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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Government to Investigate Hoverboard Fire Risks Following 2 Deaths

Two Young Girls Die in Tragic Fire Reportedly Caused by Hoverboard

Self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as “hoverboards” are now the subject of a federal investigation following the deaths of two young girls. The children sustained fatal burn injuries from a fire that was reportedly caused by a hoverboard. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is now investigating whether the hoverboard attributed to the fire was one of the brands that was recalled in 2016.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing consumers in lawsuits over allegedly defective or unsafe products. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a product liability class action lawsuit. Continue reading

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Railroad Worker Personal Injury Lawsuits and Cancer Risks

Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits on Behalf of Railroad Workers who Developed Cancer

Parker Waichman LLP is investigating potential personal injury lawsuits on behalf of railroad workers who developed cancer, allegedly due to occupational hazards and exposure to certain toxic substances. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a railroad worker personal injury lawsuit.

Due to their profession, railroad workers may have greater exposure to substances that increase the risk of cancer. This includes benzene, creosote and asbestos. Personal injury attorneys are investigating railroad worker occupational hazard lawsuits involving:

• Mesothelioma
• Leukemia and other blood cancers
• Multiple myeloma
• Bladder cancer
• Colon Cancer
• Lung Cancer
• Kidney Cancer
• Bone Cancer Continue reading

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Railroad Workers and Benzene Exposure Personal Injury Lawsuits

Attorneys Investigate Railroad Worker Benzene Exposure Lawsuits

Compared to the general population, railroad workers may be exposed to certain substances more frequently due to their occupation. One occupational hazard may include benzene exposure. Benzene is a known carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent. Due to these risks, the government regulates benzene exposure. However, railroad workers may encounter benzene more often because they are frequently exposed to diesel fumes.

Parker Waichman LLP has decades of experience representing clients in personal injury lawsuits over occupational hazards, environmental risks, and other risks. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a railroad worker benzene exposure lawsuit. Continue reading

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Pancreatitis Risk for Some Patients Taking Viberzi

Viberzi (eluxadoline), a drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) has drawn a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the deaths of two patients. The patients who died did not have their gallbladders and they developed serious pancreatitis after taking Viberzi.

Viberzi received FDA approval in 2015 for use by adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). From May 2015 through February 2017, the FDA received 120 reports of serious cases of pancreatitis or death, according to RAPS (Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society). The cause of IBS-D is not known. Viberzi works by decreasing bowel contractions, which leads to less diarrhea. Viberzi can help ease abdominal pain and improve stool consistency. Continue reading

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Attorneys Investigate Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

J&J Faces Lawsuits Over Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower

Talcum powder litigation continues to grow against Johnson & Johnson. Plaintiffs allege that talcum powder products, including Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, contribute to ovarian cancer when used for feminine hygiene. Last year, talcum powder litigation produced three multimillion dollar verdicts in favor of plaintiffs. Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits allege that J&J failed to warn consumers about the risks.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective or dangerous products. The firm, which regularly provides talcum powder lawsuit updates, continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit. Continue reading

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Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Settles Cybersecurity Case

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Insurance Documents were Not Protected

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit involving alleged cybersecurity issues. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege that their insurance documents were visible on the Lender Verification Portal with inadequate security measures to protect sensitive information. Universal Property claims that its website security is sufficient, but is choosing to settle the class action lawsuit to avoid further litigation.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing consumers in class action lawsuits. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a data breach class action lawsuit. Continue reading

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Building Owners are Liable for Sidewalk Slip and Fall Injuries

Premises Liability Includes Building Sidewalks

Premises liability is when a property owner is liable for someone’s injuries that occurred on the property due to negligence. Typically, this means that there was a dangerous condition on the property and the owner knew or should have known about it, but did not address the unsafe condition. Premises liability applies to the sidewalk outside of buildings. Building owners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalks in front of their buildings.

The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in accident cases, including slip and fall lawsuits. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about premises liability. Continue reading

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Home Depot Settles Data Breach Class Action Allegations for $25M

56 Million Credit and Debit Card Numbers Compromised in 2014 Data Breach

Home Depot will pay $25 million to settle a putative class action lawsuit involving a 2014 data breach that compromised 56 million credit and debit card numbers. Additionally, Home Depot has also promised to improve its data security protocols. The allegations were brought by financial institutions.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing consumers in class action lawsuits. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a data breach class action lawsuit. Continue reading

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Roundup Plaintiffs Allege EPA Official Helped Hide Cancer Risks

EPA Official Accused of having ‘Suspicious’ Role in Roundup Cancer Reports

As Monsanto is facing lawsuits alleging the company failed to warn about cancer risks with its Roundup herbicide, plaintiffs in the litigation are raising questions about whether an official from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helped obscure the risks. Plaintiffs are saying that Jess Rowland, a retired EPA official, had a “highly suspicious” relationship with Monsanto. Rowland may have to testify in the upcoming Roundup cancer litigation.

The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are closely monitoring events in the Monsanto Roundup herbicide litigation. The firm, which has decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits over environmental health risks, continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a Roundup lawsuit. Continue reading

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Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Complications and Lawsuits

A woman recently filed a lawsuit against Atrium Medical, the manufacturers of the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh, alleging severe pain and injury after the mesh was used during an open repair of her ventral (abdominal) hernia in 2011.

According to the plaintiff, she began to experience severe abdominal pain as well as a recurrence (return) of the hernia. At the time of the removal of the Atrium C-Qur (pronounced “secure”) mesh, doctors found that the hernia mesh had lodged up inside the woman’s body and they were unable to implant a new mesh due to significant scar tissue. Continue reading

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