Daily Archives: August 19, 2008

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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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.

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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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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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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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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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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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