Monthly Archives: October 2008

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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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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 ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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China Trying to Fix Food Safety Issues Again

Amid the ongoing, massive, and global melamine tainting scandal decimating China’s dairy industry, its health minister is urging officials to correct the food safety system now that the deluge of Chinese children hospitalized for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">melamine poisoning has eased somewhat. … Continue reading

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E. coli Linked to Another Restaurant

The Johnathan’s Family Restaurant in Burlington, Ontario is the source of two confirmed cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli.  Three other possible cases have been reported in the Canada’s Halton Region.  The links to Johnathan’s were confirmed after it was found … Continue reading

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C. diff Epidemic Will Get Worse

A panel of experts is saying that this country’s epidemic of the potentially dangerous superbug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/clostridium_difficile">Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, will probably worsen before any improvement is seen. Cases of the C. diff diarrhea bug have now been seen … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Diprivan for Seizures Linked to Cardiac Arrest, Deaths

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Diprivan, a drug given to stop prolonged epileptic seizures, may put patients at a higher risk of cardiac arrest and deaths, a new study says. Diprivan, known generically as propofol, is commonly given in lower doses as a sedative … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Salmonella in Syracuse Restaurant

Plainville’s Natures Fair Restaurant in Cicero, New York is closed until next Friday following a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">salmonella outbreak in which 20 people, including an employee, fell ill.  The outbreak began in mid-August and has continued through October 19.  Some of … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Recalled Toys Often Make A Comeback

Last year saw a spate of toy recalls—more than 20 million—over a wide variety of issues, including toxic lead paint and magnets, that proved deadly when swallowed.  One of the most deadly recalls involved the Auqa Dots toy, which were … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Legal News, Press Releases |

Sony Recalls 100,000 Lithium-Ion Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

Sony is recalling more < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">lithium-ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell laptop computers because  they pose a fire hazard.  According to the company, the batteries can overheat and cause a fire. The Sony recall includes 35,000 lithium-ion batteries … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Simplicity Bassinet Recall Sparks Lawsuit

The distributor of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalled Simplicity bassinets has been named a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Attorney General.  The lawsuit alleges that SFCA Inc, which acquired Simplicity Inc. last year, ignored a nationwide recall of Simplicity bassinets … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Product Recalls |

Avandia Liver Failure Reports Prompt Call for Ban

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia has been linked to more than a dozen cases of liver failure, most of which proved fatal.   Reports of liver failure and deaths linked to Avandia have prompted the consumer group Public Citizen to file a petition with … Continue reading

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ATV Accidents Continue to Rise

Consumer groups are saying that the hazards from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/yamaha_rhino_rollover">all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) continue to increase and that, for the eighth year in a row, serious injuries caused by ATVs are on the rise. Children under age 16 continuing to suffer … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Legal News |

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