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.

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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.

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Influx of GranuFlo lawsuits expected as statute nears

An influx of GranuFlo lawsuits are expected as the statute of limitations to claim injuries from GranuFlo and NaturaLyte nears. For some GranuFlo lawsuits, patients must file by March 2014, two years after Fresenius Medical Care issued its GranuFlo recall. However, some patients may be eligible to file as late as March 2018, depending on the state.

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Breast Pump Adapters Recalled

Playtex Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling electric breast pump AC/DC power adapters over concerns of potential electric shock, although there have been no known injuries, the FDA announced Thursday.

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