Monthly Archives: December 2007

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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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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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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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Drug Side Effects Kill Thousands Every Year

Medication reactions and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug side effects are killing thousands.  In Great Britain, nearly 3,000 patients died in the past three years due to adverse reactions to drugs they thought would make them better, new figures reveal.  The patients suffered … Continue reading

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Louisiana Oyster Warning Issued After Norovirus Outbreak

Some Louisiana oysters could cause < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers against eating oysters harvested from a part of West Karako Bay in Louisiana for possible contamination of the norovirus, also called Norwalk.  The FDA … Continue reading

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Are CT Scans Causing Higher Cancer Rates?

CT Scans could be putting Americans at a slightly higher risk of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">cancer, a recently-released study says.  According to researchers at the Columbia University Center for Radiological Research, the 62 million CT Scans American’s receive every year could be … Continue reading

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Despite Stand ‘n Seal Recall, Chemical Responsible for Lung Injuries Still Present in Waterproofing Sprays

A chemical used in the recently recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/stand_n_seal">Stand ‘n Seal grout sealer is still putting consumers in danger. A variety of products have been  linked to respiratory problems resulting from sprays with a water-repelling ingredient that contains a Teflon-like … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Chantix Marketing Campaign Ignores Reports of Suicide, Other Psychiatric Side Effects.

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix, an anti-smoking medication, continues to be touted as a  “wonder drug” by its maker, Pfizer, Inc., despite the fact that it has been linked to 63 deaths and thousands of reports of psychiatric symptoms in the Unites States … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Patients on Aspirin Therapy More Likely to Die, Study Says

Prostate Cancer, hormone treatments and aspirin therapy could be a deadly combination.   According to research published in the December 27th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, men undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer—and who take baby aspirin to … Continue reading

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CSI Fingerprint Examination Toy Finally Recalled for Asbestos Contamination

The asbestos-tainted CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit—is finally asking stores to pull its product from their shelves over asbestos fears.  Planet Toys, the maker of the toxic CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit, is only recalling the dangerous toy now, despite the fact … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Stolen E. Coli Contaminated Ground Beef Prompts USDA Warning

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli tainted beef that was recently stolen could become a public health threat.  U.S. regulators have issued a public health alert for about 14,800 pounds—671 kilos—of missing ground beef products that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly … Continue reading

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Tot Tower Block Recall Issued Due to Choking Hazard

Government regulators and eeBoo Corporation issued a voluntary recall for the toy maker’s Tot Tower blocks on Thursday, saying a plastic covering poses a choking hazard to children. New York-based eeBoo has received two reports of young children mouthing the … Continue reading

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Listeria in Whittier Farms Milk Kills Two in Massachusetts, Sickens Two Others

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria tainted milk produced by Central Massachusetts’ Whittier Farms is the likely source of a listeriosis outbreak in that state, killing two elderly men and sickening two others.   Whittier has halted production and alerted its customers.  Listeriosis is a … Continue reading

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