Daily Archives: August 21, 2008

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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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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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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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FDA Taking a Look at Vytorin – Cancer Link

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vytorin">Vytorin  is being investigated by federal regulators for a possible link to cancer.  The investigation stems from the publication last month of the SEAS study, which found that patients taking Vytorin had a higher rate of cancer than those … Continue reading

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Vioxx Payouts to Begin This Month

Partial settlement payments will soon be in the mail to those people who claim that taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx caused them to suffer heart attacks, the Associated Press is reporting. Vioxx is the pain reliever that was linked to heart failure … Continue reading

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After 22-Hour Wait, Man Dies Unattended in North Carolina Hospital

The Associated Press is reporting on another sad case of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">medical malpractice.  This time, a 50-year-old mental patient, Steven Sabock, died after workers at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina left him in a chair for 22 hours without … Continue reading

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New Canadian Listeriosis Outbreak Sickens 16, Kills 1

The Associated Press is reporting that a recent outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeriosis in Canada has killed one person and sickened at least 16 others.  The Public Health Agency of Canada said it was working with officials in four provinces to … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Pressing for Answers on Vytorin Study

Two lawmakers want to know why the press release detailing a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vytorin">Vytorin study issued by drug makers Merck and Schering-Plough differed from information released by the study’s authors.  Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Water May Be Tied to Diabetes

According to an Associated Press (AP) report, recent analysis of government data has linked low-level < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">arsenic exposure, possibly from drinking water, with Type 2 diabetes.  Although the study’s limitations warrant additional research public water systems were moving toward meeting … Continue reading

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Mexican Peppers Still Being Sold Despite Salmonella Risks

Despite < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella risks, fresh serrano and jalepeno peppers from Mexico are still being sold in the United States.  Although federal officials say these fresh Mexican peppers pose a Salmonella risk, the pepper are selling for much less than for … Continue reading

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Hemodialysis After MRI with Gadolinium Could Prevent NSF in Some Kidney Patients

A new  study indicates that some kidney patients who undergo hemodialysis  following exposure to gadolinium contrast dyes during an MRI may be at less risk of developing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nsf">nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). The study, conducted by researchers at Weill Medical … Continue reading

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Safety Notice says Liko Universal SlingBar Poses Fall Risk

A safety notice for the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Liko Universal SlingBar was issued by Liko AB this past June. According to the notice, various models of the Liko Universal SlingBar could become detached from the mobile lift, putting patients at risk of … Continue reading

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Gardasil, Cervarix Effectiveness and Cost Questioned

Two articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) are raising more concerns about the cervical cancer vaccines, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil and Cervarix. The first, an editorial, questions the widespread use of Gardasil and Ceravix, despite a lack of evidence … Continue reading

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