Daily Archives: August 15, 2008

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Suit Over Phenytoin Names 10 Defendants in Woman’s Death

According to court papers, Agnes Davis was prescribed phenytoin and then suffered a severe adverse reaction- < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/stevens_johnson_syndrome">Stevens-Johnson Syndrome – that allegedly led to her death.  Phenytoin is a generic version of Dilantin.  The lawsuit, filed by Willie Davis Jr. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Testing Errors Rampant at Family Medical Clinics

Researchers working on a study of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">testing errors reported by family physician offices in the United States found that problems exist throughout the entire testing process.  Worse, these errors impact minority patients more than nonminority patients.  The report appears … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

It’s Official, Nebraska Beef Has Trouble Controlling E. coli

According to a recently released Associated Press report, federal investigators have just determined that Nebraska Beef Limited’s practices could not effectively control < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli bacteria on June 24.  Because of this Nebraska Beef’s latest recall has been expanded. A … Continue reading

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

Wachovia Reaches Auction Rate Securities Settlement

Wachovia Corp., one of the biggest banks to be caught up in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities mess, has agreed to buy back billions of dollars worth of illiquid investment vehicles, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today.  Wachovia … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Amerigroup Settles Medicaid Fraud Charges, Whistleblower Awarded $56.3 Million

Amerigroup will pay $225 million to settle charges of Medicaid fraud, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. A former Amerigroup employee, Cleveland Tyson, who filed the original lawsuit against the company, will receive $56.3 million of the settlement under … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Legal News |

Bush Signs Consumer Product Safety Bill Into Law

Yesterday, President George W. Bush signed a much-anticipated consumer < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">product safety bill—H.R. 4040 as approved by Congress last month—into law.  The legislation reauthorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for fiscal years 2010-2014 as well as expands its authority.  … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News |

BMW Recalls 150,000 Vehicles for Airbag Problem

BMW—the world’s largest premium car maker—is recalling approximately 150,000 of its vehicles in North America, it said this week.  The recall has been put in place to correct a possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/airbag_injuries">airbag defect.  Apparently, the defect may prevent the front … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

Another HRT Drug Linked to Stroke Risk

Tibolone, a hormone replacement drug sold under the brand name Livial, has been linked to  a higher risk of stroke in older women.  The drug is sold in 90 countries, but was deemed “non-approvable” by the US Food & Drug … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Tanker Lookout Testifies at Mississippi River Oil Spill Hearing

The lookout of the tanker Tintomara gave his version of events leading up to last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill during a hearing in New Orleans yesterday. Gilberto Guevarra’s account backed up that given by the Tintomara’s captain on … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

NexStent Carotid Artery Stents Recalled by Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific said yesterday that it has recalled its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Boston_Scientific_NexStent">NexStent products because of a defective stent delivery system.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed the NexStent recall a Class I recall.  Such recalls are for dangerous or … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

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