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First Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hip Suit Goes to Jury

Wednesday, October 22 Jury deliberations have begun in the first case to go to trial involving DePuy Orthopaedic’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is facing thousands of lawsuits alleging the company failed to adequately warn patients that the implants can break down and cause metallic debris to enter the bloodstream....
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Contamination Prompts Recall of 13,500 Bottles of Blood-Thinner Xarelto

Tuesday, October 21 Janssen Pharmaceuticals has initiated a voluntary recall of 13,500 bottles of its anticoagulant drug Xarelto citing microbial contamination. In its most recent Enforcement Report, issued for the week of October 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated that Janssen notified the agency of the problem by letter dated September 17. The company...
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Official GM Ignition Death Toll Rises to 27

Fatalities blamed on recalled General Motors vehicles with defective ignitions rose to 27 this week, up three from the previous week according to independent compensation expert and attorney Kenneth Feinberg. At least 151 other death claims are currently under review. Claims for non-fatal injuries rose to 1,193 from 1130 last week. Of those, Feinberg’s office reported...
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Another Day, Another GM Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Saturday that General Motors is recalling another 46,873 vehicles for defective ignition systems that can be knocked into the off position, powering down a vehicle and disabling safety features like airbags. The latest ignition recall covers 2008 and 2009 Pontiac G8s and 2011 through 2013 Chevrolet Caprice police...
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