Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

FDA Recall for St. Jude Medical’s Amplatzer TorqVue FX

According to a recent article published by, St. Jude’s has recalled their Amplatzer TorqVue FX delivery system because of concerns about fractures in the core wire. The FDA has issued the highest-risk label on the recall of the delivery system produced by St. Jude Medical....
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Update on Zoloft lawsuit

The firm is currently undergoing an investigation of Zoloft birth defect lawsuits for the families who had a child born with congenital abnormality that is allegedly associated with their mother’s use of Zoloft during her pregnancy....
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Doctor Says New Medical Device May Not Be Safe

The new lead free implantable heart defibrillator, invented by Boston Scientific Corp, should not be used on a regular basis until more data is available, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. Defibrillator leads have often caused problems for device makers....
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Sleep Aids Using Zolpidem Now Require Lower Dosage

The FDA is now requiring sleep aids such as Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar and Zolpimist to lower their dosage. Zolpidem, an ingredient in these brands, may remain in the blood the next morning in high enough levels to impair certain activities that require alertness. Zolpidem is eliminated slower from women’s bloodstreams, so the FDA is notifying manufacturers to lower the recommended dose for women—and they suggest lowering it for men as well. Especially in the extended-release form, zolpidem can cause problems the following morning for some activities, such as driving....
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NuvaRing Trial Date Postponed

Yahoo! Finance is reporting that the scheduled May 2013 trial date in the multidistrict NuvaRing litigation, which is currently pending before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, has been postponed. This latest continuance of the trial proceedings has resulted in rumors that Merck, the manufacturer of the vaginal ring contraceptive, is preparing to enter into settlement negotiations....
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FDA Issues Warning to St. Jude Medical About Heart Defibrillators

Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Minnesota-based St. Jude Medical has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its implantable heart defibrillators, which it manufactures at a plant in Sylmar, California. These heart defibrillators are medical devices that can be implanted in a person’s chest in order to correct abnormal or dangerous heart rhythms....
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Illlinois MDL alleging Yaz side effects gets five more plaintiffs

In a new Yaz lawsuit filing, five plaintiffs will join the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for their birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, and the generic form of the drug, Ocella. For the Southern District of Illinois, the MDL is located in the U.S. District Court....
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Man sues diabetes medication manufacturer

Doyle Swafford ended up filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of his type 2 diabetes medication called Actos after he suffered from severe side effects. Swafford took the case to Cook County Circuit Court, saying that there is a link between the use of Actos medication and the development of baldder cancer, which is one of the side effects recognized for the medication....
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