Bayer settles more than 8,000 Yasmin lawsuits as of February

According to Bayer Pharmaceutical’s annual reports, the drug manufacturer has settled more than 8,000 Yasmin lawsuits in the U.S. as of February 2014. The company has paid nearly $1.7 billion to patients who suffered Yasmin blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis.

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Fresenius dialysis clinics forcing hospitals to close dialysis units despite quality concerns

Hospitals are being forced to close their dialysis units as Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) opens up new clinics, despite their quality concerns. Though in-patient treatment of dialysis in hospitals is thought to be safest, FMC is able to run its dialysis clinics for less money by paying staff less and putting in more patients per unit.

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Stryker lawyer moved to part-time role after hip replacement lawsuits

Medical manufacturer Stryker Corporation is moving its chief legal officer to a part-time lawyer role following Stryker hip replacement lawsuits filed against the company. Patients allege that the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Modular hip replacements caused serious injuries.

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Bayer settles more than 8,000 Yasmin lawsuits as of February

According to Bayer Pharmaceutical’s annual reports, the drug manufacturer has settled more than 8,000 Yasmin lawsuits in the U.S. as of February 2014. The company has paid nearly $1.7 billion to patients who suffered Yasmin blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis.

Read more about Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits…

Company reportedly to settle transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Denmark-based transvaginal mesh manufacturer Coloplast has reportedly agreed to settle several transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that the company’s devices caused serious injuries. The company is reportedly settling more than 400 lawsuits for $16 million.

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Mirena IUD could be cause of potentially fatal sepsis

The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) could cause a potentially fatal infection known as sepsis. Sepsis occurs when a uterine infection travels through the bloodstream. Around 250,000 women die every year from fatal sepsis infections.

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Metal-on-metal hips should not be considered safe, study says

Finnish researchers determined that metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the Wright Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System should not be considered safe until more studies are completed. A review of the Finnish Arthroplasty Register found that patients who received a metal-on-metal hip replacement were more likely to suffer from soft tissue sarcoma and basalioma.

Read more about the metal hip replacement study…


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