Monthly Archives: February 2009

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

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

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Salsa Bicycle Handlebar Systems Recalled

Salsa Bicycles is recalling about 8,600 of its Handlebar Stems Used on Salsa Bicycles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Salsa Bicycles Handlebar Systems were made in Taiwan and distriubred by Salsa Bicycles, a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

TVA Fly Ash Pond Given Clean Bill of Health Two Months Before Spill

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston’s Fossil Plant fly ash spill that dumped 5.4 million cubic yards of sludge into East Tennessee and its Emory River was seemed structurally sound only two months before the catastrophic accident that has decimated … Continue reading

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

E. coli Outbreak Won’t Close Illinois Day Care Center

Despite an outbreak of 22 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli illnesses there, a KinderCare Learning Center is not being forced to close its Lemont, Illinois  location, reports Chicago Breaking News. The Cook County Health Department made the decision not close the contaminated … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Exotic Fish Poisoning Sickens 50,000+ Every Year

Ciguatera fish poisoning—ciguatera—although not very well known, is a dangerous type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning that affects at least 50,000 people every year.  According to MSNBC, the true number of illness could be at least 100 times higher. The exotic … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Risks of BPA in Medical Devices to Be Investigated

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has launched two studies to determine if bisphenol-A (BPA) in some < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical devices is exposing patients to health risks.  According to the Website medpagetoday.com, the two medical device studies will focus on whether … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

FDA Says Ranbaxy Falsified Data

A facility operated by Ranbaxy Laboratories, the much maligned generic drug maker, has been accused of faking data and test results in approved and pending drug applications.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has halted the review of drug applications … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Seroquel Diabetes Risks Hidden, Documents Show

Recently unsealed documents indicate that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/seroquel">Seroquel maker AstraZeneca many have attempted to hide the antipsychotic drug’s diabetes risks. The documents – which include company emails and voicemails – add weight to claims that AstraZeneca hid Seroquel’s serious side effects … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Reglan, Similar Heart Burn Drugs to Have Black Box For Movement Disorder

Heart burn drugs that contain metoclopramide, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Reglan">Reglan Tablets, Reglan Oral Disintegrating Tablets, Metoclopramide Oral Solution and Reglan Injection, will now be labeled with a Black Box that warns of their link to a movement disorder.  According to the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Device Makers Say They Favor Comparisons

Comparative Effectiveness, a component of the just-passed economic stimulus plan, is allegedly receiving favor by some top executives in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical device industry.  Not everyone agrees.  Dow Jones reported that the industry supports the comparison only as long as … Continue reading

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FINRA Being Inundated with Securities Fraud Claims

Thanks to the likes of Bernard Madoff, Arthur Nadel and other financial scammers, a record number of people have been victims of securities fraud in the past year.  Many of these wronged investors have looked to the Financial Industry Regulatory … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

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