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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Whole Foods Beef Recall

The recent Whole Foods Market ground beef recall, of beef sold between June 2 and August 6, has been linked to Nebraska Beef of Omaha, one of the nation;s largest meatpackers.  Whole Foods has said it did not know that … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) warns that an additive in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">black henna ink used to apply the popular, and temporary, tattoos has been found to put its wearers at risk for a number of skin maladies including allergic … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Baltimore Medicine Shoppes Sold Expired, Possibly Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers who filled prescriptions at The Medicine Shoppe pharmacies located at 8035A Liberty Road and 5900 Reisterstown Road, both located in Baltimore, Maryland.  The FDA is reporting that … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

BPA Ban Under Consideration in California

The Associated Press is reporting that in response to consumer concerns, California may be the first to implement statewide restrictions on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Bisphenol A—BPA—an estrogen mimicking chemical that has been hotly debated in recent months over its presence in plastic … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Salmonella Now in Pet Food, Recall Issued

In the midst of a rash of nationwide Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria outbreaks in human foods, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella has now turned up in pet food.  Mars Petcare US has recalled 100 of its 20-pound bags of PEDIGREE Complete Nutrition … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Fatal New York Crane Collapses Result in Tougher Law

The Governor of New York has signed a new law that increases both criminal and civil penalties for inspectors of construction cranes who falsify their reports.  The new law also sets stiffer punishments for anyone who tries to bribe crane … Continue reading

Posted in Construction Accidents, Legal News |

New York AG Targets More Banks in Auction Rate Securities Probe

Less than a week after announcing settlements with UBS and Citigroup over the way the investment banks handled their < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities business, the New York Attorney General’s office is pressing three more banks to enter into similar settlements. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Chantix Out at One U.S. Military Base

In the US, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix has been linked to at least 40 suicides and 400 attempted suicides. In November 2007, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an “Early Communication” that stated its preliminary assessment revealed many of the cases … Continue reading

Posted in Chantix, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge Finally Hauled Away

The barge responsible for last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi river oil spill has finally been removed from the water.  With the barge finally gone, attention will likely shift to the Coast Guard’s investigation into the July 23 spill.   A hearing into … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Deadly Bus Crashes in Texas, Mississippi Renew Calls for Seat Belts

Two fatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crashes in the past week – one in Texas and another in Mississippi – have many asking if seat belts could have prevented at least some deaths.  In both cases, the buses rolled over,  and witnesses … Continue reading

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