A $4 billion settlement has been reached with Johnson & Johnson regarding its metal-on-metal hip implants. More than 35,000 people in the United States have received the defective total hip replacement ball-and-socket joints and may be entitled to a payout under this settlement.
A Pittsburgh woman has brought a defective drug claim against Bayer Pharmaceuticals alleging that she was injured by the company's Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). According to the complaint, the woman's cervix was perforated when her IUD migrated away from her uterus. The woman was forced to undergo surgery to remove the device, which caused her permanent scarring and permanent risk of placenta accreta, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the placenta attaches deeply in the uterine wall.
Rescue workers continue to search for survivors after a building collapsed in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Six people were killed by the collapse and fourteen more were injured.
The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) recently announced its opposition to bans on transvaginal mesh surgery.
Desk jobs, or more simply, sitting in one spot for extended periods of time has been linked to the development of fat around the heart that, even with exercise, is difficult to get rid of, according to a report given at the American Heart Association's recent annual meeting.
While commercial trampoline parks have started to attract lawsuits, medical organizations are now warning kids to stay away from even backyard recreational trampolines. The American Academy of Pediatrics joined a growing number of critics this week by publishing a new policy statement.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has taken a lot of fire for how it allegedly marketed one of its products, known as Risperdal. Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug intended to treat adults with schizophrenia and other disorders. A number of lawsuits claim, however, that Janssen violated FDA marketing rules by aggressively promoting the drug for off-label or unapproved uses.
September 22 marks National Falls Prevention Awareness Day - a day dedicated to those 60 and older for whom a fall can cause serious injuries and presents a threat to their health. In Pennsylvania alone, an adult over age 65 is admitted to the hospital with a fall-related injury every 11 minutes. Across the U.S., emergency rooms treat an older adult for a fall-related injury every 15 seconds.
At the beginning of 2011, Ric Owens was an executive chef employed by Widener University, where he was the residential director of food service. In February of 2011, Owens' life changed completely. He was hit by a semi-truck on the Blue Route. His Nissan Pathfinder took the brunt of the impact and Owens thought he had walked away from a potentially fatal truck accident without serious injuries.
Marc Summers was in Philadelphia shooting an episode of Restaurant Impossible for the Food Network. After taping wrapped for the day, he hopped into a cab to head home. A heavy downpour blanketed Philadelphia and the cab driver lost control after hydroplaning, crashing the taxi and leaving Summers with serious physical injuries.