Monthly Archives: August 2009

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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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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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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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Chinese Drywall Remediation Underway in Virginia

A Virginia developer has been replacing Chinese drywall used to build 70 homes in the Hampshire of Greenbrier subdivision of Chesapeake, as well as others located in the Cromwell section of Virginia Beach. According to report on WAVY.com, The Dragas … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist Farms Recalls Green Onions Over Salmonella Concerns

Ocean Mist Farms just announced a voluntary recall of about 1,746 cases of Iceless Green Onions over concerns surrounding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella contamination. Federal regulators confirmed a positive test for the pathogen on Iceless Green Onions supplied by Circle Produce to … Continue reading

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Madoff Report Said to Slam SEC

Issues surrounding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) oversight of Bernard Madoff—now spending 150 years in prison for orchestrating an historic Ponzi scam—have raised serious questions for months now. According to FOX Business, the SEC’s inspector general, H. David Kotz, … Continue reading

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Listeria Worries Prompt Quesos Mi Pueblito to Recall More Cheese

Quesos Mi Pueblito, LLC of New Jersey is recalling more cheese products because of potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria contamination. All of the cheeses involved in this recall bear a “Sell by Date” from February 2, 2009 to present. Products involved in … Continue reading

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First Lawsuit Filed by Business Against Tennessee Valley Authority

Readers of this column are all-to-familiar with last year’s historic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">fly ash spill that dumped a mind-boggling 5.4 million cubic yards—over one billion gallons—of toxic coal sludge into Tennessee’s Emory and Clinch rivers and the 300 acres surrounding the … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Jeep Wrangler Under Investigation for Alleged Fire Risk

The federal government is investigating a fire risk that may be associated with Jeep Wranglers, according to the Associated Press. According to the report, the possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Jeep Wrangler defect under investigation could affect as many as 220,000 vehicles. According … Continue reading

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The Acreage Investigation Points to Elevated Cancer Levels

People living in one Florida community may be experiencing elevated levels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">cancer, the state health department says. According to The Palm Beach Post, the findings of a recent study of cancer in The Acreage have prompted the Florida … Continue reading

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Melon Acres Cantaloupes Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella

Melon Acres just announced the recall of cantaloupes that were distributed through Farm-Wey Produce of Lakeland, Florida due to potential health concerns related to contamination with the Salmonella pathogen. The recall was issued following a testing on Tuesday, August 11, … Continue reading

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Zinc in Poligrip, Fixodent Could Cause Neurologic Health Problems

Denture creams, like Poligrip and Fixodent, have been associated with a variety of neurologic health problems. According to recent research, the zinc used in these denture creams appears to be behind many such ailments. A small amount of zinc is … Continue reading

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Frigidaire, Kenmore Electric Ranges Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

About 200,000 Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges are being recalled, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The appliances, which are manufactured by Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Augusta, Georgia have been recalled … Continue reading

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