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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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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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