Medical

Hernia Mesh Recalled

Ethicon, of Johnson and Johnson, issued a voluntary recall of its Physiomesh™, Flexible Composite Mesh. Hernias are most common in the abdomen, and may be caused by exertion, obesity or abdominal surgery. Hernia mesh was intended to repair hernias, occurring when an organ pushed through an opening in the muscle or tissue wall. Many people…

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Medical

FDA Recall on Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement Device

The experienced shoulder implant lawyers of Houssiere Durant Houssiere LLP are prepared to help individuals who have suffered fractures and other injuries caused by a defective Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I Recall (the highest class of recall) for Zimmer-Biomet’s Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral Tray Model 115340.…

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Medical

Heart Surgery patients may become Infected

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Although rare, such infections may cause serious illness or death.  The infection is particularly insidious because it is difficult to detect.  Patients may not develop symptoms or signs for months after initial exposure. In just the past year, at least 28 cases have been identified, with…

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Talcum Powder Suit Claims 80 Plaintiff Not Misjoined

A Missouri federal court has remanded a talcum powder exposure suit, rejecting Johnson & Johnson’s position that the claims of 80 plaintiffs were misjoined and finding that the underlying claims were “sufficiently related to support joinder in the case.” In the July 11 ruling, the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri said that…

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Accident Victim Questions

Posted on behalf of Houssiere, Durant, Houssiere (HDH) Attorneys on June 27, 2016. At HDH, our clients call us for a number of reasons, but the underlying concern is always the same. They’re worried about the financial impact their injuries will have on their families. It’s understandable. After all, medical bills are still the leading cause…

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MedicalNews

FDA Issues New Warning for Abilify® (aripiprazole)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Safety Announcement Warning that compulsive, uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic drug Abilify® (aripiprazole). Abilify® is a top-selling prescription drug prescribed to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome. Abilify®acts on the same…

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Automotive

OGA Texas Bus Crash

Officials have reported that a total of 8 individuals were killed and 44 others injured in Saturday’s OGA Charters rollover bus accident that occurred near Laredo, Texas. The charter bus owned by OGA Charters (based in San Juan) was headed up U.S. 83 from Rio Grande to the Kickapoo casino in Eagle Pass. About 50…

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