Daily Archives: August 19, 2008

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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Shameful Conditions Continue in Adult Homes

We have long been reporting on the horrendous conditions in some of this country’s nursing homes as well as some of the abuses suffered by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">nursing home residents.  In one such case, 54-year-old resident Karen Preston left the Roscoe … Continue reading

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New Salmonella Outbreak in Santa Fe

The Associated Press is reporting that New Mexico state health officials are investigating a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak involving nine people who fell ill after eating at Diego’s Restaurant in Santa Fe from late July to early August.  Patients range in … Continue reading

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Contaminant-Free Synthetic Heparin Under Development

Following over 80 American deaths and hundreds of illnesses attributed to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/heparin">contaminated heparin derived from pig intestines processed in China, chemist Robert J. Linhardt is making the blood-thinner heparin without using animal tissue. Conventional heparin is often made in … Continue reading

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Product Recalls Do Not Always Prevent Risk

Although < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">product recalls are considered by some to be a powerful way for regulators to ensure consumer safety—and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) points to the growing number of recalls as its indication the system is working—sometimes recalls … Continue reading

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Even Before Salmonella Outbreak, Mexican Peppers Often Turned Back for Filth, Disease, Even Poison

The Associated Press reports that federal inspectors at U.S. border crossings repeatedly turned back filthy, disease-ridden Mexican pepper shipments in the months prior to the recent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak that sickened 1,400 people.  The outbreak was ultimately traced to … Continue reading

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Brokerages Not Keen on Buying Back Auction Rate Securities

Some brokers who sold < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities say they should not be expected to buy back the now-worthless investments from their customers.   Instead, the brokerages are arguing that the parties responsible for the auction rate mess – the investment … Continue reading

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Second Texas Bus Accident Lawsuit Filed

Another lawsuit has been filed in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">Texas bus crash that killed 17 people earlier this month.  The complaint, filed by the estate of Cham Nguyen,  alleges that  negligence on the part of the  owner and driver of the … Continue reading

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Yasmin Birth Control Pill Cited in Australian Death

A young woman taking the Yasmin birth control pill along with Accutane to combat acne has apparently died as a result of the contraceptive.  The 24-year-old Australian woman died on Monday from a pulmonary embolism, just four months after she … Continue reading

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Another Deceptive Vioxx Study Detailed

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx study that was supposedly meant to find out if the recalled painkiller was less likely to cause stomach problems than another drug was really nothing more than a marketing ploy, a new report says.   According to Merck … Continue reading

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