Monthly Archives: October 2008

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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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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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

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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

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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

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