Monthly Archives: June 2009

Featured Stories

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 ...

Read More

EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

Read More

Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

Read More

Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

Read More

Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Emerging

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tamiflu">Tamiflu-resistant strain of Swine Flu—the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus—has emerged in Denmark. According to Bloomberg.com, Tamiflu drug maker Roche Holding AG said a patient treated with the Tamiflu in Denmark exhibited drug resistance, the first time this has … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Company Refocuses Marketing Efforts on ReNu

We recently wrote that Bausch & Lomb, maker of ReNu with MoistureLoc, settled around 600 lawsuits involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">recalled contact lens solution. Now, Bausch & Lomb is focusing on ReNu marketing. According to a prior report in the Associated … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Renu, Toxic Substances |

10th Tysabri Patient Stricken with PML

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri patient has developed progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or PML. Ten cases of the often-fatal brain infection have now been associated with Tysabri since it was reintroduced in 2006. Of those patients, at least 3 have died. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

VA Cancer Probe Continues

Dr. Gary D. Kao, the doctor linked to scores of potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">shoddy medical procedures conducted at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Philadelphia admitted to making mistakes when administering radiation seed implantation—brachytherapy—to prostate cancer patients. It seems 92 … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

FDA Finds E. coli At Nestlé Plant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced it found < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli O157:H7 in a sample of prepackaged Nestlé Toll House refrigerated cookie dough currently under recall by the manufacturer and marketer, Nestlé USA. The contaminated sample was … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Health Concerns, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

Madoff To Spend Rest of Life In Prison; Ruth Says Bernie Betrayed Her

After months of waiting, media outlets worldwide report that disgraced financier and Ponzi scheme mastermind, Bernard Madoff, has been sentenced to 150 years in prison for swindling scores of investors out of about $65 billion. Lev L. Dassin, the Acting … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

Expired Chang Farm Bean and Soy Sprouts Recalled

Chang Farm has issued a voluntary recall of some of its Bean and Soy Sprouts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Chang Farm of River Road, Whatley, Massachusetts, issued the recall, with specific expired date codes, because … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Report Looks Into Cause Of Fly Ash Spill

A new report says four main causes led to the catastrophic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) fly ash spill that dumped a devastating 5.4 million cubic yards—over one billion gallons—of toxic coal sludge into Tennessee’s Emory and Clinch rivers and … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Outdoor Play Sets, Patio Umbrellas Recalled for Fall, Impact Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced that Outdoor Play Sets sold exclusively at Toys“R”Us and Patio Umbrellas sold by The Home Depot have been recalled for fall and impact < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">hazards. vinyan movie Outdoor Play Sets About … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Chinese Regulators Join Drywall Probe

A group of officials from China have arrived in the U.S. to investigate problems with drywall made in that country. According to a report on heraldtribune.com, regulators from the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASIQ) arrived in … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns |

© 2005-2020 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.