Daily Archives: August 8, 2008

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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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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Group Lists Cities with Most Dirty Restaurants

A new report entitled “Dirty Dining” that was issued by the consumer group the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has ranked 20 U.S. cities for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">restaurant health.  Austin, Texas, and Boston hold the worst rankings; Tucson, … Continue reading

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New York Physician Misconduct Bill Now Law

Under a bill that was just signed into law yesterday by New York Governor David A. Paterson, physicians who are charged with misconduct or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">malpractice can now be publicly identified.  Also as part of the law, the state Department … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Study Confirms Vioxx and Bextra Dangers

Another study has confirmed that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bextra">Bextra increase the risk of having a stroke.  Both Bextra and Vioxx were removed from the market because of their association with heart attacks and stroke. This latest study, which looked … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals, Vioxx |

Banks Lining Up to Settle Auction Rate Securities Charges

Since yesterday, two large investment banks- Citigroup and UBS – have agreed to buy back billions of dollars worth of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities they sold to investors when the market for the vehicles was on the verge of collapse.  … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Simvastatin and Amiodarone Linked to Possibly Fatal Muscle Disease

The combination of simvastatin and amiodarone, an anti-arrhythmia medication, has been linked to a rare muscle condition that can cause kidney damage and death.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first warned against combining the drugs in 2002 because of … Continue reading

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Tysabri Lawsuit to Stay in State Court

A lawsuit over injuries allegedly caused by  the multiple sclerosis drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri, is staying in Massachusetts  state court.  The decision in the  Tysabri case is a win for the opponents of federal preemption theory, which holds that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Food … Continue reading

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Cipro Tendon Injury Still Plagues Anthrax Attack Victim

Victims of the 2001 anthrax attacks are still dealing with some difficult health issues.   Surprisingly, their difficulties have nothing to do with the deadly virus itself, but rather were caused by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cipro">Cipro, the medicine that was supposed to make … Continue reading

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