Monthly Archives: December 2008

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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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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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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Antioxidant Supplements Don’t Cut Cancer Risk

Antioxidant supplements do not offer any advantage in the fight against cancer according to a study conducted at Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.   This is just the latest study to question claims … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Biovail Recalls Ultram Painkiller

Some lots of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Ultram® ER 100mg tablets are being recalled.  Toronto-based pharmaceutical company Biovail Corporation is voluntarily recalling some lots of the painkillers—generically known as extended-release tramadol hydrochloride—from pharmacies and wholesalers after finding that certain batches were found to … Continue reading

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Metrolink Crash Lawsuits Filed

Following the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/train_accidents">fatal Metrolink train crash that killed 25 people and injured 138, seven lawsuits have been filed.  Officials said 220 people were aboard the commuter train on September 13, which was heading from Union Station in downtown Los … Continue reading

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Evenflo Recalls Nearly 100K High Chairs

Evenflo is recalling about 95,000 Majesticâ„¢ High Chairs.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall citing fall and choking hazards to children. The Evenflo Company of Miamisburg, Ohio is recalling the nearly 100,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Majesticâ„¢ High … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Plavix Label Changes Could be On the Way

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/plavix">Plavix, a popular anti-clotting drug, could soon have new information added to its label detailing genetic factors that might inhibit its effectiveness.  According to The Wall Street Journal, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is considering the changes after … Continue reading

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$28 Mil of Bernard Madoff’s Assets Transferred to Bankruptcy Trustee, More Lawsuits Loom

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a transfer of $28 million in assets  held by alleged Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff to the trustee overseeing the case.  The funds will be used to pay for the administrative costs related to the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Tennessee Fly Ash Spill Lawsuit Seeks $165 Mil From TVA

A developer is the first Tennessee landowner to file a lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for last week’s devastating < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">fly ash spill.  The lawsuit is seeking $165 million in damages from the TVA. The Tennessee fly ash … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Group Urges Study of Phthalates

A report by the National Research Council is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to look at < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">phthalates and their effects on human health, reports Science Daily.  A National Research Council panel said that there is now … Continue reading

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China Honey Latest Food Safety Worry

Honey is the latest < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Chinese food import to raise safety worries in the United States, reports the San Francisco Gate.  According to the report, the United States has imported the majority of its honey from China for years, despite … Continue reading

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ER Workers Often Infected with MRSA

Two new reports released by the Annals of Emergency Medicine have concluded that health care workers in emergency departments—so called ERs or EDs—of hospitals are often found to carry a dangerous infectious bacteria, said Reuters.  < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/mrsa_infections">MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus … Continue reading

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