Monthly Archives: April 2009

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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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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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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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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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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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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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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Feds Rescind Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Report

After more than a decade, a report that minimized the cancer threat of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been discredited by the federal government. According to the Associated Press, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Play Sets Recalled for Violation of Lead Paint Standard

About 50 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">“Dinosaur Era 2 Hunting Dinosaur” The Business buy play sets imported by DND Imports of Los Angeles, California, are being recalled for violation of the lead paint standard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. The … Continue reading

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Libimax Recalled by Nature &amp;amp;amp; Health for Undeclared Ingredients

Nature & Health Company has issued a voluntary, nationwide recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Libimax Enemy at the Gates release product, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Libimax is marketed as a dietary supplement but was found to contain … Continue reading

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NTSB Hearing on Bus Safety Sparks Calls for Regulation

The commercial bus industry is under fire following several < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">accidents The Boxer release in recent years that have left many dead and scores injured. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has criticized Department of Transportation regulators for negligence, unanimously … Continue reading

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New Black Box Warning for Botox, Similar Drugs

More than a year after beginning a safety review, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that labels on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/botox">Botox Mr. Bean’s Holiday ipod and similar products will bear its strictest safety warning. The agency said today that … Continue reading

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Salmonella Pudding Caused Illnesses at New Hampshire Camp

We recently reported that dozens of middle school children fell ill with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella poisoning. The unusually high incidence of absences prompted a Department of Health and Human Services investigation (HHS), said The Eagle Tribune, which is now reporting that … Continue reading

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Madoff Ponzi Scheme Prompts Call to Regulate Financial Planners

In the wake of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme debacle, a group of financial planning organizations is calling for stricter oversight of money managers. The coalition, made up of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the Financial Planning Association … Continue reading

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Feds to Probe Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer SUV Transmission Dangers

Federal regulators have opened a probe into possibly < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/defective_vehicle_parts">faulty transmissions on Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineer SUVs. According to The Atlanta Constitution-Journal, some owners of these Ford SUVs have complained that they can unexpectedly slip out of park. Consumers … Continue reading

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Senator Calls for Chinese Drywall Hearing

A key U.S. Senator is calling for a hearing on the Chinese drywall Pokémon: The Movie 2000 ipod Sands of Iwo Jima movie download problem that has been plaguing homeowners in Florida and many other states. According to the New … Continue reading

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Bill Would Require FDA to Regulate Baby Products

Last month we wrote about the possibility that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">carcinogens had made their way into a variety of baby products. Following the study that broke that news, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is taking steps to protect the nation’s children, said … Continue reading

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