Monthly Archives: July 2009

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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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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution


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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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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 < "">laceration hazard to consumers. The recalled scraper is a 2 … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Salmonella Sickens Over 20 in Tennessee

Over 20 people have been sickened by the dangerous, sometimes fatal, < "">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 < "">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

Posted in Food Poisoning |

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

Posted in Legal News |

Texas Chemical Plant Fire Prompts Evacuations

A fire at the < "">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 < "">shoddy colonoscopies and endoscopies were potentially … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Abbott Issues Class I Recall of Powersail Coronary Dilatation Catheters

A Class I recall has been issued for four lots of < "">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

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Product Recalls |

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