Monthly Archives: March 2009

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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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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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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California Company Recalls Spices Implicated in Salmonella Outbreak

A new < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">salmonella outbreak is emerging, this time linked to pepper products made by Union International Food Company (UIFC). The company is recalling several varieties of its white and black pepper, as well as other spices as a precaution. … Continue reading

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Generic Digoxin Tablets Recalled

.!. Oliver Twist dvd Potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">defective digoxin tablets have been recalled by generic drug maker Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. According to the recall notice, the tablets may differ in size and therefore could contain too much or too little … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Oklahoma Restaurant Linked to Historic E. coli Outbreak is Sued

What is believed to be the first such lawsuit has been filed in connection with the historic outbreak of the rare < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/16335">E. coli O111 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot on dvd strain that originated at the Country Cottage … Continue reading

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Hand Washing Is the Best Way to Prevent MRSA

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/mrsa_infections">MRSA The Road to El Dorado the movie —Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus—has long been known to be passed via health care workers and equipment and is best known for its ability to fight off the effects of a growing array … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Alleged Florida Swindler, Arthur Nadel, Given Continuance to Find New Representation

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Arthur_Nadel_Ponzi_Scheme">Arthur Nadel Shrink film has been given 30 days to find a new attorney. According to CNBC, the accused Ponzi schemer was granted the 30-day continuance after a federal judge refused to allow him access to some of his … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

TVA Claims Water Near Fly Ash Spill Safe for Recreation, Tests Disagree

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) just announced that damaged roads are being resurfaced, river dredging continues, and word should be released soon regarding to where the massive mountain of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">coal fly ash that spilled on December 22 will be … Continue reading

Posted in Accident |

Kickback Charges Against Orthopedic Device Makers Dropped

Criminal charges were dismissed yesterday against several orthopedic device makers because they have fulfilled the terms of deferred prosecution agreements they reached with U.S. prosecutors a year and half ago. According to Dow Jones News Wire, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/durom_cup">Zimmer Holdings Inc., … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Yamaha Rhino Vehicles Recalled Following 46 Deaths

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA is recalling 120,000 dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/yamaha_rhino_rollover">Rhino off-road vehicles. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the defective Yamaha Rhino vehicles have been linked to 46 deaths. Yamaha has announced a free repair program to address … Continue reading

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Pistachios Named in Latest Salmonella Scare

Consumers nationwide are being warned to avoid pistachios and pistachio-containing products. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) pistachios made by the nation’s second largest producer – Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc – may be tainted with < … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Food Poisoning, Food Products, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Salmonella |

Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuums Recalled Due to Bursting Batteries

About 320,000 Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuums have been recalled by Electrolux Home Care Products Inc., of Bloomington, Illinois. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuum’s battery can expand and burst, which poses a risk of injury to the user and bystanders, … Continue reading

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