Delaware man files wrongful death testosterone lawsuit

A Delaware man has filed a wrongful death testosterone lawsuit on behalf of his father, who suffered a heart attack while using testosterone boosters Axiron and AndroGel. The victim was 58 years old with no history of heart problems when he suffered a heart attack and died.

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“Protest The Pill Day” aims to inform women of Yaz, Yasmin blood clots

Saturday, June 7th was “Protest The Pill Day,” an event organized to inform women about the risks associated with birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. Bayer’s top-selling birth control pills have been linked to an increased risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis, which can cause heart attacks and stroke.

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In Canada, at least one Mirena uterine perforation per week

Women in Canada reported roughly one uterine perforation per week due to the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for 2013. Manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals is now facing several Mirena lawsuits alleging that the device has caused serious injuries after perforating the uterus and migrating to other parts of the body.

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DePuy will pay $2.5 B to hip replacement victims

DePuy has waived its “walk-away rights” in a hip replacement settlement and will pay more than $2.5 billion to thousands of patients who were injured by DePuy ASR hip replacements. The decision to waive the rights means the company acknowledged that enough patients have agreed to the settlement.

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Pseudotumors, other Wright Hip Replacement side effects a growing concern

Doctors have seen a rise in pseudotumors and complications from pseudotumors among patients who received faulty metal-on-metal hip replacements. The painful inflammatory lesions have been linked to the Wright Conserve Plus Total Hip Resurfacing System, along with other hip replacement side effects.

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Metal Hip Replacement News Website Launched by Hissey Kientz, LLP

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Metal Hip Replacement News. The site will serve as a source for news and legal information pertaining to DePuy, Stryker, Biomet and Wright metal-on-metal hip replacements.

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Zimmer takeover of Biomet halted by European Commission

Zimmer Holdings’ planned takeover of hip manufacturer Biomet Inc. has been halted by the European Commission due to lack of information. Zimmer intends to purchase Biomet for more than $13 billion despite the number of Biomet hip replacement lawsuits filed against the company. The takeover of Biomet would make Zimmer the second-largest orthopedic manufacturer behind Johnson & Johnson, which also faces hip replacement lawsuits.

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