Monthly Archives: July 2009

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Frigidaire Recalls Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

Frigidaire, of Cleveland, Ohio just issued a recall for about 35,000 Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® clothes washers the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recall was initiated because an internal defect in the washer’s drain … Continue reading

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Domestications Recalls Bed Steps Due to Fall Hazard

Domestications, of Weehawken, New Jersey just issued a recall for about 780 of its Domestications Bed Steps, which were manufactured in China and imported by Hanover Direct Inc., of Weehawken, New Jersey, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. … Continue reading

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Sherwin-Williams Recalls Purdy Scrapers

About 76,000 Purdy 2 ½” 4-Edge Scrapers have been recalled by the Sherwin-Williams Co., of Cleveland, Ohio. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the recalled scrapers pose a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">laceration hazard to consumers. The recalled scraper is a 2 … Continue reading

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Salmonella Sickens Over 20 in Tennessee

Over 20 people have been sickened by the dangerous, sometimes fatal, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella pathogen after eating food at or from a Tennessee barbeque restaurant that is operated by state Senator Reginald Tate (Democrat-Memphis), reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Preliminary tests … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

One Day After Rejection, Food Safety Bill Passes

Just one day after the U.S. House shot down a bill meant to toughen the federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food safety system, the legislation passed the House under a rule that only required a minority vote. The originally proposed food safety bill … Continue reading

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800+ Chinese Drywall Complaints Made to CPSC

Chinese drywall complaints to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have now surpassed 800. According to an update on the CPSC’s website, Chinese drywall problems have cropped up in at least 23 states. For months now, we have reported on … Continue reading

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Texas Chemical Plant Fire Prompts Evacuations

A fire at the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/El-Dorado-Chemical-Fire">El Dorado Chemical plant in Bryan, Texas, while under control, continued to smolder today. At least 1,000 people are still evacuated because of the risk that ammonium nitrate at the plant could spark an explosion. … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

VA Victims to File Disability Claims

We recently wrote that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was roundly criticized at a hearing before a House VA committee for not increasing safeguards and improving procedures at VA health facilities after < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">shoddy colonoscopies and endoscopies were potentially … Continue reading

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Abbott Issues Class I Recall of Powersail Coronary Dilatation Catheters

A Class I recall has been issued for four lots of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Powersail Coronary Dilatation Catheters made by Abbott Vascular. A Class I recall is the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) most serious type of recall, and is issued when … Continue reading

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Little Tikes Swing Sets Recalled

Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Sets are being recalled today because they did not come with assembly directions for the swing seat harness. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 1,950 Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Sets are included in … Continue reading

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