different than those previously installed.

According to a report in the New York Times, the testing in San Antonia is being overseen by the Federal Highway Administration.

The products in question are the ET-Plus guardrails manufactured by Trinity.

The federal agency’s associate administrator told reporters after the crash tests that the guardrails seemed to …Read the rest »

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Pharmaceutical Company Uses Shady Doctors To Market Painkillers

By Brian Chase on December 8, 2014 - No comments

Shady Drug PracticesA recent article in The New York Times talks about a pharmaceutical company using doctors with trouble pasts to market its painkillers.

The article gives the example of Dr. Judson Somerville, a Texas pain specialist who made $67,000 in speaking fees, travel and meals in 2013 to promote a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, manufactured by Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

Even while he was on this “special assignment,” Somerville was under investigation by the Texas Medical Board after three of his patients …Read the rest »

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