Monthly Archives: April 2008

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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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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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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Doc at Center of Nevada Hepatitis C Outbreak Barred from Practicing Medicine

The doctor implicated in the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada hepatitis C outbreak won’t be able to practice medicine again – at least until a10-count state Board of Medical Examiners complaint against him is resolved.  Dr. Dipak Desai is the … Continue reading

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Anesthesia Associated with Deadly Side Effect

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Anesthesia can trigger malignant hyperthermia, a rare but deadly disorder that has received attention following the recent death of Stephanie Kuleba, a Boca Raton, Florida teenager who underwent elective breast surgery in a local surgical center. Anesthesia administered in … Continue reading

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Dilantin Linked to Osteoporosis

A recent study revealed that the popular epilepsy drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/dilantin">Dilantin might be placing young women who take it for a year or more at higher risk for osteoporosis.  The April 29 issue of Neurology states the bone loss described … Continue reading

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Offers to Foot the Bill for Ohio Food Poisoning Victims

Early last week, over 400 people reported being stricken with food poisoning after eating at the Chipotle Mexican Grill in Kent, Colorado.  The Chipotle restaurant chain’s Denver corporate office has agreed to pay treatment costs for those who fell ill … Continue reading

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Study Ties Fosamax to Heart Disorder

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax, a popular drug used to treat osteoporosis, may be linked to an increased risk of a heart disorder called atrial fibrillation, according to newly published research.  The study raises new concerns about Fosamax, which has also been linked … Continue reading

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Lip Gloss Contributing to Skin Cancer Epidemic

Some dermatologists are saying that glopping on shiny lip glosses without appropriate SPF protection—and lip gloss rarely offers adequate protection—can actually increase your risk of developing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">skin cancer because the shiny nature of the gloss could be making the … Continue reading

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HRT Can Significantly Increase Stroke Risk

A new study reveals that high doses of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can increase post-menopausal women’s stroke risk regardless of when the HRT begins.  While the risk for stroke seems to be lower in younger women taking HRT and … Continue reading

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Ford Issues Super Duty Truck Recall for Faulty Gas Tank, Prepares to End Cruise Control Switch Recall

Ford Motor Company has announced a recall of some of its Super Duty pickup trucks because of a faulty gas tank.  Ford says that defective mounting on the tanks need to be strengthened to prevent a gasoline leak in a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Motor Vehicles, Product Recalls |

Hammocks, Beach Chairs Recalled for Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced two voluntary recalls of the following < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective products:  Rio Brands’ High-Boy Beach Chairs and Hammocks Sold by LivingXL. Approximately 800 Rio Beach® High-Boy … Continue reading

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Heparin Contaminated on Purpose, Congress Told

Tainted < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/heparin">heparin that has killed 81 people in the U.S. may have been intentionally contaminated, witnesses appearing before a congressional committee said yesterday.   In written testimony, a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) official told lawmakers that it “does strain … Continue reading

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