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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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Tysabri PML Cases in Europe Prompt FDA to Seek Labeling Change

Federal regulators informed healthcare providers today that monotherapy with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri has been linked to two new European cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said it is working with Elan and Biogen Idec, … Continue reading

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Canadian Listeria Outbreak: Four Dead, 17 Ill, More Cases Feared

Canadian public health officials are saying they linked a deadly bacterial outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria that has killed four people to recalled meat products from Maple Leaf Foods.  The outbreak resulted in 21 confirmed cases of Listeriosis and more are … Continue reading

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Third Hot Pockets Recall This Year

Nestle Prepared Foods Company has recalled over 200,000 pounds of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Hot Pocket Pizza Sandwiches.  According to the Associated Press, the pizza sandwiches contained small pieces of hard, red plastic and other foreign materials, including a clear, flexible, rubber-like … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

Another Possible E. coli Outbreak Surfacing in Tulsa

Health officials are working to determine if < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli is at the root of a possible suspected food poisoning outbreak in Tulsa.  Several people in that area have became sick with possible E. coli symptoms.  Some who fell ill … Continue reading

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Long-term Incense Exposure May Up Cancer Risk

Being exposed to burning incense can increase the likelihood of developing airway cancers, a new study has found.  According to the study conducted by researchers at Copenhagen’s Statens Serum Institut, long-term exposure to incense smoke is linked to certain respiratory … Continue reading

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Study: Tobacco Marketing Promotes Cigarette Use in Youth

According to a massive study just released by the US National Cancer Institute, mass media has the power to encourage and discourage < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/light_cigarettes">tobacco use, especially among young people.  “This is the first report to conclude that tobacco advertising and … Continue reading

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More Salmonella Cases Linked to Santa Fe Restaurant

The Associated Press is reporting that the New Mexico state Department of Health is saying that three more people have been diagnosed with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella bacteria infections that have been traced to Diego’s restaurant in Sante Fe. Deborah Busemeyer, Health … Continue reading

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Owner in Texas Bus Crash Reportedly Cut Corners, Racked Up Violations

An insurance company attorney said that an illegally treaded tire responsible for a fatal Texas < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crash earlier this month was already installed on the vehicle when it was purchased.  But others who know Angel De la Torre, the … Continue reading

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Viagra, Cialis Amnesia Reports Prompt Labeling Change

The labeling for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/viagra">Viagra and Cialis will now include information about Transient Global Amnesia (TGA), a side-effect that may occasionally accompany use of the erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs.  A third ED drug, Levitra, had information about the temporary form … Continue reading

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FDA To Consider New Rules for Children’s Cold Medicines

The rules regulating < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">over-the-counter children’s cold medicines are about to be revised by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the agency announced late last week.  Concern has been growing over the past several years that over-the-counter cold medicines meant … Continue reading

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