Daily Archives: August 18, 2008

Featured Stories
Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

Read More

Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

Read More

Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

Read More

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.

Read More

Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

Read More

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. ...

Read More

Methadone Overdose a Growing Problem

Once mainly used to treat heroin addiction, Methadone is being prescribed by family doctors, osteopaths, and nurse practitioners for some types of severe pain.  < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Methadone, a synthetic form of opium, is powerful, cheap, and long lasting.  Unfortunately, while it … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Despite Opposing Evidence, FDA Backs Industry and BPA Use

The Washington Post and Associated Press are reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the highly controversial chemical found in can linings, baby bottles, and other household products does not pose a health hazard when used in food … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Antidepressants May Impact Driving Skills

A new study suggests that taking prescription < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antidepressants while still highly depressed could impair driving ability.  Study author Holly J. Dannewitz says, “We already know that depression causes concentration problems.  And, now, it appears that people taking antidepressants who … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Warns Some Bantry Bay Mussels Contaminated

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers against eating certain frozen cooked mussel products made by Bantry Bay Seafoods.  The mussels are imported from Ireland and may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">azaspiracid toxins (AZAs). … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Byetta Linked to Fatal Cases of Necrotizing or Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/byetta_side_effects_pancreatitis">Byetta, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, has been linked to hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, prompting the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a new warning about the side effect. The FDA first notified healthcare providers … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Salmonella Contamination Prompts FDA Import Alerts for Some Mexican Produce Companies

There is more bad news on the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella front, as a new report says that a dozen Mexican produce companies have been put on alert since mid-July after  Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tests detected Salmonella contamination at their … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Auction Rate Securities Buy Backs Leave Out Some Investors

In the past two weeks, several large investment banks have agreed to spend billions to buy back the illiquid < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities they once marketed as safe, cash equivalent investments. But now, it appears that that the buy back … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Gardasil Suspected in Australian Pancreatitis Cases

Australian regulators have been investigating several cases of pancreatitis that might be linked to the cervical cancer vaccine < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil.  In the U.S., Gardasil has been the subject of numerous side effect reports, but both the Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

© 2005-2018 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.