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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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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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