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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Pennsylvania Parents Sue School over Lead in the Drinking Water

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Contaminated Drinking Water

The Butler Area School District of Pennsylvania and its former superintendent are facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the school failed to adequately warn about lead in the drinking water. Parents of children who attend Summit Elementary School allege that officials received test results showing unacceptably high levels of lead and copper in the drinking water but failed to properly address the issue in a reasonable timeframe.

The environmental attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits over alleged environmental hazards, including lead poisoning and contaminated drinking water. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a water contamination lawsuit. Continue reading

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On Appeal, Court Upholds $4M Asbestos Mesothelioma Verdict

Man Alleges Occupational Exposure to Asbestos Caused His Mesothelioma

An appellate court recently upheld a $4 million asbestos mesothelioma verdict. The plaintiff in the case is a man who developed mesothelioma, a type of aggressive cancer heavily associated with asbestos exposure, after working for Chicago Pneumatic and later the New York State Department of Transportation. He alleges occupational exposure to asbestos from both jobs.

The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits involving occupational and environmental hazards, including asbestos mesothelioma cases. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations. Continue reading

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Court Ruling Strengthens Tobacco Injury Lawsuits, Engle Cases

11th Circuit Says Plaintiffs Can Use Engle Findings to Prove Liability

A recent court ruling lends support to plaintiffs suing the tobacco industry for personal injuries. On Thursday, the Eleventh Circuit ruled that plaintiffs can rely on findings from the landmark Engle tobacco class action lawsuit to establish strict liability and negligence. Engle progeny litigation refers to lawsuits stemming from a massive class action lawsuit filed in 1994 against R.J Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury law firm with decades of experience successfully representing clients in various personal injury lawsuits. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a personal injury lawsuit. Continue reading

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Recalled Airbags May be Recycled to Replace Deployed Ones

According to Carfax, a service providing history on used vehicles that are being sold, as many as 750,000 airbags are replaced every year after an accident. Christopher Basso, a representative for Carfax said it is not uncommon to find recycled airbags used to replace deployed ones, but this could be dangerous, he said in an interview with Kansas City News Station KSHB.

Potential Dangers of Recycled Airbags

“It really underscores the importance of finding out if original manufacture equipment airbags were used or if they took a recycled airbag that may be on the recall list and could put your life in danger,” Basso said. Basso added that although recycled airbags may be less expensive, recalled airbags could potentially slip through the cracks and possibly be placed into repaired or used cars. Continue reading

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Australian Safety Advocates: Pelvic Mesh Issues are Under-Estimated

In Pelvic Mesh Survey, 58% of Women Report Problems

Australia’s Health Issues Centre (HIC), a consumer health advocacy group, says that transvaginal mesh problems in the country are under-estimated. The group released this leading view after conducting an online Facebook survey addressed to thousands of Australian women implanted with pelvic mesh, which is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In total, 58 percent of women surveyed say they suffered adverse events related to transvaginal mesh, including chronic incontinence, abdominal pain, and pain during intercourse.

The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP are well-versed in transvaginal mesh litigation. The firm, which has decades of experience in medical device litigation, continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Continue reading

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BOKF Overdraft Fee Settlement Headed Towards Final Approval

BOKF Agrees to Pay $7.8M to Settle Class Action Lawsuit over Excessive Overdraft Fees

A class action settlement with BOK Financial is heading towards final approval. On May 15, 2017, a hearing will take place for final approval of a $7.8 million settlement to resolve allegations that the bank charges excessive overdraft fees. The settlement was given preliminary approval in October 2016.

Parker Waichman LLP has decades of experience successfully representing clients in various class action lawsuits. The firm continues to offer free, no-obligation legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a lawsuit. Continue reading

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In Canada, Growing Concerns over Hernia Mesh Repair Products

Canadian Hernia Society President Calls Hernia Mesh Problems an “Epidemic”

Hernia mesh complications have fueled safety concerns in both the United States and Canada. The devices, which are used for hernia repair surgeries, have been associated with reports of various injuries. In the U.S., hernia mesh injury claims have been filed against Johnson & Johnson’ Ethicon unit and Atrium Medical.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in medical device injury litigation. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit. Continue reading

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Lawsuits Allege Diabetes Drug Onglyza Caused Heart Failure

AstraZeneca, BMS Face 14 New Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuits

The type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza (saxagliptin) is the subject of 14 new lawsuits filed against manufacturers AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Plaintiffs allege that Onglyza caused heart failure, and that drug makers failed to warn of the risks. An estimated 150 to 200 Onglyza heart failure lawsuits are pending nationwide, legal experts say. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the label on Onglyza and other diabetes drugs to include the risk heart failure last year.

Parker Waichman LLP keeps up-to-date with drug and medical device injury litigation news. The firm, which has decades of experience successfully representing clients in drug injury lawsuits, continues to offer free legal consultations. Contact one of our attorneys today if you have any questions about filing an Onglyza heart failure lawsuit. Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Honda CR-Vs Fill Up with Gas Fumes

Honda CR-V Vehicles are Defective, Class Action Alleges

A new class action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois state court alleging that that Honda CR-V contains a defect that causes the passenger cabin to fill up with noxious gas fumes. Plaintiffs allege that the defect affects 2015 through 2017 Honda CR-Vs. The suit alleges that Honda is aware of the defect, but has failed to repair or replace the vehicles. A similar class action lawsuit was filed last year.

Parker Waichman LLP has decades of experience representing clients in product liability lawsuits involving allegedly defective and dangerous products. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a Honda CR-V lawsuit. Continue reading

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Can You Sue Brand Name Drug Makers for Generic Drug Injuries?

Brand Name Versus Generic Drugs

Generic medications make up nearly 80 percent of drugs filled in the United States, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As popular drugs lose their patents, generic drugs are expected to become even more commonplace in coming years. Generic drugs designed to be just as effective as the brand name versions, and cost much less. In terms of product liability litigation however, who is liable when a patient sues for an alleged generic drug injury?

Parker Waichman LLP has decades of experience successfully representing clients in drug injury lawsuits. Our firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a drug injury lawsuit. Continue reading

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